Local Government (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923


21.—In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:—

The expression “Local Authority” includes a county council county borough council, urban district council, rural district council, board of guardians, the town commissioners of any town, and any other public body which may be established by any County Scheme to perform any of the functions of the above-named bodies, and any committee or joint committee of any of the said authorities.

The word “Minister” means—

(i) as respects any act, matter or thing done or not done before the passing of this Act, any one of the persons following, that is to say:—

(a) the Minister for Local Government;

(b) the Minister for Local Government of the late Provisional Government of Ireland;

(c) the person who before the establishment of the Provisional Government aforesaid was for the time being exercising the functions of the Minister for Local Government under the authority of Dáil Eireann.

and (ii) as respects any act, matter or thing to be done after the passing of this Act, the Minister for Local Government.

The word “County” includes County Borough, and the expression “County Council” includes County Borough Council.

The word “enactment” includes orders, rules and regulations and local acts as well as public and general acts.

The expression “existing enactments” means enactments in force in Saorstát Eireann at the date of the passing of this Act.