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Treason Act, 1939

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Number 10 of 1939.


TREASON ACT, 1939.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Punishment of treason.

2.

Encouraging, harbouring, or comforting persons guilty of treason.

3.

Misprision of treason.

4.

Short title.

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Number 10 of 1939.


TREASON ACT, 1939.


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF TREASON AND CERTAIN ANCILLARY OFFENCES. [30th May, 1939.]

WHEREAS it is provided by Article 39 of the Constitution that treason shall consist only in levying war against the State, on assisting any State or person or inciting or conspiring with any person to levy war against the State, or attempting by force of arms or other violent means to overthrow the organs of government, established by the Constitution, or taking part or being concerned in or inciting or conspiring with any person to make or to take part or be concerned in any such attempt:

AND WHEREAS, in order that the said Article 39 may be fully effective, it is necessary that provision should be made by statute for the punishment of persons who commit or are accessories to the commission of treason:

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—