Garda Síochána (Police Co-Operation) Act 2003


7.—(1) Notwithstanding anything in the Acts, the Minister may make regulations for any matter referred to in this Act as prescribed or for the purpose of giving full effect to this Act, and the regulations may contain such incidental, supplementary or consequential provisions as appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient for that purpose.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations under this section may provide for—

(a) specifying—

(i) the ranks that members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland must hold to be eligible for appointment under section 2 or 3 to specified ranks in the Garda Síochána, and

(ii) any experience or qualifications that may be necessary or desirable for appointment to any of those ranks,

(b) any necessary amendments of regulations for the time being in force under section 14(1)(a) of the 1925 Act and relating to the admission and appointment of members of the Garda Síochána, and

(c) procedural matters relating to—

(i) appointments under sections 2 and 3 to ranks in the Garda Síochána, including, in relation to appointments under section 2 , the conduct of competitions for vacancies in the ranks concerned,

(ii) secondments to the Police Service of Northern Ireland under section 4 , or

(iii) the taking of disciplinary action under section 5 .

(3) Regulations under subsection (2)(b) shall be made with the approval of the Government.