Diseases of Animals Act, 1966

Powers and duties of the Garda Síochána.

46.—(1) The Garda Síochána shall execute and enforce this Act, every order of the Minister and every regulation of a local authority.

(2) Where a person is seen or found committing, or is reasonably suspected of being engaged in committing, an offence under this Act, a member of the Garda Síochána may without warrant stop and detain him; and, if his name and address are not known to that member, and that person fails to give them to the satisfaction of the member, the member may without warrant arrest him; and the member may, whether so stopping or detaining or apprehending the person or not, stop, detain, and examine any animal, vehicle, boat, or thing to which the offence or suspected offence relates, and require it to be forthwith taken back to or into any place or district from which it was unlawfully removed, and execute and enforce that requisition.

(3) If any person obstructs or impedes or assists to obstruct or impede a member of the Garda Síochána in the execution of this Act or an order of the Minister or a regulation of a local authority, the member may without warrant arrest the offender.