Local Government Reform Act 2014

22.

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

22. (1) Except where otherwise provided for by the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2014 in respect of a municipal district or the municipal district members, the Minister may by regulations apply, with or without modification, to municipal districts or to municipal district members (either generally or to a class or classes of such districts as may be prescribed) provisions of the Principal Act relating to a local authority or the council of a local authority in so far as those provisions deal with—

(a) subject to section 21(3) of the Principal Act, the proportion of the total number of members of a local authority necessary in relation to the doing of any particular act,

(b) alternative titles to those of Cathaoirleach or Leas-Chathaoirleach of a local authority,

(c) the resignation of the Cathaoirleach or Leas-Chathaoirleach of a local authority,

(d) removal of Cathaoirleach or Leas-Chathaoirleach of a local authority from office,

(e) the annual election of Cathaoirleach or Leas-Chathaoirleach of a local authority,

(f) any other matter relating to the Cathaoirleach and Leas-Chathaoirleach of a local authority, but not including matters to which subsections (2), (8) and (11) of section 31 of the Principal Act relate,

(g) meetings and proceedings of local authorities (including suspension of members) or the attendance of the public and representatives of the media (within the meaning of section 45 of the Principal Act) at such meetings,

(h) the appointment and dissolution of committees of local authorities,

(i) the establishment of one or more than one committee under subsection (1) (a) of section 51 to consider matters connected with the functions of a local authority and the application, in so far as they relate to that subsection, of subsections (3)to (6) of that section,

(j) the making of regulations relating to committees of a local authority, but not including matters to which paragraphs (a) and (d) of section 54(1) relate,

(k) the making of a decision under section 64(3) in relation to the representation of the views of the local community,

(l) the making of arrangements under section 127(2) (f) for attendance and raising of issues by interested persons at meetings,

(m) determining under section 130 the policy of the elected council,

(n) the furnishing of information to the elected council of a local authority under section 136 of the Principal Act,

(o) the making of regulations under section 142 relating to members expenses and remuneration, other than paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of subsection (1), and subsections (2) (b), (4) (i), (5) and (7), of that section,

(p) the payment of an allowance for reasonable expenses of a Cathaoirleach and Leas-Chathaoirleach of a local authority under section 143 of the Principal Act,

(q) attendance of chief executive at local authority meetings under section 152 of the Principal Act,

(r) provisions of Part 15 (ethical framework) of the Principal Act relating to beneficial interests, including disclosure by member of local authority of pecuniary or other beneficial interests under section 177 of that Act.

(2) Subsection (1) is without prejudice to section 4 .

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.2014) by Local Government (Application of Certain Provisions of the Local Government Act 2001 to Municipal District Members) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 230 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 3.