Planning and Development Act 2000
Chairperson to ensure efficient discharge of business of Board, etc.
110.— F303 [ (1) The chairperson and, subject to the overall direction of the chairperson or where subsection (1A) applies, the deputy chairperson shall each have the function of —
( a ) ensuring the efficient discharge of the business of the Board, and
( b ) arranging the distribution of the business of the Board among its members.
(1A) The functions referred to in subsection (1) shall also fall to be performed by the deputy chairperson where the chairperson is not available or where the office of chairperson is vacant.
(1B) The chairperson may assign to any ordinary member any function necessary to ensure the best or most efficient discharge of the business of the Board.
(1C) The chairperson, or the deputy chairperson where the chairperson is not available or where the office of chairperson is vacant, shall take all practical steps to ensure that the organisation and disposition of the staff and resources of the Board are such as to enable the Strategic Infrastructure Division to discharge its business expeditiously. ]
(2) Where the chairperson is of the opinion that the conduct of an ordinary member has been such as to bring the Board into disrepute or has been prejudicial to the effective performance by the Board of all or any one or more of its functions, he or she may in his or her absolute discretion—
( a) require the member of the Board to attend for interview and there interview the member privately and inform him or her of such opinion, or
( b) where he or she considers it appropriate to do so, otherwise investigate the matter,
and, if he or she considers it appropriate to do so, report to the Minister the result of the interview or investigation.
Substituted and inserted (31.01.2007) by Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006 (27/2006), s. 17, S.I. No. 684 of 2006.