Local Government Act, 1991

Civic honours.

48.—(1) A local authority may confer a civic honour on a distinguished person in such manner as it may determine including the admission of the person to the honourary freedom of its functional area and may establish and maintain a roll in which to enter the names of persons so honoured.

(2) The decision of a local authority to confer a civic honour on a person shall be a reserved function.

(3) The repeal by this Act of the Municipal Privileges (Ireland) Act, 1876, shall not have effect as respects any person in relation to whom the power conferred by section 11 of that Act has been exercised.