State Airports Act 2004

Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airport Authorities.

6.—(1) Aer Rianta, cuideachta phoiblí theoranta, shall on the Dublin appointed day be re-named as, in the English language, Dublin Airport Authority, public limited company, or in the Irish language, Údarás Aerfort Bhaile ?tha Cliath, cuideachta phoiblí theoranta. The company shall amend its memorandum and articles of association to reflect this change of name.

(2) The Minister shall, after consultation with the Minister for Finance at any time after the passing of this Act, but—

(a) before the Cork appointed day, cause a public company limited by shares with effect from such appointed day to have vested in it, manage, operate and develop Cork Airport, and

(b) before the Shannon appointed day, cause a public company limited by shares with effect from such appointed day to have vested in it, manage, operate and develop Shannon Airport,

to be formed and registered under the Companies Acts and to conform to the conditions laid down in this Act.

(3) The name of the company to have vested in it, manage, operate and develop—

(a) Cork Airport, on the Cork appointed day, shall be in the English language, Cork Airport Authority, public limited company, or in the Irish language Údarás Aerfort Chorcaí, cuideachta phoiblí theoranta, and

(b) Shannon Airport, on the Shannon appointed day, shall be in the English language, Shannon Airport Authority, public limited company, or in the Irish language Údarás Aerfort na Sionna, cuideachta phoiblí theoranta.

(4) The Act of 1998 is amended as set out in the Schedule with effect from the Dublin appointed day.

(5) A reference in any other enactment or instrument made under the enactment to Aer Rianta, is to be read—

(a) on the Dublin appointed day, as a reference to Dublin Airport Authority, and

(b) on the Cork and Shannon appointed days, as including a reference to Cork Airport Authority or Shannon Airport Authority, as the case may be.