Liffey Reservoir Act, 1936

Power of the Corporation to take possession of land before conveyance.

19.—(1) At any time after the confirmation of a provisional order for the purposes of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878 , as applied by this Act, the Corporation may before conveyance or ascertainment of price or compensation (but subject to giving not less than one month's or, in the case of an occupied dwelling house, three months' notice in writing to the occupier of the land or the owner of the right) enter on and take possession of any land or exercise any right which they are authorised by such provisional order to acquire compulsorily.

(2) Whenever the Corporation under this section enters on and takes possession of any land or exercises any right before payment of the price or compensation, the Corporation shall pay to the occupier of such land or the owner of such right (as the case may be) interest on the amount for the time being unpaid or not advanced of such price or compensation at the rate of four pounds per cent. per annum from the date of such entry and taking possession or of such exercise (as the case may be) to the date of the conveyance of such land or right to the Corporation.