Seanad debates

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Probation Judgments and Decisions) Bill 2018: Committee and Remaining Stages


10:30 am

Photo of Colm BurkeColm Burke (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Minister for bringing forward this legislation and the officials in his Department for the work they did on it. It is important that we recognise judgments from other countries and that the same recognition is given to Irish judgments elsewhere in order to ensure the decisions of the courts are implemented regardless of the country in which someone is residing. It is an important step, particularly from an Irish point of view, given the number of people living here who have come from abroad. They may wish to travel home and we need to make sure penalties imposed by the Probation Service are followed through in full. I thank the Minister and the Department for bringing forward this legislation, and I hope it is passed into law as soon as possible.


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