SECTION 14.

(1) If any person causes, or attempts to cause, or does any act calculated to cause, dissaffection amongst the members of the Gárda Síochána, or induces, or attempts to induce, or does any act calculated to induce any member of the Gárda Síochána to withhold his services or to commit a breach of discipline, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for a term not exceeding two years, or on summary conviction, to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for a term not exceeding six months, or to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds, or to both such imprisonment and fine.
(2) Every fine imposed under this Section shall be paid to the Gárda Síochána Reward Fund.

This is a new principle, I think. I think it is a very good one.

It is like a commission on sales in business.

A man who would be over-zealous for building up the Fund might trump up a charge.

I think it is quite right that the part of fines which is given under certain Acts should go to a fund like this and not to the prosecutor.

Section put and agreed to.
Sections 15 and 16 put and agreed to.