Public Assistance Act, 1939

Power of arrest of inmate of district institution.

84.—(1) The matron or other officer having the charge and management of a district institution may without warrant arrest in such district institution any inmate of such district institution whom such matron or other officer reasonably suspects of having committed in such district institution an offence punishable on summary conviction, and every such matron or other officer shall, for the purpose of such arrest have all the powers and authority of a member of the Gárda Síochána.

(2) Any person arrested under the foregoing sub-section of this section shall be delivered with all convenient speed into the custody of a member of the Gárda Síochána and shall thereupon be dealt with according to law as if he had been lawfully arrested by such member.