Lisbon Treaty 'will help tackle crime', claims Ahern

Justice Minister Dermot Ahern has today claimed that voting 'Yes' to Lisbon will help tackle cross-border crime.

Ahern said ratifying the Treaty on October 2 will give Ireland the tools it needs to ensure these criminals do not slip through the net.

He said organised crime is international by nature and requires a concerted and united international response if it is to be effectively tackled and defeated.

Minister Ahern said greater co-operation between EU countries is needed to deal with criminals.

He insists that Ireland is suffering from an international crime pandemic that we cannot fight alone.

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