Industrial Development Act, 1986

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CitationIR No. 9/1986


Number 9 of 1986


INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT 1986

REVISED

Updated to 7 January 2020


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Industrial Development Act 1986. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019 (53/2019), enacted 26 December 2019, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Industrial Development (Amendment) Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 62 of 2020), made 10 March 2020, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 9 of 1986


INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT 1986

REVISED

Updated to 7 January 2020


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Industrial Development Acts 1986 to 2019: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one (Industrial Development (Amendment) Act 2019 (46/2019), s. 6(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Industrial Development Act 1986 (9/1986)

Industrial Development (Amendment) Act 1991 (30/1991), in so far as it relates to the Industrial Development Act 1986

Industrial Development Act 1993 (19/1993)

Industrial Development Act 1995 (28/1995), insofar as it relates to the Industrial Development Acts 1986 to 1993

Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998(34/1998), other than Part III insofar as it relates to the Legal Metrology Service, s. 35 and Part VIII

Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Act 2003 (30/2003)

Industrial Development Act 2006 (34/2006)

Industrial Development Act 2009 (11/2009)

Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) (Amendment) Act 2013 (36/2013), other than ss. 7, 10

County Enterprise Boards (Dissolution) Act 2014 (4/2014)

Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014 (13/2014), other than Part 7

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2019 (8/2019), Part 3

Industrial Development (Amendment) Act 2019 (46/2019), other than s. 4

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Industrial Development (Amendment) Act 2019 (46/2019)

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2019 (8/2019)

Industrial Development (Amendment) Act 2018 (19/2018)

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014 (13/2014)

Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) (Amendment) Act 2013 (36/2013)

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 (10/2011)

Industrial Development Act 2009 (11/2009)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (19/2007)

Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Act 2003 (30/2003)

Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998 (34/1998)

Freedom of Information Act 1997 (13/1997)

Industrial Development Act 1995 (28/1995)

Industrial Development Act 1993 (19/1993)

Industrial Development (Amendment) Act 1991 (30/1991)

All Acts up to and including Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019 (53/2019), enacted 26 December 2019, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Industrial Development (Service Industries) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 81 of 2010)

Industrial Development (Services Industries) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 458 of 2003)

Industrial Development (Service Industries) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 253 of 1998)

Industrial Development Act, 1986 (Designated Areas) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 346 of 1988)

Industrial Development Act (Section 31) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 29 of 1987)

Public Service (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 81 of 1987)

Industrial Development Act 1986 (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 105 of 1986)

All statutory instruments up to and including Industrial Development (Amendment) Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 62 of 2020), made 10 March 2020, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 9 of 1986


INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT 1986

REVISED

Updated to 7 January 2020


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General


Acts Referred to

Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919

9 and 10 Geo. 5, c. 57

Companies Act, 1963

1963, No. 33

European Assembly Elections Act, 1977

1977, No. 30

European Assembly Elections Act, 1984

1984, No. 6

Industrial Development Act, 1969

1969, No. 32

Industrial Development Act, 1977

1977, No. 37

Industrial Development (No. 2) Act, 1981

1981, No. 14

Industrial Grants (Amendment) Act, 1966

1966, No. 16

Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845

8 and 9 Vict., c. 18

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1956

1956, No. 21

Shannon Free Airport Development Company Limited Act, 1959

1959, No. 36

Shannon Free Airport Development Company Limited (Amendment) Act, 1970

1970, No. 9

Shannon Free Airport Development Company Limited (Amendment) Act, 1983

1983, No. 12

Superannuation and Pensions Act, 1963

1963, No. 24

Transport Act, 1944

1944, No. 21

Undeveloped Areas Act, 1952

1952, No. 1


Number 9 of 1986


INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT 1986

REVISED

Updated to 7 January 2020


AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE WITH AMENDMENTS THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT, 1950, THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACTS, 1969 TO 1981, THE UNDEVELOPED AREAS ACTS, 1952 TO 1969, AND THE INDUSTRIAL GRANTS ACTS, 1959 TO 1969, AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [6th May, 1986]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations

Editorial Notes:

E1

Previous affecting provision: functions and powers of the Industrial Development Authority conferred on it by Part III assigned to Forbairt or IDA and term “the Authority” construed (6.07.1993) by Industrial Development Act 1993 (19/1993), s. 9, commenced on enactment; ceased to have effect (1.08.2014) by Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014 (13/2014), s. 18(6), commenced as per subs. (8) and S.I. No. 341 of 2014.

PART I

Preliminary and General

Short title and commencement.

1

1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Industrial Development Act, 1986.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as may be fixed therefore by order or orders of the Minister, either generally or with reference to a particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions of this Act.

Annotations

Editorial Notes:

E2

Power pursuant to section exercised (7.05.1986) by Industrial Development Act 1986 (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 105 of 1986).

2. The 7th day of May, 1986, is hereby fixed as the day on which the Industrial Development Act, 1986, shall come into operation.

Interpretation.

2

2.(1) In this Act—

the Authority” means the Industrial Development Authority;

F1[ Act of 1966 means the Housing Act 1966;]

designated area” means any area which, by virtue of section 4, is for the time being a designated area;

factory building” means a building which is used or intended to be used for carrying on an industrial undertaking together with any other building which is subsidiary or ancillary thereto and is used or intended to be used for a purpose connected with the undertaking;

fixed assets” means machinery, plant, equipment, land, buildings, services and other works of or for an industrial undertaking;

F1[IDA means the Industrial Development Agency (Ireland);]

industrial estate” means an area of land used mainly for industrial...

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