Garda Síochána Act 2005

72

Transfer of staff to Ombudsman Commission.

72.— (1) Any member of the staff of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform who on the establishment day is engaged in duties in the Garda Síochána Complaints Board may be designated by order of the Minister and shall, on being so designated, be transferred to and become an officer of the Ombudsman Commission.

(2) Before making an order for the purpose of subsection (1), the Minister shall—

( a) notify in writing any recognised trade union or staff association concerned of the Minister’s intention to do so, and

( b) consider, within the time that may be specified in the notification, any representations made by that trade union or staff association in relation to the matter.

(3) Schedule 2 has effect in relation to staff transferred under this section.