Garda Síochána Act 2005

Chapter 3

Roles of Minister and Garda Commissioner

Setting of priorities by Minister.

20.— (1) The Minister may—

(a) determine, and from time to time revise, priorities for the Garda Síochána in performing its functions under section 7 , and

(b) establish, and from time to time revise, levels of performance (“performance targets”) to be aimed at in seeking to achieve the objective of each priority.

(2) The Minister shall—

(a) consult with the Garda Commissioner before determining or revising priorities or establishing or revising performance targets, and

(b) supply the Garda Commissioner with a copy of the determined priorities, the established priorities and any revisions to those priorities or performance targets.

(3) As soon as practicable after determining or revising priorities and after establishing or revising performance targets, the Minister shall cause a copy of the priorities, revisions or performance targets, as the case may be, to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

(4) The Garda Commissioner shall—

(a) inform the Minister of the measures taken to achieve the objectives of the priorities determined and performance targets established under this section and of the outcome of those measures, and

(b) supply that information within the time specified by the Minister or, if no such time is specified, in the annual report.