Defence Act 1954

PART IV.

Personnel of the Defence Forces.

Chapter I.

Officers.

Persons eligible to be appointed officers.

41

41.Each of the following persons shall be eligible to be appointed to be an officer of the Permanent Defence Force or the Reserve Defence Force, that is to say:—

( a) Irish citizens;

( b) any other persons specially approved by the Minister.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C20

Application of section extended (23.01.1980) by Defence (Amendment) (No. 2) Act (28/1979), s. 3, S.I. No. 19 of 1980.

Application of section 41 of Principal Act to women.

3.—A woman shall be eligible to be appointed to be an officer of the Permanent Defence Force or the Reserve Defence Force and for that purpose references in section 41 of the Principal Act to Irish citizens shall be construed as including Irish citizens of either sex and references to any other persons specially approved by the Minister shall be construed as including persons of either sex.