Irish Minister Calls for Body Scanners


Jason Michael
Irish Times
January 21, 2010

[efoods]Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern today told a Council of Ministers meeting in Toledo, Spain, he supported the introduction of full-body scanners to Irish airports.

During a 90 minute session on the subject of counter terrorism, Mr Ahern told other European ministers and US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that Ireland would play its part in overcoming international terrorism.

“If additional measures are required – and they are – either in exchange of passenger information or better technology, then we should do so. We need to fast track exchange of information which can play a very important role in defeating international terrorism. Law-abiding citizens have nothing to fear from increased information exchange, particularly internally in the EU, and better scanning devices and technology,” he said.

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