S.I. No. 163/2000 - Garda Síochána (Retirement) (Amendment) Regulations, 2000

I, JOHN O'DONOGHUE, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 14 of the Police Forces Amalgamation Act, 1925 (No. 7 of 1925), (as adapted by the Justice (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1997 ( S.I. No. 298 of 1997 )), and with the approval of the Government, hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Garda Síochána (Retirement) (Amendment) Regulations, 2000.

2. These Regulations shall come into operation on the 29th day of May, 2000.

3. The Interpretation Act, 1937 (No. 38 of 1937), applies to these Regulations.

4. Regulation 6 of the Garda Síochána (Retirement) Regulations, 1934 (S.R. & O., No. 146 of 1934) is amended by the substitution for “the Surgeon of the Garda Síochána” of “a registered medical practitioner (within the meaning of the Medical Practitioners Act, 1978 (No. 4 of 1978)), nominated by the Commissioner after consultation with the Minister,”.


GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 22nd day of May, 2000.


Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.

The Government approve of these Regulations.


GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Government, this 26th day of May, 2000.




(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations provide for the certification of members of the Garda Síochána retiring on grounds of mental or physical incapacity by a registered medical practitioner.