Garda Síochána Act 2005
Delegation of Garda Commissioner’s functions.
31.— (1) Subject to the regulations, the Garda Commissioner may, in writing, delegate any of his or her functions under this Act to—
( a) members of the Garda Síochána specified by rank or name, or
( b) members of the Garda Síochána’s civilian staff specified by grade, position, name or otherwise.
(2) A delegation under this section may—
( a) relate to the performance of a function either generally or in a particular case or class of case or in respect of a particular matter,
( b) be made subject to conditions or restrictions, and
( c) be revoked or varied by the Garda Commissioner at any time.
(3) The delegation of a function does not preclude the Garda Commissioner from performing the function.
(4) Where the Garda Commissioner’s functions under a provision of this Act are delegated to a person, any references in that provision to the Commissioner are to be read as references to that person.
(5) An act or thing done by a person pursuant to a delegation under this section has the same force and effect as if done by the Garda Commissioner.