Residential Tenancies Act 2004

Committees of Board.

157

157.—(1) The Board may establish committees consisting F280 [ , subject to subsections (2A) and (2B) (inserted by section 68 of the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015), ] in whole or in part of persons who are members of the Board—

( a) to assist and advise the Board on matters relating to any of its functions or on such matters as the Board may from time to time determine, or

( b) to perform such functions of the Board as may be delegated by it from time to time.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Board shall establish a committee which shall be known and is in this Act referred to as the “Dispute Resolution Committee”.

F280 [ (2A) Subject to subsection (2B) , a member of the Board shall not be eligible for appointment to the Dispute Resolution Committee.

(2B) Notwithstanding subsection (2A) , the member of the Board who is appointed under section 155 as chairperson of the Board, shall be the chairperson, and member, of the Dispute Resolution Committee for the period for which he or she is appointed as chairperson of the Board. ]

(3) The Board, when appointing a member of a committee, shall—

( a) have regard to the range of qualifications and experience necessary for the proper and effective discharge of the functions of the committee,

( b) have regard to the desirability of such balance between the numbers of each sex on the committee as is appropriate and determined from time to time,

( c) fix the member's period of membership (which, in the case of a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee, shall not be less than a period of 3 years),

( d) fix the terms of his or her membership.

(4) The members of a committee may be paid by the Board such fees as the Board may determine, subject to the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance.

Annotations

Amendments:

F280

Inserted (1.03.2016) by Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 (42/2015), s. 68, S.I. No. 119 of 2016.

Modifications (not altering text):

C66

Functions transferred and references to “Department of Finance” and “Minister for Finance” construed (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3, 5 and sch. 1 part 2, in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 6-9.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of —

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) the statutory instruments specified in Schedule 2,

are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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5. References to the Minister for Finance contained in any Act or instrument under an Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Order shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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Schedule 1

Enactments

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Part 2

1922 to 2011 Enactments

Number and Year

Short Title

Provision

(1)

(2)

(3)

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No. 27 of 2004

Residential Tenancies Act 2004

Sections 151(3)(c), 157(4), 164(5) and 174

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