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5 1967



Preliminary and General

Short title.

1. —This Act may be cited as the Industrial Training Act, 1967.


2. —(1) In this Act, save where the context otherwise requires—

the Act of 1959” means the Apprenticeship Act, 1959 (repealed by this Act);

activity of industry” includes any activity of commerce or of a trade or occupation, and also includes any activity of a distinct branch of an industry, of commerce or of a trade or occupation, but does not include an activity of agriculture, horticulture or fishing which is an activity of primary production, or any activity of a professional occupation;

An Cheard Chomhairle” means the body established by section 8 of the Act of 1959;

An Chomhairle” has the meaning specified in subsection (1) of section 8 of this Act;

apprentice” means a person employed by way of apprenticeship in a designated industrial activity and includes any person to whom regulations under section 28 of this Act apply;

authorised officer” means a person appointed by An Chomhairle to be an authorised officer for the purposes of this Act;

designated industrial activity” means an activity of industry which is for the time being declared by an order under section 23 of this Act to be a designated industrial activity;

the establishment day” means the day appointed to be the establishment day for the purposes of this Act by order of the Minister under section 3 of this Act;

industrial training committee” means a body which is an industrial training committee under an order under section 24 of this Act;

functions” includes powers and duties;

the Minister” means the Minister for Labour;

prescribed” means prescribed by rules made by An Chomhairle under this Act;

(2) Except in subsection (2) of section 11 and subsection (1) of section 13 of this Act, any reference in this Act to the Chief Officer includes a reference to a chairman of An Chomhairle who is acting as Chief Officer.

(3) A reference in this Act to performance of functions includes, as respects powers, a reference to exercise of those powers.

Establishment day.

3. —The Minister may by order appoint a day to be the establishment day for the purposes of this Act.

Application in relation to employment by the State.

4. —(1) This Act applies where persons are employed by way of apprenticeship by or under the State.

(2) Section 41 of this Act applies when the employer is the State.

Rules (prescribed matters).

5. —An Chomhairle may make rules in relation to any matter or thing referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed.

Expenses of Minister.

6. —Any expenses incurred by the Minister and the Minister for Education in the administration of this Act, shall to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.


7. —(1) The Act of 1959 is hereby repealed.

(2) Section 7 of the Undeveloped Areas Act, 1952 , section 5 of the Industrial Grants (Amendment) Act, 1963 , and in subsection (2) of section 9 of the Shannon Free Airport Development Company Limited Act, 1959 , the words “industrial or,” are hereby repealed.

(3) Subsection (1) of this section shall come into operation on the establishment day.

(4) Subsection (2) of this section shall come into operation on such day or days as may be fixed therefor by any order or orders of the Minister, either generally or with reference to a particular provision, and different days may be fixed for different provisions of the said subsection.