Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015

Duty of Garda Commissioner to provide information to Authority

34. The Principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 41:

“41A. (1) The Garda Commissioner shall keep the Authority fully informed of the following:

(a) matters relevant to the functions of the Authority under this Act;

(b) any other matters that, in the opinion of the Commissioner, should be brought to the attention of the Authority having regard to its functions under this Act.

(2) Whenever required by the Authority, the Garda Commissioner shall submit to the Authority a report on any matters connected with policing services or the performance of the functions of the Commissioner relating to such services that may be specified in the requirement.

(3) A report under subsection (2) shall—

(a) address the matters of general or specific concern that are specified in the Authority’s requirement, and

(b) be made in the form and within the period specified in that requirement.

(4) The Authority may publish all or a part of a report submitted under this section.”.