Tánaiste publishes European Arrest Warrant Annual Report for 2015

9 November 2016

The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., today published the Annual Report for 2015 on the operation of the European Arrest Warrant Act 2003. The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) provides for a speedy extradition process within the European Union.

The Tánaiste said that,

“Ireland received 176 European Arrest Warrants in 2015 and offences cited included murder, rape, drugs offences and assault/robbery. 91 warrants received by Ireland resulted in surrender in 2015 to other Member States of the European Union. Since the Act was commenced in 2004, over 1,113 incoming warrants for surrender have been executed.

Ireland issued 92 warrants during the year. 47 surrenders were made to Ireland in 2015, bringing the total number of surrenders made on foot of EAWs to 379 since 2004.”

The Report is available on the Department’s website at www.justice.ie