Nurses and Midwives Act 2011
Membership of either House of Oireachtas by employee of Board.
32.— (1) Where a person who is an employee of the Board (including the chief executive officer) becomes a member of either House of the Oireachtas, the person—
( a) shall stand seconded from being an employee during the period (in this section referred to as the “secondment period”)—
(i) commencing on the date the person becomes entitled under the Standing Orders of that House to sit therein, and
(ii) ending on the date when—
(I) the person ceases to be a member of that House, or
(II) the person ceases to be an employee,
whichever is the earlier,
( b) shall not be paid by, or entitled to receive from, the Board any remuneration or allowance in respect of the secondment period, and
( c) shall not be entitled to reckon the whole or any part of the secondment period for any superannuation benefits payable under this Act.
(2) A person who is for the time being entitled under the Standing Orders of either House of the Oireachtas to sit therein shall, while so entitled, be disqualified from becoming an employee of the Board.