Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008

83.

Examining objects and sites.

83.— (1) A request for the examination of an object or site in a designated state for the purposes of a criminal investigation or criminal proceedings may be sent by the Director of Public Prosecutions either to the Central Authority for transmission to the appropriate authority in the designated state or directly to that authority.

(2) A request from a designated state for the examination of an object or site for such purposes may be sent by the Minister to the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána to arrange for the request to be complied with.

(3) A request under this section shall include a description of the object or site that is sufficient to enable it to be clearly identified.

(4) Section 74 shall apply and have effect in relation to such a request from a designated state with the modification that, where necessary, a warrant may be issued under subsection (8) of that section requiring the owner or occupier of the object or site to allow access to it by a member of the Garda Síochána and such other persons as may accompany the member for the purposes of the examination and with any other necessary modifications.

(5) Subsection (4) is without prejudice to section 97.