Local Government Act, 2001

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CitationIR No. 37/2001


Number 37 of 2001


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2001

REVISED

Updated to 3 September 2021


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Local Government Act 2001. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 (32/2021), enacted 23 July 2021, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Affordable Housing Act 2021 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 450 of 2021), made 2 September 2021, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 37 of 2001


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2001

REVISED

Updated to 3 September 2021


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was first passed.

Related legislation

Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001 : Part 15 of the Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), Ethical Framework for the Local Government Service, deals with the same subject matter as the Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001.

Local Elections Acts 1974 to 2014 : this Act (Parts 3, 4, Chapter 3 of Part 5 and s. 243) is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 1(5)). The Acts in the group are:

Local Elections (Petitions and Disqualifications) Act 1974 (8/1974)

Local Government (Reorganisation) Act 1985 (7/1985), so much of the Act as relates to local elections

Local Government Act 1991 (11/1991), Part III and so much of Part IV as relates to local elections

Electoral Act 1992 (23/1992), Part II insofar as it relates to local government electors and Part XXIII insofar as it relates to local elections

Electoral Act 1997 (25/1997), Parts VII and VIII insofar as they relate to local elections

Local Government Act 1998 (16/1998), ss. 9 and 10

Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999 (7/1999) (other than s. 1(4) and so much of s. 25 as relates to the European Parliament elections)

Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), Parts 3, 4, Chapter 3 of Part 5 and s. 243

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2001 (38/2001), in so far as it relates to local elections

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2002 (4/2002), in so far as it relates to local elections

Local Government (No. 2) Act 2003 (17/2003)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2004 (15/2004), in so far as it relates to local elections

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2006 (33/2006), in so far as it relates to local elections

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 (4/2009), in so far as it relates to local elections

Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2009 (9/2009) (other than s. 9)

Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Act 2012 (36/2012), in so far as it relates to local elections

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), ss. 1(5), 5(4) and sch. 2 part 2 in so far as it relates to the Local Elections (Petitions and Disqualifications) Act 1974 and the Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Local Government Act 1994 (8/1994), Parts II and III

Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1986 (35/1986), in so far as it relates to local elections

Local Government Acts 1925 to 2019 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Act 2019 (1/2019), s. 1(3)). The Acts in the group are:

Local Government Act 1925 (5/1925)

Local Government Act 1927 (3/1927)

Local Government Act 1941 (23/1941)

Local Government Act 1946 (24/1946)

Local Government Act 1955 (9/1955)

Local Government (No. 2) Act 1960 (40/1960)

Local Government (Buncrana) Act 1968 (2/1968)

Local Government (Rateability of Rents) (Abolition) Act 1971 (15/1971) in so far as it amends Local Government Acts 1925 to 1967

Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 1978 (35/1978)

Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 1983 (10/1983)

Local Government (Financial Provisions) (No. 2) Act 1983 (21/1983)

Local Government (Reorganisation) Act 1985 (7/1985)

Local Government Act 1991 (11/1991)

Local Government Act 1994 (8/1994)

Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 1997 (29/1997)

Local Government Act 1998 (16/1998)

Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 2000 (6/2000)

Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001) (other than ss. 163, 164 and 211 and Parts 23 and 24)

Local Government Act 2003 (8/2003)

Local Government (No. 2) Act 2003 (17/2003)

Electoral (Amendment) Act 2004 (15/2004), s. 34

Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006 (42/2006), ss. 2 to 7

Water Services Act 2007 (30/2007), ss. 1(7), 13 and 115

Copyright and Related Rights (Amendment) Act 2007 (39/2007), Part 3

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 (17/2012), Part 4

Electoral, Local Government and Planning and Development Act 2013 (27/2013), Part 9

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), other than s. 1(3) to (8), s. 5(3) to (5) and sch. 2

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (21/2014), s. 57

Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 (17/2016), ss. 1(2)(c), 52

Local Government Act 2019 (1/2019)

Local Government Rates and other Matters Act 2019 (24/2019), other than ss. 23-26

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Local Government (Amendment) Act 1930 (26/1930)

Local Government Act 1933 (5/1933)

Local Government (Amendment) Act 1934 (5/1934)

Local Government (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1934 (44/1934)

Local Government Act 1936 (46/1936)

Local Government (Amendment) Act 1939 (9/1939)

Local Government Act 1953 (12/1953)

Local Government Act 1958 (9/1958)

Local Government Act 1959 (10/1959)

Local Government Act 1960 (23/1960)

Local Government (Roads and Motorways) Act 1974 (6/1974)

Local Government (Toll Roads) Act 1979 (34/1979)

Local Government Act 2000 (25/2000)

Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2021 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Planning and Development, Heritage and Broadcasting (Amendment) Act 2021 (11/2021), s. 1(2)). The Acts in the group are:

Planning and Development Act 2000 (30/2000)

Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), ss. 2, 5(3) and sch. 4 (in so far as they relate to the Act of 2000) and s. 247

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2002 (32/2002), Parts 2 and 3

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (43/2004), s. 2

Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006 (27/2006)

Water Services Act 2007 (30/2007), ss. 114 and 1(6)

Harbours (Amendment) Act 2009 (26/2009), ss. 7(1), (2) and 21(3)

Compulsory Purchase Orders (Extension of Time Limits) Act 2010 (17/2010)

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (30/2010) (other than Part 3)

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (20/2011), Part 5

Electoral, Local Government and Planning and Development Act 2013 (27/2013), Part 8

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), ss. 1(8), 5(7) and sch. 2 part 4.

Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015)

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2015 (63/2015)

Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 (17/2016), ss. 1(1), (2)(a), (3), 2-29

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2017 (20/2017)

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018 (16/2018)

Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Act 2019 (12/2019), Part 3

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 (14/2019), s. 38

European Union (Waste Water Discharge) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 214 of 2020), Part II

Local Government Rates and other Matters Act 2019 (24/2019), ss. 23, 24

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (2/2020), s. 9

Planning and Development, and Residential Tenancies, Act 2020 (27/2020)

Planning and Development, Heritage and Broadcasting (Amendment) Act 2021 (11/2021) , Part 2 chs. 2, 5

Local Government (Sanitary Services) Acts 1878 to 2001 : this Act (Part 9, Chapter 5) is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Local Government Act 2001, s. 1(4)). The Acts in the group are:

Public Health (Ireland) Act 1878 (41 & 42 Vict. c. 52)

Public Health (Ireland) Amendment Act 1879 (42 & 43 Vict. c. 57)

Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1890 (53 & 54 Vict. c. 59)

Public Health (Ireland) Act 1896 (59 & 60 Vict. c. 19 & c. 54)

Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907 (7 Edw. 7. c. 53)

Local Government Act 1925 (5/1925), Part II

Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act 1948 (3/1948)

Local Government (Sanitary Services) (Joint Burial Boards) Act 1952 (22/1952)

Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act 1962 (26/1962)

Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act 1964 (29/1964)

Local Government (Delimitation of Water Supply Disconnection Powers) Act 1995 (18/19...

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