Red Cross Act, 1938

Restriction on use of Red Cross, etc.

4.—(1) On and after the date of the establishment of the Society it shall not be lawful for any person to use for the purpose of trade or business or any other purpose whatsoever, without the consent of the Minister for Defence, the heraldic emblem of the red cross on a white ground formed by reversing the Federal colours of Switzerland or any emblem closely resembling such heraldic emblem, or the words “Cros Dearg” “Cros na Geinéibhe”, “Red Cross” or “Geneva Cross” or any words closely resembling the words “Cros Dearg”, “Cros na Geinéibhe”, “Red Cross” or “Geneva Cross”.

(2) If any person acts in contravention of this section such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section.