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What happens if you are arrested in Ireland? Find out more about warrants and the rules governing arrests.

Detention after arrest
What is the legal basis for detaining you after you have been arrested in Ireland?

Unlawful arrest and detention
This document discusses what constitutes unlawful arrest and detention in Ireland and how evidence produced from it is treated in court.

Extradition to and from Ireland
What is extradition and when is someone extradited from Ireland to another country? The law on extradition between Ireland and other countries including information on European Arrest Warrants.

Bail and Surety
What are the different types of bail, the refusal of bail, and the consquences of breaching bail in Ireland?

Identification of a Suspect
Different ways in which suspects are identified by the victim and witnesses in Ireland are described. Information on fingerprints, photographs and identification parades is also provided.

Questioning and surveillance
The Gardai in Ireland have the right to request information from the public, make general enquiries, etc. What is the role of the Gardai in questioning and surveillance of the public in Ireland?

Powers of Search
The Gardai have certain powers to search premises and persons when they are investigating a crime in Ireland.

Statements from suspects
This document describes what happens when a suspect in a criminal investigation in Ireland makes a statement.

Right to silence in criminal cases
The Irish Constitution provides protection for everyone against self-incrimination. Find out more here.

Treatment in Custody
What are the rules about your treatment when you have been arrested and are in Garda custody in Ireland?

Police interviews in Ireland
What are your rights if you have been arrested in Ireland and are being interviewed by An Garda Siochana (Irish police force)?

Voluntary confessions to the Gardai can be used as evidence against you in a trial in Ireland. There are however, other important rules relating to confessions.



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