Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Act, 1998


15.—(1) Proceedings for an offence under this Act may be brought and prosecuted summarily by—

(a) the Minister,

(b) the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform,

(c) the National Authority for Occupational Safety and Health,

(d) the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland, or

(e) a member of the Garda Síochána.

(2) Any entry purporting to indicate a load being carried and made in a transport document relating to transport equipment or a label, plate or marking affixed to transport equipment, shall, for the purposes of any proceedings under this Act, be evidence of the load being carried by or in the transport equipment at the relevant time.

(3) In any proceedings under this Act, prima facie evidence of the terms of the ADR may be given by the production of a document purporting to be a copy thereof and purporting to have been published by the United Nations or by a publisher authorised by the United Nations to publish such United Nations publications.