Local Government Reform Act 2014

PART 13

Local Government Fund and Irish Water

79.

Amendment of section 6 of Local Government Act 1998

79. Section 6 of the Local Government Act 1998 is amended—

(a) in subsection (2C) (inserted by section 7 of the Motor Vehicle (Duties and Licences) Act 2013) by substituting the following for paragraph (a):

“(a) Subject to paragraphs (b) and (c) the Minister may, on or before 31 December 2014, pursuant to a request from the Minister for Finance, make one, or more than one, payment from the Fund in the amount requested by the Minister for Finance.”,

(b) in subsection (2C) (as so inserted) by substituting the following for paragraph (c):

“(c) The total amount of all payments made under paragraph (a) shall not exceed €600 million.”,

(c) by inserting the following after subsection (2C):

“(2CA) The Minister may make payments out of the Fund to Irish Water in respect of water services functions transferred from local authorities to Irish Water.”,

and

(d) by substituting the following for subsection (3):

“(3) The Minister shall cause to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas a copy of the determination under subsection (2) as soon as may be after the determination is made.”.