Garda Síochána Act 2005
Investigation of complaints concerning death of, or serious harm to, a person.
91.— (1) If a complaint concerns the death of, or serious harm to, a person as a result of Garda operations or while in the custody or care of the Garda Síochána, the Ombudsman Commission shall immediately direct a designated officer to—
( b) report his or her recommendation to the Commission as soon as practicable.
(2) On receiving the designated officer’s recommendation, the Ombudsman Commission shall either—
( a) conduct an investigation under section 95 , or
( b) direct a designated officer of the Commission to investigate the complaint under section 98 .