Protected Disclosures Act 2014

19.

Amendments of Garda Síochána Act 2005

19. (1) The Garda Síochána Act 2005 is amended—

(a) by inserting the following section after section 102:

Protected disclosures relating to the Garda Síochána

102A. (1) Where a disclosure relating to the Garda Síochána is disclosed to the Ombudsman Commission as a prescribed person under section 7 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 in respect of disclosures so relating, it may, if it appears to it desirable in the public interest to do so, investigate the disclosure, even if the worker (within the meaning of that Act) making the disclosure is a member of the Garda Síochána.

(2) The provisions of this Part relating to investigations and reports apply with the necessary modifications in relation to a relevant wrongdoing to which a disclosure referred to in subsection (1) relates as though it were the subject of a complaint referred to in section 91.”,

and

(b) by repealing section 124.

(2) The Garda Síochána (Confidential Reporting of Corruption or Malpractice) Regulations 2007 ( S.I. No. 168 of 2007) are revoked.