Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011

25.

Obstruction, etc.

25.— (1) A person commits an offence if he or she—

( a) obstructs or interferes with a welfare officer or member of the Garda Síochána or a person who accompanies such officer or member in the course of exercising a function conferred on the officer or member by this Act or a warrant under section 19 or impedes the exercise by the officer, member, or person, as the case may be, of such power,

( b) fails or refuses to—

(i) comply with a requirement of a welfare officer or member of the Garda Síochána under section 18(1)(c) or (f), (2), (4)(i) or (9), or

(ii) answer a question asked by a welfare officer or member of the Garda Síochána under section 18(3) ,

or

( c) in purported compliance with a requirement or in answer to a question referred to in paragraph (b) gives information to the officer or member that he or she knows to be false or misleading in any material respect.

(2) A statement or admission made by a person pursuant to a requirement under section 18(1)(f) shall not be admissible as evidence in proceedings brought against the person for an offence (other than an offence under this section).