Údarás na Gaeltachta (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1999

Disclosure of information.

11.—The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of the following section for section 15:

“15.—(1) A person shall not, unless authorised by an tÚdarás or required by law, disclose confidential information obtained by him or her in his or her capacity, or while performing duties, as any of the following:

(a) a member of an tÚdarás or of a committee or subcommittee of an tÚdarás,

(b) a member of the staff of an tÚdarás,

(c) a consultant or adviser engaged by an tÚdarás, or an employee of such a consultant or adviser, or

(d) a person engaged by an tÚdarás in any other capacity.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both.

(3) Nothing in subsection (1) shall prevent the disclosure of information in a report to an tÚdarás or on behalf of an tÚdarás to the Minister.

(4) In this section ‘confidential information’ includes—

(a) information that is expressed by an tÚdarás to be confidential either as regards particular information or as regards information of a particular class or description, and

(b) information relating to proposals of a commercial nature or to tenders submitted to an tÚdarás by contractors, consultants or any other person.”.