S.I. No. 73/1935 - Shannon Electricity Works (Declaration of Prohibited Place) Order, 1935.


SAORST?T EIREANN. STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS. 1935. No. 73.

SHANNON ELECTRICITY WORKS (DECLARATION OF PROHIBITED PLACE) ORDER, 1935.

WHEREAS it is enacted by paragraph (d) of Section 3 of the Official Secrets Act, 1911, as amended by the Official Secrets Act, 1920, and as adapted by or under the Adaptation of Enactments Act, 1922 (No. 2 of 1922), that for the purposes of the said Official Secrets Act, 1911, the expression " prohibited place " means any railway, road, way or channel, or other means of communication by land or water (including any works or structures being part thereof or connected therewith), or any place used for gas, water or electricity works or other works for purposes of a public character, or any place where any munitions of war, or any sketches, models, plans or documents relating thereto, are being made, repaired, or stored otherwise than on behalf of the State, which is for the time being declared by order of an Executive Minister to be a prohibited place for the purposes of this section, on the ground that information with respect thereto, or the destruction or obstruction thereof, or interference therewith, would be useful to an enemy:

AND WHEREAS the place which is intended by this order to be declared to be a prohibited place is used for electricity works:

NOW, I, PATRICK J. RUTTLEDGE, Minister for Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by Section 3 of the Official Secrets Act, 1911, as amended by the Official Secrets Act, 1920, and as adapted by or under the Adaptation of Enactments Act, 1922 (No. 2 of 1922), and of every and any other power me in this behalf enabling do hereby order as follows:—

1. This Order may be cited for all purposes as the Shannon Electricity Works (Declaration of Prohibited Place) Order, 1935—

2. The Interpretation Act, 1889, applies to the interpretation of this Order in like manner as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of the Oireachtas passed before the 1st day of January, 1924.

3. For the purposes of the Official Secrets Act, 1911, as amended by the Official Secrets Act, 1920, and as adapted by or under the Adaptation of Enactments Act, 1922 (No. 2 of 1922), the place set forth and described in the Schedule hereto is hereby declared to be a prohibited place on the ground that information with respect thereto, or the destruction or obstruction thereof, or interference therewith, would be useful to an enemy.

Given under my Seal of Office this 22nd day of March, 1935.

(Signed) P. J. RUTTLEDGE,

Minister for Justice.

S. A. ROCHE.

SCHEDULE.

The Area of the Shannon Power Development Works used for or in connection with the production of electricity in pursuance of the Electricity (Supply) Acts, 1927 to 1934, and extending from Killaloe at the northern end to the point where the tail race enters the River Shannon at the southern end and more particularly described as follows—

(1) The storage basin between the road bridge over the River Shannon at Killaloe and the weir and canal intake at Parteen, including the right and left embankments constructed to form the said storage basin, together with the land outside and along the said right embankment delimited and separated from the adjoining land by post and wire fencing and also the land outside and, along the said left embankment delimited by the left bank of the Kilmastulla River Diversion.

(2) The weir and canal intake, the embankments constructed to form abutments to the said intakes, the syphon under the said canal intake, and adjoining lands inside and bounded by post and wire fencing.

(3) The head race between the canal intake and the power station including the right and left embankments constructed to form the said head race, together with the land outside and along the said embankments delimited and separated from the adjoining land by post and wire fencing, and also the road bridges over and the syphons and culverts under the said race.

(4) The power station, the intake to the said power station, the locks and all adjoining buildings and land within the area around the said power station, all of which are delimited and separated from the adjoining land by post and wire fencing.

(5) The tail race from the power station to the River Shannon, the branch railway running along the said tail race, and the land on either side of the said tail race, all of which are delimited and separated from the adjoining land by post and wire fencing.