Local Government Reform Act 2014

20.

Local electoral areas and municipal districts

20. (1) Section 23 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by substituting the following for subsection (1):

“(1) Subject to and without prejudice to Part V of the Local Government Act 1991 (as amended by the Local Government Act 1994), the Minister may by order—

(a) divide each county, city or city and county referred to in section 10(2) into local electoral areas,

(b) fix the number of members to be elected for each local electoral area, and

(c) determine the municipal districts within a county or a city and county for the purposes of section 22A, each of which shall consist of one or more than one local electoral area.

(1A) Subsection (1) (c) does not apply in respect of the counties of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin.”,

(b) by substituting the following for subsection (3):

“(3) Where, on the commencement of this provision, an order is in force dividing a local government area referred to in section 10(2) into local electoral areas or fixing the number of members for each local electoral area, the order shall continue in force in relation to that area and be deemed to be an order under this section and may be amended or revoked accordingly.”,

(c) in subsection (4) by substituting “any local electoral area in a local government area referred to in section 10(2)” for “any local electoral area in a county, city or town”, and

(d) by deleting subsections (6) to (8).

(2) Part 1 (which relates to Acts repealed) of Schedule 3 to the Principal Act is amended in column 3, opposite the reference in column 2 to the “Local Government Act, 1991”, by inserting “(other than Part V)” after “Parts II to VI”.

(3) Section 32(2) of the Local Government Act 1991 (as amended by the Local Government Act 1994), is amended by substituting “section 23 (as amended by the Local Government Reform Act 2014) of the Local Government Act 2001” for “ section 24 of the Local Government Act, 1994”.