Minerals Development Act, 1940

Applications for compensation for State acquired minerals.

61.—(1) As soon as may be after the expiration of a period of two months or such later period (not exceeding altogether twelve months) as the Minister may in any particular case allow from the date of publication in the Iris Oifigiúil of any minerals acquisition order, the Minister shall, in default of agreement, apply to the Board to determine the amount of compensation payable by him for the State acquired minerals acquired by such order.

(2) Every application to the Board by the Minister in respect of compensation for State acquired minerals under this section, shall be accompanied by the following documents, that is to say:—

(a) sufficient copies of the relevant minerals acquisition order;

(b) a statement containing particulars of any claims for such compensation lodged with the Minister under Part III of this Act;

(c) if any correspondence has occurred between the Minister and any claimant to such compensation in regard to the amount thereof, copies of such correspondence.

(3) Every application to determine the amount of compensation for State acquired minerals shall be heard by the Board sitting in public and, unless the Board otherwise directs, not more than one expert witness shall be allowed on behalf of each party appearing before the Board.