Garda Síochána (Police Co-Operation) Act 2003

Secondment from Police Service of Northern Ireland to certain ranks in Garda Síochána.

3.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Commissioner may, at the request of the Chief Constable—

(a) appoint a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to a rank in the Garda Síochána not above that of inspector for a period not exceeding 3 years, or

(b) request the Government to appoint such a member to a rank in the Garda Síochána not below that of superintendent for such a period, and the Government may do so.

(2) The ranks in the Garda Síochána to which such members may be appointed under this section and the number of such members to be so appointed may be prescribed.

(3) A person appointed under this section shall, during the appointment—

(a) be under the direction and control of the Commissioner, and

(b) subject to subsection (4), have the powers, duties, rights and obligations of a member of the Garda Síochána of the rank to which he or she was appointed.

(4) The following provisions do not apply in relation to a person appointed under this section:

(a) sections 10 and 11 of the 1924 Act,

(b) the 1925 Act and regulations under it, other than regulations relating to the matters specified in paragraphs (c), (d) and (f) of section 14(1) of that Act, and

(c) the Garda Síochána Compensation Acts 1941 and 1945.

(5) The Commissioner or the Government, as the case may be, may terminate an appointment under this section.