Architectural Heritage (National Inventory) and Historic Monuments (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1999


1.—(1) In this Act—

“architectural heritage” means all—

(a) structures and buildings together with their settings and attendant grounds, fixtures and fittings,

(b) groups of such structures and buildings, and

(c) sites,

which are of architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest;

“authorised officer” means a person appointed under section 3 (1) as an authorised officer;

“functions” includes powers and duties;

“the inventory” means the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage established under section 2 (1);

“the Minister” means the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands;

“premises” includes land, structures and buildings;

“site” means an area which is partially built upon and is sufficiently distinctive and homogeneous to be topographically definable.

(2) In this Act—

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

(b) a reference to a subsection is to a subsection of the provision in which the reference occurs unless it is indicated that a reference to some other provision is intended, and

(c) a reference to another enactment is to that enactment as amended or modified at any time by any enactment.