Garda Síochána Act 2005

Secondment from Police Service of Northern Ireland to certain ranks in Garda Síochána.

53.— (1) Subject to subsection (3), the Garda Commissioner may, at the request of the Chief Constable—

(a) appoint a member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to a rank in the Garda Síochána not above that of inspector for a period not exceeding 3 years, or

(b) request the Government to appoint such a member to a rank in the Garda Síochána not below that of superintendent for such period.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the Government may comply with a request under subsection (1)(b).

(3) The ranks in the Garda Síochána to which such members may be appointed under this section and the number of such members to be so appointed may be prescribed.

(4) A person appointed under this section shall, during the appointment—

(a) be under the direction and control of the Garda Commissioner, and

(b) subject to subsection (5), have the powers, immunities, privileges and duties of a member of the Garda Síochána of the rank to which he or she was appointed.

(5) The Garda Síochána Compensation Acts 1941 and 1945 do not apply in relation to a person appointed under this section.

(6) The Garda Commissioner or the Government, as the case may be, may terminate an appointment under this section.