Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act, 1993

Powers of arrest.

13.—(1) If a member of the Garda Síochána reasonably suspects that a person has committed an offence under section 4 , 6 , 7 , 8 (2) or 10 (3) of this Act he may—

(a) arrest that person without warrant, or

(b) require him to give his name and address and, if the person fails or refuses to do so or gives a name or address that the member reasonably suspects to be false or misleading, the member may arrest that person without warrant.

(2) A person who fails or refuses to give his name or address when required under subsection (1), or gives a name or address which is false or misleading, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500.