Local Government Act 2001

Construction of enactments.

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3.—(1) Every enactment (including any provision contained in a local, personal or private Act) and every order, regulation, rule, bye-law or other instrument or agreement in force immediately before the commencement of a provision of this Act shall, on and after the day of such commencement but subject to any regulations made under this section, be read and have effect with such modifications as may be necessary to give effect to this Act or an order or regulations under it and to have effect in conformity with it.

(2) A reference in any enactment other than this Act to an expression mentioned in the first column of Schedule 2 or to a similar or analogous expression shall, except where the context otherwise requires and subject to any regulations made under this section, be read as a reference to the appropriate expression of this Act as indicated in the second column of that Schedule opposite the expression in the first column.

(3)( a) The Minister, or any other Minister of the Government after consultation with the Minister, may, in respect of any enactment, instrument or agreement which relates to matters for which the relevant Minister has general responsibility, make regulations for the purposes of enabling subsection (1) to have full effect.

( b) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (a), regulations under this subsection may, in respect of a provision of any other enactment, instrument or agreement which is related to or otherwise affected by any provision of this Act, provide for its adaptation, modification or cesser of operation in so far as this appears necessary or expedient to the Minister concerned for the purposes of securing that any such other provision shall have effect in conformity with this Act or with an order or regulations made under it.

(4) Regulations may not be made under this section after the expiration of 3 years from the establishment day.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

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Power pursuant to section exercised (31.08.2015) by Local Government (Financial and Audit Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 363 of 2015).

E3

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.2014) by Local Government (Financial and Audit Procedures) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 226 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 2.

E4

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2004) by Athlone Town Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 705 of 2003).

E5

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (13.01.2014) by Local Government (Financial Procedures and Audit) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 8 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 2; the only effect of this instrument was to amend S.I. No. 508 of 2002 and on its revocation (below), it ceased to have effect.

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Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (14.11.2008) by Local Government (Financial Procedures and Audit) Regulations 2002 (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 467 of 2008), in effect as per reg. 2; the only effect of this instrument was to amend S.I. No. 508 of 2002 and on its revocation (below), it ceased to have effect.

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Previous affecting provisions: power pursuant to section exercised (14.11.2002) by Local Government (Financial Procedures and Audit) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 508 of 2002); revoked (1.06.2014) by Local Government (Financial and Audit Procedures) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 226 of 2014), reg. 30, in effect as per reg. 2.