Referendum Act, 1998


1.—(1) In this Act except where the context otherwise requires—

“the Act of 1994” means the Referendum Act, 1994 ;

“approved body” means a body declared by the Commission under section 7 to be an approved body;

“the Commission” means the commission established under section 2 ;

“functions” includes powers and duties and references to the performance of functions include, as respects powers and duties, references to the exercise of the powers and the carrying out of the duties;

“the Minister” means the Minister for the Environment and Local Government;

“referendum” means a constitutional referendum or an ordinary referendum.

(2) In this Act—

(a) a reference to any enactment shall, unless the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended or extended by or under any subsequent enactment including this Act,

(b) a reference to a section is a reference to a section of this Act unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended,

(c) a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is a reference to the subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended.