Criminal Justice Act 2007

57.

Admission in evidence of recording of questioning of accused by Garda Síochána.

57.— (1) A court may admit in evidence at the trial of a person in respect of an offence—

( a) a recording by electronic or similar means, or

( b) a transcript of such a recording,

or both of the questioning of the person by a member of the Garda Síochána at a Garda Síochána station or elsewhere in connection with the investigation of the offence.

(2) Any statement made by the person concerned that is recorded in a recording which is admitted in evidence under subsection (1) may be admissible in evidence at the trial concerned notwithstanding the fact that—

( a) it was not taken down in writing at the time it was made, or

( b) that statement is not in writing and signed by the person who made it,

or both.

(3) This section shall not affect the admissibility in evidence at the trial of a person in respect of an offence of any statement that is recorded in writing made by the person during questioning by a member of the Garda Síochána at a Garda Síochána station or elsewhere in connection with the investigation of the offence (whether or not that statement is signed by the person) and irrespective of whether the making of that statement is recorded by electronic or similar means.