Major expansion of Garda powers

Introduction Context It is a peculiar, but familiar, paradox in these islands that government reform in the wake of major police scandal and abuse includes … Read more

Combating Garda corruption

Introduction Internal corruption of various types has been a high profile and persistent problem for the Garda Síochána for decades. The shelves are stacked with … Read more

Mandatory minimum sentences

The Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill 2021 has just been given its first reading in the Irish parliament. It reflects the results of a judicial fightback … Read more

EAW and a judicial authority

Introduction The European arrest warrant (EAW) is an instrument for the surrender of a person from one EU Member State to another for the purpose … Read more

The Ian Bailey EAW Litigation

Introduction A few weeks ago, the Irish High Court handed down a decision which, hopefully, draws a red line under one of the most extraordinary … Read more