S.I. No. 132/1951 - Garda Síochána (Retirement) Regulations, 1951.

WHEREAS it is enacted by paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of Section 14 of the Police Forces Amalgamation Act, 1925 (No. 7 of 1925), as adapted in consequence of the enactment of the Constitution, that the Minister for Justice may from time to time, subject to the approval of the Government, make regulations in relation to the promotion, retirement, degradation, dismissal and punishment of members of the Garda Síochána :

NOW, THEREFORE, the Minister for Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by the said paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of Section 14, and of every and any other power him in that behalf enabling, hereby, with the approval of the Government makes the following regulations :—

1. These regulations may be cited as the Garda Síochána (Retirement) Regulations, 1951.

2. The Interpretation Act, 1937 (No. 38 of 1937), applies to these regulations.

3. The Garda Síochána (Retirement) Regulations, 1934 ( S. R. & O. No. 146 of 1934 ), and these regulations may be cited together as the Garda Síochána (Retirement) Regulations, 1934 and 1951.

4. The Garda Síochána (Retirement) Regulations, 1934, are hereby amended by the substitution for paragraph 5 of the following :—

" 5. (1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, every member of the Garda Síochána shall retire from the Garda Síochána on attaining the age which is applicable to the rank in the Garda Síochána for the time being held by such member, that is to say :—

(a) in the case of a member holding any rank higher than the rank of chief superintendent—on attaining the age of sixty-five years, and

(b) in the case of a member holding the rank of chief superintendent or of superintendent—on attaining the age of sixty-three years, and

(c) in the case of a member below the rank of superintendent —on attaining the age of sixty years.

(2) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the Commissioner may, with the consent of the Minister, extend, where it appears to be in the interests of the efficiency of the Garda Síochána so to do, the age at which any member of the Garda Síochána would retire under the said foregoing provisions by such period, not exceeding two years, as the Commissioner shall determine."

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Justice, this 3rd day of May, 1951.