Údarás na Gaeltachta (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1999

Amendment of section 6 of Principal Act.

3.—(1) Section 6 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsections for subsection (2):

“(2) An tÚdarás shall consist of a chairperson who shall be appointed by the Minister and 19 other members of whom 17 shall be persons elected in accordance with Part IV of this Act and 2 shall be appointed by the Minister.

(2A) The Minister shall not appoint a person to be the chairperson of an tÚdarás if the person was a candidate at the last election under Part IV of this Act.

(2B) A person appointed as the chairperson of an tÚdarás shall have such special skills or experience as the Minister considers appropriate having regard to the functions of an tÚdarás.”.

(2) An tÚdarás shall be deemed to be validly constituted during the period from the passing of this Act until it is constituted in accordance with section 6(2) (inserted by subsection (1) of this section) of the Principal Act.