Criminal Justice (Joint Investigation Teams) Act 2004

Amendment of Garda Síochána Act 1989.

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10.—The Garda Síochána Act 1989 is amended—

( a) in section 3, by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (2) (inserted by section 5( a) of the Europol Act 1997):

“(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Acts, a member of the Garda Síochána to whom this section for the time being applies shall be liable to serve outside the State—

( a) with a contingent of the Garda Síochána which is despatched for service with an International United Nations Force,

( b) as a liaison officer with Europol, or

( c) as a member of a joint investigation team within the meaning of the Criminal Justice (Joint Investigation Teams) Act 2004 .”,

and

( b) in section 4, by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1) (inserted by section 5( b) of the Europol Act 1997):

“(1) The Minister may by regulations, made with the consent of the Minister for Health and Children, provide for the keeping of a record of—

( a) the death of a member of the Garda Síochána,

( b) the death of the spouse or any of such other members of the family of a member of the Garda Síochána as may be specified in the regulations, and

( c) the birth of a child of a member of the Garda Síochána,

occurring outside the State while the member of the Garda Síochána is serving outside the State with an International United Nations Force, as a liaison officer with Europol or as a member of a joint investigation team within the meaning of the Criminal Justice (Joint Investigation Teams) Act 2004 and, as respects a death referred to in paragraph (b) of this subsection or a birth, in such circumstances as may be specified in the regulations.”.