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7 1985

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (REORGANISATION) ACT, 1985

PART I

Preliminary and General

Short title, collective citations, construction and commencement.

1. —(1) This Act may be cited as the Local Government (Reorganisation) Act, 1985.

(2) The Local Government Acts, 1925 to 1983, and this Act may be cited together as the Local Government Acts, 1925 to 1985.

(3) The Local Government (Dublin) Acts, 1930 to 1971, and Part III of this Act may be cited together as the Local Government (Dublin) Acts, 1930 to 1985.

(4) The County Management Acts, 1940 to 1972, and section 7 of this Act may be cited together as the County Management Acts, 1940 to 1985.

(5) Part IV of this Act and the Local Government Acts, 1925 to 1983, shall be construed together as one Act.

(6) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister may fix by order, either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions of this Act.

Interpretation.

2. —(1) In this Act—

functions”, except where the context otherwise requires, includes powers and duties;

the Minister” means the Minister for the Environment.

(2) A reference in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended or adapted by any subsequent enactment.

Orders and regulations generally.

3. —(1) Every order or regulation made by the Minister under this Act, other than under section 5 , 7 (7), 8 or 24 , shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made, and if either such House shall, within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after such order is laid before it, pass a resolution annulling such order or regulation, such order or regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

(2) Where it is proposed to make an order under section 8 or 24 of this Act, a draft thereof shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House.

(3) (a) Subject to paragraph (b) of this subsection, the Minister may by order amend or revoke an order made under this Act (including an order made under this subsection).

(b) In case it is proposed to make an order under this subsection amending (whether expressly or otherwise) or revoking an order under section 8 or 24 of this Act, subsection (2) of this section shall apply as regards the proposal as it applied to the proposal to make the order to which the order proposed to be made under this subsection relates.