Defence Forces Act, 1937

Oath by Officers of the Forces.

6.—(1) Every officer of the Forces shall upon being granted a commission take an oath or make a declaration in the following form:—

“I             do solemnly swear (or declare) that I will be faithful to Ireland and loyal to the Constitution and that while I am an officer in Oglaigh na h-Eireann I will obey all orders issued to me by my superior officers according to law and I will not join or be a member of or subscribe to any organisation without due permission.”

(2) The oath or declaration in the last preceding sub-section set forth shall be taken or made and subscribed by an officer in the presence of an officer nominated for that purpose by the Minister.

(3) Any officer of the Forces who declines or neglects to take the oath or make the declaration aforesaid in the manner aforesaid, shall be deemed to have resigned his commission and appointment as an officer in the Forces.