Local Government Act 2001

Exercise of functions by commissioners.

219

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.