Garda Síochána Act 2005

53

Secondment from Police Service of Northern Ireland to certain ranks in Garda Síochána.

53.— (1) Subject to subsection (3), the Garda Commissioner may, at the request of the Chief Constable—

( a) appoint a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to a rank in the Garda Síochána not above that of inspector for a period not exceeding 3 years, or

( b) request F93 [ the Authority ] to appoint such a member to a rank in the Garda Síochána F94 [ not above that of Assistant Garda Commissioner and ] not below that of superintendent for such period.

F95 [ (2) Subject to subsection (3) , the Authority may comply with a request under subsection (1)(b) but may do so only with the approval of the Government. ]

(3) The ranks in the Garda Síochána to which such members may be appointed under this section and the number of such members to be so appointed may be prescribed.

(4) A person appointed under this section shall, during the appointment—

( a) be under the direction and control of the Garda Commissioner, and

( b) subject to subsection (5), have the powers, immunities, privileges and duties of a member of the Garda Síochána of the rank to which he or she was appointed.

(5) The Garda Síochána Compensation Acts 1941 and 1945 do not apply in relation to a person appointed under this section.

(6) The Garda Commissioner or F96 [ the Authority, with the approval of the Government, ], as the case may be, may terminate an appointment under this section.

F97 [ (7) The Government may terminate an appointment approved by them under subsection (2) . ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F93

Substituted (1.01.2017) by Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (49/2015), s. 40(a), S.I. No. 633 of 2016.

F94

Inserted (1.01.2017) by Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (49/2015), s. 40(a), S.I. No. 633 of 2016.

F95

Substituted (1.01.2017) by Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (49/2015), s. 40(b), S.I. No. 633 of 2016.

F96

Substituted (1.01.2017) by Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (49/2015), s. 40(c), S.I. No. 633 of 2016.

F97

Inserted (1.01.2017) by Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (49/2015), s. 40(d), S.I. No. 633 of 2016.