Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013
Power of member of Garda Síochána to arrest without warrant.
39.—(1) Where a person is seen or found committing, or is reasonably suspected of being engaged in committing or having committed, an offence referred to in F16 [ section 36 (4)(b) or (4A)(b) , 36A(b) or 52 (2) ] , a member of the Garda Síochána may arrest the person without warrant.
(2) Where a person is arrested by a member of the Garda Síochána under subsection (1), the person shall be taken by the member to a Garda Síochána station and may be detained there or arrested and detained there in accordance with section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 and, accordingly, the reference in subsection (2) (inserted by section 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006) F16 [ of that section ] to “an offence to which this section applies” is to be read as including a reference to an offence referred to in F16 [ section 36 (4)(b) or (4A)(b) , 36A(b) or 52 (2) ] .
Substituted (28.05.2019) by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), s. 66 items 10, 11, commenced on enactment.