Local Government Act 2001
74.—(1) (a) A local authority may confer a civic honour on a distinguished person in such manner as it may determine, including the admission of the person to the honorary freedom of its administrative area, and may establish and maintain a roll or other record in which to enter the names of persons so honoured.
(b) The Cathaoirleach may, without prejudice to paragraph (a), propose a person for a civic honour under this section.
(2) Any roll or other record of civic honour established and maintained by a local authority before the commencement of this section shall continue as if established and maintained under this section.
(3) A decision of a local authority to confer a civic honour on a person is a reserved function.
(4) The repeal by this Act of section 48(3) of the Local Government Act, 1991, shall not have effect as respects any person to whom that section applies.