Garda Síochána (Compensation) Act, 1941

Power to extend this Act to other police forces.

13.—(1) The Minister may by order, whenever he so thinks proper, declare that this Act shall apply to any particular police force specified in such order, whether such police force was established before or is established after the passing of this Act and whether such police force is a permanent or a temporary force.

(2) The Minister may by order, whenever he so thinks proper, revoke or amend any order previously made by him under the foregoing sub-section of this section or under this sub-section.

(3) Whenever and so long as an order made under the first sub-section of this section is in force, this Act shall (subject to any amendment of such order made under the next preceding sub-section of this section) apply to the police force specified in that behalf in such order as well as to the Gárda Síochána, and for that purpose the expression “Gárda Síochána” wherever it occurs in this Act (except this section) shall, while such order remains in force but subject as aforesaid, be construed as including the said police force so specified and this Act shall have effect accordingly.

(4) In this section the expression “police force” does not include a force the members of which normally devote part only of their time to service in such force, whether they are or are not liable to be required to devote the whole of their time to such service in particular circumstances.