Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898

Part II.

District Councils and Guardians.


County districts and district councils.

1 & 2 Vict. c. 56.

55 & 56 Vict. c. 41.

22.(1) All urban sanitary authorities shall be called urban district councils and their districts shall be called urban districts, but nothing in this section shall alter the style or title of the corporation or council of a borough.

(2) For every rural sanitary district there shall be a rural district council, whose district shall be called a rural district.

(3) In this and every other Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the expression “district council” shall include the council of every urban district, whether a county or other borough or not, and of every rural district, and the expression “county district” shall include every urban district, whether a borough or not, which is not a county borough, and every rural district.

(4) A poor law electoral division, that is to say, an electoral division within the meaning of the Poor Relief (Ireland) Acts, 1838 to 1892, shall be called a district electoral division.