Garda Síochána (Acquisition of Sites and Retention of Premises) Act, 1948

Compulsory acquisition of land by the Commissioners.

2.—(1) Where the Commissioners consider it proper to acquire compulsorily any land as a site for a Garda Síochána station or for a house for a member of the Garda Síochána, the Commissioners may, with the consent of the Minister and of the Minister for Finance, by order declare their intention so to acquire the land, and every such order shall operate to confer on the Commissioners power to acquire compulsorily the land mentioned therein under and in accordance with this section.

(2) Before making an order under this section, the Commissioners—

(a) shall deposit and keep open for inspection at some suitable place (public notice of which shall be given) such plans, specifications and other documents as will show fully and clearly the land intended to be acquired, and

(b) shall give notice, in such manner as they consider best adapted for informing persons likely to be affected by the order, of their intention to consider the making thereof and of the manner in which representations and objections in respect of the order may be made.

(3) An order under this section may incorporate, with such modifications as the Commissioners think proper, any of the provisions of—

(a) the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919, and

(b) the Lands Clauses Acts so far as they are not inconsistent with the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919.