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Bugging: fear that powers go too far

There are fresh concerns that the new powers contained in the Covert Surveillance Bill will have a wider scope than has been previously suggested.

22nd November, 2008

There are fresh concerns that the new powers contained in the Covert Surveillance Bill will have a wider scope than has been previously suggested.

New surveillance powers for gardaí to help them tackle drug gangs went before the cabinet last week, fast-tracked in the wake of the outrage caused by the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan in Limerick two weeks ago. However, there are now concerns that the new powers - contained in the...

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