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Electoral Act, 1963

Electoral areas in certain county and other boroughs.

87.(1) The following subsection is hereby substituted for subsection (2) of section 7 of the Limerick City Management Act, 1934 :

“(2) (a) Unless and until an order under this subsection comes into force, there shall be one electoral area consisting of the area of the city and the first four members of the Council elected at a city election shall be aldermen.

(b) The Minister may by order—

(i) make a division of the city into electoral areas, and

(ii) fix for each electoral area the number of members of the council to be elected therefor and the number of those members who are to be aldermen.

(c) The Minister may make an order under this subsection whenever and so often as he thinks proper.

(d) The division of the city into electoral areas made by an order under this subsection shall (without prejudice to any subsequent such order) have effect for the purpose of the election of members of the Council held next after the order is made and thereafter.

(e) The number of members to be elected, at every election of members of the Council held after the making of an order under this subsection, for each electoral area specified in the order shall (without prejudice to any subsequent such order) be the number assigned by the order to that electoral area.

(f) Those members of the Council who are not aldermen shall be councillors.

(g) Every order under this subsection shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as conveniently may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next seven days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.”

(2) The following section is hereby substituted for section 6 of the Waterford City Management Act, 1939 :

“6. (1) Unless and until an order under this section comes into force, there shall be one electoral area consisting of the area of the city and the first five members of the Council elected shall be aldermen.

(2) The Minister may by order—

(a) make a division of the city into electoral areas, and

(b) fix for each electoral area the number of members of the Council to be elected therefor and the number of those members who are to be aldermen.

(3) The Minister may make an order under this section whenever and so often as he thinks proper.

(4) The division of the city into electoral areas made by an order under this section shall (without prejudice to any subsequent such order) have effect for the purpose of the election of members of the Council held next after the order is made and thereafter.

(5) The number of members to be elected, at every election of members of the Council held after the making of an order under this section, for each electoral area specified in the order shall (without prejudice to any subsequent such order) be the number assigned by the order to that electoral area.

(6) Those members of the Council who are not aldermen shall be councillors.

(7) Every order under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as conveniently may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passedby either such House within the next seven days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.”

(3) The following section is hereby substituted for section 4 of the Cork City Management (Amendment) Act, 1941 :

“4. (1) Unless and until an order under this section comes into force, there shall be one electoral area consisting of the area of the Borough and the first six members of the Council elected shall be aldermen.

(2) The Minister may by order—

(a) make a division of the Borough into electoral areas, and

(b) fix for each electoral area the number of members of the Council to be elected therefor and the number of those members who are to be aldermen.

(3) The Minister may make an order under this section whenever and so often as he thinks proper.

(4) The division of the Borough into electoral areas made by an order under this section shall (without prejudice to any subsequent such order) have effect for the purpose of the election of members of the Council held next after the order is made and thereafter.

(5) The number of members to be elected, at every election of members of the Council held after the making of an order under this section, for each electoral area specified in the order shall (without prejudice to any subsequent such order) be the number assigned by the order to that electoral area.

(6) Those members of the Council who are not aldermen shall be councillors.

(7) Every order under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as conveniently may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next seven days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.”

(4) (a) Subsection (1) of section 35 of the Local Government Act, 1941 , is hereby amended by the substitution of “but does include, notwithstanding section 43 of the Local Government (Dublin) Act, 1930 , the borough of Dún Laoghaire, and notwithstanding section 16 of the Local Government (Galway) Act, 1937 ,” for “or the Borough of Dún Laoghaire or”.

(b) Subsection (2) of section 35 of the Local Government Act, 1941 , is hereby amended by the insertion at the end of the subsection of “and the number of those members who are to be aldermen”.

(c) Where an order is made under subsection (2) of section 35 of the Local Government Act, 1941 , in relation to the borough of Galway, section 15 of the Local Government (Galway) Act, 1937 , shall, after the next election of members of the corporation of the borough, have effect subject to the substitution therein of “those who are not aldermen” for “four shall be aldermen and eight”.