Garda Síochána Act 2005

Accountability to Oireachtas committees.

120.— (1) The Chief Inspector shall, at the written request of a committee of either or both of the Houses of the Oireachtas (other than the Committee of Public Accounts) in connection with the subject matter of any report of which copies were laid before those Houses under section 117 (4), attend before it in relation to any aspect of that matter.

(2) In carrying out his or her duties under this section, the Chief Inspector shall not—

(a) question or express an opinion on the merits of any policy of the Government or a Minister of the Government or on the merits or objectives of such policy, or

(b) provide information that might facilitate the commission of an offence, prejudice a criminal investigation or jeopardise the safety of any person.