Local Government Reform Act 2014


Regulations to remove difficulties

2. (1) Every enactment (including any provision contained in an Act published in a series of local and personal Acts or of private Acts) and every order, regulation, rule, bye law or other instrument or agreement in force immediately before the commencement of a provision of this Act shall, on and after the day of such commencement be read and have effect with such modifications as may be necessary to give effect to this Act or an order or regulations made under it and to have effect in conformity with it.

(2) If, in any respect, any difficulty arises in bringing any provision of this Act into operation or in relation to the operation of any such provision, the Minister may, by regulations, do anything which appears to him or her to be necessary or expedient for removing that difficulty, for bringing that provision into operation or for securing or facilitating its operation, and any such regulations may modify any provision of this Act so far as may be necessary or expedient for carrying such provision into effect for the purposes aforesaid, but no regulations shall be made under this section in relation to any provision of this Act after the expiration of 3 years commencing on the day on which the provision comes into operation.

(3) Where regulations are proposed to be made under this section, a draft of the regulations shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the regulations shall not be made until a resolution approving the draft has been passed by each such House.


Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2015) by Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Assemblies) (Establishment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 573 of 2014), in effect as per art. 3.