(1) A person commits an offence if the person, without reasonable excuse -
(a) obstructs or interferes with an authorised officer in the exercise of the officer's powers under this Chapter, or
(b) fails to comply with a requirement, or request made by an authorised officer, under section 77 (including as applied by section 78).
(2) A person who commits an offence under this section is liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months (or both).
(3) A reference in this section to an authorised officer includes a member of the Garda Síochána or other person who is accompanying and assisting the officer in accordance with section 79.