Criminal Justice (International Co-Operation) Act 2019

Designation of United Kingdom inquest

2. (1) The Minister may, for the purposes of section 3 and subject to subsection (2) , designate in writing an inquest or inquiry that is being held under the law of England and Wales, of Scotland or of Northern Ireland (other than a Northern Ireland troubles related inquest) into the death of any person as a designated United Kingdom inquest.

(2) The Minister may make a designation under subsection (1) if, after consultation with the Garda Commissioner, the Minister is satisfied that there has been co-operation between the Garda Síochána and a police force or other law enforcement agency established under the law of the United Kingdom or of any part of the United Kingdom, in respect of the investigation into the death to which the inquest or inquiry relates.

(3) As soon as practicable after making a designation under subsection (1), the Minister shall cause a copy of the designation to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.