HC Deb 02 March 1921 vol 138 cc1814-5W
Major GLYN

asked the Chief Secretary what is the relative position of the Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Chief of Police; what is the establishment of the Chief of Police Department and into what sections is his command divided; and what are the rates of pay and pension of these policemen compared with those of the regular Royal Irish Constabulary?


The Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary is an officer whose position and functions are defined in the statutes relating to that force. The Chief of Police is an officer without statutory functions, but appointed in the ordinary course of administration to assist the Lord Lieutenant in the general control of the Irish police forces which consist of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and the Royal Irish Constabulary, the latter including the Auxiliary and Veterans Divisions and the Special Constabulary. He has a small civilian staff to assist him in the ordinary secretarial work of his office. The Dublin Metropolitan Police receive pay and pension similar to those of the regular Royal Irish Constabulary. The Veterans and Special Constabulary receive the same pay as the regular Royal Irish Constabulary, but as their service is not pensionable they are paid a bounty in lieu of pension. The Auxiliary Division is also a non-pensionable force. Temporary Cadets are paid at the rate of a guinea a day and Royal Irish Constabulary allowances. No bounty is payable in their case.

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