Thursday 18 December 2014

Landmark ruling on Garda inquiries

Published 07/03/2014 | 02:30

THE Supreme Court has questioned the necessity for some so-called dawn raids by gardai in a ruling that could have major implications for future criminal investigations.

Yesterday, a man jailed for attempted rape had his conviction overturned after the Supreme Court ruled that statements he made to gardai during questioning were inadmissible because they were made before he got legal advice.

The ruling could have major implications for future garda investigations.

Irish Independent

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