Roads Act 1993

Membership of either House of the Oireachtas or of the European Parliament by members or staff of the Authority.

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34. (1) Where a member of the Authority—

( a) accepts nomination as a member of Seanad Éireann, or

( b) is elected to either House of the Oireachtas or to the European Parliament, or

( c) is regarded pursuant to section 15 (inserted by the European Assembly Elections Act, 1984) of the European Assembly Elections Act, 1977, as having been elected to such Parliament to fill a vacancy,

he shall thereupon cease to be a member of the Authority.

(2) Where a person employed by the Authority—

( a) accepts nomination as a member of Seanad Éireann, or

( b) is elected to either House of the Oireachtas or to the European Parliament, or

( c) is regarded pursuant to section 15 (inserted by the European Assembly Elections Act, 1984) of the European Assembly Elections Act, 1977, as having been elected to such Parliament to fill a vacancy,

he shall thereupon stand seconded from employment by the Authority and shall not be paid by, or be entitled to receive from, the Authority any remuneration or allowances in respect of the period commencing on such acceptance, or election, as the case may be, and ending when he ceases to be a member of either such House or such Parliament.

(3) A person who is for the time being entitled under the Standing Orders of either House of the Oireachtas to sit therein or is a member of the European Parliament shall, while he is so entitled or is such a member, be disqualified from becoming a member of, or being employed by, the Authority.

(4) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2), that subsection shall be construed as prohibiting, inter alia, the reckoning of a period mentioned in that subsection as service with the Authority for the purposes of any superannuation benefits.