Section - 6 - Qualification and disqualification of members

    (1) A person is not qualified to be a member of the Board if that person

    (a) is not a citizen;

    (b) is adjudged or otherwise declared

    (i) a bankrupt under a law in force in the Republic and has not been discharged;

    (ii) to be of unsound mind; or

    (c) is detained as a criminal lunatic under a law in force in the Republic; or

    (d) is convicted

    (i) for high crime under the Constitution or for treason or for an offence involving the security of the Republic, fraud, dishonesty or moral turpitude; or

    (ii) for any other offence on indictment; or

    (e) is found by the report of a commission or a committee of inquiry to be incompetent to hold public office or in respect of whom a commission or committee of inquiry has found that while being a public officer that person acquired assets unlawfully or defrauded the Republic or misused or abused office or wilfully acted in a manner prejudicial to the interests of the Republic, and the findings have not been set aside on appeal or judicial review; or

    (f) is under sentence of death or other sentence of imprisonment imposed by a Court; or

    (g) is otherwise disqualified by a law for the time being in force; or

    (h) has had property confiscated as the result of the findings of a commission or committee of inquiry, and the findings have not been set aside on appeal or judicial review; or

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1) if ten years or more have elapsed since the end of the sentence or the date of the publication of the report of the commission or committee of inquiry or has been pardoned, that person is not disqualified to be a member of the Council.

    (3) Without prejudice to subsection (1), a member shall cease to be a member if

    (a) by notice in writing signed personally by the member, and addressed to the President, the member resigns from office;

    (b) the member is absent from three or more consecutive meetings of the Board without sufficient reason;

    (c) the member is removed by the President on grounds of stated misconduct; or

    (d) in the case of a person possessed of professional qualifications, the member is disqualified or suspended, otherwise than at the request of the member from practising the member's profession in the Republic by order of a competent authority made in respect of that member personally.