S.I. No. 16/2007 - Garda Síochána Act 2005 (Commencement)(Section 8) Order 2007


STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

S.I. No. 16 of 2007

GARDA SÍOCHÁNA ACT 2005 (COMMENCEMENT)(SECTION 8) ORDER 2007


Garda Síochána Act 2005 (Commencement)(Section 8) Order 2007

I, Michael McDowell, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 2 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (No. 20 of 2005), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (Commencement) (Section 8) Order 2007.

2. The 1 day of February 2007 is appointed as the day on which section 8 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 comes into operation.

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Given under my Official Seal, this 16th day of January, 2007.

Michael McDowell

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)

This Statutory Instrument brings Section 8 of the Garda Síochána Act 2005, which provides a new statutory basis for the prosecution of offences by members of the Garda Síochána, into force from 1 February, 2007.