In order to assist the appropriate authorities in the other EU Member States in transmitting a European Arrest Warrant to Ireland for the arrest and surrender of a person. Ireland’s implementing legislation, the European Arrest Warrant Act 2003, came into operation in 1 January 2004.  This was subsequently amended by Part 8 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act, 2005.

Subsequent to the coming into operation of the 2003 Act, the Minister for Foreign Affairs made a series of orders designating Member States for the purpose of the surrender procedures under the European Arrest Warrant and discontinuing the previous procedures under Part II of the Extradition Act, 1965 (implementing the European Convention on Extradition 1957).  With effect from the date of designation by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Ireland will operate the surrender procedures contained in the Framework Decision on the European Arrest Warrant with those other Member States which have also implemented the Framework Decision.

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