The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 passed the Seanad report and final stages on the 30 May. The Bill will now be sent to the President for signing. The Bill will bring Irish law into line with the UK position under the 2010 Bribery Act by creating the offence of corporate corruption. The new offence can be committed by bodies corporate where officers or agents acting on behalf of the company engage in corrupt practices. It will be a defence for bodies corporate to establish that they took all reasonable steps to prevent the corrupt acts. The Bill also creates international reach by allowing for one to be tried in Ireland for corruption committed outside the State.