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Local Government Act, 1925

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Number 5 of 1925.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1925.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PRELIMINARY.

Section

1.

Definitions.

2.

Application to County and City of Dublin.

PART I.

ABOLITION OF RURAL DISTRICT COUNCILS.

3.

Abolition of rural district councils.

4.

Continuance of pending actions and contracts.

5.

Public bodies elected by rural district councils.

6.

Periodical payments by rural district councils.

7.

Poor law guardians to be elected where no county scheme.

8.

Rural district councils before the appointed day.

PART II.

PUBLIC HEALTH.

9.

County to be one rural sanitary district except in certain cases.

10.

Duties of county councils as sanitary authorities to be performed by boards of health.

11.

Borrowing powers of county councils.

12.

Incorporation of boards of health and regulation of their proceedings.

13.

Appointment of committees of boards of health.

14.

Finance of boards of health.

15.

Committees of county councils to be abolished.

16.

Application of adoptive Acts in portions of county health districts.

17.

Adoptive acts to apply throughout Saorstát Eireann.

18.

Duties of the Minister in relation to health.

19.

Consultative councils.

20.

Tents and vans used for human habitation.

21.

County medical officers of health.

22.

One sanitary officer to be a veterinary surgeon.

23.

Amendment of the Public Health (Regulations as to Food) Act, 1907.

PART III.

ROADS.

24.

Maintenance and construction of roads.

25.

Certain roads may be declared to be public roads.

26.

Abandonment of roads.

27.

Expenses of maintenance, etc., of roads.

28.

Power to revoke orders declaring main roads.

29.

Closing roads temporarily.

30.

Provisions as to borrowing.

31.

Bridges (Ireland) Acts, 1813-1875.

32.

Power to dig for road materials and make drains.

33.

Buildings and structures obstructing view on roads.

34.

Hedges and trees prejudicial to roads.

35.

Petrol pumps on roads.

36.

Regulations in regard to roads.

37.

Validation of certain direct labour schemes.

38.

Duration of direct labour schemes.

39.

Recovery of penalties under Roads Act, 1920.

40.

Speed of vehicles on highways.

41.

Amendment of Section 8 of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909.

PART IV.

SUPERANNUATION, ETC.

42.

Definitions.

43.

Rights of existing officers.

44.

Compensation to be granted for loss of office.

45.

Existing” officers within the meaning of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898.

46.

Bonus on cost of living.

47.

Contributions by local bodies under which an officer has held office other than the local body granting compensation.

48.

Offices not under a local authority, which may be held by pensionable officers.

49.

Employment of pensioners of local bodies by other local bodies.

50.

Payment of allowances and gratuities.

51.

Officers of local bodies appointed to civil service.

52.

Prohibition of alienation of pensions.

53.

Superannuation of employees.

54.

Consent of Minister required to grant of allowances to certain asylum employees.

55.

Officers of abolished committees of county infirmaries and county fever hospitals.

56.

Compensation for loss of emoluments on transfer of duties.

PART V.

MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL.

57.

Membership of county councils.

58.

Appointment of committees of county councils.

59.

Amendment of the Public Health and Local Government Conferences Act, 1885.

60.

Disqualification of members of local authorities.

61.

Responsibilities of members and officers of local authorities.

62.

Non-payment of surcharges.

63.

Payment of travelling expenses to members of certain local authorities.

64.

Meeting of local authorities abandoned for want of quorum.

65.

Libraries.

66.

Library authority may provide lectures, etc., in schools.

67.

Advertisement of health and pleasure resorts.

68.

Acquisition of land by local authorities.

69.

Rating of new buildings.

70.

Member of local authority may not be employed by that or another local authority.

71.

Officers of local authorities to make declaration on appointment or increase of remuneration.

72.

Power to dissolve a local authority.

73.

Delegation of powers.

74.

Power to add urban districts to county health districts.

75.

Amendment of section 60 of the Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1854.

76.

Amendment of National Insurance Act, 1911.

77.

Amendment of section 9 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898.

78.

Subscription by county council to funds of general council.

79.

Lunatic Asylums to be styled "mental hospitals".

80.

Salary of surgeon to county infirmary.

81.

Provisions in relation to transferred powers and duties.

82.

Transfer of officers.

83.

Relinquishment of office.

84.

Collection and expenditure of current rates.

85.

Amendment of Local Elections Postponement Acts, 1922 to 1924.

86.

Powers of Minister.

87.

Repeals.

88.

Short title and construction.

FIRST SCHEDULE

SECOND SCHEDULE

THIRD SCHEDULE

FOURTH SCHEDULE

FIFTH SCHEDULE

SIXTH SCHEDULE

SEVENTH SCHEDULE


Acts Referred to

Local Government (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923

No. 9 of 1923

Electoral Act, 1923

No. 12 of 1923

Juries (Amendment) Act, 1924

No. 18 of 1924

Local Elections Postponement (Amendment) Act, 1924

No. 39 of 1924

Local Elections Postponement Act, 1922

No. 4 of 1922

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Number 5 of 1925.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1925.


AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES CONNECTED THEREWITH. [26th March, 1925.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORSTÁT EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—

PRELIMINARY.