Interpretation Act, 1923

Meaning of certain general expressions in Acts.

5.—In this Act and in every Act passed after the commencement of this Act, the following expressions shall unless the contrary intention appears, have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them, namely:—

(1) the expression “financial year” shall mean as respects any matters relating to the Central Fund, or to money provided by the Oireachtas, or to the Exchequer, or to any taxes imposed by the Oireachtas of Saorstát Eireann, or otherwise to the finance of Saorstát Eireann, the twelve months ending on the 31st day of March:

(2) the expression “statutory declaration” shall mean a declaration made by virtue of the Statutory Declarations Act, 1835:

(3) the expression “ordnance map” shall mean a map made under the powers conferred by the Survey (Ireland) Acts, 1825 to 1870, and every Act for the time being in force amending those Acts or any of them.