Electoral Act, 1992
Disqualification for Membership of Dáil
Disqualification for membership of Dáil.
41.—A person who—
(a) is not a citizen of Ireland, or
(b) has not reached the age of 21 years, or
(c) is a member of the Commission of the European Communities, or
(d) is a Judge, Advocate General or Registrar of the Court of Justice of the European Communities, or
(e) is a member of the Court of Auditors of the European Communities, or
(f) is a member of the Garda Síochána, or
(g) is a wholetime member of the Defence Forces as defined in section 11 (4), or
(h) is a civil servant who is not by the terms of his employment expressly permitted to be a member of the Dáil, or
(i) is a person of unsound mind, or
(j) is undergoing a sentence of imprisonment for any term exceeding six months, whether with or without hard labour, or of penal servitude for any period imposed by a court of competent jurisdiction in the State, or
(k) is an undischarged bankrupt under an adjudication by a court of competent jurisdiction in the State,
shall not be eligible for election as a member, or, subject to section 42 (3), for membership, of the Dáil.