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30 1987



Preliminary and General

Short title.

1. —This Act may be cited as the Science and Technology Act, 1987.


2. —This Act shall come into operation on the first day of January, 1988.

Name of Agency.

3. —The body heretofore known as the Institute for Industrial Research and Standards shall be known as Eolas—The Irish Science and Technology Agency and may provide itself with a new seal.


4. —In this Act—

the Act of 1961” means the Industrial Research and Standards Act, 1961 , as amended by the Industrial Research and Standards (Amendment) Act, 1979 ;

the Agency” means Eolas—The Irish Science and Technology Agency;

the Board” means the Board of the Agency;

the dissolved body” means the National Board for Science and Technology dissolved by section 8 (7) of this Act;

functions” includes powers and duties;

institution” means any institute, college, laboratory, office or service (whether under the control of a Minister or otherwise) which is whollyor partly engaged in research and development or any other activity related to science or technology;

the Minister” means the Minister for Industry and Commerce.


5. —(1) The Minister may by order amend or revoke any order made by him under any provision of the Act of 1961 or this Act.

(2) Every order under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling any such order is passed by either House within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the order has been laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.


6. —The following enactments are hereby repealed:

(a) in the Act of 1961, sections 14, 17, 25 (5), 34, 40, 41 and 42;

(b) the National Board for Science and Technology Act, 1977 .


7. —The expenses incurred by the Minister in the administration of this Act shall, to such extent as may be authorised by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.