National Monuments Act, 1930

The National Monuments Advisory Council.

21.—(1) The Minister shall establish by order an advisory council to be called and known as the National Monuments Advisory Council (in this Act referred to as the Advisory Council) for giving advice and assistance to the Commissioners on any matter arising on or relating to the carrying into execution of the provisions of this Act or any other matter affecting national monuments and the protection and preservation thereof.

(2) The Advisory Council shall consist of the Keeper of Irish Antiquities in the National Museum and an officer of the Commissioners nominated for the purpose from time to time by the Minister as ex-officio members and of such number of other persons (including representatives of the following bodies, namely, the Royal Irish Academy, the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, and the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) as nominated members as the Minister shall nominate to be members thereof.

(3) Every nominated member of the Advisory Council shall, unless the previously dies or resigns, retain his membership for three years only from the date of his nomination but shall be eligible for re-nomination.

(4) The Advisory Council shall meet whenever summoned by the Commissioners and also on such other occasions as the Council may from time to time determine.

(5) The Advisory Council may make representations to the Commissioners with respect to any matter relating to national monuments and shall give to the Commissioners, if requested by them so to do, their advice with regard to any question relating to such monuments.

(6) Payments may be made by the Minister out of moneys to be provided by the Oireachtas to members of the Advisory Council and committees thereof to such amounts as the Minister may consider just in respect of the repayment of travelling expenses and payment of subsistence allowance.