Police complaints reform

Introduction The handling of complaints against the police has been a subject of significant public concern in each of the jurisdictions of the UK and … Read more

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