Garda Síochána (Complaints) Act, 1986

Prohibition on unauthorised disclosure of information.

12.—(1) A person shall not disclose confidential information obtained by him while performing functions as a member of the Board, a tribunal or the Appeal Board, or as a member of the staff of the Board, unless he is duly authorised to do so.

(2) In this section—

“confidential” means that which is expressed to be confidential either as regards particular information or as regards information of a particular class or description;

“duly authorised” means, in the case of a member of the Appeal Board, authorised by the Appeal Board and, in any other case, authorised by the Board.

(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £700 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both.