Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Act 2003


15.—(1) The Board may establish committees to assist and advise it in relation to the performance of any of its functions.

(2) The Board may delegate to a committee any of its functions which, in its opinion, can be better or more conveniently exercised or performed by a committee.

(3) The Board shall decide the terms of reference for any committee and may regulate the procedure of any such committee.

(4) The members of a committee shall be appointed by the Board.

(5) A committee shall consist of such number of members as the Board thinks proper.

(6) A committee may include persons who are not members of the Board or staff of the Foundation.

(7) A member of a committee who fails to perform his or her functions may be removed at any time for stated reasons by the Board.

(8) The Board may at any time dissolve a committee.

(9) The Board may appoint a person to be chairperson of a committee.

(10) The acts of a committee shall be subject to confirmation by the Board save where the Board dispenses with the necessity for such confirmation.

(11) There shall be paid out of the income of the Foundation to members of a committee such allowances for expenses incurred by them in the discharge of their functions as the Board may determine with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance.

(12) In this section “a committee” means a committee of the Foundation established under this section.