Garda Síochána Act 2005

52

Appointment of members of Police Service of Northern Ireland to certain ranks in Garda Síochána.

52.— (1) F89 [ The Authority, with the approval of the Government ] may appoint members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to such ranks in the Garda Síochána F90 [ not above Assistant Garda Commissioner and ] not below superintendent as may be prescribed.

(2) The number or proportion of vacancies in each rank to which such members may be appointed may also be prescribed.

(3) In determining the eligibility of a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to apply for appointment to a rank of the Garda Síochána under this section, appropriate recognition shall be given to the rank, experience and qualifications that would be required for appointment to an equivalent rank in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

(4) Such a member shall compete in a merit-based selection procedure with other applicants for appointment to the rank in the Garda Síochána concerned.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F89

Substituted (1.01.2017) by Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (49/2015), s. 39, S.I. No. 633 of 2016.

F90

Inserted (1.01.2017) by Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (49/2015), s. 39, S.I. No. 633 of 2016.

Editorial Notes:

E31

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2017) by Garda Síochána Act 2005 (Section 52) Regulations 2016(S.I. No. 640 of 2016), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E32

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (13.03.2012) by Garda Síochána Act 2005 (Section 52) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 128 of 2012), in effect as per reg. 2; revoked (1.01.2017) by Garda Síochána Act 2005 (Section 52) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 640 of 2016), reg. 2, in effect as per reg. 1(2).