Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001

Restriction on certain proceedings.

46.—(1) Where a person is charged with an offence under section 45 , no further proceedings (other than a remand in custody or on bail) shall be taken except by or with the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

(2) Where the Director of Public Prosecutions considers that another member state of the European Union has jurisdiction to try a person charged with an offence under section 45 , the Director shall cooperate with the appropriate authorities in the member state concerned with a view to centralising the prosecution of the person in a single member state where possible.

(3) Proceedings for an offence to which this section applies may be taken in any place in the State, and the offence may for all incidental purposes be treated as having been committed in that place.

(4) Proceedings shall not be taken under section 38 of the Extradition Act, 1965, in respect of an act that is an offence under both that section and section 45 of this Act.