Local Government Act, 2001

Chapter 3

Direct Election

Application of Chapter 3.

39.—(1) This Chapter shall apply to county councils and city councils and shall come into operation and have effect for the purposes of direct elections under section 40 in the year 2004 and from then on.

(2) Notwithstanding section 36 (4) a person holding office as Cathaoirleach immediately prior to the local elections in the year 2004 shall cease to hold that office on ceasing to hold office as a member of the local authority concerned.