Local Government Act 1925

The Local Government Act 1925 (No. 5) was enacted by the Oireachtas of the Irish Free State on 26 March 1925.

Local Government Act 1925
Oireachtas
  • AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES CONNECTED THEREWITH.
CitationNo. 5 of 1925
Territorial extentIrish Free State
(later Ireland)
Considered byDáil Éireann
Considered bySeanad Éireann
Assented to26 March 1925
Commenced26 March 1925
Legislative history
Bill citationNo. 54 of 1924
Bill published on23 October 1924
Introduced byMinister for Local Government and Public Health (Séamus Burke)

The Irish Free State had inherited the structure of local authorities created by United Kingdom legislation, including the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898 and the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1919. The Act was the first Irish legislation in relation to the local government. The Act abolished rural district councils (except in County Dublin), passing their powers to the county councils.[1] Local elections were held on 23 June 1925.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Local Government Act 1925, s. 3: Abolition of rural district councils (Act No. 5 of 1925, s. 3). 26 March 1925. Act of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 22 December 2021, Irish Statute Book.