Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2010

Amendment of section 7 of Act of 2001.

3.— Section 7 of the Act of 2001 is amended—

(a) in subsection (1)—

(i) by inserting “(whether or not the person is an agent)” after “where a person”, and

(ii) by substituting “the relevant section” for “section 1 (inserted by section 2 of this Act) of the Act of 1906”,


(b) by substituting the following subsections for subsection (2):

“(2) Subsection (1) shall apply only where the person concerned is—

(a) an Irish citizen,

(b) an individual who is ordinarily resident in the State,

(c) a company registered under the Companies Acts,

(d) any other body corporate established under a law of the State, or

(e) a relevant agent in any case where the relevant agent does not fall within any of paragraphs (a) to (d).

(3) In this section—

‘agent’ has the meaning assigned to it by subsection (5) of the relevant section;

‘ordinarily resident in the State’, in relation to an individual, means the individual has had his or her principal residence in the State for the period of 12 months immediately preceding the alleged commission of the offence concerned under subsection (1);

‘relevant agent’ means a person who falls within paragraph (b) of the definition of ‘agent’ in subsection (5) of the relevant section;

‘relevant section’ means section 1 (inserted by section 2 of this Act and as amended by section 2 of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2010) of the Act of 1906.”.