The front page of the Motoring supplement of today’s Irish Times has an article on speed cameras. At the end it casually mentions that Gardaí expect that the cameras will record 11 million plates a month.
Now, I know we’ve got road problems, but I don’t think that limits the recording of cars to just those actually speeding. That looks to me like the intention is to record the licence plate of every car that passes, as predicted here earlier in the year.
This is a breach of Art. 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. That convention is also recognised by Irish Statute law. It is also a breach of the Constitutional Right to Privacy enshrined in Art. 40.3.1 of the Constitution and acknowledged in Kennedy and Arnold v Ireland  IR 587. That’s Geraldine Kennedy, the current Editor of the Irish Times, which so casually let this pending scandal slip by.