Private Security Services Act 2004



3.—(1) Without prejudice to sections 43 and 52, this Act does not apply to relevant persons or to—

(a) a member of the Garda Síochána,

(b) a member of the Defence Forces,

(c) a member of a company's harbour police within the meaning of section 54 of the Harbours Act 1996,

(d) an authorised officer, or authorised person, within the meaning of the Air Navigation and Transport Acts 1936 to 1998,

(e) an officer or employee of a Government department or State F6[agency,]

(f) a person employed as apprentice by a person providing a security F6[service, or]

F7[(g) a person appointed by a county registrar or sheriff for the execution of a certificate under section 960L of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997,]

while carrying out the duties of his or her office or employment or to a person employed as a resident caretaker who keeps property under surveillance only as an incidental part of the duties of his or her employment.

(2) The Authority may by order exempt from any or all of the provisions of this Act persons providing security services or security services of a particular class at a specified place, event or function or specified class of place, event or function or in connection with a visit to the State by a specified person where in its opinion, by reason of the size of the expected attendance or other exceptional circumstances, it would not otherwise be reasonably practicable to provide the requisite level of security services there.

(3) Notice of any such exemption shall be published in Iris Oifigiúil.




Substituted (22.07.2021) by Private Security Services (Amendment) Act 2021 (19/2021), s. 3(a), (b), S.I. No. 379 of 2021.


Inserted (22.07.2021) by Private Security Services (Amendment) Act 2021 (19/2021), s. 3(c), S.I. No. 379 of 2021.

Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (27.09.2007) by Private Security (Exemption) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 873 of 2007).