Heritage Act, 1995


An Chomhairle Oidhreachta

Establishment of Council.

5.—(1) The Minister shall by order appoint a day to be the establishment day for the purposes of this Act.

(2) There shall stand established on the establishment day a body to be known as An Chomhairle Oidhreachta or, in the English language, The Heritage Council to perform the functions conferred on it by this Act.

(3) The Council shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and power to sue and be sued in its own name and to acquire, hold and dispose of land.

(4) In the exercise of its functions in relation to the acquisition, holding and disposal of land the Council shall comply with such directions as may be given to it by the Minister in consultation with the Minister for Finance.

(5) The Schedule shall apply in relation to the Council.