Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014


Amendment of section 77(5) of Act of 2008

130. Section 77(5) of the Act of 2008 is amended by—

(a) the deletion of “and” at the end of paragraph (b),

(b) the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (b):

“(ba) in the case of a request pursuant to Article 7 of the 2008 Council Decision, or that Article insofar as it is applied by Article 1 of the 2009 Agreement with Iceland and Norway, for the DNA profile of a person who is suspected of having committed the offence concerned whose DNA profile is not in the possession of the appropriate authority, a statement issued by the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána or the Director of Public Prosecutions, as may be appropriate, confirming that the requirements for the taking of a DNA sample from the person under the law of the State would be complied with if the person were in the State, and”.