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14 1947



Miscellaneous Provisions.

Evidence of indebtedness to the Corporation.

53. —Notwithstanding anything contained in any rules of court or in the Enforcement of Courts Orders Acts, 1926 to 1940, in any proceedings in any court of law for the recovery by the Corporation of any moneys owing to the Corporation whether for principal, interest, or otherwise in respect of any loan or advance made (whether before or after the passing of this Act) by the Corporation, a certificate in writing purporting to be sealed with the seal of the Corporation stating that a specified sum of money was due at the date of such certificate to the Corporation by a specified person on account of a specified loan or advance by the Corporation shall, at any time within one month after the date purported to be borne by such certificate and without proof of the seal of the Corporation or of the due affixing thereof to such certificate, be prima facie evidence that the sum specified in such certificate is and remains due and owing to the Corporation by the person and on the account specified in such certificate.

Cesser of power of Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland to make loans for certain purposes.

54. —After the passing of this Act no loan shall be made by the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland—

(a) for any of the purposes mentioned in section 4 of the Land Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1847, as extended by section 8 of the Public Money Drainage Act, 1850, or by the Landed Property Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1852, or by section 1 of the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1860, or by section 5 of the Landed Property Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1866, or

(b) under section 31 of the Land Law (Ireland) Act, 1881.

Appointment to situations in the Corporation.

55. —(1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, appointments to situations in the service of the Corporation shall be made in accordance with such arrangements for securing the appointment of suitable and qualified persons as shall from time to time be determined by the directors, after consultation with the Commissioners, and such arrangements shall include—

(a) in the case of situations in the clerical grades, a provision prescribing, as an essential qualification for appointment, the possession of a knowledge of the Irish language of such a standard as the directors, with the concurrence of the Commissioners, may fix,

(b) in the case of other situations, a provision for giving to suitable and qualified candidates, who possess a knowledge of the Irish language of a standard not less than that fixed by the directors, credit in respect of such knowledge.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to—

(a) appointments made in the ordinary course of promotion, or

(b) appointments of casual employees, or

(c) appointments of industrial workers, or

(d) the hiring of persons to perform subordinate duties.

(3) In this section—

the expression “the directors” means the directors of the Corporation;

the expression “the Commissioners” means the Local Appointments Commissioners appointed under the Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act, 1926 (No. 39 of 1926).