The Oireachtas (Payment of Members) Act, 1923


6.—(1) In this Act—

the expression “travelling facilities” means the provision of free first class railway travelling and the re-payment of such other travelling expenses as the Minister for Finance shall be satisfied to have been reasonably incurred;

the words “election” and “elected” when used in relation to a member of Seanad Eireann respectively include election and elected by a vote of Seanad Eireann, and when used in relation to a person who became a member of Seanad Eireann before the passing of this Act, also respectively include nomination and nominated;

the expression “the oath” means the oath prescribed by the Constitution of Saorstát Eireann as the oath to be taken by members of the Oireachtas, and the expression “take the oath” and other like expressions mean taking the oath aforesaid in the manner prescribed by the Constitution;

(2) Every member of the present Dáil Eireann who was a member thereof on the 6th day of December, 1922, shall for the purposes of this Act be deemed to have been elected thereto on that day.