Constitution (Amendment No. 2) Act, 1927

Re-election at general election of outgoing Chairman of Dáil Eireann.

1.—The Constitution shall be and is hereby amended by the insertion therein of the following paragraph at the end of and as an addition to Article 21, that is to say:—

“The member of Dáil Éireann who is the Chairman of Dáil Éireann immediately before a dissolution of the Oireachtas shall, unless before such dissolution he announces to Dáil Éireann that he does not desire to continue to be a member thereof, be deemed without any actual election to be elected in accordance with this Constitution at the ensuing general election as a member of Dáil Éireann for the constituency for which he was a member immediately before such dissolution or, in the event of a revision of constituencies having taken place, for the revised constituency declared on such revision to correspond to such first-mentioned constituency. Whenever a former Chairman of Dáil Éireann is so deemed to have been elected at a general election as a member for a constituency the number of members actually to be elected for such constituency at such general election shall be one less than would otherwise be required to be elected therefor.”