The Garda Síochána Act, 1924

Members of the Gárda Síochána not to resign without permission.

10.—No member of the Gárda Síochána below the rank of Chief Superintendent shall be at liberty to resign his membership of the Gárda Síochána or to withdraw himself from his duties as such member unless authorised so to do in writing by the Chief Superintendent of the Area in which he may for the time being be stationed, or unless he shall give to such Chief Superintendent one month's notice of his intention so to resign or withdraw, and if any such member of the Gárda Síochána shall so resign or withdraw himself without such previous permission or notice he shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding twenty pounds, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding three months.