Superannuation Act, 1936

Reckoning of a period of absence from duty in the case of certain persons employed in the Post Office.

23.—(1) In the determination, for the purposes of the Superannuation Acts, of the service of a person who retired from or died while in the civil service of Saorstát Eireann on or after the 15th day of October, 1932, and before the passing of this Act or shall retire from or die while in that civil service at any time after such passing and, in either case, was employed in an established or an unestablished position in the Post Office of the Provisional Government immediately before and immediately after the period which began on the 11th day of September, 1922, and ended on the 30th day of September, 1922, and either did not render service during or receive remuneration in respect of any part of that period or rendered service during and received remuneration in respect of part only of the said period, the said period or the other part thereof (as the case may be) may, if the Minister so directs, be reckoned in the said service of such person and, if so reckoned, shall be reckoned as service continuous with the previous and the subsequent service of such person,

(2) In the case of a person to whom the foregoing sub-section of this section applies, who, before the passing of this Act, retired on the ground of age or ill-health from or died while in the civil service of Saorstát Eireann, such direction as is mentioned in the said sub-section may be given by the Minister after the passing of this Act, and if such direction is so given, such adjustment or variation shall be made of the superannuation allowance, gratuity, or other benefit awarded to or in respect of such person under the Superannuation Acts on his retirement or death (as the case may be) as shall be necessary to give effect to the said sub-section in relation to such person as from his retirement or death, as the case may be.