Dáil Éireann - Volume 187 - 22 March, 1961
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Garda Military Service Medals.
Mr. McQuillan Mr. McQuillan
28. Mr. McQuillan asked the Minister for Defence whether in view of the fact that members of the Garda Síochána who were awarded a service medal without bar are no granted the extension of two years applicable to those with medal and bar he is prepared, if necessary by introducing enabling legislation, to have reconsidered the claims for the award of bar to Gardaí with medals only who are nearing the normal retiring age and in whole cases there is very substantial justification for the award of bar; and if he is prepared to receive representations in individual cases of this kind.
Minister for Defence (Mr. K. Boland) Kevin Boland
Minister for Defence (Mr. K. Boland): Persons who have been awarded Service Medals without Bar may be awarded Medals with Bar provided (i) that they have not been refused a certificate of military service under the Military Service Pensions Acts, 1924, or a service certificate under the Military Service Pensions Act, 1934 and (ii) that they can establish that their service would have merited the award a certificate had they made application under those Acts.
Mr. Sherwin Mr. Sherwin
Mr. Sherwin: In other words, the Minister for Justice can solve the problem...just give the two years to the Guards.
Dáil Éireann 187 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Garda Military Service Medals.