Criminal Justice Act, 1951
Remission of punishment, forfeitures and disqualifications.
23.—(1) Except in capital cases, the Government may commute or remit, in whole or in part, any punishment imposed by a Court exercising criminal jurisdiction, subject to such conditions as they may think proper.
(2) The Government may remit, in whole or in part, any forfeiture or disqualification imposed by a Court exercising criminal jurisdiction and restore or revive, in whole or in part, the subject of the forfeiture.
(3) The Government may delegate to the Minister for Justice any power conferred by this section and may revoke any such delegation.
(4) This section shall not affect any power conferred by law on other authorities.
(5) Where a disqualification for holding a driving licence under the Road Traffic Act, 1933 (No. 11 of 1933), is remitted, in whole or in part, under this section, notice of the remission shall be published as soon as may be in Iris Oifigiúil.