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This Act makes provision for compulsory purchase of private land by " promoters of the undertaking”, which shall mean the parties, whether company, undertakers, commissioners, trustees, corporations, or private persons, by a special Act empowered to execute an undertaking prescribed by such Act. It concerns, among other things: power to purchase lands by agreement, procedures for purchase, authority to sell and repurchase such lands, arbitration, etc.

Implemented by: Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (section 28(4)) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 155 of 2013). (2013-05-09)

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Rudolph Hupperts (CONSLEGB)


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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