Local Government Reform Act 2014

Regulations, orders and directions

4. (1) The Minister may make regulations prescribing any matter or thing which is referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed or to be the subject of regulations or for the purpose of enabling any provisions to have full effect.

(2) Without prejudice to any specific provision of this Act, a regulation or order under this Act may provide for such incidental, consequential, supplementary or transitional provisions (including provisions for the purpose of securing the continuity of any provision of this Act with any provision of any other Act or instrument repealed, revoked, amended or otherwise affected by this Act or by any regulations or order made under it) as may appear to the Minister to be appropriate for the purposes of this Act or of any regulations or order made under it.

(3) A regulation or order under this Act may—

(a) apply to local authorities generally, to any category of local authorities specified in the regulations or the order or to a particular local authority so specified,

(b) contain different provisions in relation to different local authorities or to different parts of the administrative area of a local authority, and

(c) provide for the giving of directions by the Minister (including directions amending or revoking any such directions).

(4) Subject to subsection (5), every order or regulation made under this Act, shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it has been made and, if a resolution annulling such order or regulation is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the order or regulation is laid before it, the regulation or order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under it.

(5) Subsection (4) does not apply to—

(a) an order made under section 1 (22), or

(b) regulations which are required by this Act to be approved in draft by resolution of both Houses of the Oireachtas.

(6) A person to whom a direction is given under this Act shall comply with that direction.