Local Government Act, 1955

Making of charge.

49.—(1) Where a person retained by a public body in any professional, advisory or consultative capacity certifies any sum as being payable from the funds of the public body and such sum is paid, such person shall be deemed to be an officer of the public body for the purposes of section 20 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1902 , as amended by subsection (3) of section 61 of the Act of 1925, in so far as the payment certified by him is concerned.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply—

(a) where the certificate was given by a person acting as an arbitrator, or

(b) where the decision on which the certificate was based required the exercise of professional or technical judgment.