State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014


2. In this Act—

“Act of 1998” means Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act 1998 ;

“Act of 2001” means Aviation Regulation Act 2001 ;

“Act of 2004” means State Airports Act 2004 ;

“airport” and “authorised officer” have the meanings assigned to them, respectively, in the Act of 1998;

“chief executive” means chief executive of the Shannon Group appointed under section 19 ;

“Cork Airport Authority” means Cork Airport Authority, public limited company;

“Cork appointed day” means the day appointed under section 5(1)(a) of the Act of 2004 to be the appointed day in respect of Cork Airport Authority;

“daa” means daa, public limited company;

“Dublin Airport Authority” means Dublin Airport Authority, public limited company;

“joint venture” means a contractual agreement joining together two or more parties for the purpose of executing a particular business undertaking;

“material interest” shall be construed in accordance with section 2 (3) of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 ;

“Minister” means Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport;

“recognised trade union or staff association” means a trade union or staff association recognised by Shannon Group, Shannon Airport Authority or Shannon Development and, after the Shannon Commercial Enterprises transfer day, Shannon Commercial Enterprises or a subsidiary of any of those bodies for the purposes of negotiations which are concerned with the remuneration or conditions of employment, or the working conditions of employees;

“Shannon Airport” means the State airport known as Shannon Airport;

“Shannon Airport Authority” means—

(a) before the day of its re-registration under the Companies Acts as a private company limited by shares, Shannon Airport Authority, public limited company, and

(b) on and from that day, Shannon Airport Authority Limited;

“Shannon Airport transfer day” has the meaning assigned to it in section 28 (1);

“Shannon Commercial Enterprises” means Shannon Commercial Enterprises Limited;

“Shannon Commercial Enterprises transfer day” has the meaning assigned to it in section 28 (1);

“Shannon Development” means Shannon Free Airport Development Company Limited;

“Shannon Group” means Shannon Group, public limited company referred to in section 6 ;

“Shannon Group formation day” means the day Shannon Group is formed and registered under the Companies Acts;

“subsidiary”, other than in section 20 , has the same meaning as in section 155 of the Companies Act 1963 ;

“superannuation benefit” means a pension, gratuity or other allowance payable on resignation or retirement.