In a fascinating development the ARA is converting some of the assets it is recovering from organised and paramilitary crime to ramp up its in the field efforts to target other criminals. It looks like there will also be a closer working relationship with it’s southern counterpart, the Criminal Assets Bureau.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty