Defence Act 1954
Interpretation of Part VIII.
275.— (1) In this Part—
the expression “ authorised officer” means any person being—
( a) a member of the Garda Síochána, or
( b) a member of the Defence Forces authorised in that behalf by bye-laws;
the word “ bye-laws” means bye-laws made under this Part;
the expression “ road authority” has the same meaning as in the Local Government Act, 1946 (No. 24 of 1946);
the expression “ State land” means any land belonging to the State or vested in the Minister.
(2) References in this Part to a contravention of a bye-law include references to a failure or refusal to comply with the bye-law.