Local Government Act, 1953

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CitationIR No. 12/1953


Number 12 of 1953.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1953.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Definition.

2.

Amendment of section 25 of Local Government Act, 1925.

3.

Short title.


Acts Referred to

Local Government Act, 1946

No. 24 of 1946

Local Government Act, 1925

No. 5 of 1925


Number 12 of 1953.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1953.


AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND SECTION 25 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1925 . [1st April, 1953.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—

Definition.

1.—In this Act the expression “road authority” has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Local Government Act, 1946 (No. 24 of 1946).

Amendment of section 25 of Local Government Act, 1925.

2.—(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in section 25 of the Local Government Act, 1925 (No. 5 of 1925) or in any other enactment a road authority is hereby empowered to declare any road over which a public right of way for foot passengers, animals and vehicles exists and which is not a public road to be a public road, if such road authority is satisfied that the road is of general public utility, and every road so declared to be a public road shall thereupon for all purposes be a public road.

(2) Not less than one month before making any such declaration as is mentioned in the foregoing subsection the road authority shall publish in at least two newspapers circulating in their functional area notice of their intention to consider the making of such declaration and such notice shall contain such particulars as may be prescribed.

(3) The making of a declaration under subsection (1) of this section or under subsection (1) of section 25 of the Local Government Act, 1925 (No. 5 of 1925), shall be a reserved function within the meaning of the County Management Acts, 1940 and 1942.

Short title, collective citation and construction.

3.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Local Government Act, 1953.

(2) The Local Government Acts, 1925 to 1946, and this Act may be cited together as the Local Government Acts, 1925 to 1953.

(3) The Local Government Acts, 1925 to 1946, and this Act shall be construed together as one Act.

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