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MILITARY SERVICE PENSIONS ACT, 1924
Calculation of Military Service.
1. The number of years of military service counting towards pension under this Act shall be computed as follows:—
2. For service rendered during any broken part of any period mentioned in column 1 of paragraph 1 of this Schedule there shall be added a corresponding proportion of the total equivalent for that period as set out in column 2 of the said paragraph.
3. In regard to the year 1st April, 1916, to 31st March, 1917, the equivalent of active service in the week commencing 23rd April, 1916, shall be deemed to be four years, and the equivalent for the remainder of that year shall be deemed to be one year.
4. The following circumstances shall not be deemed to constitute a breach in the continuity of service:—
(a) absence from duty following arrest, imprisonment, internment, or deportation under the Defence of the Realm Act, 1914, the Restoration of Order in Ireland Act, 1920, or any regulations made thereunder;
(b) absence from duty following arrest, imprisonment or penal servitude in respect of sedition, treason or treason felony prior to 11th July, 1921;
(c) absence from duty by reason of duties necessitating such absence undertaken at the instance or on behalf of the Cabinet of Dáil Eireann or on behalf of the Provisional Government from 21st January, 1919, to 1st July, 1922.