An Blascaod Mór National Historic Park Act, 1989

Acquisition of land on the Island by Commissioners.

4.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Commissioners may, for the purposes of this Act, acquire, by agreement or compulsorily, any land situated on the Island.

(2) (a) The power conferred on the Commissioners by subsection (1) to acquire land compulsorily does not apply to—

(i) land that is owned or occupied by a person who has owned or occupied it since the 17th day of November, 1953, and was ordinarily resident on the Island before that date, or

(ii) land that is owned or occupied by a relative of a person, where that person owned or occupied it and was ordinarily resident on the Island before that date.

(b) In subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of paragraph (a) “land” does not include—

(i) the area of land comprising 1,060 acres or thereabouts whereof upon the passing of this Act the Commissioners stand registered under the Registration of Title Act, 1964 , as full owner of one undivided twenty-fifth part, or

(ii) land that is subject to rights in common of grazing or turbary, or

(iii) land the owner or occupier of which cannot be ascertained by the Commissioners by reasonable inquiries, or

(iv) land required for the purpose of the construction, maintenance, inspection, repair, extension or improvement of, or of access to, any piers, landing stages or other facilities of a transport service provided under section 2 .

(3) The provisions of the Schedule to this Act shall have effect in relation to the acquisition of land compulsorily under this section.

(4) In this section, “relative” in reference to any person means parent, lineal ancestor, spouse, widow, widower, child, lineal descendant, uncle, aunt, brother, sister, nephew or niece.