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9 1955



Preliminary and General.

Short title, collective citation and construction.

1. —(1) This Act may be cited as the Local Government Act, 1955.

(2) The Local Government Acts, 1925 to 1953, and this Act may be cited together as the Local Government Acts, 1925 to 1955.

(3) The Local Government Acts, 1925 to 1953, and this Act shall be construed together as one Act.


2. —In this Act—

the Act of 1925” means the Local Government Act, 1925 (No. 5 of 1925);

the Act of 1941” means the Local Government Act, 1941 (No. 23 of 1941);

the Act of 1946” means the Local Government Act, 1946 (No. 24 of 1946);

the Minister” means the Minister for Local Government;

prescribed” means prescribed by the Minister by regulations made under this Act.


3. —This Act (except section 24 the coming into operation of which is provided for in that section) shall come into operation on such day or days as may be fixed therefor by order or orders of the Minister either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions of this Act.


4. —(1) The Minister may make regulations prescribing any matter or thing referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed.

(2) Every regulation made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.


5. —The enactments mentioned in the First Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the third column of that Schedule.