Defence Act, 1954

Regulations in relation to investigation and summary disposition of charges.

184.—(1) For the purposes of this Chapter, the Minister may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, in relation to all or any of the following matters, that is to say:—

(a) the officers in whom are to be vested the powers and duties of authorised officers and commanding officers under this Chapter and the officers in whom may be vested by delegation the powers and duties of subordinate officers under this Chapter,

(b) the offences that may be summarily dealt with after reference to superior authority,

(c) the offences that may be summarily dealt with without reference to superior authority,

(d) the delegation to a subordinate officer of power to deal summarily with a case,

(e) the reference back by officers having power to convene courts-martial of charges for summary disposal,

(f) the time from which summary awards take effect and the manner in which they are to be carried out,

(g) any person, matter or thing referred to in this Chapter as prescribed,

(h) any other matter or thing necessary for carrying this Chapter into effect.

(2) Every regulation made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after such regulation is made and, if a resolution annulling such regulation is passed by either House of the Oireachtas within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which that House has sat after such regulation has been laid before it, such regulation shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under such regulation.