Local Government Act 2001

Exercise of functions by commissioners.


219.—(1) (a) Subject to subsection (3), during the removal period every function which is a reserved function of such local authority or a function to be exercised by the Cathaoirleach shall be exercised or performed by the commissioner or commissioners for such local authority.

(b) References in paragraph (a) to functions includes every permissive power to appoint a committee.

(2) During the removal period any enactment restricting the membership of a committee in whole or in part to members of the local authority concerned shall stand suspended.

(3) No commissioner or commissioners shall by virtue of being a commissioner or commissioners—

(a) nominate a candidate for election to the office of President,

(b) make nominations or vote in elections for Seanad Éireann,

(c) apply for an alteration of the number of members of the local authority under section 22, or

(d) exercise such other functions of a local authority as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Minister.