Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001



Interpretation (Part 4).

24.—In this Part—

“false” and “making”, in relation to an instrument, have the meanings assigned to these words by section 30 ;

“instrument” means any document, whether of a formal or informal character (other than a currency note within the meaning of Part 5) and includes any—

(a) disk, tape, sound track or other device on or in which information is recorded or stored by mechanical, electronic or other means,

(b) money order,

(c) postal order,

(d) postage stamp issued or sold by An Post or any mark denoting payment of postage which is authorised by An Post to be used instead of an adhesive stamp,

(e) stamp of the Revenue Commissioners denoting any stamp duty or fee, whether it is an adhesive stamp or a stamp impressed by means of a die,

(f) licence or certificate issued by the Revenue Commissioners,

(g) cheque, including traveller's cheque, or bank draft,

(h) charge card, cheque card, credit card, debit card or any card combining two or more of the functions performed by such cards,

(i) share certificate,

(j) certified copy, issued by or on behalf of an tArd-Chláraitheoir, of an entry in any register of births, stillbirths, marriages or deaths or in the Adopted Children Register,

(k) certificate relating to such an entry,

(l) a certificate of insurance,

(m) passport or document which can be used instead of a passport,

(n) document issued by or on behalf of a Minister of the Government and permitting or authorising a person to enter or remain (whether temporarily or permanently) in the State or to enter employment therein,

(o) registration certificate issued under Article 11(1)(e)(i) of the Aliens Order, 1946 ( S.I. No. 395 of 1946 ),

(p) public service card,

(q) ticket of admission to an event to which members of the public may be admitted on payment of a fee;

“prejudice” and “induce”, in relation to a person, have the meanings assigned to those words by section 31 ;

“share certificate” means a document entitling or evidencing the title of a person to a share or interest—

(a) in any public stock, annuity, fund or debt of the Government or the State or of any government or state, including a state which forms part of another state, or

(b) in any stock, fund or debt of a body (whether corporate or unincorporated), wherever established.