Dublin Reconstruction (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1924

Interpretation and general.

13.—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—the expression “High Court” includes, until Part I. of the Courts of Justice Act, 1924, comes into operation, the High Court for the time being functioning in Saorstát Eireann;

the expression “recent disturbances” means the conflict which took place within the City of Dublin during the year 1922 between the armed forces of the Provisional Government of Ireland and persons offering armed resistance to such forces and includes every act incidental to the said conflict;

the expression “Minister” means the Minister for Local Government and Public Health;

the expression “prescribed” means prescribed by the Minister;

the expression “site” includes buildings and other structures on in, or under the surface; and

the expression “buildings” includes houses.

(2) Article 32 of the Schedule to the Local Government (Application of Enactments) Order, 1898, so far as it relates to local inquiries shall apply for the purposes of this Act as it applies for the purposes of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 .

(3) It is hereby declared that nothing in this Act affects any land, estate, interest, or right the property of Saorstát Eireann, or vested in any public officer or body in trust for the public service or public purposes.