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

Establishment and maintenance of the inventory.

2.—(1) The Minister shall cause to be established and maintained an inventory to be known as the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.

(2) The Minister may do any or all of the following:

(a) determine the form and content of the inventory;

(b) designate for the purposes of the inventory categories of architectural heritage;

(c) cause the designated category or categories to which each entry in the inventory belongs to be specified in the inventory;

(d) cause an entry in the inventory to be amended or deleted.

(3) (a) The Minister may make information contained in the inventory available to a planning authority but solely for the purpose of the exercise by the authority of its statutory functions (including planning and development) relating to architectural heritage.

(b) The Minister may publish information from the inventory and in so doing shall have regard to the security, privacy and safety of property and persons affected.

(c) In this subsection “planning authority” has the meaning assigned by section 2 (2) of the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963 .