Local Government Act, 1994

Amendment of sections 76 to 79 of the Act of 1946.

67.—(1) Sections 76 to 79 of the Local Government Act, 1946 (amended by section 53 of the Local Government Act, 1955 ) are hereby amended by the substitution of—

(a) “the majority of the qualified electors” for “four-sevenths of the ratepayers”, and

(b) “qualified electors” for “ratepayers”,

wherever the expressions occur in the said sections.

(2) For the purposes of the said sections, “qualified electors” means every person who in relation to the urban district, town, townland, non-municipal town, street or locality, as the case may be—

(a) is registered as a local government elector in the register of local government electors for the time being in force, or

(b) not being so registered is the rated occupier of a hereditament other than a hereditament the valuation of which attracts an allowance equal to full abatement of rates pursuant to section 3 of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act, 1978 .