In this section the ACCC website provides links to significant legislation which might be of interest to councillors and others involved in local government. As the competencies and procedures of local government are derived from national law, sooner or later a councillor is bound to run up against the potential or the limitations expressed in statute law. This section will provide a link to some of the more prominent texts. However anybody undertaking a significant activity where law might be an issue is advised to seek qualified legal advice. Be aware too that the body of legislation is constantly evolving and Acts can be amended at short notice by subsequent Acts passed by the Oireachtas.
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Financial Emergencies in the Public Interest Act 2009
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Local Government Act 2001
The Local Government Act 2001 is the basic legal text for modern Irish local government.
The Local Government Act 2001 reiterated the policy making role of the elected councillor and modernised the terminology of local government while leaving the basic structure intact. The text of the Act is written in clearer language than is normal for legislation and a scan through its contents makes a good primer for anybody interested in learning the basic structural elements of Irish local government. Click the link below to access the full text of the Act.