Corporation of Dún Laoghaire

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The Corporation of Dún Laoghaire was a local authority in County Dublin, in the Ireland from 1930 to 1994, covering the municipal borough of Dún Laoghaire.

Whereas most Irish boroughs had the modest autonomy of an urban district, Dún Laoghaire had greater powers and was for many purposes practically a county borough independent of Dublin County Council.

The corporation was formed by Section 3 of the Local Government Act (Dublin) 1930 from the four Urban Districts of Dún Laoghaire, Blackrock, Dalkey, and Killiney and Ballybrack.[1] Plans to merge these coastal authorities were first made in 1903, a bill to effect this was being drawn up in 1924, but this was abandoned when the Government of Ireland proposed their own legislation to reorganise local government in County Dublin. The corporation headquarters was in Dún Laoghaire Town Hall. Dún Laoghaire was one of seven (non-county) boroughs and urban districts with its own Vocational Education Committee (VEC).[2]

Under the Local Government (Dublin) Act, 1993, Dublin County Council was divided in three. The Corporation of Dún Laoghaire was abolished and its powers transferred to the new Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council.[3] This act took effect in 1994. Whereas the VECs of other boroughs and urban districts were absorbed by the surrounding county's VEC in 1997,[4] Dún Laoghaire VEC remained in existence until VECs were abolished in 2013, whereupon its functions were transferred to Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board.[5]


Population of Dún Laoghaire borough
Census Population Ref
1991 55,540 [6]
1986 54,715 [7]
1981 54,496 [8]
1979 54,244 [9]
1971 53,171 [10]
1966 51,772 [11]
1961 47,792 [12]
1956 47,563 [13]
1951 47,920 [14]
1946 44,674 [15]
1936 39,785 [16]

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  1. ^ "Local Government (Dublin) Act, 1930". Irish Statute Book. Office of the Attorney General. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  2. ^ "Vocational Education Act 1930, Sections 2 and 6 and Schedule 1". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Local Government (Dublin) Act, 1993". Irish Statute Book. Office of the Attorney General. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  4. ^ "SIs 1997 Nos. 88 to 92". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 6 July 2017.; Galway had been elevated to county borough status in 1986: SI 426 of 1985.
  5. ^ "Education and Training Boards Act 2013, Sections 9 and 55 and Schedule 2". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  6. ^ "20. Alphabetical list of Towns with their population in 1991" (PDF). Population Classified by Area. Census 1991. 1. CSO. p. 167. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  7. ^ "19. Alphabetical list of towns with their population in 1986" (PDF). Population. Census 1986. 1. CSO. p. 171. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  8. ^ "20. Alphabetical list of Towns with their population in 1981" (PDF). Population. Census 1981. 1. CSO. p. 162. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  9. ^ "15. Alphabetical list of Towns with legally defined boundaries." (PDF). Population. Census 1979. 1. CSO. p. 92. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  10. ^ "19. Alphabetical list of towns, with populations" (PDF). Population. Census 1971. 1. CSO. p. 160. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  11. ^ "19. Alphabetical list of towns, with populations" (PDF). Population. Census 1966. 1. CSO. p. 169. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  12. ^ "15. Alphabetical list of Towns, with populations, 1961" (PDF). Population, area and valuation of each DED and each larger Unit of Area. Census 1961. 1. CSO. p. 148. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  13. ^ "14. Alphabetical list of towns, with populations, 1956." (PDF). Population. Census 1956. 1. CSO. p. 142. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  14. ^ "14. Alphabetical list of towns with populations, 1951" (PDF). Population, area and valuation of each DED and each larger Unit of Area. Census 1951. 1. CSO. p. 145. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  15. ^ "13. Alphabetical List of Towns, with Populations, 1946" (PDF). Population, area and valuation of each DED and each larger Unit of Area. Census 1946. 1. CSO. p. 135. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  16. ^ "13. Alphabetical List of Towns, with Populations, 1936" (PDF). Population, Area and Valuation of each DED and each larger Unit of Area. Census 1936. 1. CSO. p. 139. Retrieved 6 July 2017.

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