Abattoirs Act, 1988



Fees payable in respect of animals slaughtered in abattoir.

44.—(1) A fee in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be charged by and paid to a local authority in respect of each animal specified in subsection (2) of this section which is slaughtered at an abattoir which is situate within its functional area.

(2) A fee under this section shall be payable in respect of the animals and at the rate specified in the Table to this subsection.


For cattle, a sum of £3.25 per head

For pigs, a sum of £0.75 per head

For sheep, a sum of £0.55 per head

(3) The Minister may, by Regulations, vary the Table to subsection (2) by the addition to or the deletion from the animals specified therein of such animals as he considers necessary or by the provision of a fee, or the variation of the fee specified therein, in respect of any animal.

(4) Whenever the Minister proposes to make Regulations pursuant to subsection (3) of this section, the Regulations shall not be made until a draft of the Regulations has been laid before each House of the Oireachtas and a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House.