Local Government Reform Act 2014

13.

Establishment of local authorities for certain local government areas

13. (1) On and from the 2014 establishment day and for the purposes of local government—

(a) a local authority, to be known as Limerick City and County Council, shall stand established which shall—

(i) be the successor authority to the dissolved local authorities of Limerick County Council and Limerick City Council, and

(ii) be the local authority for the local government area of Limerick City and County,

(b) a local authority, to be known as Waterford City and County Council, shall stand established which shall—

(i) be the successor authority to the dissolved local authorities of Waterford County Council and Waterford City Council, and

(ii) be the local authority for the local government area of Waterford City and County,

and

(c) a local authority, to be known as Tipperary County Council, shall stand established which shall—

(i) be the successor authority to the dissolved local authorities of North Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary County Council, and

(ii) be the local authority for the local government area of Tipperary County.

(2) Each local authority established by paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection (1) shall have, in so far as is consistent with this Act or any regulations made under it, the functions which are for the time being vested by law in the councils of counties and of cities generally and, in respect of each dissolved authority to which section 17 relates, such other functions as were immediately prior to the 2014 establishment day vested by law in the dissolved authority that the local authority concerned is the successor authority. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing—

(a) the law which for the time being applies generally in respect of the councils of counties and of cities, and

(b) the law which immediately prior to the 2014 establishment day applied in particular in respect of the dissolved authorities that relate to a local authority so established,

shall, in so far as is consistent with this Act or any regulations made under it, apply to the local authority.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), where town councils within an area to which paragraph (b) or (c) of subsection (1) relates are dissolved on a date that does not have effect until after the day appointed as the 2014 establishment day, then subsection (2) shall have effect as if the day so appointed occurred after the date on which the town councils were dissolved.

(4) Without prejudice to section 27(2) , each local authority established by subsection (1) shall, as soon as may be after such establishment, provide itself with a seal.