National Shared Services Office Act 2017

Establishment of National Shared Services Office

6. (1) There shall stand established on the establishment day a body, which shall be known, in the Irish language, as Oifig Náisiúnta Seirbhísí Comhroinnte and, in the English language, as the National Shared Services Office (in this Act referred to as the “Office”), to perform the functions conferred on it by or under this Act.

(2) The Office shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and an official seal and shall have power to sue, and may be sued, in its corporate name and shall, with the consent of the Minister, have power to acquire, hold and dispose of land or an interest in land and shall have power to acquire, hold and dispose of any other property.

(3) The seal of the Office shall be authenticated by—

(a) the signatures of both the chief executive and a member of the Board authorised by the Board to act in that behalf, or

(b) the signatures of both a member of the Board and a member of the staff of the Office authorised by the chief executive to act in that behalf.

(4) Judicial notice shall be taken of the seal of the Office and any document purporting to be an instrument made by, and to be sealed with the seal of, the Office shall, unless the contrary is shown, be received in evidence and be deemed to be such instrument without further proof.