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17 1961



Preliminary and General.

Short title and commencement.

1. —(1) This Act may be cited as the Charities Act, 1961.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of July, 1961.


2. —In this Act—

the Board” means the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests for Ireland;

charitable gift” means a gift for charitable purposes;

fund” includes any interest, present or future, in any stock, shares, annuities or other securities or choses in action, and also includes money;

gift” means a donation, devise or bequest;

the Secretary” means the Secretary of the Board;

references to the trustee of a charity shall be construed as including references to a person acting in the administration or management of a charity;

will” includes codicil.


3. —All expenses incurred by the Board in the administration of this Act and not otherwise provided for shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.


4. —(1) The enactments mentioned in the Schedule are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column.

(2) Every scheme or order made, notice, decision, opinion or advice given or thing done by the Board under a repealed enactment shall remain valid notwithstanding such repeal as if made, given or done under this Act.

(3) Subsection (2) is without prejudice to section 21 of the Interpretation Act, 1937.