Minister Fitzgerald publishes European Arrest Warrant Annual Report for 2014


7th October, 2015

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., today published the Annual Report for 2014 on the operation of the European Arrest Warrant Act 2003. The European Arrest Warrant provides for a speedy extradition process within the European Union.

The Minister said that, “Ireland received 183 European Arrest Warrants in 2014 and offences cited included murder, rape, drugs offences and assault/robbery.

"15 warrants received by Ireland resulted in the surrender of persons in 2014 to other Member States of the European Union.

"Ireland issued 78 warrants during 2014 and there was a total of 56 surrenders to Ireland including 27 on foot of warrants issued in 2014. ”

The Report is available on the Department’s website.