National Oil Reserves Agency Act 2007

48.

Search warrants.

48.— (1) A Judge of the District Court may issue a search warrant if satisfied on the sworn information of an authorised officer that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that information required by an authorised officer for the purpose of the performance by the Minister or the Agency of their functions under this Act is to be found at any premises where a relevant activity is carried on.

(2) A search warrant issued under this section shall be expressed and operate to authorise a named authorised officer, accompanied by such authorised officers and members of the Garda Síochána as the named officer thinks necessary, at any time or times, within 28 days of the date of issue of the warrant, on production, if so requested, of the warrant, to enter (if need be by reasonable force) such premises as are specified in the warrant.

(3) Where any premises are entered by an authorised officer pursuant to a warrant issued under this section, the officer may, in relation to those premises, exercise all or any of the powers conferred on an authorised officer under section 47.