Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Act 2009

Payments, indemnification, etc., in respect of certain persons in employment.

13.— (1) Where an injury is claimed to have been sustained by a person in respect of which—

(a) the person sustained the injury in the course of employment as a secretarial assistant (whether or not referred to by such title) by a member of either House of the Oireachtas or by a registered political party which at the relevant time had members in either or both of those Houses, and

(b) such employment was remunerated by payments made by the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission,

then, the Commission may by regulations provide for the payment by the Commission to, or indemnification by the Commission of, such member or registered political party in respect of any award or settlement, together with the costs, incurred as a result of proceedings instituted by a person employed under regulations made by the Commission under section 2(1)(c) (inserted by section 3 of the Act of 1996) of the Oireachtas (Allowances to Members) Act 1962 .

(2) The following are repealed:

(a) subsections (2)(d) and (4) of section 4 of the Principal Act, and

(b) section 4 of the Act of 1996.

(3) In this section “Act of 1996” means Oireachtas (Miscellaneous Provisions) and Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices (Amendment) Act 1996 .