'A hindrance' - EU harshly criticises Ireland’s failure to help with cross-border crime

The head of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office has appealed for Ireland to co-operate with her investigations

Laura Kövesi, the European Chief Prosecutor, takes her oath at a sitting of the European Court of Justice in September 2020. Picture: EPPO

The European Chief Prosecutor has criticised Ireland for failing to co-operate with six ongoing investigations into cross-border crime.

Laura Kövesi, the head of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), is in charge of investigating fraud which could harm the finances of the EU.

She has sent a letter to the European Commission to complain about Ireland’s failure to co-operate with her investigations.

Her office said that she “deeply regretted” that Ireland had refused to cooperate ...