Local Government Act, 1998

Appointment of local authority officers and employees.

11.—(1) Section 2 of the Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act, 1926 , is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) (a) In this Act the expression ‘office to which this Act applies’ means every office and employment under a local authority which the Minister shall from time to time, with the concurrence of the Commissioners, declare by order to be an office to which this Act applies.

(b) The Minister may, with the concurrence of the Commissioners, by order amend or revoke an order under this subsection (including an order under this paragraph).

(c) Every order under this subsection shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the order has been laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.”.

(2) Section 4 of the Local Authorities (Officers and Employees)(Amendment) Act, 1940 , shall cease to have effect.