Local Elections Act, 1948

Provisions in case of new town commissioners.

4.—Where the Minister by order under this section directs that the first election under section 21 of the Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1854 , of the commissioners of a town shall be held on a day in 1948 or 1949 specified in the order, the following provisions shall have effect notwithstanding anything contained in this or any other Act:

(a) the election shall be held on the day so specified,

(b) the election shall be deemed to be a triennial election,

(c) it shall not be necessary for the Minister, unless he so thinks fit, to appoint, under subsection (1) of section 2 of this Act, a day for the holding of an election of such commissioners,

(d) unless the Minister so appoints a day, the first election shall be deemed, for the purposes of determining the times for the holding of subsequent triennial elections, to be held in the local election year.