S.I. No. 321/1973 - Electricity (Restriction of Consumption) (Amendment) Order, 1973.

S.I. No. 321 of 1973.


I, PETER BARRY, Minister for Transport and Power, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by Section 3 of the Fuels (Control of Supplies) Act, 1971 (No. 3 of 1971) hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Electricity (Restriction of Consumption) (Amendment) Order, 1973.

2. This Order shall come into operation on the 30th day of November, 1973.

3. In this Order "the Principal Order" means the Electricity (Restriction of Consumption) Order, 1973.

4. The Electricity (Restriction of Consumption) Order, 1973 is hereby amended by the substitution for Paragraph 4 of the following paragraph:

"4. (1) The supply and distribution of electricity, and the use of electricity by a consumer, for any of the following purposes is hereby prohibited—

( a ) advertising or display,

( b ) illumination of a shop window,

( c ) floodlighting,

( d ) any other purpose which, in the opinion of the Minister, is non-essential.

(2) The prohibition imposed by subparagraph (1) of this paragraph shall not apply to—

( a ) advertising on radio or television,

( b ) a traffic sign or a sign indicating a hospital, fire station, Garda Station or doctor's or chemist's premises,

( c ) floodlighting in a railway yard, road transport depot, dock, airport, greyhound racing track or petroleum depot other than a retail depot,

( d ) any apparatus which is sensitive to a change in temperature or humidity and which would be likely to be damaged by the application to the apparatus of the prohibition,

( e ) such other activities as the Minister may authorise from time to time".

GIVEN under my Official Seal this 30th day of November, 1973.


Minister for Transport and Power.


The purpose of the amending Order is to exempt greyhound racing tracks and petroleum depots other than retail depots from the scope of the Order and to allow the Minister to exempt other activities as he may authorise.