Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010
F61 [ Powers of certain members of FIU Ireland to obtain information
40C. (1) A member of the Garda S í och á na who is a member of FIU Ireland shall have access to the central registers established by the State for the purposes of paragraph (3) of Article 30 and paragraph (4) of Article 31 of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive.
(2) A member of the Garda S í och á na who is a member of FIU Ireland may, for the purposes of preventing, detecting, investigating or combating money laundering or terrorist financing request any person to provide FIU Ireland with information held by that person under any enactment giving effect to paragraph (1) of Article 30 or paragraph (1) of Article 31 of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive.
(3) A member of the Garda S í och á na who is a member of FIU Ireland may make a request in writing for any financial, administrative or law enforcement information that FIU Ireland requires in order to carry out its functions from any of the following:
( a ) a designated person;
( b ) a competent authority;
( c ) the Revenue Commissioners;
( d ) the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
(4) A designated person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a request for information under subsection (2) or (3) commits an offence and is liable —
( a ) on summary conviction, to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months (or both), or
( b ) on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding € 500,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 years (or both). ]
Inserted (26.11.2018) by Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018 (26/2018), s. 21, S.I. No. 486 of 2018.
A class A fine is defined as a fine not exceeding €5,000 (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), s. 3, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.