National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1954

Publication of lists of national monuments.

8.—(1) The Commissioners shall from time to time cause to be published in Iris Oifigiúil lists of—

(a) such monuments as are reported by the Advisory Council and as the Commissioners consider to be monuments the preservation of which is of national importance, and

(b) such other monuments as the Commissioners think fit.

(2) When it is intended to include a monument in a list under subsection (1) of this section, the Commissioners shall notify the owner of the monument of that intention and of the penalties which may be incurred by a person guilty of an offence under this section.

(3) Where the owner of a monument which is included in a list under subsection (1) of this section, having received notice under subsection (2) of this section, proposes to demolish or remove in whole or in part, alter structurally or make additions to the monument, or make excavations in the neighbourhood thereof, he shall give notice of his intention to the Commissioners and shall not, except in the case of urgent necessity and with the consent of the Commissioners, commence any work of demolition, removal, alteration, addition or excavation for a period of two months after having given such notice.

(4) Every person who acts in contravention of subsection (3) of this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds or, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.