The Garda Powers Bill is being published today.
Gardai are to be given additional powers under new legislation being proposed by government.
The Garda Powers Bill, which is being published today, includes enhanced measures in areas like arrest, search and detention.
New Garda powers will allow access to mobile phones https://t.co/R7rMJFzowC— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) June 14, 2021
It also aims to enhance the rights of people in custody.
Liam Herrick from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties says it stems from a recommendation made by the Commission on the Future of Policing:
And, he says the new bill is welcome:
Technology correspondent, Jess Kelly, says there are a few privacy concerns.