Connaught Rangers (Pensions) Act, 1936

Suspension and prohibition of double pensions.

18.—(1) If any person to whom a service pension is payable under this Act shall at any time during the continuance of such pension be in receipt of any remuneration, pension (other than a wound pension or a disability pension payable under this Act) or allowance payable out of public moneys, whether provided by the Oireachtas or out of the Central Fund or by means of the poor rate or any other rate imposed by a local authority, the said service pension shall, while he is in receipt of such remuneration, pension or allowance, be suspended to an extent calculated according to the rules contained in the Third Schedule to this Act.

(2) Where—

(a) a person is entitled to a long service pension, and

(b) such person's army service is less than twenty-one years, and

(c) such person served in the Civil Service of the Government of Saorstát Eireann for any period (in this sub-section referred to as the period of civil service) which fell within his period of notional service,

such person shall not be entitled to reckon the period of civil service for the purposes of a superannuation allowance under the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1923, as amended by any subsequent enactment, unless he surrenders a part of the said long service pension which bears to the whole of the said long service pension the same proportion as the period of civil service bears to twenty-one years.