Plea-Bargaining in Ireland

Introduction Plea-bargaining broadly refers to a process which results in an accused agreeing to plead guilty to an offence in return for a lighter sentence. … Read more

Environmental Criminal Law

Introduction Fuelled partly by increasing awareness of the precarious state of the planet’s natural life support systems, environmental protection has been rising rapidly up national … Read more

Garda/PSNI Joint Investigation Team

A few weeks ago, the Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland established the first ‘Joint Investigation Team’ to advance the cross-border investigation … Read more

The European Chief Prosecutor

The appointment The prospects of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) being operational before the end of 2020 were significantly advanced last week when the … Read more

Garda operational reorganisation

Announcement The Garda Commissioner has announced a major reorganisation of the Garda Síochána’s operational framework. The overall objective would appear to be to reduce top-heavy, … Read more