Local Government Act, 1925



Membership of county councils.

57.—(1) Sub-section (1) of section 3 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 , shall cease to have effect from and after the election of county councillors held next after the passing of this Act.

(2) At any triennial election of members of a county council held after the passing of this Act, the number of members to be elected to the county council shall be increased by a number equal to twice the number of rural districts in existence in such county on the appointed day.

(3) No person shall be qualified to be elected a member of a county council for a county electoral area unless he is either—

(a) registered as a local government elector in so much of the register of local government electors as relates to such county electoral area, or

(b) the owner of property held by freehold, leasehold, or other tenure within such county electoral area.