Dáil Éireann - Volume 592 - 09 November, 2004
Written Answers. - Garda Secondments.
Mr. J. O’Keeffe Mr. J. O’Keeffe
298. Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the provisions under which officers of the PSNI can be either members of or seconded to the Garda Síochána; if there are analogous provisions applicable is respect of other police forces throughout the world; and if so, the details of same. [27886/04]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: Section 2 of the Garda Síochána (Police Co-Operation) Act 2003 provides for the appointment of members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, PSNI, to certain ranks in the Garda Síochána. Section 3 of the same Act provides for the secondment of members of the PSNI to the Garda Síochána. There is no provision which allows secondment or appointment of members of other police forces to the Garda  Síochána, except for the provision relating to the PSNI referred to.
Dáil Éireann 592 Written Answers. Garda Secondments.