S.I. No. 298/1971 - Garda Síochána (Retirement) Regulations, 1971.

I, DESMOND O'MALLEY, Minister for Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 14 of the Police Forces Amalgamation Act, 1925 (No. 7 of 1925), hereby, with the approval of the Government, make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Garda Síochána (Retirement) Regulations, 1971.

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), are hereby amended by the insertion after subparagraph (3) (inserted by the Garda Síochána (Retirement) Regulations, 1970 ( S.I. No. 234 of 1970 )) of paragraph 5 of the following subparagraph:

"(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (1) of this paragraph, the Commissioner may, with the consent of the Minister, direct that those members of the Garda Síochána who would be due to retire under the provisions of the said subparagraph (1) during the period from the 1st day of October, 1971, to the 31st day of December, 1971, may continue to serve in an established capacity in the Garda Síochána during, in the case of each such member, the period from the date on which he would have retired as aforesaid to the 1st day of January, 1972 ".

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 9th day of November, 1971.


Minister for Justice.

The Government hereby approve of the foregoing Regulations.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Government, this 9th

day of November, 1971.




These Regulations provide for an extension of the service of those members of the Garda Síochána who are due to retire on reaching the statutory age limits between 1st October, 1971, and 31st December, 1971, up to and including 1st January, 1972.