Defence (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1960

Despatch of contingents of the Permanent Defence Force for service outside the State with International United Nations Forces.

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2. (1) Subject to F1 [ subsections (2) and (3) ] of this section, a contingent of the Permanent Defence Force may be despatched for service outside the State as part of a particular International United Nations Force if, but only if, a resolution has been passed by Dáil Éireann approving of the despatch of a contingent of the Permanent Defence Force for service outside the State as part of that International United Nations Force.

(2) A contingent of the Permanent Defence Force may be despatched for service outside the State with a particular International United Nations Force without a resolution approving of such despatch having been passed by Dáil Éireann, if, but only if—

( a) that International United Nations Force is unarmed, or

( b) the contingent consists of not more than twelve members of the Permanent Defence Force, and the number of members of the Permanent Defence Force serving outside the State with that International United Nations Force will not, by reason of such despatch, be increased to a number exceeding twelve, or

( c) the contingent is intended to replace, in whole or in part, or reinforce a contingent of the Permanent Defence Force serving outside the State as part of that International United Nations Force and consisting of more than twelve members of the Permanent Defence Force.

F2 [ (3) A contingent or member of the Permanent Defence Force may, with the prior approval of and on the authority of the Government, be despatched for service outside the State as part of a force to be assembled or embarked before being deployed as part of a particular International United Nations Force if, but only if, the contingent or member is not so deployed until a resolution under subsection (1) of this section has been passed by D á il É ireann approving of their despatch for such service. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Substituted (12.07.2006) by Defence (Amendment) Act 2006 (20/2006), s. 8(a), commenced on enactment.

F2

Inserted (12.07.2006) by Defence (Amendment) Act 2006 (20/2006), s. 8(b), commenced on enactment.

Modifications (not altering text):

C3

Construction of the term “International United Nations Force” modified (12.07.2006) by the Defence (Amendment) Act 2006 (20/2006), s. 2(1) , commenced on enactment.

Application of certain provisions of Act of 1960 and Principal Act.

2.— (1) Sections 2, 4 and 6 of the Act of 1960 shall apply and have effect as if each reference in any of those sections to an International United Nations Force were a reference to an International United Nations Force as defined in section 1 of this Act.

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Editorial Notes:

E3

Previous affecting provision: construction of the term “International United Nations Force” modified (1.07.1993) by Defence (Amendment) Act 1993 (18/1993), s. 3(1), commenced on enactment. The 1993 Act was repealed (12.07.2006) by Defence (Amendment) Act 2006 (20/2006), s. 12 and sch., commenced on enactment.