Constabulary and Police (Ireland) Act, 1919

Penalty on unauthorised use of police uniform.

8. If any person not being a member of a police force wears without the permission of the chief officer the uniform of either police force, or any dress having the appearance or bearing any of the distinctive marks of such uniform, he shall, on summary conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding ten pounds:

Provided that this section shallnot prevent persons from wearing any uniform or dress in the course of a stage play or music hall or circus performance.