Road Transport Act 1999

Search warrants.


15.—The following section is hereby inserted after section 16 of the Act of 1986:

“16A.—If a judge of the District Court is satisfied on the sworn information of a transport officer that there are reasonable grounds for believing that—

(a) a premises or place is used for a purpose connected with road transport, including the engagement or use by a person in the premises or place of the services of an undertaking for the carriage by road for reward of merchandise in a vehicle,

(b) a vehicle used for that purpose is at the premises or in the place,

(c) there is information or material relating to road transport required by the transport officer for examination held in any premises or place or part of any premises or place, or

(d) an offence in connection with road transport has been or is being committed therein,

the judge may issue a warrant authorising a transport officer, accompanied by other transport officers or members of the Garda Síochána, at any time or times within one month from the date of issue of the warrant, on production if so required of the warrant, to enter, if need be by reasonable force, the premises or place, and exercise all or any of the powers conferred on a transport officer under section 16 of this Act.”.