Union Officers (Ireland) Act 1885

Citation1885 c. 80

Union Officers (Ireland) Act, 1885

(48 & 49 Vict.) CHAPTER 80.

An Act for enabling Allowances to be made to the Officers of Poor Law Unions in Ireland, on abolition of Office.

[14th August 1885]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Short title.

1 Short title.

1. This Act may be cited for all purposes as theUnion Officers (Ireland) Act, 1885.

S-2 Allowances on abolition of office.

2 Allowances on abolition of office.

2. (a .) The board of guardians of any union in Ireland may grant to any person retiring or removed from the service of the union by reason of the abolition of his office, to whom a superannuation allowance might be granted under the Act of the session of the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter twenty-six, or any Act amending the same, such annual allowance by way of compensation for loss of office as they might have granted to that person if he were retiring from his office by reason of permanent infirmity of mind or body

Such allowance shall be granted in the same manner and subject to the same conditions, and shall be payable out of the same funds, as if it were a superannuation allowance granted in accordance with the provisions of the said Acts.

b .) In the case of the abolition of an office arising from the dissolution or alteration of a union, the board of guardians of the union in which the officer is employed may grant such annual allowance, subject to such conditions as aforesaid, at any meeting held during the month previous to the dissolution or alteration taking effect, provided that not less than six clear days notice of such meeting shall have been given to each member of the board instead of the notice prescribed by the said Acts

The provisions of section two of the Act of the session of the twelfth and thirteenth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter one hundred and four, shall apply to any allowance granted under this section.

S-3 Cesser of allowance.

3 Cesser of allowance.

3. In case any person enjoying any superannuation allowance under this Act is appointed to be a union officer in any union, every such allowance shall cease to be paid so long as he continues to hold such appointment, if the annual amount of the profits of the office to which he is appointed are equal...

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