North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime

Posted on 20 March 2014

AHRC Project: “North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Organised Crime” Dissemination Conference
University College Dublin,
Friday 21 March 2014

A team of researchers from the project “North-South Irish Responses to Transnational Oganised Crime” are hosting a conference to launch a report of research findings on Friday 21 March at the UCD School of Law.   This project, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, has examined the extent to which Northern Ireland and Ireland have been successful in implementing effective action against transnational organised crime, with particular focus on cross-border co-operation, over a period of  two years.

The research team was granted unprecedented access to key law enforcement agencies, civil society organisations, and the legal profession in both jurisdictions, allowing it to interview more than 90 stakeholders.

The conference will also feature a series of interactive panels and speakers who will facilitate debate on key areas of the research including the investigation and prosecution of organised crime, criminal proceedings, and criminal asset recovery. It will provide an opportunity for those working against organised crime in a variety of settings to come under the one roof to discuss current responses to organised crime and map a way forward.

For more information, please contact Professor Tom Obokata, Principal Investigator, at