ECJ rules against Ireland for ‘failure to monitor’ finance

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled against Ireland in a case relating to the monitoring of financial transactions that could be used to support international terrorism.

17th October, 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled against Ireland in a case relating to the monitoring of financial transactions that could be used to support international terrorism.

The ECJ found that the Irish government failed to provide a legal basis for financial institutions to monitor transactions carried out by so-called ‘politically vulnerable persons’. The European court has ordered Ireland to meet the full costs of the case.

The three-judge court has ruled...

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