Fire Brigades Act, 1940

Powers of Gárda Síochána in relation to traffic.

10.—(1) Any member of the Gárda Síochána may divert, regulate, and control the traffic in any public thoroughfare leading to or in the vicinity of a fire in such manner and to such extent as appears to him to be necessary or expedient for facilitating the extinguishing of such fire or for preventing the risk of injury to life or property.

(2) Every person who obstructs or impedes a member of the Gárda Síochána in the exercise of the powers conferred by this section or disobeys a direction given by such member in the exercise of such powers shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.