BY THE KING
For Suspending in Ireland the Operation of Section One of the Defence of the Realm (Amendment) Act, 1915 (Right of British Subject charged with Offence to be tried by Civil Court).
Whereas by subsection (7) of section one of the Defence of the Realm (Amendment) Act 1915, it is enacted that in the event of invasion or other special military emergency arising out of the present War, We may, by Proclamation, forthwith suspend the operation of the said section, either generally or as respects any area specified therein:
And Whereas the present state of affairs in Ireland is such as to constitute such a special military emergency as aforesaid:
Now therefore, We, in pursuance of the powers so conferred on Us, do hereby order that the operation of the said section be suspended in Ireland until We see it fit to revoke this Our Proclamation.
Given at Our Court at Windsor Castle, this Twenty-sixth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and sixteen, and in the Sixth year of Our Reign.
GOD SAVE THE KING.