Local Government Act 2001

Allowance for Cathaoirleach and Leas-Chathaoirleach.

143

143.—(1) (a) A local authority may pay an allowance for reasonable expenses to its Cathaoirleach.

(b) A local authority may pay an allowance for reasonable expenses to its Leas-Chathaoirleach.

(2) A decision to pay an allowance under subsection (1) and the determination of the amount of the allowance is a reserved function.

(3) (a) After consultation with the Minister for Finance, the Minister may issue directions to local authorities or specified classes of local authorities for the purposes of this section.

(b) Without prejudice to paragraph (a), directions may specify—

(i) particular considerations to which the local authority shall have regard, and

(ii) the maximum amounts of the allowances payable under this section, including different amounts for different classes of local authorities.

Annotations

Modifications (not altering text):

C40

Application of section extended with modifications (1.06.2014) by Local Government (Application of Certain Provisions of the Local Government Act 2001 to Municipal District Members) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 230 of 2014), reg. 12, in effect as per reg. 3.

Payment of an allowance for reasonable expenses of a Cathaoirleach.

12. The provisions of section 143 of the Act shall apply to the payment of an allowance for the reasonable expenses of a Cathaoirleach of municipal district members with the following modifications:—

(a) as if, in subsection (1), the references to “a local authority” were a reference to “municipal district members” and the references to “its” were references to “their”,

(b) the reserved function specified in subsection (2) is a reserved function of the municipal district members concerned, and

(c) as if, in subsection (3), the references to “local authorities” and to “local authority” were references to “municipal district members”.

Editorial Notes:

E258

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2021) by Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 313 of 2021), in effect as per reg. 2.

E259

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.2014) by Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 236 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 3; revoked (1.07.2021) by Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 313 of 2021), reg. 18, in effect as per reg. 2.