Ireland

Ireland

The Irish Desk is headed by Tricia Harkin, who is the National Member for Ireland since September 2022.

In 2021, the Irish Desk was involved in 182 new cases, 10 coordination meetings, 1 coordination centre, and 5 joint investigation teams.

National Member

National Member

Tricia Harkin
Tricia Harkin

Tricia Harkin was appointed National Member for Ireland in September 2022. Ms Harkin is a qualified Solicitor and has 20 years’ operational and policy experience as a Prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Ireland (DPP). She has worked on prosecution decisions for all types of crime and on trials in the Irish courts at first instance (summary and jury trials) and at appeal stage. She has also worked in the Office of the DPP on international judicial cooperation, judicial review, prosecution policy and research and has been a member of the management board of the Office. From 2010 to 2014, Ms Harkin was seconded to the European Commission, DG Justice, working in the unit dealing with criminal procedural law. She has been the Irish representative to the Council of Europe’s Consultative Council of European Prosecutors from 2020 to 2022. Since 2018, she has been a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on EU Criminal Policy. Ms Harkin completed an MA in EU Law at King’s College London in 2020.

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Casework

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
New cases (total)
- of which initiating
- of which participating
97
42
55
89
36
53
123
48
75
123
38
85
182
73
109
Coordination meetings (initiating and/or participating) 12 11 16 22 10
Coordination centres (organising and/or participating) - - - 1 1
Joint investigation teams (newly signed and/or ongoing) - - 2 2 5

Case examples

Cases example

Documents

02 December 2022|DOCUMENT
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30 November 2022|DOCUMENT
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