Abattoirs Act, 1988

Power of local authority to provide public abattoirs.

19.—(1) A local authority may, if it so desires, provide public abattoirs and, if any such public abattoir is provided by a local authority, operations shall not commence in such abattoir unless and until an abattoir licence has first been obtained in relation thereto.

(2) Where, at the commencement of this Act, a council of a county, corporation of a county or other borough, council of an urban district, or commissioners of a town is, or are, leasing or renting a public slaughterhouse provided by it or them pursuant to section 105 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878 , to a person or body of persons, nothing in the lease or, as the case may be, the rental agreement, concerned shall in any way invalidate or take precedence over any provision of this Act.