Local Government Reform Act 2014

16.

Provisions relating to management of amalgamated local government areas

16. (1) On the 2014 establishment day there shall stand established an office of chief executive in respect of each of the local government areas established by section 9 .

(2) Any person who, immediately before the 2014 establishment day, held in a permanent capacity the office of manager for Limerick County and Limerick City shall, if willing, stand appointed to the office of chief executive for Limerick City and County and shall accordingly—

(a) be a chief executive for the purposes of the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2014 to which Chapter 2 of Part 14 of the Principal Act relates, and

(b) pursuant to section 144(1) (as amended by this Act) of the Principal Act be known as the Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council.

(3) Any person who, immediately before the 2014 establishment day, held in a permanent capacity the office of manager for North Tipperary County and South Tipperary County shall, if willing, stand appointed to the office of chief executive for Tipperary County and shall accordingly—

(a) be a chief executive for the purposes of the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2014 to which Chapter 2 of Part 14 of the Principal Act relates, and

(b) pursuant to section 144(1) (as amended by this Act) of the Principal Act be known as the Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council.

(4) Any person who, immediately before the 2014 establishment day, held in a permanent capacity the office of manager for Waterford County and Waterford City shall, if willing, stand appointed to the office of chief executive for Waterford City and County and shall accordingly—

(a) be a chief executive for the purposes of the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2014 to which Chapter 2 of Part 14 of the Principal Act relates, and

(b) pursuant to section 144(1) (as amended by this Act) of the Principal Act be known as the Chief Executive of Waterford City and County Council.

(5) On the 2014 establishment day each of the following shall be abolished and cease to exist:

(a) the office of manager for Limerick County and Limerick City and the office of manager for North Tipperary County and South Tipperary County created by paragraphs (a) and (b), respectively, of section 144(1A) (inserted by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012) of the Principal Act, and

(b) the office of manager for Waterford County and Waterford City created by section 144(1A)(c) (inserted by the Electoral, Local Government and Planning and Development Act 2013) of the Principal Act.