Greyhound Industry Act 1958

Investigations by authorised officers.


44. (1) F49[]

(2) An authorised officer F50[of the Club] present at any authorised coursing meeting may (subject to production by him if so required of his appointment) investigate any occurrence observed by him or brought to his notice in relation to any event, or the performance (including behaviour) of any greyhound in an event, forming an item at the meeting.

(3) For the purposes of an investigation under this section, an authorised officer may—

(a) require any person to give to him any information which he may reasonably consider necessary, and

(b) give such directions and require such facilities as he may reasonably consider necessary (including directions and facilities as to the examination of greyhounds and the detention under specified control for any purpose of greyhounds or of documents relating thereto).

(4) A person who—

(a) obstructs or impedes the exercise of any power conferred by this section,

(b) fails or refuses to give to an authorised officer any information within his knowledge which the officer requires under this section,

(c) in giving any such information, gives information which, to his knowledge, is false or misleading in any material particular, or

(d) fails or refuses to comply with any direction or requisition of facilities given or made by an authorised officer under this section,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a F51[class C fine].




Repealed (1.10.2022) by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), s. 36(3), S.I. No. 399 of 2020.


Inserted (1.10.2020) by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), s. 55(m)(i), S.I. No. 399 of 2020.


Substituted (1.10.2020) by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), s. 55(m)(ii), S.I. No. 399 of 2020. A class C fine means a fine not exceeding €2,500 as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 6(1), S.I. No. 662 of 2010.

Editorial Notes:


Previous affecting provision: maximum fine in subs. (4) increased (25.07.1999) by Horse and Greyhound Racing (Betting Charges and Levies) Act 1999 (24/1999), s. 12(2) and table ref. no. 16, S.I. No. 211 of 1999; superseded as per F-note above.