Garda Síochána (Amendment) Act 2015

Amendment of section 102 of Principal Act

6. Section 102 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (5), by the substitution of “any matter that gives rise to a concern” for “any matter that appears to the Minister to indicate”, and

(b) by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (5):

“(5A) The Ombudsman Commission may investigate a matter under subsection (4) or (5) even if—

(a) the identity of the member of the Garda Síochána concerned may not be known when the investigation is undertaken, or

(b) the offence or behaviour concerned may also involve or have involved a person who is not a member of the Garda Síochána.”.