Local Government Reform Act 2014 (No. 1 of 2014). | Land Portal

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This Act provides for the significant reorganisation of local government structures and the strengthening of governance and accountability in local government. It, among other things: reformulates a new integrated county/sub-county relationship, with the establishment of a comprehensive and modern system of municipal governance; replaces the existing regional structures with new consolidated regional assemblies; provides for further devolution of functions from central level to local government. Local government shall have various functions including functions related to environment protection, water management, waste management and local planning. Provision is made for Local Community Development Committees to be established as committees of the local authority in each local government area to enhance strategic planning and coordination in local and community development programmes, and for the dissolution of City and County Development Board.

Amends: Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992. (1992-04-23)
Amends: Waste Management Act, 1996. (1996-05-20)
Amends: Planning and Development Act, 2000 (Act No. 30 of 2000). (2000-08-28)

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Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600 and 150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. Norman invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than seven centuries of Anglo-Irish struggle marked by fierce rebellions and harsh repressions. The Irish famine of the mid-19th century saw the population of the island drop by one third through starvation and emigration. For more than a century after that the population of the island continued to fall only to begin growing again in the 1960s.

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