Local Government Act 2001


Alternative Titles to Cathaoirleach and Leas-Chathaoirleach, etc.

1. A local authority which is a city and county council may by resolution give to the office of its Cathaoirleach or Leas-Chathaoirleach the following titles:

(a) in the Irish language the title of "Méara" or "Leas- Mhéara", respectively, and

(b) in the English language, the title of "Mayor" or "Deputy Mayor", respectively.

2. Where titles are given in accordance with paragraph 1, the holders of the offices shall, as appropriate, be styled, in the Irish language "Méara Cathair agus Chontae....…" and "Leas-Mhéara Cathair agus Chontae....…" followed by the name of the city and county in Irish, and in the English language "Mayor of the City and County of....…" and "Deputy Mayor of the City and County of....…" followed by the name of the city and county in English.

3. A local authority which has by resolution under paragraph 1 given the titles provided in that paragraph may revert by resolution to the titles of Cathaoirleach or Leas-Chathaoirleach provided for in section 31 and which shall be styled in accordance with that section.]




Substituted (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 37(2), S.I. No. 214 of 2014.