Local Government Act, 2001


Local Authority Membership

Eligibility for local authority membership.

12.—Subject to section 14 and to the disqualifications set out in section 13 and to the provisions of section 19 relating to co-option, a person is eligible for election or co-option to, and membership of, a local authority, if he or she is a citizen of Ireland or is ordinarily resident in the State and has or will attain the age of 18 years—

(a) on or before polling day at a local election, or

(b) if there is no poll, the latest day for receiving nominations at the election, or on or before the day of co-option to a local authority.