Official Languages Act 2003

Placenames orders.

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32. —(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister, having received and considered advice from the Commission, may by order (in this Part referred to as a “placenames order”)—

(a) declare the Irish language version of a placename specified in the order to be such word or words as he or she specifies in the order,

(b) amend or revoke a placenames order.

F43[(2) The Minister shall not make an order under this section in respect of a place to which an order under subsection (3) of section 192 (inserted by section 48 of the Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 ) of the Local Government Act 2001 applies.]

(3) Every placenames order shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next subsequent 21 days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F43

Substituted (31.01.2019) by Local Government Act 2019 (47/2019), s. 47(1)(b), S.I. No. 20 of 2019, art. 3(1).

F44

Substituted by Official Languages (Amendment) Act 2021 (49/2021), s. 14, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C48

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (1) amended by Official Languages (Amendment) Act 2021 (49/2021), s. 14, not commenced as of date of revision.

32. —(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister, having received and considered advice from the F44[Placenames Committee], may by order (in this Part referred to as a “placenames order”)—

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C49

Existing orders made under section may be superseded in certain circumstances as provided by Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), s. 192(4), as substituted (31.01.2019) by Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (20/2011), s. 48, S.I. No. 23 of 2019.

[General provisions relating to change of names.

192.— ...

(4) Where the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs makes an order under subsection (3), any provision of an order made under section 32 of the Official Languages Act 2003 in force immediately before the making of the first-mentioned order shall stand revoked in so far only as it conflicts with the first-mentioned order.

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Editorial Notes:

E11

Power pursuant to section exercised (9.10.2012) by Placenames (County Cork) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 395 of 2012), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E12

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.11.2011) by Placenames (Ceantair Ghaeltachta) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 599 of 2011), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E13

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.11.2011) by Placenames (Co. Dublin) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 598 of 2011), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E14

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2008) by Placenames (Co. Limerick) (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 115 of 2008), art. 1(b).

E15

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.12.2005) by Placenames (Co. Tipperary) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 847 of 2005), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E16

Power pursuant to section exercised (28.03.2005) by Placenames (Centres of Population and Districts) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 59 of 2005), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E17

Power pursuant to subs. (1) exercised (28.03.2005) by Placenames (Ceantair Ghaeltachta) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 872 of 2004), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E18

Power pursuant to subs. (2)(b) exercised (1.01.2005) by Official Languages Act 2003 (Prescribed Maps) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 212 of 2004), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E19

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.10.2003) by Placenames (Co. Offaly) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 525 of 2003), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E20

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.10.2003) by Placenames (Co. Waterford) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 524 of 2003), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E21

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.10.2003) by Placenames (Co. Monaghan) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 523 of 2003), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E22

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.10.2003) by Placenames (Co. Limerick) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 522 of 2003), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E23

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.10.2003) by Placenames (Co. Louth) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 521 of 2003), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E24

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.10.2003) by Placenames (Co. Kilkenny) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 520 of 2003), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E25

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.10.2003) by Placenames (Provinces and Counties) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 519 of 2003), in effect as per art. 1(b).

E26

Previous affecting provision: subs. (2) substituted by Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (20/2011), s. 49, not commenced; substituted as per F-note above.