Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Act 2003

Meetings of Board.

11.—(1) The Board shall hold such and as many meetings as may be necessary for the performance of its functions.

(2) The Minister, in consultation with the chairperson of the Board, shall fix the time of the first meeting of the Board.

(3) The quorum for a meeting of the Board shall be 5.

(4) At a meeting of the Board—

(a) the chairperson of the Board shall, if present, be the chairperson of the meeting,

(b) if and so long as the chairperson of the Board is not present or if the office of the chairperson is vacant, the deputy chairperson shall be the chairperson of the meeting, and

(c) if the chairperson is not present and the deputy chairperson is not present or the office of the deputy chairperson is vacant, the members of the Board who are present shall choose one of their members to be chairperson of the meeting.

(5) At a meeting of the Board, each member of the Board present, including the chairperson, shall, subject to section 16 , have a vote and any question on which a vote is required in order to establish the view of the Board on the matter shall be determined by a majority of votes of the members of the Board present and voting on the question and, in the case of an equal division of votes, the chairperson of the meeting shall have a second and casting vote.

(6) The Board may act notwithstanding one or more vacancies among its members.

(7) Subject to this Act, the Board shall regulate, by standing orders or otherwise, the procedure and business of the Board.