Local Government Act, 1941

District electoral divisions.

81.—(1) For the purposes incidental to parliamentary and local elections and for convenience in local administration, the area of every county and county borough shall be divided into areas to be known as district electoral divisions.

(2) The areas which immediately before the commencement of this section are district electoral divisions by virtue of sub-section (4) of section 22 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 , shall, upon and after such commencement but subject to such orders as may from time to time be made under this section, be district electoral divisions for the purposes of this section and every reference in any enactment (whether in force immediately before the commencement of this section or coming into force at the same time as such commencement or any subsequent time) to a district electoral division shall be construed and have effect accordingly.

(3) The Minister may by order alter the division of a county into district electoral divisions in such manner as he thinks fit,