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S.I. No. 222/1939 - Defence Forces (Requisitions of Emergency) Order, 1939.

No. 222/1939:

DEFENCE FORCES (REQUISITIONS OF EMERGENCY) ORDER, 1939.

DEFENCE FORCES (REQUISITIONS OF EMERGENCY) ORDER, 1939.

WHEREAS it is enacted by sub-section (1) of Section 180 of the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923 (No. 30 of 1923), (as adapted in consequence of the enactment of the Constitution) that the Government may at any time or times by order under their hand declare that a state of emergency exists in Ireland, or in any part or parts (to be specified in such order) thereof, and may by the same order authorise any officer not below the rank of Commandant (to be named in such order) commanding any part of the Forces in any part of Ireland in which a state of emergency is by such order declared to exist to issue a requisition under the said Section 180 (thereinafter referred to as a requisition of emergency), and it is enacted by subsection (8) of the said Section 180 that whenever a proclamation ordering the Reserve to be called out on permanent service is in force, the order of the Government authorising an officer to issue a requisition of emergency may authorise him to extend such requisition to the provision of carriages, animals, vessels, aircraft, food, forage, and stores for the purpose of being purchased, as well as of being hired, on behalf of the State.

AND WHEREAS a proclamation ordering the Reserve to be called out on permanent service is in force :

NOW, THEREFORE, the Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by Section 180 of the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923 (No. 30 of 1923), (as adapted in consequence of the enactment of the Constitution) and of every and any other power them in this behalf enabling, hereby order as follows, that is to say :—

1. This Order may be cited as the Defence Forces (Requisitions of Emergency) Order, 1939.

2. The Interpretation Act, 1937 (No. 38 of 1937), applies to this Order.

3. It is hereby declared that a state of emergency exists in Ireland.

4. Each of the officers named in the Schedule hereto is hereby authorised to issue a requisition under Section 180 of the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923 (No. 30 of 1923), and each of the said officers is hereby authorised to extend such requisition to the provision of carriages, animals, vessels, aircraft, food, forage and stores for the purpose of being purchased, as well as of being hired, on behalf of the State.

SCHEDULE.

MAJOR GENERAL SEOSAMH MAC SUIBHNE,

Commanding troops quartered

within the Curragh Command.

COLONEL SEAMUS McGORAN,

Commanding troops quartered

within the Eastern Command.

MAJOR JAMES HANRAHAN,

Commanding troops quartered

within the Southern Command.

COLONEL JOHN J. McCABE,

Commanding troops quartered

within the Western Command.

Given under the Official Seal of the Government this 1st day of September, 1939.