Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act, 1998

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Number 34 of 1998


INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT (ENTERPRISE IRELAND) ACT, 1998


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title and collective citation.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Establishment day.

4.

Repeals.

5.

Expenses.

PART II

Enterprise Ireland

6.

Establishment of Enterprise Ireland.

7.

Functions of Agency.

8.

Ministerial directives to Agency.

9.

Membership of Board of Agency and term of office of members.

10.

Chairperson of Board.

11.

Meeting of Board.

12.

Membership of either House of Oireachtas, European Parliament or local authority.

13.

Chief executive officer of Agency.

14.

Committees.

15.

Disclosure of interests.

16.

Disclosure of information.

17.

Seal of Agency.

18.

Staff of Agency and subsidiaries of Agency.

19.

Staff of Forfás seconded to Agency.

20.

Superannuation.

21.

Consultants and advisers.

22.

Annual report and accounts.

23.

Information to Minister and Forfás.

24.

Premises of Agency.

PART III

Dissolution of Forbairt and An Bord Tráchtála and Transitional Provisions

25.

Dissolution of Forbairt and An Bord Tráchtála.

26.

Transfer of assets and liabilities of Forbairt (other than in respect of the Legal Metrology Service) and An Bord Tráchtála.

27.

Transfer of assets and liabilities of Forbairt relating to Legal Metrology Service.

28.

Preservation of certain continuing contracts and adaptation of references to Forbairt (other than in respect of Legal Metrology Service) or An Bord Tráchtála.

29.

Preservation of certain continuing contracts relating to Legal Metrology Service.

30.

Saving for certain acts.

31.

Pending legal proceedings.

32.

Final accounts.

PART IV

Grants and Industrial Incentives

33.

Grants to Forfás, IDA and Enterprise Ireland.

34.

Industrial Incentives.

35.

Grants to Shannon Free Airport Development Co. Ltd.

PART V

Staff of Industrial Development Agency (Ireland)

36.

Staff of IDA and subsidiaries of IDA.

37.

Staff of Forfás seconded to IDA.

38.

Superannuation.

PART VI

Matters relating to Forfás and IDA.

39.

Transfer of staff of Bord Tráchtála to Forfás.

40.

Transfer of staff of Foras to Forfás.

41.

Disclosure of interests in relation to Forfás or IDA.

42.

Prosecution of summary offences.

PART VII

Amendment of Industrial Development Acts, 1986 to 1995

43.

Amendment of section 28 of Act of 1986.

44.

Amendment of “Agency” etc., in Act of 1993.

45.

Amendment of functions of Forfás.

46.

Committees of Forfás and IDA.

47.

Amendment of Schedules to Act of 1993.

48.

Amendment of Act of 1995.

PART VIII

Matters relating to the Legal Metrology Service and the National Standards Authority of Ireland

49.

Amendment of Metrology Act, 1996.

50.

Transfer of staff of Forfás to NSAI.

51.

Amendment of National Standards Authority of Ireland Act, 1996.

PART IX

Vacancies in staff of Forfás, Enterprise Ireland, IDA or NSAI

52.

Filling of vacancies in staff of Forfás, Enterprise Ireland, IDA or NSAI.

SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed

Acts Referred to

Companies Acts, 1963 to 1990

European Parliament Elections Act, 1997

1997, No. 2

Industrial Development Act, 1986

1986, No. 9

Industrial Development Act, 1993

1993, No. 19

Industrial Development Act, 1995

1995, No. 28

Industrial Development Acts, 1986 to 1995

Industrial Development (Amendment) Act, 1991

1991, No. 30

Metrology Act, 1996

1996, No. 27

Metrology Acts, 1980 to 1996

National Standards Authority of Ireland Act, 1996

1996, No. 28

Shannon Free Airport Development Company Limited Acts, 1959 to 1995

Shannon Free Airport Development Company Limited (Amendment) Act, 1986

1986, No. 20

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Number 34 of 1998


INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT (ENTERPRISE IRELAND) ACT, 1998


AN ACT TO MAKE FURTHER PROVISION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRY, TRADE AND ENTERPRISE AND FOR THAT PURPOSE TO ESTABLISH AN AGENCY OF FORF?S TO BE KNOWN AS ENTERPRISE IRELAND, TO DEFINE ITS FUNCTIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF FORBAIRT AND AN BORD TR?CHT?LA — THE IRISH TRADE BOARD, TO AMEND THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACTS, 1986 TO 1995, THE SHANNON FREE AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1986 , THE METROLOGY ACT, 1996 , AND THE NATIONAL STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF IRELAND ACT, 1996 , AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [13th July, 1998]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: