Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1980
Application of Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978, to certain public authorities.
70.—A person who, but for section 4 of the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act, 1978, or section 16 (2) (d) or 16 (2) (e) of that Act, would be entitled to acquire the fee simple of a dwelling-house shall, notwithstanding those provisions, be entitled to acquire that fee simple save where—
(a) in a case to which section 4 of that Act applies—the appropriate State authority, or
(b) in a case to which section 16 (2) (d) or 16 (2) (e) of that Act applies—the Minister for Transport,
is satisfied that such acquisition would not be in the public interest and so certifies.
Appropriate State authority for purposes of section prescribed (2.12.1999) by British-Irish Agreement Act 1999 (1/1999), s. 53(b), S.I. No. 337 of 1999.