Last August the Austrian police passed on information about Irish involvement in an international child porn ring to Irish police. The Irish police failed to notice the information. Here’s the reaction
It was regrettable but there was an awful lot of information came in on the same day and anyway we weren’t the only country to miss the information. Austrian police say Ireland was the only European country to miss the information. (Along with some South American countries)
Panel on Today with Pat Kenny blamed the Austrian police. They should have highlighted the information (so that our police would notice it?).
Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell:
It was human error. No disciplinary action will be taken; lessons must be learned, blah blah blah…
Phew… for a minute there I thought somebody was actually going to accept responsibility