Currency Act, 1927
Giving of information by bankers to the Commission.
37.—(1) The Commission may require any person carrying on in Saorstát Eireann the business of a banker (whether solely or in conjunction with other business) to furnish to the Commission such information in regard to his said banking business as the Commission may consider necessary or desirable for the due discharge of its functions under this Act.
(2) The Commission may require any bank which is mentioned in the Third Schedule to this Act or which though not so mentioned is for the time being a Shareholding Bank or any bank which holds a controlling interest in or in which a controlling interest is held by any such bank to afford the Chairman or a permanent officer of the Commission specially authorised in that behalf in writing by the Chairman such access to the books and records of the bank to which such requisition is made as the Commission may consider necessary or desirable for the due discharge of its functions under this Act.
(3) Every person who fails within the time limited in that behalf by the Commission to furnish to the Commission any information lawfully required of him by the Commission under this section and every bank which fails within the time limited in that behalf by the Commission to afford the Chairman or such officer as aforesaid any access to books or records lawfully required of it by the Commission under this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds for every day during which such failure is continued
(4) Information in regard to the business of a bank acquired by the Chairman or an officer of the Commission by the exercise of the powers of access to or inspection of books or records conferred by this Act shall not be communicated by the Chairman or such officer to any ordinary Commissioner in any form which would enable such information to be identified as relating to the dealings of such bank with any particular customer or other person.