Local Government Act 1976 [Act 171]

13 Local authorities to be corporations   cite [+]

Every local authority shall be a body corporate and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, which may be altered from time to time, and may sue and be sued, acquire, hold and sell property and generally do and perform such acts and things as bodies corporate may by law do and perform.

14 Common seal   cite [+]

(1) The common seal of a local authority shall be in the custody of the Secretary and shall be authenticated by the signature of the Mayor or President, one Councillor and the Secretary.

(2) Such seal shall be officially and judicially noticed.

15 Provisions relating to local government elections ceasing to have effect   cite [+]

(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any written law, all provisions relating to local government elections shall cease to have force or effect.

(2) All Councillors holding office immediately before the coming into force of this Act shall forthwith cease to hold office.

(3) For the purpose of this section, "Councillors" means-

(a) Members of Boards of Management appointed under subsection 4(1) of the *Local Government (Temporary Provisions) Act 1973 [Act 124];

(b) Councillors or Commissioners of Municipal Councils;

(c) Councillors of Town Councils, District Councils or Rural District Councils; and

(d) Members of Town Boards or Local Councils.

*NOTE-The Local Government (Temporary Provisions) Act 1973 is repealed by the Local Government Act 1976 [Act 171]-see section 166.


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