Updated to 28 November 2021 (Act No. 33 of 2021 and S.I. No. 642 of 2021)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1(1)-1(8) 21 May 1991 Local Government Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 122 of 1991), art. 2
S. 1(9) 7 June 1991 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement (No. 2) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 130 of 1991), art. 2
S. 1(10) 21 May 1991 Local Government Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 122 of 1991), art. 2
S. 2 21 May 1991 Local Government Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 122 of 1991), art. 2
S. 3 21 May 1991 Local Government Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 122 of 1991), art. 2
S. 4(1), sch., to the extent specified in S.I. No. 215 of 1996, sch. 1 16 September 1996 Local Government Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 215 of 1996), art. 3
S. 4(1), sch., to the extent specified in S.I. No. 390 of 1993, sch. 1 1 January 1994  Local Government Act 1991 Commencement Order 1993 (S.I. No. 390 of 1993), art. 3, sch. 1
S. 4(1), sch., to the extent specified in S.I. No. 130 of 1991, sch. 1 7 June 1991 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement (No. 2) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 130 of 1991), art. 3
S. 4(2) insofar as it has not already been brought into operation 16 September 1996 Local Government Act, 1991 (Commencement) Order, 1996 (S.I. No. 215 of 1996), art. 4
S. 4(2) for the purpose of the revocations specified in S.I. No. 390 of 1993, sch. 2 1 January 1994 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement Order 1993 (S.I. No. 390 of 1993), art. 4, sch. 2
Ss. 5-9 1 August 1991 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement (No. 3) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 180 of 1991), art. 2
Ss. 10, 11 21 May 1991 Local Government Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 122 of 1991), art. 2
S. 12 Not yet commenced. Requires a commencement order under s.1(10)
S. 13-16 21 May 1991 Local Government Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 122 of 1991), art. 2
Ss. 17-26 21 May 1991 Local Government Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 122 of 1991), art. 2
Ss. 27-35 16 September 1996 Local Government Act, 1991 (Commencement) Order, 1996 (S.I. No. 215 of 1996), art. 2
Ss. 36-40 Not yet commenced. Requires a commencement order under s.1(10)
Ss. 41, 42 7 June 1991 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement (No. 2) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 130 of 1991), art. 2
S. 43 1 January 1994 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement Order 1993 (S.I. No. 390 of 1993), art. 2
Ss. 44-46 7 June 1991 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement (No. 2) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 130 of 1991), art. 2
S. 47 21 May 1991 Local Government Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 122 of 1991), art. 2
S. 47A 12 July 2000 Local Government Act, 1991 (Section 47A) (Commencement) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 220 of 2000), art. 2
Ss. 48, 49 7 June 1991 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement (No. 2) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 130 of 1991), art. 2
S. 50 1 August 1991 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement (No. 3) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 180 of 1991), art. 2
S. 51 1 January 1994 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement Order 1993 (S.I. No. 390 of 1993), art. 2
S. 52 21 May 1991 Local Government Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 122 of 1991), art. 2
S. 53 7 June 1991 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement (No. 2) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 130 of 1991), art. 2
S. 54(a) Not yet commenced. Requires a commencement order under s.1(10)
S. 54(b) 7 June 1991 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement (No. 2) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 130 of 1991), art. 2
S. 55(1) 21 May 1991 Local Government Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 122 of 1991), art. 2
S. 55(2) 1 August 1991 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement (No. 3) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 180 of 1991), art. 2
S. 55(3) 7 June 1991 Local Government Act 1991 Commencement (No. 2) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 130 of 1991), art. 2
Sch. See s. 4

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
References construed 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 9(2),(3), 34, 62(2)(b)
Restricted 30/2000, ss. 218(2), 218(4), 269, 270
S. 6 applied 8/1994, ss. 1(9), 31(1), 31(5)
S. 6(7) transfer of functions under S.I. No. 318 of 2015, arts. 1(2), 3(1), schedule
S. 8(1) application extended 8/1994, ss. 1(9), 35
S. 9 power to make regs. extended with modifictions 8/1994, ss. 1(9), 59(5)(d)
S. 12 repealed S.I. No. 216 of 1996, art. 3, schedule
Ss. 12-16 repealed 8/1994, ss. 1(9), 4(1), 4(3), schedule 1, pt. 1
S. 13(1) application restrcted 16/1998, ss. 12(2)(b), 15(4)
Pts. 2-6 (ss. 5-40) repealed with saver 37/2001, ss. 5(1), 6, 7, schedule 3, pt. 1
S. 26 repealed 31/1993, ss. 1(5), 4, schedule 1
Pt. 5 (ss. 27-35) application restricted 8/1994, ss. 1(9), 24(1)
S. 28(4)(e)(ii) amended 2/1997, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 24
S. 28(4)(f) deleted 1/2019, ss. 1(2), 36(a)
S. 28(5) transfer of functions under S.I. No. 318 of 2015, arts. 1(2), 3(1), schedule
S. 29 restrictions on performance of reserved function under S.I. No. 231 of 2014, regs. 2, 6-10
S. 29 reserved function conferred 37/2001, ss. 131, 131A, schedule 14A, pt. 3 (see also 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 21(4), sch. 3)
S. 30(3) reserved function conferred S.I. No. 37 of 1993, art. 3, schedule
S. 31(1)(b) deleted 1/2019, ss. 1(2), 36(b)(i)(I)
S. 31(2) substituted 1/2019, ss. 1(2), 36(b)(ii)
S. 31(3) deleted 1/2019, ss. 1(2), 36(b)(i)(II)
S. 32(2) amended 1/2014, ss. 1(22) 20(3), 28(1)(e)
S. 32(2) substituted 8/1994, ss. 1(9), 4(2), schedule 2
S. 33(1) amended 1/2019, ss. 1(2), 36(c)(i)
  S.I. No. 216 of 1996, art. 3, schedule
  8/1994, ss. 1(9), 4(1), 4(3), schedule 1, pt. 1
S. 33(4)(b) substituted 1/2019, ss. 1(2), 36(c)(ii)
S. 34 applied with modifications 1/2019, ss. 1(2), 4
S. 34, power to make regs. extended with modifications 8/1994, ss. 1(9), 59(5)(d)
S. 34(1), 34(3)-(7) applied with modifications 8/1994, ss. 1(9), 18(2)
S. 35 repealed S.I. No. 216 of 1996, art. 3, schedule
  8/1994, ss. 1(9), 4(1), 4(3), schedule 1, pt. 1
Pt. 6 (ss. 36-40) applied 8/1994, ss. 1(9), 32(2)
S. 38 continuation in effect of certain matters 8/1994, ss. 1(9), 32(2)
Ss. 41, 42 repealed with saver 37/2001, ss. 5(1), 6, 7 schedule 3, pt. 1
S. 41(2) continuation in force of orders 37/2001, ss. 7, 113(1), 131(3)(b)
S. 43 regions constituted, regional authorities established S.I. No. 394 of 1993, arts. 3, 4, sch. 1
S. 43 regions ceased S.I. No. 394 of 1993, arts. 4, 5, sch. 1 (see also S.I. No. 228 of 2014, arts. 3, 10, 11)
S. 43 substituted 1/2014, s. 1(22), 62(1), 62(4), schedule 2, pt. 4
S. 43 regions and regional assembles established S.I. No. 226 of 1999, arts. 4, 5, schedule 1
S. 43 construction of references amended S. I. No. 394 of 1993, art. 4(1), schedule 1
  37/2001, ss. 7, 113(1), 237
S. 43 application of "regional authority" extended, construction of references amended 37/2001, ss. 7, 44(1), schedule 10, para. 18(3)(f)
Ss. 43(4)(a), 43(4)(b)(xi), 43(4)(b)(xii) references construed 1/2014, s. 1(22), 62(2)(c)
Ss. 44, 45 repealed with transitional provisions 30/2000, ss. 164, 264-270, sch. 6
Ss. 44, 45 repealed insofar as not previously repealed S.I. No. 599 of 2001, art. 5(f)
Ss. 46-54 repealed with saver 37/2001, ss. 5(1), 6, 7 schedule 3, pt. 1
S. 47 amended S. I. No. 290 of 1993, art. 4(1)
  S. I. No. 291 of 1993, art. 4(1)
  37/2001, ss. 7, 113(1), 147(9)
S. 47(1)(a) period specified S. I. No. 128 of 1991, art. 4(1)
  S. I. No. 221 of 2000, reg. 2
S. 47(1)(b) age specified S. I. No. 221 of 2000, reg. 2
  S. I. No. 128 of 1991, art. 4(1)
S. 47(1) provisions modified 31/1993, ss. 1(5), 13(2)
S. 47A inserted 25/2000, s. 1
S. 47A(2) form of notification prescribed S. I. No. 219 of 2000, reg. 3(1), schedule
S. 47A(2) period for notification extended S. I. No. 219 of 2000, reg. 3(3)
S. 47A(4) application restricted S. I. No. 219 of 2000, reg. 3(4)
S. 47A(5) applied S. I. No. 219 of 2000, reg. 3(2)(b)
S. 47A(6)(a) applied S. I. No. 219 of 2000, reg. 3(3)
S. 48(3) repealed with saver 37/2001, ss. 7, 74(4)
S. 49 amended S. I. No. 391 of 1993, art. 6(a)(ii), 6(c)
S. 50 amended 31/1993, ss. 1(5), 32(5)
S. 50 applied 25/2000, s. 1
  30/2000, ss. 48(14)(b), 154(14), 269, 270
S. 50(2)(bb) inserted 33/1998, ss. 1(4), 31
S. 51 amended S. I. No. 391 of 1993, arts. 11(1), 11(2), 12(1)
S. 51 repealed S. I. No. 551 of 2001, art. 2
S. 51 continuation in force of regs. made under 37/2001, ss. 7, 113(1), 142(8)
S. 51(2) amended S. I. No. 391 of 1993, art. 6(a)(i), 6(c)
S. 51(2) power of Minister to give dirs. in relation to S. I. No. 391 of 1993, art. 12(2)(l)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3 Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Assemblies) (Establishment) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 62 of 2015)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Assemblies) (Establishment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 573 of 2014)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 228 of 2014)
  Navan Town Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 137 of 2009)
  Navan Town Boundary Alteration Order 2009 (S.I. No. 136 of 2009)
  Balbriggan Town Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 18 of 2009)
  Balbriggan Town Boundary Alteration Order 2009 (S.I. No. 17 of 2009)
  Shannon town Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 558 of 2008)
  Shannon town Boundary Alteration Order 2008 (S.I. No. 557 of 2008)
  Limerick City Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 54 of 2008)
  Limerick City Boundary Alteration Order 2008 (S.I. No. 53 of 2008)
  Wexford Borough Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 819 of 2007)
  Wexford Borough Boundary Alteration Order 2007 (S.I. No. 818 of 2007)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1993 (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 691 of 2006)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1999 (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 690 of 2006)
  Athlone Town Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 705 of 2003)
  Athlone Town Boundary Alteration Order 2003 (S.I. No. 704 of 2003)
  Letterkenny Town Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 680 of 2003)
  Letterkenny Town Boundary Alteration Order 2003 (S.I. No. 679 of 2003)
  Castlebar Urban District Boundary Alteration Order 2001 (S.I. No. 638 of 2001)
  Castlebar Urban District Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 639 of 2001)
  Ballina Urban District Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 604 of 2001)
  Ballina Urban District Boundary Alteration Order 2001 (S.I. No. 603 of 2001)
  Westport Urban District Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 602 of 2001)
  Westport Urban District Boundary Alteration Order 2001 (S.I. No. 601 of 2001)
  Killarney Urban District Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 452 of 2000)
  Killarney Urban District Boundary Alteration Order 2000 (S.I. No. 451 of 2000)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1999 (Amendment) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 230 of 2000)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 226 of 1999)
  Local Government (Tenure of Office) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 221 of 2000)
  Local Government (Tenure of Office of Managers) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 219 of 2000)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1993 (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 1 of 1998)
  Local Government (Boundary Alteration) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 217 of 1996)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1993 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 369 of 1995)
  Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 361 of 1995)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1993 (Amendment) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 208 of 1995)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 394 of 1993)
  Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 391 of 1993)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Removal of Controls) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 172 of 1993)
  Dublin (Preparations For Reorganisation) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 52 of 1993)
  Local Government (Tenure of Office) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 128 of 1991)
S. 24 Dublin (Preparations For Reorganisation) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 52 of 1993)
S. 29 Local Government (Boundary Alteration) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 217 of 1996)
S. 30 Local Government (Boundary Alteration) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 217 of 1996)
S. 31(1) Navan Town Boundary Alteration Order 2009 (S.I. No. 136 of 2009)
  Balbriggan Town Boundary Alteration Order 2009 (S.I. No. 17 of 2009)
  Shannon town Boundary Alteration Order 2008 (S.I. No. 557 of 2008)
  Wexford Borough Boundary Alteration Order 2007 (S.I. No. 818 of 2007)
  Athlone Town Boundary Alteration Order 2003 (S.I. No. 704 of 2003)
  Letterkenny Town Boundary Alteration Order 2003 (S.I. No. 679 of 2003)
  Castlebar Urban District Boundary Alteration Order 2001 (S.I. No. 638 of 2001)
  Ballina Urban District Boundary Alteration Order 2001 (S.I. No. 603 of 2001)
  Westport Urban District Boundary Alteration Order 2001 (S.I. No. 601 of 2001)
  Killarney Urban District Boundary Alteration Order 2000 (S.I. No. 451 of 2000)
S. 31(3) Limerick City Boundary Alteration Order 2008 (S.I. No. 53 of 2008)
S. 33 Local Government (Boundary Alteration) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 217 of 1996)
S. 34 Navan Town Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 137 of 2009)
  Balbriggan Town Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 18 of 2009)
  Shannon town Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 558 of 2008)
  Limerick City Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 54 of 2008)
  Wexford Borough Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 819 of 2007)
  Athlone Town Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 705 of 2003)
  Letterkenny Town Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 680 of 2003)
  Castlebar Urban District Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 639 of 2001)
  Ballina Urban District Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 604 of 2001)
  Westport Urban District Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 602 of 2001)
  Killarney Urban District Boundary Alteration (Supplementary) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 452 of 2000)
S. 41(2) Local Government Act 1991 (Reserved Functions) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 37 of 1993)
S. 43 Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Assemblies) (Establishment) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 62 of 2015)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Assemblies) (Establishment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 573 of 2014)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 228 of 2014)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1993 (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 691 of 2006)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1999 (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 690 of 2006)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1999 (Amendment) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 230 of 2000)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 226 of 1999)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1993 (Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 1 of 1998)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1993 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 369 of 1995)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment Order) 1993 (Amendment) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 208 of 1995)
  Local Government Act 1991 (Regional Authorities) (Establishment) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 394 of 1993)
S. 47 Local Government (Tenure of Office) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 221 of 2000)
  Local Government (Tenure of Office) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 128 of 1991)
S. 47A Local Government (Tenure of Office of Managers) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 219 of 2000)
S. 50 Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 391 of 1993)
S. 51 Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 361 of 1995)
  Local Government (Expenses of Local Authority Members) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 391 of 1993)
S. 52(1) Local Government Act 1991 (Removal of Controls) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 172 of 1993)