Údarás na Gaeltachta Act, 1979


28.—(1) Subject to their being held at intervals which are neither less than four years nor more than five years, elections shall be held from time to time as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Minister.

(2) Where an election is contested the poll shall be taken by secret ballot and on the principle of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote.

(3) The costs and expenses incurred at an election by or on behalf of a returning officer shall be borne by the Minister out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

(4) (a) The Minister shall by direction provide for the manner in which the costs of elections are to be paid.

(b) A direction under this subsection may, in particular and without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (a), make provision for all or any of the following matters—

(i) the way and period in or during which a returning officer shall present his accounts,

(ii) the way and period in or during which a person having a claim by virtue of this section shall present the claim,

(iii) adjudication of disputes.