First Amendment of the Constitution Act, 1939.

Enactment of the Amendment.

1.—Upon the passing of this Act the said proposed amendment of the Constitution shall forthwith become and be effective and the following words, that is to say:—

“In this sub-section ‘time of war’ includes a time when there is taking place an armed conflict in which the State is not a participant but in respect of which each of the Houses of the Oireachtas shall have resolved that, arising out of such armed conflict, a national emergency exists affecting the vital interests of the State.”

shall be inserted at the end of and as part of sub-section 3° of section 3 of Article 28 of the Constitution.