S.I. No. 258/1972 - Garda Síochána (Retirement) Regulations, 1972.

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, 1972.

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 sub-paragraph (4) (inserted by the Garda Síochána (Retirement) Regulations, 1971 ( S.I. No. 298 of 1971 )) of paragraph 5 of the following sub-paragraph :

"(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph, those members of the Garda Síochána who would be due to retire under the provisions of the said sub-paragraph (1) during the period from the 1st day of October, 1972, to the 31st day of December, 1972, 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, 1973."

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 17th day of October, 1972.


Minister for Justice.

The Government hereby approve of the foregoing Regulations.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Government, this 17th day of

October, 1972.




These regulations provide for an extension to 1st January, 1973 of the services of those members of the Garda Síochána who are due to retire on reaching the statutory age limit between 1st October, 1972 and 31st December, 1972.