Local Government Reform Act 2014

9.

Cesser and amalgamation of certain local government areas

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

(a) the local government area of the county of Limerick and the local government area of the city of Limerick as existing immediately before the 2014 establishment day—

(i) shall cease to exist on that day, and

(ii) the areas so ceasing shall, on that day, be amalgamated to form a single local government area to be known in the Irish language as Cathair agus Contae Luimnigh and in the English language as Limerick City and County,

(b) the local government area of the county of North Tipperary and the local government area of the county of South Tipperary as existing immediately before the 2014 establishment day—

(i) shall cease to exist on that day, and

(ii) the areas so ceasing shall, on that day, be amalgamated to form a single local government area to be known in the Irish language as Contae Thiobraid Árann and in the English language as Tipperary County,

and

(c) the local government area of the county of Waterford and the local government area of the city of Waterford as existing immediately before the 2014 establishment day—

(i) shall cease to exist on that day, and

(ii) the areas so ceasing shall, on that day, be amalgamated to form a single local government area to be known in the Irish language as Cathair agus Contae Phort Láirge and in the English language as Waterford City and County.

(2) Except where otherwise provided for by this Act, a reference, however expressed, in any enactment—

(a) to a county council or a city council (including a reference construed by section 3(2) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Principal Act as a reference to a county council or to a city council, as the case may be) shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to a county council, a city council or a city and county council, and

(b) to a county council and a city council (including a reference so construed) shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to a county council, a city council and a city and county council.

(3) Except where otherwise provided for by this Act, a reference, however expressed, in any enactment—

(a) to the administrative area of a county council or the administrative area of a city council shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to the administrative area of a county council, the administrative area of a city council or the administrative area of a city and county council, and

(b) to the administrative area of a county council and the administrative area of a city council shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to the administrative area of a county council, the administrative area of a city council and the administrative area of a city and county council.