The Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961 is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 32:
"32A. Exercise of certain powers by judge of District Court outside district court district.
(1) This section applies to the following powers of a judge of the District Court:
(a) the power to issue a warrant for the arrest of a person;
(b) the power to issue a warrant to a member of the Garda Síochána or, if appropriate, any other person authorising the entry to, and search of, any place or premises (including a dwelling) and, if appropriate, the search of any person found at such place or premises for all or any of the following purposes:
(i) the gathering of evidence of, or relating to, the commission or attempted commission of any criminal offence;
(ii) the gathering of evidence of, or relating to, the contravention in any other respect of any provision of an enactment;
(iii) ascertaining whether there is or has been compliance with any provision of an enactment;