Donovan v Minister for Justice and Others

JurisdictionIreland
Judgment Date01 January 1951
Date01 January 1951
CourtHigh Court
Donovan
and
Minister for Justice and Others

Claim by police constable against Minister for Justice - Whether Minister protected by Public Authorities Protection Act, 1893 - Police constable - Rent allowance - Relinquishment of rights by constable - No consideration - Whether relinquishment effective.

A member of the Garda Siochana who had spent only three years in the force applied for permission to marry. It is a rule of the force that a member usually does not receive permission to marry unless he has completed five years. In order to obtain the required permission he agreed to relinquish his rights to rent allowance to which he would on marriage be entitled under the Garda Siochana Allowance Order, 1926. He subsequently demanded payment of the allowance, but it was refused. In an action...

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