Seanad debates

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Decisions on Supervision Measures) Bill 2019: Second Stage


10:30 am

Photo of Maire DevineMaire Devine (Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

We welcome the Bill. We have no objection to it. It will have the effect of allowing an Irish resident who is sentenced to a period of probation while temporarily in another member state to be supervised by the Probation Service. It is important that the right of accused persons charged with offences abroad are protected.It is just as important the victims be protected by ensuring that the non-resident accused person fulfils the bail conditions. It is also preferable to reduce the detention of a person before his or her trial in this jurisdiction. Accordingly, we will support and welcome the Bill.


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