Criminal Justice Act 2007


Other amendments to Act of 2005.

43.— The Act of 2005 is amended—

( a) in section 11(2), by the substitution of “, Deputy Garda Commissioner or Assistant Garda Commissioner” for “Deputy Garda Commissioner”,

( b) in section 15, by the addition of the following subsection:

“(6) A reserve member is a volunteer and does not perform his or her functions as such a member under a contract of employment.”,

( c) in section 39—

(i) in subsection (1), by the insertion of “or a designated officer of the Ombudsman Commission” after “rank”, and

(ii) in subsections (3) and (4), by the insertion of “or designated officer” after “rank”,

( d) in section 44—

(i) in subsection (2)( a), by the insertion of “or a member of the civilian staff of the Garda Commissioner of a grade equivalent to that of Deputy Garda Commissioner” after “Deputy Garda Commissioner”, and

(ii) by the addition of the following subsection:

“(7) The audit committee may act notwithstanding one or more than one vacancy in its membership, including a vacancy that results in subsection (2) not being complied with.”,

( e) in section 47(3), by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph ( a):

“( a) the period beginning on 1 July 2007 and ending 3 months after that date, and”,

( f) in section 75(3)( c), by the insertion of “chairperson of the” after “the”,

( g) in section 79(10), by the insertion of “Commission” after “Ombudsman”,

( h) in section 82(2), by the substitution of “under the provisions” for “under the provision”,

( i) in section 94(7), by the substitution of “may have been committed” for “has been committed”,

( j) in section 98(1), by the deletion of “, in relation to the member of the Garda Síochána under investigation,”,

( k) in section 99(1), by the deletion of “in the prescribed form”,

( l) in section 117(6)( b), by the substitution of “with such police service or” for “with any”, and

( m) in section 122(1)( h), by the insertion of “, including the retirement ages of reserve members and other ranks in the Garda Síochána” after “members”.