Local Government Act, 1955

Grants by county council towards provision of building by approved local council.

54.—(1) Section 73 of the Act of 1941 is hereby amended by the addition of the following subsections:—

“(4) The county council may—

(a) make a grant to an approved local council towards the provision by the local council of a building for public or other meetings and for lectures, exhibitions, general recreation or other similiar social objects, and

(b) as a condition of making the grant, require the local council to enter into such agreements with the county council (including agreements governing the use and disposal of the building) as the county council consider proper.

(5) An agreement under paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of this section may provide for the repayment by the approved local council of the whole or part of the grant (inclusive of such (if any) charges as may be made by the county council in respect of the grant) at such times and in such manner as the county council consider proper.

(6) The county council may, for the purposes of this section, borrow in the same manner as they may borrow for the purpose of defraying expenses under the Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1878 to 1952.

(7) Money borrowed pursuant to this section may be lent to the county council by means of an issue from the local loans fund as if such loan constituted a local loan within the meaning of the Local Loans Fund Acts, 1935 to 1953, and was authorised by an Act of the Oireachtas.”

(2) Functions of the council of a county under subsection (1), (2), (3) or (4) of section 73 of the Act of 1941 shall be reserved functions.