Local Government Reform Act 2014


Number 1 of 2014


LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 10 November 2017


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Local Government Reform Act 2014. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017 (28/2017), enacted 5 November 2017, and all statutory instruments up to and including Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 494 of 2017), made 10 November 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

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Number 1 of 2014


LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 10 November 2017


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Local Government Acts 1925 to 2016 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 (17/2016), s. 1(2)(c)). The Acts in the group are:

Local Government Act 1925 (5/1925)

Local Government Act 1927 (3/1927)

Local Government Act 1941 (23/1941)

Local Government Act 1946 (24/1946)

Local Government Act 1955 (9/1955)

Local Government (No. 2) Act 1960 (40/1960)

Local Government (Buncrana) Act 1968 (2/1968)

Local Government (Rateability of Rents) (Abolition) Act 1971 (15/1971) in so far as it amends Local Government Acts 1925 to 1967

Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 1978 (35/1978)

Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 1983 (10/1983)

Local Government (Financial Provisions) (No. 2) Act 1983 (21/1983)

Local Government (Reorganisation) Act 1985 (7/1985)

Local Government Act 1991 (11/1991)

Local Government Act 1994 (8/1994)

Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 1997 (29/1997)

Local Government Act 1998 (16/1998)

Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 2000 (6/2000)

Local Government Act 2000 (25/2000)

Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001) (other than ss. 163, 164 and 211 and Parts 23 and 24)

Local Government Act 2003 (8/2003)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2004 (15/2004), s. 34

Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006 (42/2006), ss. 2 to 7

Water Services Act 2007 (30/2007), ss. 1(7), 13 and 115

Copyright and Related Rights (Amendment) Act 2007 (39/2007), Part 3

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 (17/2012), Part 4

Electoral, Local Government and Planning and Development Act 2013 (27/2013), Part 9

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), other than s. 1(3) to (8), s. 5(3) to (5) and sch. 2

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (21/2014), s. 57

Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 (17/2016), ss. 1(2)(c), 52

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Local Government (Amendment) Act 1930 (26/1930)

Local Government Act 1933 (5/1933)

Local Government (Amendment) Act 1934 (5/1934)

Local Government (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1934 (44/1934)

Local Government Act 1936 (46/1936)

Local Government (Amendment) Act 1939 (9/1939)

Local Government Act 1953 (12/1953)

Local Government Act 1958 (9/1958)

Local Government Act 1959 (10/1959)

Local Government Act 1960 (23/1960)

Local Government (Roads and Motorways) Act 1974 (6/1974)

Local Government (Toll Roads) Act 1979 (34/1979)

Valuation Acts 2001 to 2015 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015 (10/2015), s. 46(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Valuation Act 2001 (13/2001)

Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006 (42/2006), s. 8

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), subs. 1(3), s. 33 and so much of sch. 2 part 6 as relates to the Valuation Act 2001 (13/2001)

Health Service Executive (Financial Matters) Act 2014 (17/2014), s. 16

Water Services Act 2014 (44/2014), s. 12

Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015 (10/2015)

Housing Acts 1966 to 2015: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 (42/2015), s. 1(3)). The Acts in this group are:

Housing Act 1966 (21/1966)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979 (27/1979)

Housing Act 1988 (28/1988), other than ss. 27 and 28

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 (18/1992), other than ss. 38(3) and (4) and ss. 29 and 30

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 (21/1997), other than s. 24(3) and ss. 16 and 17

Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 (33/1998), other than ss. 26 and 27

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002 (9/2002), other than ss. 17 to 20, 22, 23 and 24 and schs. 2 and 3

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (43/2004), other than s. 2

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (22/2009), other than s. 100

Housing (Amendment) Act 2013 (22/2013)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), ss. 1(4), 5(3), sch. 2 part 1 and sch. 4 paras. 1 and 14 (in so far as they relate to the Housing Act 1966) and para. 16.

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (21/2014)

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 (42/2015), ss. 1(3), 15, 85 and 87

Acts previously included in the collective citation and construction but now repealed are:

Housing Act 1984 (1/1984)

Housing Act 1969 (16/1969)

Housing Act 1970 (18/1970)

Local Elections Acts 1974 to 2014 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(5)). The Acts in the group are:

Local Elections (Petitions and Disqualifications) Act 1974 (8/1974)

Local Government (Reorganisation) Act 1985 (7/1985), so much of the Act as relates to local elections

Local Government Act 1991 (11/1991), Part III and so much of Part IV as relates to local elections

Electoral Act 1992 (23/1992), Part II insofar as it relates to local government electors and Part XXIII insofar as it relates to local elections

Electoral Act 1997 (25/1997), Parts VII and VIII insofar as they relate to local elections

Local Government Act 1998 (16/1998), ss. 9 and 10

Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999 (7/1999) (other than s. 1(4) and so much of s. 25 as relates to the European Parliament elections)

Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), Parts 3, 4, Chapter 3 of Part 5 and s. 243

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2001 (38/2001), in so far as it relates to local elections

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2002 (4/2002), in so far as it relates to local elections

Local Government (No. 2) Act 2003 (17/2003)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2004 (15/2004), in so far as it relates to local elections

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2006 (33/2006), in so far as it relates to local elections

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 (4/2009), in so far as it relates to local elections

Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2009 (9/2009) (other than s. 9)

Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Act 2012 (36/2012), in so far as it relates to local elections

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), ss. 1(5), 5(4) and sch. 2 part 2 in so far as it relates to the Local Elections (Petitions and Disqualifications) Act 1974 and the Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Local Government Act 1994 (8/1994), Parts II and III

Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1986 (35/1986), in so far as it relates to local elections

Electoral Acts 1992 to 2016 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Electoral (Amendment) Act 2016 (5/2016), s. 2(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Electoral Act 1992 (23/1992)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 1996 (43/1996)

Electoral Act 1997 (25/1997)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 1998 (4/1998)

Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1998 (19/1998) (repealed)

Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999 (7/1999)

Standards in Public Office Act 2001 (31/2001), in so far as it relates to functions of the Commission under the Electoral Act 1997 (25/1997)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2001 (38/2001)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2002 (4/2002)

Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2002 (23/2002)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2004 (15/2004)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005 (16/2005)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2006 (33/2006)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2007 (14/2007)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 (4/2009)

Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2009 (9/2009), other than s. 9

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2011 (14/2011)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2012 (27/2012)

Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Act 2012 (36/2012)

Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013 (7/2013)

Electoral, Local Government and Planning and Development Act 2013 (27/2013), other than Parts 8 and 9

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(6), s. 5(4) and sch. 2 part 2, sch. 4 paras. 17 and 18, in so far as it relates to the Electoral Act 1992

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2014 (8/2014)

Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2014 (24/2014)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2015 (62/2015), ss. 3, 4

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2015 (5/2016)

Building Control Acts 1990 to 2014 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014, s. 1(7)). The Acts in the group are:

Building Control Act 1990 (3/1990)

Building Control Act 2007 (21/2007)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(7), 5(5) and Part 3 of Schedule 2 (in so far as it relates to the Building Control Acts 1990 to 2014)

Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2017 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2017 (20/2017), s. 2(2)). The Acts in the group are:

Planning and Development Act 2000 (30/2000)

Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), ss. 2, 5(3) and sch. 4 (in so far as they relate to the Act of 2000) and s. 247

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2002 (32/2002), Parts 2 and 3

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (43/2004), s. 2

Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006 (27/2006)

Water Services Act 2007 (30/2007), ss. 114 and 1(6)

Harbours (Amendment) Act 2009 (26/2009), ss. 7(1), (2) and 21(3)

Compulsory Purchase Orders (Extension of Time Limits) Act 2010 (17/2010)

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (30/2010) (other than Part 3)

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (20/2011), Part 5

Electoral, Local Government and Planning and Development Act 2013 (27/2013), Part 8

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), ss. 1(8), 5(7) and sch. 2 part 4

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2015 (63/2015)

Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 (17/2016), ss. 1(1), (2)(a), (3), 2-29

Planning and Development Act 2017 (20/2017)

Civil Defence Acts 1939 to 2014 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(9)). The Acts in this group are:

Air-raid Precautions Act 1939 (21/1939)

Air-raid Precautions (Amendment) Act 1946 (28/1946)

Civil Defence Act 2012 (51/2012)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(9), and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the Air-Raid Precautions Act 1939 and the Civil Defence Act 2012)

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Civil Defence Act 2002 (16/2002)

Control of Dogs Acts 1986 to 2014 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(10)). The Acts in this group are:

Control of Dogs Act 1986 (32/1986)

Control of Dogs (Amendment) Act 1992 (13/1992)

Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010 (29/2010), part 3

Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 (15/2013), s. 77

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(10), and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the Control of Dogs Act 1986 and the Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010)

Criminal Justice (Public Order) Acts 1994 to 2014 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(11)). The Acts in this group are:

Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 (2/1994)

Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 2003 (16/2003)

Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 2011 (5/2011)

Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 (15/2013), s. 77

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(11), and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994)

Education and Training Boards Acts 2013 and 2014 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(12)). The Acts in this group are:

Education and Training Boards Act 2013 (11/2013)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(12) and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the Education and Training Boards Act 2013)

Foreshore Acts 1933 to 2014 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Local Government Reform Act 2014, s. 1(13)). The Acts in the group are:

Foreshore Act 1933 (12/1933)

Foreshore (Amendment) Act 1992 (17/1992)

Fisheries and Foreshore (Amendment) Act 1998 (54/1998), s. 5 and ss. 1 and 7 in so far as they relate to s. 5

Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2003 (21/2003), s. 32 and s. 2 in so far as it relates to s. 32

Maritime Safety Act 2005 (11/2005), Part 6

Foyle and Carlingford Fisheries Act 2007 (17/2007), s. 35

Foreshore and Dumping at Sea (Amendment) Act 2009 (39/2009), other than s. 1(3) and (5), Part 3 and sch. 2

Foreshore (Amendment) Act 2011 (11/2011)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(13), and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the Foreshore (Amendment) Act 1992)

Health Acts 1947 to 2015 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Health (General Practitioner Service) Act 2015 (19/2015), s. 4(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Health Act 1947 (28/1947)

Health Act 1953 (26/1953)

Health (Fluoridation of Water Supplies) Act 1960 (46/1960)

Health Act 1970 (1/1970)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 (12/1977), s. 36 and s. 42 in so far as it amends the Health Acts 1947 to 1970

Health (Family Planning) Act 1979 (20/1979)

Health (Family Planning) (Amendment) Act 1985 (4/1985)

Health (Amendment) Act 1986 (10/1986)

Health (Amendment) Act 1987 (3/1987)

Health (Nursing Homes) Act 1990 (23/1990)

Health (Amendment) Act 1991 (15/1991), other than s. 8

Health (Amendment) Act 1994 (11/1994)

Health (Amendment) Act 1996 (15/1996)

Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1996 (23/1996)

Health (Amendment) (No. 3) Act 1996 (32/1996), other than ss. 21 and 22

Health (Provision of Information) Act 1997 (9/1997)

Health (Eastern Regional Health Authority) Act 1999 (13/1999)

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2001 (14/2001), except in so far as it relates to the Tobacco (Health Promotion and Protection) Act 1988

Health Act 2004 (42/2004)

Health (Amendment) Act 2005 (3/2005), in so far as it amends the Health Acts 1947 to 2004

Irish Medicines Board (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (3/2006), Part 5

Health (Repayment Scheme) Act 2006 (17/2006)

Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal (Amendment) Act 2006 (22/2006), except s. 6

Health (Nursing Homes) (Amendment) Act 2007 (1/2007)

Health Act 2007 (23/2007)

Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (25/2007), s. 57(9)

Health Act 2008 (21/2008)

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (25/2009), s. 64

Health (Amendment) Act 2010 (15/2010)

Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2010 (20/2010)

Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011 (19/2011), ss. 35 and 36

Health (Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Act 2013 (10/2013)

Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 (14/2013), s. 30

Health Service Executive (Governance) Act 2013 (23/2013)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(14), and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the Health (Flouridation of Water Supplies) Act 1960)

Health Service Executive (Financial Matters) Act 2014 (17/2014)

Health (General Practitioner Service) Act 2014 (28/2014)

Health (General Practitioner Service) Act 2015 (19/2015)

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Health Act 1954 (23/1954)

Health and Mental Treatment Act 1957 (16/1957), s. 1

Health and Mental Treatment (Amendment) Act 1958 (37/1958), s.1

Health (Homes For Incapacitated Persons) Act 1964 (8/1964)

Health and Mental Treatment (Amendment) Act 1966 (2/1966), s. 1

Health (Mental Services) Act 1981 (17/1981)

Health (Amendment) Act 2004 (19/2004)

Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 2015 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Harbours Act 2015 (61/2015), s. 1(3)). The Acts in this group are:

Merchant Shipping Act 1894 (57 & 58 Vict. c. 60)

Merchant Shipping (Exemption from Pilotage) Act 1897 (60 & 61 Vict. c. 61)

Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners) Act 1898 (61 & 62 Vict. c. 14)

Merchant Shipping (Mercantile Marine Fund) Act 1898 (61 & 62 Vict. c. 44)

Merchant Shipping Act 1906 (6 Edw. 7 c. 48)

Merchant Shipping Act 1907 (7 Edw. 7 c. 52)

Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 1920 (10 Geo. 5 c. 2)

Merchant Shipping Act 1921 (11 & 12 Geo. 5 c. 28)

Merchant Shipping (International Labour Conventions) Act 1933 (29/1933)

Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Act 1933 (42/1933)

Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act 1939 (12/1939)

Merchant Shipping Act 1947 (46/1947)

Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act 1952 (29/1952)

Merchant Shipping Act 1966 (20/1966)

Merchant Shipping (Load Lines) Act 1968 (17/1968)

Merchant Shipping (Certification of Seamen) Act 1979 (37/1979)

Merchant Shipping Act 1981 (33/1981)

Merchant Shipping Act 1992 (2/1992)

Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Wreck) Act 1993 (34/1993)

Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and Others) Act 1996 (35/1996)

Merchant Shipping (Commissioners of Irish Lights) Act 1997 (37/1997)

Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1998 (20/1998)

Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) Act 2000 (14/2000)

Sea Pollution (Hazardous Substances) (Compensation) Act 2005 (9/2005), s. 28

Maritime Safety Act 2005 (11/2005), other than Parts 5 and 6

Merchant Shipping Act 2010 (14/2010), other than s. 93

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(15), and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Wreck) Act 1993)

Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Act 2014 (43/2014)

Harbours Act 2015 (61/2015), s. 51

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners & Others) Act 1900 (63 & 64 Vict. c. 32)

Pilotage Act 1913 (2 & 3 Geo. 5 c. 31)

Merchant Shipping (Certificates) Act 1914 (4 & 5 Geo. 5 c. 42)

Merchant Shipping (Convention) Act 1914 (4 & 5 Geo. 5 c. 50)

Merchant Shipping (Salvage) Act 1916 (6 & 7 Geo. 5 c. 41)

Merchant Shipping (Wireless Telegraphy) Act 1919 (9 & 10 Geo. 5 c. 38)

Merchant Shipping (Helm Orders) Act 1932 (32/1932)

Pilotage (Amendment) Act 1962 (2/1962)

Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1983 (27/1983), s. 8 in so far as it amends the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 and s. 10(2)

National Monuments Acts 1930 to 2014 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(16)). The Acts in this group are:

National Monuments Act 1930 (2/1930)

National Monuments Act 1954 (37/1954)

National Monuments (Amendment) Act 1987 (17/1987)

National Monuments (Amendment) Act 1994 (17/1994)

National Monuments (Amendment) Act 2004 (22/2004)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(16), and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the National Monuments Act 1930)

Protection of Employment Acts 1977 to 2014: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(17)). The Acts in this group are:

Protection of Employment Act 1977 (7/1977)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), in so far as it applies to the Protection of Employment Act 1977

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), in so far as it applies to the Protection of Employment Act 1977

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(17), and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 and the Protection of Employment Act 1977)

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2014: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(19)). The Acts in this group are:

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (21/1967)

Redundancy Payments Act 1971 (20/1971)

Redundancy Payments Act 1973 (11/1973) (not amended)

Redundancy Payments Act 1979 (7/1979)

Protection of Employees (Employer’s Insolvency) Act 1984 (21/1984), s. 12

Social Welfare Act 1990 (5/1990), ss. 26, 27 and 29

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 (5/1991), in so far as it relates to the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 1990

Social Welfare Act 1991 (7/1991), s. 39 other than subs. (2)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001), in so far as it relates to the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 1990

Redundancy Payments Act 2003 (14/2003)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), insofar as it relates to the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2003

Social Welfare Act 2011 (37/2011), Part 3

Social Welfare Act 2012 (43/2012), Part 3

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(19), and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the Redundancy Payments Act 1967)

Sea Pollution Acts 1991 to 2014 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(20)). The Acts in the group are:

Sea Pollution Act 1991 (27/1991)

Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 (35/1995) insofar as it amends Sea Pollution Act 1991

Dumping at Sea Act 1996 (14/1996), s. 12

Sea Pollution (Amendment) Act 1999 (18/1999)

Sea Pollution (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (29/2006), s. 1(3) and Part 3 (ss. 19-37)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(19), and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the Sea Pollution (Amendment) Act 1999 and the Sea Pollution (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006)

Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 to 2014 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(21)). The Acts in this group are:

Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 (5/1994)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (45/2001) in so far as it relates to the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994

Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012 (32/2012), s. 18

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(21), and s. 5(6) and sch. 2 part 6 (in so far as they amend the Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 to 2012)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1993, may be found in the Legislation Directory at www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Health (General Practitioner Service) Act 2014 (28/2014)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (21/2014)

Health Service Executive (Financial Matters) Act 2014 (17/2014)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2014 (8/2014)

All Acts up to and including Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017 (28/2017), enacted 5 November 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 494 of 2017)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (Rates) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 484 of 2017)

Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Assemblies) (Establishment) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 62 of 2015)

Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Assemblies) (Establishment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 573 of 2014)

Local Government (Audit Committee) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 244 of 2014)

Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 236 of 2014)

County and City Development Boards Dissolution Order 2014 (S.I. No. 233 of 2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (Dissolution of the County Tipperary Joint Libraries Committee and Transfer of Assets and Liabilities) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 232 of 2014)

Local Government (Application of Certain Provisions of the Local Government Act 2001 to Municipal District Members) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 230 of 2014)

Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 228 of 2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (Transfer Date) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 216 of 2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (Establishment Day) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 215 of 2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 3) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 214 of 2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 146 of 2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 38 of 2014)

All statutory instruments up to and including Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 494 of 2017), made 10 November 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 1 of 2014


LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 10 November 2017


CONTENTS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title, collective citations, constructions and commencement

2. Regulations to remove difficulties

3. Interpretation

4. Regulations, orders and directions

5. Repeals, revocations and amendments

6. Savers

7. Expenses

PART 2

Local Government Areas and Local Authorities

8. 2014 establishment day

9. Cesser and amalgamation of certain local government areas

10. Boundaries of amalgamated local government areas

11. Preparation of maps showing county boundaries

12. Local government areas

13. Establishment of local authorities for certain local government areas

14. Amendment of section 11 (establishment, titles and administrative areas of local authorities and consequential provisions) of Principal Act

15. Number of members of local authorities

16. Provisions relating to management of amalgamated local government areas

17. Dissolution of certain local authorities

18. Provisions consequential on dissolutions, etc.

PART 3

Municipal Districts and Dissolution of Town Councils

Chapter 1

Municipal Districts

19. Municipal districts

20. Local electoral areas and municipal districts

21. Functions of municipal district members — amendments to Principal Act

22. Application of certain provisions of the 2001 Act to municipal district members

Chapter 2

Dissolution of Town Councils

23. Definitions (Chapter 2)

24. Dissolution of town councils and transfer date

25. Dissolution of town councils — consequential provisions

PART 4

General Provisions Relating to Dissolutions, etc.

26. Consequential provisions on dissolution of certain bodies

27. Implementation of Act by local authorities, actions in anticipation of 2014 establishment day

28. Elections to local authorities in 2014

PART 5

Financial Provisions Consequential on Dissolutions and Provisions relating to Rates

29. Rates

30. Amalgamation of local funds of certain city councils and county councils

31. Amendment of certain provisions relating to rates on vacant premises

32. Duty to inform rating authority of transfer of relevant property

33. Amalgamated valuation list

34. References to county rate

PART 6

Community Development within Local Authority Areas

Chapter 1

County Development Boards and City Development Boards

35. Dissolution of county development boards and city development boards

Chapter

Local Community Development Committees

36. Local Community Development Committees

PART 7

Local Authority Governance and Management, etc.

37. Alternative titles to Cathaoirleach and Leas-Chathaoirleach, etc.

38. Amendment of section 34 (removal of Cathaoirleach or Leas-Chathaoirleach from office, etc.) of Principal Act

39. Application of Chapter 2 of Part 5 of Principal Act to municipal district members

40. Effective discharge of business

41. Amendment of section 48 (strategic policy committees) of Principal Act

42. Area committees

43. Amendment of section 66 (promotion of interests of local communities) of Principal Act

44. Local economic and community plan

45. Amendment of section 72 (transfer of certain functions to local authorities) of Principal Act

46. Consultation with local community

47. Reserved functions: duty of chief executive

48. Amendment of section 133 (corporate policy group) of Principal Act

49. Amendment of section 134 (corporate plan) of Principal Act

50. Local authority service delivery plans

51. Furnishing of information to elected council

52. Amendment of section 140 (requirement that a particular thing be done) of Principal Act

53. Members’ expenses, remuneration, etc. including training and attendance at conferences, etc.

54. Chief executive

55. Amendment of section 151 (chief executive acting by signed order, etc.) of Principal Act

56. Local authority associations

57. Amendment of Schedule 10 (meetings and proceedings of local authorities) to Principal Act

PART 8

Financial Procedures, Audit and Oversight

Chapter 1

Financial Procedures and Audit

58. Amendment to Chapter 1 (financial procedures) of Part 12 of Principal Act

59. Audit committee

60. Consideration of annual financial statement and auditor’s report

Chapter 2

National Oversight and Audit Commission

61. National Oversight and Audit Commission

PART 9

Regional Assemblies

62. Regional assemblies

PART 10

Regional Assemblies and Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

63. Regional assemblies and regional spatial and economic strategy

PART 11

Plebiscite on Directly Elected Mayor for Dublin Metropolitan Area

64. Definitions (Part 11)

65. Convening of forum and report to Minister

66. Resolutions of local authorities

67. Holding of plebiscite

68. Persons entitled to vote

69. Report to Houses of the Oireachtas

70. Costs of holding plebiscite

71. Steps taken prior to passing of Act

PART 12

Non-Principal Private Residence Charge and Household Charge

72. Interpretation (Part 12)

73. Repeals relevant to Part 12

74. Arrears of non-principal private residence charge and late payment fees

75. Deceased sole owner and payment of non-principal private residence charge and late payment fees

76. Collection of undischarged liabilities relating to non-principal private residence liabilities

77. Guidance by Minister

78. Validity of non-principal private residence charge and household charge collection activity

PART 13

Local Government Fund and Irish Water

79. Amendment of section 6 of Local Government Act 1998

PART 14

Dublin Docklands Development Authority

80. Amendment of Dublin Docklands Development Authority Act 1997

SCHEDULE 1

Miscellaneous and Consequential Amendments to Local Government Acts 1925 to 2013

PART 1

Miscellaneous and Consequential Amendments to the Local Government Act 2001

PART 2

Miscellaneous and Consequential Amendments to Local Government Acts 1925 to 2013 (other than to the Local Government Act 2001) and to Certain Pre-1922 Local Government Acts

SCHEDULE 2

Consequential Amendments to Other Acts

PART 1

Consequential Amendments to Housing Acts 1966 to 2013

PART 2

Consequential Amendments to Local Elections Acts 1974 to 2012, to Electoral Acts 1992 to 2013 and to Local Elections Regulations 1995

PART 3

Consequential Amendments to Local Government (Multi-Storey Buildings) Act 1988 and to Building Control Act 1990

PART 4

Consequential Amendments to Planning and Development Act 2000

PART 5

Consequential Amendments to Acts Relating to Taxation

PART 6

Minor Amendments to Other Acts

SCHEDULE 3

Reserved Functions

SCHEDULE 4

Consequential Provisions Relating to Local Authorities

SCHEDULE 5

Relevant Body


Acts Referred to

Abattoirs Act 1988

(No. 8)

Adoptive Leave Acts 1995 and 2005

Air Pollution Act 1987

(No. 6)

Air-Raid Precautions Act 1939

(No. 21)

Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013

(No. 15)

Arterial Drainage (Amendment) Act 1995

(No. 14)

Arterial Drainage Act 1945

(No. 3)

Building Control Act 1990

(No. 3)

Building Control Acts 1990 and 2007

Canals Act 1986

(No. 3)

Capital Acquisitions Tax Consolidation Act 2003

(No. 1)

Carer’s Leave Act 2001

(No. 19)

Casual Trading Act 1995

(No. 19)

City and County Management (Amendment) Act 1955

(No. 12)

Civil Defence Act 2012

(No. 51)

Civil Defence Acts 1939 to 2012

Coast Protection Act 1963

(No. 12)

Companies Act 1990

(No. 33)

Control of Dogs Act 1986

(No. 32)

Control of Dogs Acts 1986 to 2010

Control of Horses Act 1996

(No. 37)

Cork City Management Act 1941

(No. 5)

Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994

(No. 2)

Criminal Justice (Public Order) Acts 1994 to 2011

Dangerous Substances Act 1972

(No. 10)

Data Protection Act 1988

(No. 25)

Disability Act 2005

(No. 14)

Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010

(No. 29)

Dublin Docklands Development Authority Act 1997

(No. 7)

Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008

(No. 15)

Education and Training Boards Act 2013

(No. 11)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 1996

(No. 43)

Electoral Act 1992

(No. 23)

Electoral Act 1997

(No. 25)

Electoral Acts 1992 to 2013

Electoral Acts 1992 to 2014

Electoral, Local Government and Planning and Development Act 2013

(No. 27)

Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995

(No. 35)

Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006

(No. 40)

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011

(No. 20)

Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992

(No. 7)

European Parliament Elections Act 1997

(No. 2)

Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012

(No. 52)

Fire Services Act 1981

(No. 30)

Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997

(No. 23)

Foreshore (Amendment) Act 1992

(No. 17)

Foreshore Acts 1933 to 2011

Freedom of Information Act 1997

(No. 13)

Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956

(No. 2)

Gas Act 1976

(No. 30)

Gas Regulation Act 1982

(No. 16)

Harbours Act 1996

(No. 11)

Health (Fluoridation of Water Supplies) Act 1960

(No. 46)

Health Act 2004

(No. 42)

Health Acts 1947 to 2013

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992

(No. 18)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002

(No. 2)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009

(No. 22)

Housing (Private Rented Dwellings) (Amendment) Act 1983

(No. 22)

Housing (Private Rented Dwellings) Act 1982

(No. 6)

Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998

(No. 33)

Housing Act 1966

(No. 21)

Housing Acts 1966 to 2013

Intoxicating Liquor Act 1927

(No. 15)

Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003

(No. 31)

Irish Sports Council Act 1999

(No. 6)

Licensing of Indoor Events Act 2003

(No. 15)

Limerick City Management Act 1934 (No. 35)

Litter Pollution Act 1997

(No. 12)

Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act 1926

(No. 39)

Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975

(No. 14)

Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999

(No. 7)

Local Elections (Petitions and Disqualifications) Act 1974

(No. 8)

Local Elections Acts 1974 to 2012

Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006

(No. 42)

Local Government (Charges) Act 2009

(No. 30)

Local Government (Dublin) Act 1930

(No. 27)

Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 1978

(No. 35)

Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011

(No. 36)

Local Government (Ireland) Act 1871

(34 & 35 Vict., c.109)

Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898

(61 & 62 Vict., c.37)

Local Government (Ireland) Act 1902

(2 Edw. 7, c. 38)

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012

(No. 17)

Local Government (Multi-Storey Buildings) Act 1988

(No. 17)

Local Government (Multi-Storey Buildings) Act 1988

(No. 29)

Local Government (Rates) Act 1970

(No. 2)

Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act 1948

(No. 3)

Local Government (Water Pollution) (Amendment) Act 1990

(No. 21)

Local Government (Water Pollution) Act 1977

(No. 1)

Local Government Act 1941

(No. 23)

Local Government Act 1946

(No. 24)

Local Government Act 1991

(No. 11)

Local Government Act 1994

(No. 8)

Local Government Act 1998

(No. 16)

Local Government Act 2000

(No. 25)

Local Government Act 2001

(No. 37)

Local Government Acts 1925 to 2013

Local Government Dublin Act 1930

(No. 27)

Local Government Services (Corporate Bodies) Act 1971

(No. 6)

Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2004

Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Wreck) Act 1993

(No. 34)

Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 2010

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011

(No. 10)

Motor Vehicle (Duties and Licences) Act 2013

(No. 7)

National Asset Management Agency Act 2009

(No. 34)

National Disability Authority Act 1999

(No. 14)

National Monuments (Amendment) Act 1987

(No. 17)

National Monuments Act 1930

(No. 2)

National Monuments Acts 1930 to 2004

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

(No. 20)

Parental Leave Acts 1998 and 2006

Payment of Wages Act 1991

(No. 25)

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2002

(No. 32)

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010

(No. 30)

Planning and Development Act 2000

(No. 30)

Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2013

Poor Relief (Ireland) Act 1838

(1 & 2 Vict., c. 56)

Poor Relief (Ireland) Act 1849

(12 & 13 Vict., c. 104)

Presidential Elections Act 1993

(No. 28)

Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003

(No. 29)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001

(No. 45)

Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007

(No. 27)

Protection of Employment Act 1977

(No. 7)

Protection of Employment Acts 1977 to 2007

Protection of the Environment Act 2003

(No. 27)

Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996

(No. 16)

Public Libraries (Ireland) Act 1894 (57 & 58 Vict., c. 38)

Public Libraries Act (Ireland) 1855 (18 & 19 Vict., c. 40)

Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004

(No. 33)

Public Transport Regulation Act 2009

(No. 37)

Redundancy Payments Act 1967

(No. 21)

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2012

Redundancy Payments Acts 1996 to 2011

Road Traffic Act 1961

(No. 24)

Road Traffic Act 1994

(No. 7)

Road Traffic Act 2002

(No. 12)

Road Traffic Act 2004

(No. 44)

Roads Act 1993

(No. 14)

Sea Pollution (Amendment) Act 1999

(No. 18)

Sea Pollution (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006

(No. 29)

Sea Pollution Acts 1991 to 2006

Shannon Electricity Act 1925

(No. 26)

Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 1981

(No. 1)

Student Support Act 2011

(No. 4)

Survey (Ireland) Acts 1825 to 1870

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997

(No. 39)

Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994

(No. 5)

Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 to 2012

Transport Act 1950

(No. 12)

Unfair Dismissals Act 1977

(No. 10)

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007

Universities Act 1997

(No. 24)

Urban Renewal Act 1998

(No. 27)

Valuation Act 2001

(No. 13)

Valuation Acts 2001 and 2006

Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2001

(No. 36)

Waste Management Act 1996

(No. 10)

Water Services Act 2007

(No. 30)

Waterford City Management Act 1939

(No. 25)


Number 1 of 2014


LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 10 November 2017


An Act to make further and better provision in relation to local government and, in particular, to amalgamate Limerick County Council with Limerick City Council, Waterford County Council with Waterford City Council and North Tipperary County Council with South Tipperary County Council, to provide for the position of chief executive in relation to each local authority, to dissolve town councils, to make provision for municipal districts, to assign additional reserved functions to local authority members, to dissolve County Development Boards and City Development Boards and make provision for the establishment of Local Community Development Committees, for planning and oversight of Local and Community Development Programmes, to provide for an increased role for local authorities in economic development and enterprise support, to amend the Local Government Act 1991 and provide for regional assemblies, to enable (subject to certain preconditions) a plebiscite to be held in the administrative areas of the local authorities in the Dublin area in respect of a directly elected mayor for that area and for those and other purposes to amend the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2013, the Local Elections Acts 1974 to 2012and other enactments relating to elections, the Housing Acts 1966 to 2013 and the Planning and Development Act 2000, to amend other Acts in connection with the foregoing matters, to amend section 20 of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority Act 1997 and to provide for related matters.

[27 th January, 2014]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: