Criminal Justice (Joint Investigation Teams) Act 2004

Interpretation.

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1.—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Act of 1994” means Criminal Justice Act 1994;

“another Member State” means a Member State other than the State;

“the Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána;

“competent authority” shall be construed in accordance with section 2 ;

“the Council Framework Decision” means the Framework Decision of 13 June 2002 of the Council of the European Union on joint investigation teams 1, the text of which is for convenience of reference set out—

( a) in Part 1 of the Schedule to this Act, in the case of the Irish language text, and

( b) in Part 2 of that Schedule, in the case of the English language text;

“European Communities” has the meaning it has in the European Communities Act 1972 ;

“joint investigation team” means a joint investigation team established under section 3 or 4;

“member”, in relation to a joint investigation team or a part of such a team, means a person who is assigned or appointed under section 6 to be a member of the team;

“Member State” means Member State of the European Communities;

“Minister” means Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform;

“participants” has the meaning assigned to it by section 9 ;

“seconded member”, in relation to a joint investigation team or a part of such a team, means—

( a) if and when the team or the part is operating in the State, a member of the team or the part aforesaid appointed by the competent authority of another Member State that established the team, and

( b) if and when the team or the part is operating in another Member State, a member of the team or the part aforesaid assigned or appointed under section 6 ;

“team leader”, in relation to a joint investigation team or a part of such a team, means—

( a) if and when the team or the part is operating in the State, the member of the team or the part aforesaid designated by the Commissioner under section 7 (1)(d) to be the team leader, and

( b) if and when the team or the part is operating in another Member State, the member of the team or the part aforesaid designated by the competent authority of that Member State to be the team leader.

(2) In this Act—

( a) a reference to a section is a reference to a section of this Act unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended,

( b) a reference to a subsection or paragraph is a reference to the subsection or paragraph of the provision in which the reference occurs unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended, and

( c) a reference to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, adapted or extended by or under any other enactment including this Act.