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1 1934



Miscellaneous Offences.

Aiding, abetting, commission of offence outside Saorstát Eireann.

26. —Every person who in Saorstát Eireann aids, abets, counsels or procures the commission in any place outside Saorstát Eireann of any offence punishable under any corresponding law in force in such place, or does any act preparatory to, or in furtherance of, any act which if committed in Saorstát Eireann would constitute an offence under this Act, shall be guilty of an offence under this Act and shall be punishable accordingly.

False statements in relation to grants of permits, licences, etc.

27. —Every person who for the purpose of obtaining, whether for himself or any other person, the issue, grant, or renewal of any permit, licence or authority under this Act, makes any declaration or statement which is false or misleading in any material particular, or knowingly utters, produces or makes use of any such declaration or statement or any document containing the same shall be guilty of an offence under this Act and shall be punishable accordingly.

Attempts to commit offences.

28. —Every person who attempts to commit an offence under this Act or who solicits or incites another person to commit such an offence shall, without prejudice to any other liability, be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment and shall in every case on conviction forfeit all articles in respect of which such offence was committed and the court before which the offender was convicted may order the forfeited articles to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of as the court thinks fit.

Liability of directors and officers of companies.

29. —Where a person convicted of an offence under this Act is a company, the chairman and every director and every officer concerned in the management of such company shall be guilty of a like offence unless he proves that the act constituting the offence took place without his knowledge or consent.