Prosecutions using number plate recognition system void

30th April, 2017

Gardaí have been forced to cancel prosecutions which involved the use of their computer system to recognise car number plates.

The automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system is installed in over 100 garda traffic corp cars and is used to detect motorists who have not paid tax, insurance or done their NCT. It is also used to detect disqualified drivers and those who are active in criminal gangs.

However, it has emerged that evidence gathered...

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