Garda Síochána Act 2005
Records relating to members serving outside the State.
57.— (1) The Minister may, by regulations made with the consent of the Minister for Health and Children, provide for the keeping of a record of any of the following events occurring outside the State while a member of the Garda Síochána is on international service or is on secondment to the Police Service of Northern Ireland:
( a) the member’s death;
( b) the death, in such circumstances as may be specified in the regulations, of the member’s spouse or of such other relatives as may be specified in the regulations;
( c) the birth, in such circumstances as may be specified in the regulations, of a child of the member.
(2) Records kept pursuant to regulations made under this section must be—
( a) authenticated in such manner and by such person as may be specified for the purpose in those regulations, and
( b) transmitted to an tArd-Chláraitheoir in such manner as may be specified in the regulations.
(3) Every regulation under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as practicable after it is made.
(4) Either House of the Oireachtas may, by a resolution passed within 21 sitting days after the day on which a regulation is laid before it under subsection (3), annul the regulation.