Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act, 1978

Grants to rating authorities, etc.

9.—(1) The Minister shall in relation to a local financial year out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas make to a rating authority or a housing authority a grant equal to the aggregate of the allowances made by the authority under section 3 , 4 or 6 of this Act in the local financial year.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the Minister may reduce the amount of the grant payable under this section to a rating authority as regards a local financial year by an amount which in his opinion equals the aggregate of the amounts which would have been refunded by the authority in pursuance of any enactment mentioned in subsection (3) of this section if as regards the said local financial year section 3 or 4 of this Act, as may be appropriate, had not been in force.

(3) The enactments referred to in subsection (2) of this section are section 8 of the Act of 1928, section 71 of the Act of 1930, section 29 of the Act of 1934, section 29 of the Act of 1939, section 20 of the Cork City Management (Amendment) Act, 1941 , and sections 14 and 23 of the Local Government Act, 1946 .