Local Government Act, 2001
Local government areas.
10.—(1) On and from the establishment day and for the purposes of local government, the State has local government areas in accordance with this section.
(2) The State continues to stand divided into local government areas to be known as counties and cities which are the areas set out in Parts 1 and 2, respectively, of Schedule 5.
(3) Within the county in which they are situated and of which they form part, there continue to be such other local government areas as are set out in Schedule 6 which—
(a) in the case of the areas set out in Chapter 1 of Part 1 of that Schedule, shall be known as boroughs, and
(b) in the case of the areas set out in Chapter 2 of Part 1 and Part 2 of that Schedule, shall be known as towns,
and in this Act a reference to a town shall include a reference to a borough.
(4) (a) The boundaries of a county referred to in subsection (2) are the boundaries of the corresponding county as existing immediately before the establishment day and, for that purpose, the corresponding counties to Tipperary North Riding and Tipperary South Riding shall be North Tipperary and South Tipperary, respectively.
(b) The boundaries of a city referred to in subsection (2) are the boundaries of the corresponding county borough as existing immediately before the establishment day.
(c) The boundaries of a town referred to in subsection (3) are the boundaries of the corresponding borough, urban district or town, as the case may be, as existing immediately before the establishment day.
(5) For the purposes of this section, all maps showing such boundaries prepared by the Chief Boundary Surveyor under the Survey (Ireland) Acts, 1825 to 1870, or by the Commissioner of Valuation or otherwise in accordance with law continue to have all such force and effect as they had immediately before the establishment day.
(6) This section is without prejudice to Parts 8 and 17 and section 227 .
(7) This section is without prejudice to the continued use of the description city in relation to Kilkenny, to the extent that that description was used before the establishment day and is not otherwise inconsistent with this Act.