Department of Justice warned of “significant interdependence” between global reputation of Ireland and resourcing of Data Protection Commission

The Department of Justice said that the international standing of Ireland and the Data Protection Commission were now so interdependent that a significant increase in staffing was required.

Department officials also told of how investment in garda air support was essential because police helicopters were so old and in deteriorating condition.

In a pre-budget submission, the department sought €840,000 in funding for border management to deal with growing queues at Dublin Airport due to public health checks.

They also advised how Forensic Science Ireland would need extra support as it moves to new headquarters and of “a significant negative effect” on the justice system if it couldn’t keep up its service levels during the move.

You can read the full pre-budget submission below: