The Garda Síochána Act, 1924

Distribution of Gárda Síochána throughout Saorstát Eireann.

6.—(1) The Gárda Síochána shall be distributed and stationed throughout Saorstát Eireann in such manner as the Minister shall from time to time direct.

(2) So far as may be, the officers and men stationed in a district which includes an area where the Irish language is in general use shall possess such knowledge of the Irish language as will enable them to use it with facility as a medium of communication in the performance of their duties.