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S.I. No. 356/1973 - Offences Against The Person Act, 1861 (Section 9) Adaptation Order, 1973.

S.I. No. 356/1973:

OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON ACT, 1861 (SECTION 9) ADAPTATION ORDER, 1973.

OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON ACT, 1861 (SECTION 9) ADAPTATION ORDER, 1973.

The Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 12 of the Adaptation of Enactments Act, 1922 (No. 2 of 1922) (as adapted in consequence of the enactment of the Constitution), and section 5 of the Constitution (Consequential Provisions) Act, 1937 (No. 40 of 1937), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Offences against the Person Act, 1861 (Section 9) Adaptation Order, 1973.

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

3. Section 9 of the Offences against the Person Act, 1861, shall be construed and have effect as if—

( a ) the reference to land out of the United Kingdom, whether within the Queen's dominions or without, were a reference to land outside the area of application of the laws of the State,

( b ) the reference to a subject of Her Majesty were a reference to a citizen of Ireland and the reference to any subject of Her Majesty were a reference to any citizen of Ireland, and

( c ) the first reference to England and Ireland were a reference to the area of application of the laws of the State.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Government, this 20th day of December, 1973.

LIAM MAC COSGAIR,

Taoiseach.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

To enable section 9 of the Offences against the Person Act, 1861, (which applies in the State) to have full force and effect, this Order adapts certain expressions in the section.