Consumer Credit Act 1995

Powers of entry of Garda Síochána.


105.(1) A member of the Garda Síochána may enter a premises (if need be by reasonable force) at which there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the premises or part of the premises (other than a dwelling) is being used for the purposes of F163[the provision of high cost credit] contrary to this Part or that evidence of an offence for contravening this Part may be found in such premises, and may search and inspect the premises and search and question any person found thereon and may seize and retain any document, money or thing which the member has reason to believe may be evidence of the commission of an offence for contravening this Part.

(2) A member of the Garda Síochána who enters a premises under subsection (1) may exercise any of the powers conferred on an authorised officer under F164[section 8N].

(3) A person shall not obstruct or interfere with a member of the Garda Síochána acting under this section or give any information which is false or misleading.

(4) A person shall comply with any requirement made of him by a member of the Garda Síochána under this section.




Substituted (14.11.2022) by Consumer Credit (Amendment) Act 2022 (13/2022), s. 15(1) and sch. 1 part 1 item 31, S.I. No. 575 of 2022.


Substituted (1.05.2003) by Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Act 2003 (12/2003), s. 35(1) and sch. 1 part 21 item 27, S.I. No. 160 of 2003.