European Arrest Warrant Act 2003

Multiple European arrest warrants.


29.—(1) Where the Central Authority in the State receives two or more F82[relevant arrest warrants] in respect of a person, F83[] the Central Authority in the State shall, where the High Court has not yet made an order under F84[subsection (1) or (2) of section 15 or (1) or (2) of section 16], in relation to the person, inform the High Court as soon as may be of the receipt by it of those warrants and the High Court shall, having regard to all the circumstances, decide, in relation to which of those F82[relevant arrest warrants] it shall—

(a) perform functions under section 13, or

(b) where it has already performed such functions in relation to one of those European arrest warrants, perform functions under section 15 or 16, as may be appropriate.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the High Court shall in making a decision under subsection (1) have regard to—

(a) the seriousness of the offences specified in the F82[relevant arrest warrants] concerned,

(b) the places where the offences were committed or are alleged to have been committed,

(c) the dates on which the F82[relevant arrest warrants] were issued, and

(d) whether the F82[relevant arrest warrants] concerned were issued for the purposes of bringing proceedings for an offence against the person named in the warrants or for the purposes of executing a sentence or detention order in respect of the person.




Substituted (30.03.2021) by European Union (European Arrest Warrant Act 2003) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 150 of 2021), reg. 21(a), (b), in effect as per reg. 1(2).


Deleted (25.08.2009) by Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (28/2009), s. 15, S.I. No. 330 of 2009.


Substituted (24.07.2012) by European Arrest Warrant (Application to Third Countries and Amendment) and Extradition (Amendment) Act 2012 (30/2012), s. 17, commenced on enactment.