Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010
Extension of powers under Chapter 8 for purposes related to this Chapter.
103.— (1) The functions of a State competent authority, in relation to designated persons, under Chapter 8, may be performed by the Minister F148[to assist in carrying out] functions in relation to trust or company service providers under this Chapter.
(2) For that purpose, sections 66 to 83 apply with any necessary modifications, including the following:
(a) a relevant authorised officer has, in respect of trust or company service providers within the meaning of this Chapter, all of the functions that an authorised officer appointed by a State competent authority under section 72 has in respect of designated persons;
(b) a judge of the District Court, in the case of an application under section 78 by a relevant authorised officer in respect of a trust or company service provider, has all of the functions that such a judge has, in the case of a similar application under that section by an authorised officer appointed by a State competent authority under section 72, in respect of a designated person;
(c) section 79 applies so as to enable a relevant authorised officer to be accompanied and assisted in the exercise of the officer’s powers as referred to in that section;
(d) section 80 applies to a person who engages in conduct, referred to in that section, in relation to—
(i) a relevant authorised officer, and
(ii) any person accompanying and assisting the officer in accordance with section 79 as applied by paragraph (c).
(3) This section has effect whether or not the Minister is the State competent authority for any class of trust or company service providers.
(4) In this section “relevant authorised officer” means an authorised officer appointed by the Minister under section 72, as applied by this section.
Substituted (3.03.2014) by Criminal Justice Act 2013 (19/2013), s. 16(b), S.I. No. 80 of 2014.