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39 1927




Short title.

1. —This Act may be cited as the Local Elections Act, 1927.


2. —In this Act—

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Local Government and Public Health;

the expression “local authority” means and includes the council of a county, the council of a county or other borough, the council of an urban district, the commissioners of a town and, in relation to the county of Dublin, a rural district council and a board of guardians;

the expression “local electoral area” means a local electoral area constituted under the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1919;

the word “town” means a town as defined in the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, which is not an urban district;

every other word and expression to which a particular meaning is assigned by the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, has the meaning so assigned to it.

Saving for dissolved authorities.

3. —Nothing in this Act shall prejudice or affect the operation of any order under section 12 of the Local Government (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923 (No. 9 of 1923) or section 72 of the Local Government Act, 1925 (No. 5 of 1925) nor of the Local Elections (Dissolved Authorities) Act, 1926 (No. 22 of 1926).