Local Government Act 2001

Local electoral areas.

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23.F35 [ (1) Subject to and without prejudice to Part V of the Local Government Act 1991 (as amended by the Local Government Act 1994 ), the Minister may by order

( a ) divide each county, city or city and county referred to in section 10(2) into local electoral areas,

( b ) fix the number of members to be elected for each local electoral area, and

( c ) determine the municipal districts within a county or a city and county for the purposes of section 22A , each of which shall consist of one or more than one local electoral area.

(1A) Subsection (1)(c) does not apply in respect of the counties of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin. ]

(2) The number of members of a local authority to which an order under this section relates to be elected at an election of members of the local authority held after the making of the order for each local electoral area specified in the order shall, without prejudice to any subsequent order, be the number fixed by the order for the local electoral area.

F36 [ (3) Where, on the commencement of this provision, an order is in force dividing a local government area referred to in section 10(2) into local electoral areas or fixing the number of members for each local electoral area, the order shall continue in force in relation to that area and be deemed to be an order under this section and may be amended or revoked accordingly. ]

(4) In respect of F36 [ any local electoral area in a local government area referred to in section 10(2) ] , the Minister may by order—

( a) amend, modify, or revoke any division made by an order under this section, including an order under this subsection or an order deemed by subsection (3) to be an order under this section, or

( b) alter the number of members of the local authority to be elected for a local electoral area by virtue of an order under this section, including an order under this subsection or an order deemed by subsection (3) to be an order under this section.

(5) An order under this section shall first have effect for the purpose of the election of members of the local authority held next after the order is made.

(6) F37 [ ]

(7) F37 [ ]

(8) F37 [ ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F35

Substituted and inserted (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 20(1)(a), S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

F36

Substituted (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 20(1)(b), (c), S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

F37

Deleted (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 20(1)(d), S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

Modifications (not altering text):

C13

Alternate commencement date for amendments by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 20(1), specified (27.01.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 28(1)(d), commenced as per s. 28(5).

Elections to local authorities in 2014

28. (1) For the purpose of holding in 2014 elections of members of local authorities— ...

(d) the amendments by section 20(1) to section 23 of the Principal Act shall have effect,

...

(5) This section has effect upon the passing of this Act.

Editorial Notes:

E118

Power pursuant to section exercised (16.04.2019) by County Of Kerry Local Electoral Areas And Municipal Districts (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 157 of 2019).

E119

Power pursuant to section exercised (16.04.2019) by County Of Tipperary Local Electoral Areas And Municipal Districts (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 156 of 2019).

E120

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2019) by County Of Cork Local Electoral Areas And Municipal Districts Order 2019 (S.I. No. 28 of 2019), in effect as per art. 5.

E121

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2019) by City Of Cork Local Electoral Areas Order 2019 (S.I. No. 27 of 2019), in effect as per art. 4.

E122

Power pursuant to section exercised (17.01.2019) by County Of Meath Local Electoral Areas And Municipal Districts (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 8 of 2019).

E123

Power pursuant to section exercised (17.01.2019) by County Of Wicklow Local Electoral Areas And Municipal Districts (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 7 of 2019).

E124

Power pursuant to section exercised (17.01.2019) by County Of Louth Local Electoral Areas And Municipal Districts (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 6 of 2019).

E125

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Wicklow Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 638 of 2018).

E126

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Wexford Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 637 of 2018).

E127

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Westmeath Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 636 of 2018).

E128

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by City and County of Waterford Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 635 of 2018).

E129

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Tipperary Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 634 of 2018).

E130

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of South Dublin Local Electoral Areas Order 2018 (S.I. No. 633 of 2018).

E131

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Sligo Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 632 of 2018).

E132

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Roscommon Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 631 of 2018).

E133

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Offaly Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 630 of 2018).

E134

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Monaghan Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 629 of 2018).

E135

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Meath Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 628 of 2018).

E136

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Mayo Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 627 of 2018).

E137

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Louth Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 626 of 2018).

E138

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Longford Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 625 of 2018).

E139

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by City and County of Limerick Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 624 of 2018).

E140

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Leitrim Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 623 of 2018).

E141

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Laois Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 622 of 2018).

E142

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Kilkenny Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 621 of 2018).

E143

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Kildare Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 620 of 2018).

E144

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Kerry Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 619 of 2018).

E145

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Galway Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 618 of 2018).

E146

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by City of Galway Local Electoral Areas Order 2018 (S.I. No. 617 of 2018).

E147

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Fingal Local Electoral Areas Order 2018 (S.I. No. 616 of 2018).

E148

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Electoral Areas Order 2018 (S.I. No. 615 of 2018).

E149

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by City of Dublin Local Electoral Areas Order 2018 (S.I. No. 614 of 2018).

E150

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Donegal Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 613 of 2018).

E151

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Clare Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 612 of 2018).

E152

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Cavan Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 611 of 2018).

E153

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2018) by County of Carlow Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 610 of 2018).

E154

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Wicklow Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 70 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Wicklow Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 638 of 2018), art. 5.

E155

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Wexford Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 69 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Wexford Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 637 of 2018), art. 6.

E156

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Westmeath Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 68 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Westmeath Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 636 of 2018), art. 5.

E157

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by City and County of Waterford Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 67 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by City and County of Waterford Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 635 of 2018), art. 5.

E158

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Tipperary Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 66 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Tipperary Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 634 of 2018), art. 5.

E159

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of South Dublin Local Electoral Areas Order 2014 (S.I. No. 65 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of South Dublin Local Electoral Areas Order 2018 (S.I. No. 633 of 2018), art. 5.

E160

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Sligo Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 64 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Sligo Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 632 of 2018), art. 5.

E161

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Roscommon Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 63 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Roscommon Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 631 of 2018), art. 5.

E162

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Offaly Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 62 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Offaly Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 630 of 2018), art. 5.

E163

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Monaghan Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 61 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Monaghan Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 629 of 2018), art. 5.

E164

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Meath Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 60 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Meath Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 628 of 2018), art. 6.

E165

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Mayo Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 59 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Mayo Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 627 of 2018), art. 5.

E166

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Louth Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 58 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Louth Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 626 of 2018), art. 6.

E167

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Longford Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 57 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Longford Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 625 of 2018), art. 5.

E168

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by City and County of Limerick Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 56 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by City and County of Limerick Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 624 of 2018), art. 5.

E169

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Leitrim Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 55 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Leitrim Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 623 of 2018), art. 5.

E170

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Laois Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 54 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Laois Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 622 of 2018), art. 5.

E171

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Kilkenny Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 53 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Kilkenny Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 621 of 2018), art. 5.

E172

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Kildare Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 52 of 2013); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Kildare Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 620 of 2018), art. 6.

E173

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Kerry Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 51 of 2014); revoked 19.12.2018) by County of Kerry Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 619 of 2018), art. 5.

E174

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Galway Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 50 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Galway Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 618 of 2018), art. 5.

E175

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by City of Galway Local Electoral Areas Order 2014 (S.I. No. 49 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by City of Galway Local Electoral Areas Order 2018 (S.I. No. 617 of 2018), art. 4.

E176

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Fingal Local Electoral Areas Order 2014 (S.I. No. 47 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Fingal Local Electoral Areas Order 2018 (S.I. No. 616 of 2018), art. 5.

E177

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Electoral Areas Order 2014 (S.I. No. 46 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Electoral Areas Order 2018 (S.I. No. 615 of 2018), art. 5.

E178

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by City of Dublin Local Electoral Areas Order 2014 (S.I. No. 45 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by City of Dublin Local Electoral Areas Order 2018 (S.I. No. 614 of 2018), art. 4.

E179

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Donegal Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 44 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Donegal Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 613 of 2018), art. 5.

E180

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Cork Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 43 of 2014); revoked (31.01.2019) by County Of Cork Local Electoral Areas And Municipal Districts Order 2019 (S.I. No. 28 of 2019), art. 6, in effect as per art. 5.

E181

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Clare Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 42 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Clare Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 612 of 2018), art. 5.

E182

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Cavan Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 41 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Cavan Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 611 of 2018), art. 5.

E183

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2014) by County of Carlow Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014 (S.I. No. 40 of 2014); revoked (19.12.2018) by County of Carlow Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 610 of 2018), art. 5.