Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1927

Compensation Authorities.

37.—(1) There shall be a compensation authority for every licensing area and such compensation authority shall be the Judge or the deputy or assistant Judge of the Circuit Court who is for the time being exercising jurisdiction in the county or county borough in which is situate the courthouse in which the sittings of the District Court for the transaction of licensing business for the licensing area are for the time being usually held.

(2) The county registrar within whose area of jurisdiction the said court-house for any licensing area is situate shall act as registrar to the compensation authority for such licensing area.

(3) There shall be attached to every compensation authority an assessor who shall advise the compensation authority to which he is attached on any matter relating to the assessment of compensation under this Act which may be referred to him by such compensation authority.

(4) Every assessor to a compensation authority shall be appointed by the Minister and shall be an auctioneer, surveyor, valuer, or other person having experience in the sale or valuation of licensed premises and unless he sooner dies or resigns, shall hold office for five years only from the date of his appointment but shall be eligible for re-appointment.

(5) Every assessor to a compensation authority may be removed from office at any time by the Minister with the concurrence of the compensation authority for misconduct or incapacity.

(6) Every assessor to a compensation authority shall be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas such remuneration, whether by salary or fees, as the Minister shall with the sanction of the Minister for Finance direct.

(7) The same person may be appointed to be assessor of two or more compensation authorities.

(8) No person engaged or concerned in the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor shall be appointed to be assessor to a compensation authority.