The Garda Síochána Act, 1924

Penalty for unlawful possession of clothing or equipment.

15.—(1) If any person, not being a member of the Gárda Síochána, shall have in his possession any article of clothing or equipment supplied to a member of the Gárda Síochána and shall not be able satisfactorily to account for his possession thereof, or shall, without the permission of the Commissioner, put on or wear the uniform of any rank or member of the Gárda Síochána or any colorable imitation of such uniform, or shall, for the purpose of doing or procuring to be done any act which such person would not by law be entitled to do or procure to be done of his own authority assume the name, designation or description of any rank or of any member of the Gárda Síochána, such person shall on summary conviction be liable in addition to any other punishment to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds for every such offence or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding six months.

(2) Every fine imposed under this section shall be paid to the Gárda Síochána Reward Fund.

(3) Nothing in this section shall prevent the wearing of any uniform or dress in the course of a stage play or other dramatic representation or performance.