Garda Síochána Act 2005


Three year review report.

23.— (1) At the end of each 3 year period, the Garda Commissioner shall submit to F33 [ the Authority ] a report, prepared by the Commissioner, containing a review of the efficiency and effectiveness of the management and deployment of resources available to the Garda Síochána F34 [ for policing services ] during that 3 year period.

(2) The first 3 year period begins on the day this section comes into operation and each subsequent 3 year period begins on the day after the end of the period for which the previous report was submitted.

(3) The report may contain recommendations that the Garda Commissioner considers necessary for improving the management and deployment of resources.

(4) As soon as practicable F35 [ after receiving the report, the Authority shall send a copy of the report to the Minister and the Minister shall ], subject to subsection (5), cause a copy of it to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

(5) The Minister may exclude from the copies of reports that are to be laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas any matter that, in his or her opinion—

( a) would be prejudicial to the interests of national security, or

( b) might facilitate the commission of an offence, prejudice a criminal investigation or jeopardise the safety of any person.