School Attendance Act, 1926

Constitution of school attendance areas.

9.—(1) As soon as may be after the passing of this Act, the Minister, after consultation with the Minister for Justice, shall by one or more orders divide the whole of Saorstát Eireann (except the county boroughs and urban districts mentioned in the Schedule to this Act) into school attendance areas and may from time to time by order vary (by amalgamation, division, or alteration of boundaries of areas) such division.

(2) Every order made under this section shall prescribe the rank and station of the respective officers of the Gárda Síochána, who are to be the enforcing authorities in the several areas to which the order relates.

(3) Every officer of the Gárda Síochána who is an enforcing authority under this Act may exercise all or any of his functions as such enforcing authority by or through any one or more of the members of the Gárda Síochána under his command and every member of the Gárda Síochána by or through whom such functions are so exercised shall be a school attendance officer for the purposes of this Act.