Information to be given to a garda upon request
A garda may approach and ask any question of a member of the public in course of detecting and preventing crime.
Except for providing a name and address no person is obliged to answer garda questions.
The Sunday Independent of June 19th, 2011, carried a highly misleading article by Jim Cusack relating to the arrest of two women last March that led to Gardaí inadvertently recording themselves talking about raping the women in their custody. Cusack’s article falsely claims that a video recording he has seen shows that the women used the word “rape” during their arrest and this was the “context” in which the subsequent rape conversation took place among Gardaí. The incident in the video as described by Cusack (a video he has not made public) does not correspond to the incident leading to the arrests on March 31st.
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