The Garda Síochána Act, 1924

Inquiry into charges against members of the Gárda Síochána.

9.—(1) It shall be lawful for the Commissioner, or for any other officer of the Gárda Síochána nominated for that purpose by the Commissioner, or for any person nominated for that purpose by the Minister to hold an inquiry and to examine on oath into the truth of any charge or complaint, of neglect or violation of duty preferred against any member of the Gárda Síochána, and also by summons under his hand to require the attendance of any witness at such inquiry.

(2) Any person who, having been duly summoned under the foregoing sub-section to attend as a witness at any such inquiry, shall neglect or refuse to attend at such inquiry, or shall refuse to give evidence thereat shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds, or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a period not exceeding three months.