The Garda Síochána Act, 1924

Adaptation of statutory references to the Royal Irish Constabulary.

19.—(1) Every mention of or reference to the Royal Irish Constabulary or any inspector, sergeant, constable or other officer or man of the Royal Irish Constabulary (other than provisions relating to the pay, allowances, pensions, distribution or internal management, or to the liability for the cost of, the Royal Irish Constabulary) contained in any statute or statutory rule, order or regulation in force in Saorstát Eireann immediately after the passing of this Act shall be construed and take effect as a mention of or reference to the Gárda Síochána or a superintendent, inspector, sergeant, guard, or other officer or man (as the case may require) of equivalent rank in the Gárda Síochána, and if any question shall arise whether generally or in any particular case as to what is the equivalent rank, such question shall be determined by the Minister whose decision shall be final.

(2) The District Justices (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923 (No. 6 of 1923) shall be construed and take effect as if the expression “Civic Guard” wherever the same occurs in the said Act other than in section 11 thereof included the Gárda Síochána.