Garda Síochána Act 2005

Chapter 8

International Service and Co-operation with other Police Services

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Interpretation ( Chapter 8).

50.— (1) In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires—

“An tArd-Chláraitheoir” has the meaning given by section 1(1) of the Civil Registration Act 2004;

“Chief Constable” means the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

“disciplinary action” means—

( a) dismissal,

( b) requirement to retire or resign as an alternative to dismissal,

( c) reduction in rank,

( d) reduction in pay not exceeding 4 weeks’ pay,

( e) reprimand,

( f) warning,

( g) caution, or

( h) advice;

“eligible member” means a member who has offered in writing to be available during a specified period for international service and whose offer has been accepted by the Garda Commissioner;

“international organisation” includes—

( a) the United Nations,

( b) the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe,

( c) the European Union or any institution or body of the European Union, and

( d) any force or mission organised by, or operating with the mandate of, an international organisation as defined in any of paragraphs (a) to (c);

“international service” means service outside the State under section 51(1) or (2).

(2) The text of the Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Police Co-operation, done at Belfast on 29 April 2002 is set out in Schedule 3 for convenience of reference.