By the King.
For suspending in Ireland the operation of Section 1 of the Defence of the Realm (Amendment) Act. 1915 (right of British Subject charged with offence to be tried by Civil Court)
George RI. Whereas by Sub-Section (7) of Section 1 of the Defence of the Realm (Amendment) Act. 1915, it is enacted that in the event of Invasion or other Special Military Emergencies 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 fit to revoke this Our Proclamation.
Given at our Court at Windsor Castle, this 26th 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.