Electoral (Chairman of Dail Eireann) Act, 1937

Procedure in relation to the election of an outgoing Ceann Comhairle.

4.—(1) Whenever an outgoing Ceann Comhairle is deemed by virtue of this Act to be elected at a general election as a member of Dáil Eireann, the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say:—

(a) the writ issued to the returning officer in the constituency for which the outgoing Ceann Comhairle is so deemed to be elected shall be so worded that it directs such returning officer to cause an election to be held of one less than the full number of members of Dáil Eireann for such constituency;

(b) at the time of issuing such writ or as soon as may be thereafter, the Clerk of Dáil Eireann shall send to such returning officer and shall publish in the Iris Oifigiúil a certificate in the prescribed form certifying that the outgoing Ceann Comhairle did not announce to Dáil Eireann before the dissolution thereof that he did not desire to become a member of Dáil Eireann at the general election consequent on such dissolution;

(c) such returning officer shall, in the public notice given by him under Rule 43 of the Fifth Schedule to the Principal Act, include the name of the outgoing Ceann Comhairle amongst the names of the candidates elected for such constituency.