State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014

Amendment of Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act 1995

55. The Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act 1995 is amended—

(a) in section 6, by substituting for subsections (1) and (2) the following:

“(1) A person who commits an offence under this Act (other than section 22(3)) is liable on summary conviction to a class A fine.

(2) A person who commits an offence under section 22(3) is liable—

(a) on summary conviction to a class A fine, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €250,000.”,

(b) by inserting after section 21 the following:

Search warrant

21A. (1) If a judge of the District Court is satisfied by information on oath of an authorised officer that there are reasonable grounds for believing that—

(a) evidence of or relating to the commission or intended commission of an offence under this Act or the Act of 1982 is to be found on land or a premises, or

(b) a record related to anything to which paragraph (a) refers is or may be on the land or premises,

then the judge may issue a search warrant.

(2) A search warrant under this section shall be expressed and operate to authorise a named authorised officer, accompanied by such authorised officers or other persons as the named authorised officer thinks necessary, at any time, within one month from the date of issue of the warrant, on production, if so requested, of the warrant, to enter, using reasonable force if necessary, the land or premises named in the warrant and to exercise all or any of the functions conferred on an authorised officer under section 21.”,

(c) in section 22, by substituting—

(i) in subsection (2), for paragraph (b) the following:

“(b) if the package is one in respect of which a provider established in the State holds a licence under the Act of 1982 and is covered by arrangements entered into for the purposes of that Act.”,


(ii) for subsection (3) the following:

“(3) A package provider, in respect of a package provided by or through the package provider, who fails to—

(a) make one of the arrangements made described in subsection (2), or

(b) ensure that such arrangements are in force,

commits an offence.”,


(d) by deleting section 32.