Section 12 of the Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 provides for the transfer to the Policing Authority of the appointment of persons to the ranks of assistant Garda commissioner, chief superintendent and superintendent. The section has not commenced. When is that likely to happen? If it happens, will the members of the Garda Síochána who have been identified for promotion be obliged to reapply to the Policing Authority for promotion?
May I ask about the criminal justice (victims of crime) Bill?