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State lost €2.8m in failed criminal tracking system

The Gardaí hired an IT company to start work on getting access to Schengen Information System back in 2006 but the project was halted in 2008 due to the recession

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

7th October, 2018

The Gardaí have written off almost €3 million on a European computer system to monitor the movements of terrorists and organised crime gangs.

The Schengen Information System allows police and border guards across the EU to see alerts about wanted criminals and missing people, as well as exchanging information. But Ireland is one of only two EU states not connected to the system. The Gardaí hired an IT company to start work on getting...

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