Mines and Minerals Act, 1931

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Number 54 of 1931.


MINES AND MINERALS ACT, 1931.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Preliminary.

Section

1.

Definitions.

2.

Amendment of section 13 of the Irish Land Act, 1903, and consequential repeals.

3.

Amendment of section 45 of the Land Act, 1923.

4.

Determination of questions in relation to exclusive mining rights.

5.

State mines and minerals and exclusive state mining rights.

PART II.

The Mining Board.

6.

Establishment of the Mining Board.

7.

Regulations for proceedings before Board.

8.

Powers of Board.

9.

Entry on land by the Board or officers thereof.

10.

Staff of the Board.

PART III.

Leasing of State Mines and Minerals.

11.

Leases by the Minister.

12.

Right of entry by lessees.

13.

Right of entry and experimenting by Minister.

14.

Liability to pay compensation for damage.

15.

Protection of State Lands.

16.

Returns by lessees.

17.

Reports by the Minister.

PART IV.

Grant of Rights in Non-State Mines and Minerals.

18.

Grant of mining rights.

19.

Grant of ancillary rights.

20.

Restrictions on grant of rights.

21.

Applications for rights.

22.

Preliminary consideration of applications and reference to and report by the Board.

23.

Grant of rights.

24.

Several applications in respect of same right.

25.

Revocation of grant of mining rights.

26.

Protection of State lands.

27.

Returns by grantees.

PART V.

Restrictions on Working of Minerals Required for Support.

28.

Application for restrictions on working minerals required for support.

29.

Preliminary consideration of application, reference to and report by the Board.

30.

Grant of restrictions on working minerals required for support.

PART VI.

Provisions Applicable to Parts IV and V.

31.

Fees payable on applications for grants of rights.

32.

Right of audience at certain inquiries.

33.

Payment of compensation as condition of grant.

34.

Grants to tenants for life and trustees.

35.

Effect of grant of right.

36.

Costs and expenses of the Board in relation to inquiries.

37.

Costs of parties at inquiries by the Board.

PART VII.

Assessment of Compensation.

38.

Definition in relation to Part VII.

39.

Method of fixing compensation.

40.

Provisions in relation to fixing of compensation under Parts III and IV by agreement.

41.

Award of compensation by the Board.

42.

Other provisions in relation to awards.

43.

Fees payable on applications to assess compensation.

44.

Costs and expenses incurred by the Board in assessing compensation.

45.

Right of audience before the Board.

46.

Costs of parties in proceedings in relation to awards.

47.

Basis of compensation under Parts IV and V.

48.

Payment into court of compensation.

49.

Finality of award and statement of special cases.

PART VIII.

Miscellaneous and General.

50.

Facilities to the Minister and his officers.

51.

Additional rights of inspectors.

52.

Fencing of abandoned mines.

53.

Partial repeal of Mining Industry Act, 1920.

54.

Regulations.

55.

Expenses.

56.

Short title.


Acts Referred to

Land Act, 1923

No. 42 of 1923

Acquisition of Land (Reference Committee) Act, 1925

No. 22 of 1925

State Lands Act, 1924

No. 45 of 1924

State Lands (Workhouses) Act, 1930

No. 9 of 1930

National Monuments Act, 1930

No. 2 of 1930

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Number 54 of 1931.


MINES AND MINERALS ACT, 1931.


AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A BOARD TO PERFORM FUNCTIONS IN RELATION TO MINES AND MINERALS, TO AUTHORISE THE MAKING OF LEASES OF MINES AND MINERALS BELONGING TO OR VESTED IN SAORST?T ÉIREANN, TO MAKE PROVISION FOR FACILITATING THE WORKING OF OTHER MINES AND MINERALS AND FOR IMPOSING RESTRICTIONS ON THE WORKING OF MINERALS REQUIRED FOR THE SUPPORT OF BUILDINGS AND WORKS, TO AMEND THE LAW WITH RESPECT TO MINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES INCIDENTAL TO THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [22nd December, 1931.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORST?T EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—