Residential Tenancies Act 2004

Mediators and adjudicators.

164

164.—(1) The Board may from time to time appoint such and so many persons who shall be known and are in this Act referred to as “mediators” to carry out the functions assigned to them by the Board in accordance with Part 6.

(2) The Board may from time to time appoint such and so many persons who shall be known and are in this Act referred to as “adjudicators” to carry out the functions assigned to them by the Board in accordance with Part 6.

(3) The Board may appoint a person as both a mediator and an adjudicator.

(4) The Board shall form 2 panels, one comprising the names of the persons who stand appointed as mediators and the other comprising the names of the persons who stand appointed as adjudicators.

(5) Mediators and adjudicators shall each be appointed for such period (not being less than 3 years) as the Board may determine and shall be paid such fees and expenses as the Board, with the consent of the Minister and of the Minister for Finance, may determine from time to time; the other terms and conditions on which each of them shall stand appointed shall be such as the Board may determine from time to time.

(6) Those other terms and conditions shall, in relation to adjudicators, include such terms and conditions as are likely, in the opinion of the Board, to secure the independence and impartiality of the adjudicators.

(7) A mediator or adjudicator may at any time resign from his or her appointment as mediator or adjudicator.

(8) Neither the Civil Service Commissioners Act 1956 (or any enactment that replaces in whole or in part that Act) nor the Civil Service Regulation Acts 1956 to 1996 shall apply to a mediator or an adjudicator.

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Modifications (not altering text):

C68

Functions transferred and references to “Department of Finance” and “Minister for Finance” construed (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3, 5 and sch. 1 part 2, in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 6-9.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of —

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) the statutory instruments specified in Schedule 2,

are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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5. References to the Minister for Finance contained in any Act or instrument under an Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Order shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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Schedule 1

Enactments

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Part 2

1922 to 2011 Enactments

Number and Year

Short Title

Provision

(1)

(2)

(3)

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No. 27 of 2004

Residential Tenancies Act 2004

Sections 151(3)(c), 157(4), 164(5) and 174

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