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180. Exercise of certain powers by judge of District Court outside district court district.

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;

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