Gardaí move to acquire facial recognition-ready bodycams

The issue caused had caused a row in the coalition between the Green Party and Fine Gael

Helen McEntee said she hoped to enact the Garda Síochána (Recording Devices) Bill 2022 as soon as possible. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Gardaí are moving to buy bodycams with facial recognition technology with the aim of rolling them out to serving members next year.

The issue caused a row in the coalition because the Green Party opposed the request from Helen McEntee, the Minister for Justice, to allow Gardaí to use facial recognition technology in the body cams.

The minister put an end to the coalition row by announcing in June that she would move forward with ...