More North South co-operation on crime

Sylvia Hermon has called for more co-operation in tackling cross border crime.

Lady Sylvia will take advantage of the visit by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee to Dublin over the next few days to discuss the matter with the head of the Garda’s national bureau of criminal investigation, Noel White.

She said: “I’m well aware that, in November last year, the Garda made additional resources available to tackle serious organised crime. Such resources do, however, need to be deployed effectively. “Most serious organised crime is crossborder and most is paramilitary-linked.

In recent days, Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde has confirmed that his view on the continued existence of paramilitary criminality is consistent with that of his senior detectives – it is still prevalent.”

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