S.I. No. 36/1926 – Peat Moss Litter (Prohibition) Order 1926

1. From and after the date of this Order, it shall be unlawful to land in or move into the Irish Free State litter consisting wholly or partly of peat moss won or cut anywhere in Europe other than Northern Ireland.

2. If any peat moss litter shall be landed or moved in contravention of this Order, the owner thereof, and the owner and lessee and the occupier of the place of landing, and the person or Company causing, directing, or permitting the landing or movement, and the owner or charterer, and the Master of the vessel from which the same is landed, shall each, according to and in respect of his own acts and defaults, be deemed guilty of an offence against the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894.

  • Waste
  • 1926
  • S.I. No. 36/1926
04/12/1922: The Destructive Insects and Pests (Ireland) Order, 1922

THE DESTRUCTIVE INSECTS AND PESTS (IRELAND) ORDER, 1922. THE Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by the Destructuve Insects and Pests Acts, 1877 and 1907, and the Provisional Government (Transfer of Functions) Order, 1922, and of all other powers them in this behalf enabling, do hereby, with the concurrence of the Minister for Agriculture, order as follows:î

  • 1922
  • 04/12/1922
No.53: Public Health Acts Amendment Act, 1907

As to nuisances.
35. For the purposes of the Public Health Act, 1875—
(1) Any cistern used for the supply of water for domestic purposes so placed, constructed, or kept as to render the water therein liable to contamination, causing or likely to cause risk to health;
(2) Any gutter, drain, shoot, stack-pipe, or down-spout of a building which by reason of its insufficiency or its defective condition shall cause damp in such building or in an adjoining building; and
(3) Any deposit of material in or on any building or land which shall cause damp in such building or in an adjoining building so as to be dangerous or injurious to health; shall be deemed to be a nuisance within the meaning of the said Act.

Rain-water pipes not to be used as soil pipes.
36. No pipe used for the carrying off of rain water from any roof shall be used for the purpose of carrying off the soil or drainage from any privy or water closet. Any person who shall offend against this section shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five pounds and to a daily penalty not exceeding forty shillings.
Water or stack pipes not to be used as ventilating shafts.

37. No water pipe, stack-pipe, or down-spout in existence at the commencement of this section, used for conveying surface water from any premises, shall be used or be permitted to serve or to act as a ventilating shaft to any drain. Any person who shall offend against this section after fourteen days from the service upon him by the local authority of notice of such offence shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings and to a daily penalty not exceeding twenty shillings.
Local authority may require old drains to be laid open for examination by surveyor before communicating with sewers.

38. Before any drain existing at the commencement of this section and then not communicating with any sewer of the local authority shall be made to communicate with any sewer of the local authority, the local authority may require the same to be laid open for examination by the surveyor, and no such communication shall be made until the surveyor shall certify that such drain may be properly made to communicate with such sewer

  • Water
  • 1907
  • No.53
Alkali, &c. Works Regulation Act 1906

Alkali, &c. Works Regulation Act 1906

Part I - Alkali Works and Alkali Waste

1.- Condensation of muriatic acid gas in alkali works

2 - Prevention of discharge of noxious and offensive gas in alkali works

3 - Separation of acids and other substances from alkali waste and drainage therefrom

4 - Deposit or discharge of alkali waste

5 - Prevention of nuisance from alkali waste already deposited or discharged

Part II - Sulphuric Acid, Muriatic Acid, and other specified Works

6. Condensation of acid gases in sulphuric acid and muriatic acid works

7. Condensation of acid gases in sulphuric acid and muriatic acid works

8. Provisional Order to prevent discharge of noxious or offensive gas in cement and smelting works

More Information Alkali, &c. Works Regulation Act 1906


  • Chemicals
  • 1906
  • 6 Edw. 7, c. 14
6 Edw. 7. Ch. 48 – Merchant Shipping Act, 1906

An Act to amend the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1900. [21st December 1906.]
BE it enacted by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

These acts authorise inspection of provisions and water for the crews of Irish ships.

  • Water
  • 1906
  • 6 Edw. 7. Ch. 48
No. 54 – Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1896

Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1896. A statutory remedy open to a person aggrieved by the failure of a sanitary authority to fulfil their duties under Public Health legislation is by way of complaint to the Minister for the Environment under section 15 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act 1896, which gives the individual statutory rights to complain to the Local Government Board? of the failure of sanitary authorities to provide their district with sufficient sewers or to maintain existing sewers.

Section 15. Proceedings on complaint to Board of default of local authority.

(1) Where complaint is made to the Local Government Board that a sanitary authority has made default in providing their district with sufficient sewers, or in the maintenance of existing sewers, or in providing their district with a supply of water, in cases where danger arises to the health of the inhabitants from the insufficiency or unwholesomeness of the existing supply of water, and a proper supply can be got at a reasonable cost, or that a local authority has made default in enforcing any provisions of the Public Health (Ireland) Acts, 1878 to 1890, or this Act, which it is their duty to enforce, the Local Government Board, if satisfied, after due inquiry, that the authority has been guilty of the alleged default, shall make an order limiting a time for the performance of their duty in the matter of such complaint. If such duty is not performed by the time limited in the order, such order may be enforced by writ of mandamus, or the Local Government Board may appoint some person to perform such duty, and shall by order direct that the expenses of performing the same, together with a reasonable remuneration to the person appointed for superintending such performance, and amounting to a sum specified in the order, together with the costs of the proceedings, shall be paid by the authority in default; and any order made for the payment of such expenses and costs may be removed into the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court, and be enforced in the same manner as if the same were an order of such Division.

(2) Any person appointed under this section to perform the duty of a defaulting sanitary authority shall, in the performance and for the purposes of such duty, be invested with all the powers of such authority other than the powers of levying rates; and the Local Government Board may by order change any person so appointed.

  • Water
  • 1896
  • No. 54
No. 59 – Public Health Acts Amendment Act, 1890

Public Health (Amendment) Act 1890 Part III.—Sanitary and other Provisions

- Section 16 Injurious matters not to pass into sewers.

16.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any person to throw, or suffer to be thrown, or to pass into any sewer of a local authority or any drain communicating therewith, any matter or substance by which the free flow of the sewage or surface or storm water may be interfered with, or by which any such sewer or drain may be injured.

(2) Every person offending against this enactment shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding ten pounds, and to a daily penalty not exceeding twenty shillings.

Section 17 Chemical refuse, steam, &c. not to be turned into sewers.

17.—(1) Every person who turns or permits to enter into any sewer of a local authority or any drain communicating therewith—

(a) Any chemical refuse, or

(b) Any waste steam, condensing water, heated water, or other liquid (such water or other liquid being of a higher temperature than one hundred and ten degrees of Fahrenheit),

which, either alone or in combination with the sewage, causes a nuisance or is dangerous or injurious to health, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding ten pounds, and to a daily penalty not exceeding five pounds.

(2) The local authority, by any of their officers either generally or specially authorised in that behalf in writing, may enter any premises for the purpose of examining whether the provisions of this section are being contravened, and if such entry be refused, any justice, on complaint on oath by such officer, made after reasonable notice in writing of such intended complaint has been given to the person having custody of the premises, may by order under his hand require such person to admit the officer into the premises, and if it be found that any offence under this section has been or is being committed in respect of the premises, the order shall continue in force until the offence shall have ceased or the work necessary to prevent the recurrence thereof shall have been executed.

(3) A person shall not be liable to a penalty for an offence against this section until the local authority have given him notice of the provisions of this section, nor for an offence committed before the expiration of seven days from the service of such notice, provided that the local authority shall not be required to give the same person notice more than once.

  • Water
  • 1890
  • 1890 (53 & 54 Vict.)