Local Government Act, 2001

Restrictions on local authority employment and membership of a local authority.

161.—(1) (a) Subject to paragraph (b), a member of a local authority is not to be employed by a local authority.

(b) The Minister may by order—

(i) designate such class, description or grade of employments to which paragraph (a) does not apply,

(ii) specify such conditions under which paragraph (a) does not apply.

(2) This section comes into operation and has effect on and from the ordinary day of retirement of members next after the enactment of this Act.

(3) Where an order under this section is proposed to be made, a draft of it shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each House of the Oireachtas.

(4) Any order made under section 25 of the Local Elections (Petitions and Disqualifications) Act, 1974 , and in force before the commencement of this provision shall, on and from such commencement, be deemed to have been made under subsection (1) (b) and may be amended or revoked accordingly.