Local Government (Superannuation) Act, 1980


1.—In this Act—

“the Act of 1956” means the Local Government (Superannuation) Act, 1956 ;

“the Act of 1961” means the Health (Corporate Bodies) Act, 1961 ;

“the Act of 1970” means the Health Act, 1970 ;

“the Act of 1971” means the Local Government Services (Corporate Bodies) Act, 1971 ;

“local authority” means any of the following bodies:

(a) a local authority for the purposes of the Local Government Acts, 1925 to 1978,

(b) a vocational education committee,

(c) a committee of agriculture,

(d) a school attendance committee;

“the Minister” means the Minister for the Environment;

“severance gratuity” means a gratuity payable under a scheme under section 2 of this Act to a person who is an employee of a body to which section 2 of this Act applies and who ceases to hold his office or employment,

(a) in consequence of the abolition of the office held by him as such an employee, or

(b) for the purpose of facilitating arrangements by which greater efficiency or economy can be effected as regards such body;

“the Social Welfare Acts” means the following, namely, the Old Age Pensions Acts, 1908 to 1979, the Unemployment Assistance Acts, 1933 to 1979, the Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Acts, 1935 to 1979, the Social Welfare (Children's Allowances) Acts, 1944 to 1979, the Social Welfare Acts, 1952 to 1979, the Social Welfare (Supplementary Welfare Allowances) Acts, 1975 and 1979, and any enactment which amends or extends all or any of those Acts;

“statute” and “statutory instrument” have the same meaning as they have, respectively, in section 3 of the Interpretation Act, 1937 .