As the Deputy may be aware, it is solely a matter for the High Court to decide whether a European Arrest Warrant received in the State will be executed and/or surrender ordered.
Section 9 of the European Arrest Warrant Act 2003 designates the High Court as the executing judicial authority in the State.
The Central Authority in my Department has the function of receiving and transmitting European Arrest Warrants under the Act and will also seek any additional information from the issuing authority when requested by the High Court to do so.
As the High Court is entirely independent in the administration of its functions it would not be appropriate for me to comment on individual cases. It is, however, understood that the High Court delivered a final judgment on this case on 24 May 2019.
As the Deputy will be aware, citizens of the European Union are entitled to free movement between, and residency in, other Member States.