Local Government (Financial Provisions) (No. 2) Act, 1983

Amendment of section 9 of Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act, 1978.

9.—The Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act, 1978 , is hereby amended by the substitution of the following section for section 9:

“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 not exceeding the aggregate of the allowances made by the authority under section 3, 4 or 6 of this Act in the local financial year.

(2) The Minister shall as regards each local financial year, as soon as may be, furnish to each rating authority an estimate of the grant which he proposes to make to the authority under subsection (1) of this section in relation to that local financial year, and in relation to the extent (if any) by which the aggregate referred to in the said subsection (1) exceeds the grant, as so estimated, the relevant estimate of expenses as regards that year, prepared and adopted under sections 9 and 10, respectively, of the Act of 1955, shall include, in such manner as the Minister shall direct, a provision in respect of such excess.

(3) Where, before the passing of this Act, in relation to the local financial year which commenced on the 1st day of January, 1982, or any subsequent local financial year, there was included in an estimate of expenses, within the meaning of the Act of 1955 and relating to that year, a provision similar to that required to be included in such an estimate by subsection (2) of this section, the inclusion shall have and shall be deemed always to have had all such validity and effect as it would have had if the said subsection (2), other than the provisions thereof enabling the Minister to give directions, had been in force at the time of its inclusion.

(4) In this section ‘the Act of 1955’ means the City and County Management (Amendment) Act, 1955 .”.