State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014

Giving of directions and issuing of guidelines by Minister to Shannon Group

27. (1) The Minister may give a direction in writing to Shannon Group, in relation to the performance by Shannon Group of its functions under this Act, requiring it to comply with such policies of the Government as are specified in the direction.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), a direction under subsection (1) shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made.

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a direction which the Minister considers relates to the security of the State or the security of, or safety at, Shannon Airport.

(4) The Minister may issue guidelines to Shannon Group (including policy and financial guidelines) in respect of carrying out its functions.

(5) Shannon Group shall—

(a) comply with a direction given to it under subsection (1), and

(b) have regard to any guidelines issued to it under subsection (4).