Street and House To House Collections Act, 1962

Obligation on collectors to carry and produce authorisations.

17.—(1) A person who acts as a collector in a collection shall carry on his person while he is so acting the collector's authorisation granted to him in relation to that collection.

(2) A member of the Garda Síochána may demand of any person whom he sees acting as a collector in a collection the production by that person of his collector's authorisation in relation to the collection and, if the person refuses or fails to produce his authorisation or, on the production thereof, refuses or fails to permit the member to read the authorisation there and then, the person shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) A person who when the production of his collector's authorisation is lawfully demanded of him under this section does not produce the authorisation because he is not the holder of an authorisation shall be deemed to refuse or fail to produce his authorisation within the meaning of this section.