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Duties and Powers of the Board.

Chapter I.

Duties of the Board.

General duties of the Board.

17. —(1) It shall be the duty of the Board—

(a) to produce and market turf and turf products, and

(b) to foster the production and use of turf and turf products, and

(c) to acquire bogs and other lands, and

(d) to manage, develop and work bogs and other lands vested in the Board, and

(e) generally to do all such other things as arise out of, or are consequential upon, the duties mentioned in the preceding paragraphs of this section.

(2) In case the Board in the performance of the duties referred to in paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of this section, interferes, without complying with the provisions of section 31 of this Act, with any land or any easement, wayleave, waterright or other right existing over or in respect of any land or water, the person having estates or interests therein, or the owner thereof, may maintain an action for damages against the Board as if the Board were not acting pursuant to a statute.

Reports and information by the Board.

18. —(1) The Board shall in each year, at such date and in such form as the Minister may direct, make to the Minister a report of its proceedings under this Act during the preceding year.

(2) The Board shall furnish to the Minister at such times and in such form and manner as the Minister may direct such information, with regard to the exercise and performance of its functions, as the Minister may require.

(3) The Minister shall lay before each House of the Oireachtas a copy of every report made to him by the Board under this section together with a copy of the last capital account, revenue account, profit and loss account, and balance sheet of the Board and a copy of the auditors' report on such accounts and balance sheet and shall with every such report by the Board lay before each House of the Oireachtas copies of such information, returns and accounts furnished to him under this Act as may be necessary for the proper understanding of such report.