Workmen's Compensation Act, 1934


Application of this Act to Special Classes of Persons.

Application to workmen in the employment of the State.

64.—(1) This Act applies to workmen employed by or under the State to whom this Act would apply if the employer were a private person and, for the purposes of such application, the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say:—

(a) the Minister for Finance shall be deemed to be the employer, and

(b) notwithstanding anything in any other enactment, proceedings under this Act may be brought against the said Minister without obtaining the fiat of the Attorney-General.

(2) The Minister for Finance may, by warrant laid before each House of the Oireachtas, modify for the purposes of this Act the warrant made under section 1 of the Superannuation Act, 1887, and may notwithstanding anything in that Act, or any such warrant, frame schemes with a view to their being certified by the Registrar of Friendly Societies in Saorstát Eireann under this Act.