The question of ‘what penalties might be imposed in Ireland for offences under the Fgas Regulations?’ has been answered with the recent publication of S.I. No. 279/2011 — Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas Regulations 2011.
The legislation puts in place fines of up to €5,000 (Class A fine) or imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both, on summary conviction. This increases to fines of up to €500,000 or imprisonment for up to three years on conviction on indictment.
13. (1) A person guilty of an offence under these Regulations or Regulation 842/2006 or its Implementing Regulations is liable—
(a) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding a Class A fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both, or
(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €500,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years, or both.