Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) (Amendment) Act 2015

Amendment of section 74 of Principal Act

28. Section 74 of the Principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following subsections after subsection (12):

“(12A) Where the evidence sought is already in the possession of the Garda Síochána, or where material referred to in subsection (9) is obtained on foot of a warrant under this section, the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána shall arrange for the evidence to be transmitted, to the requesting authority—

(a) without delay,

(b) in accordance with the request, and

(c) in accordance with any directions that the Minister may give.

(12B) Any evidential material taken away by a member of the Garda Síochána under this section may be dealt with in accordance with the request.”.