Suspicious Transaction Reports Statistics for 2021


FIU Ireland is the central reception point for all Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) from ‘Designated Persons’ reported under AML legislation.
FIU Ireland analyses all STRs and other information relating to money laundering (ML) & terrorist financing (TF) for the purpose of preventing, detecting and investigating possible ML/TF. Its analysis function consists of conducting operational analysis of individual cases, targets and other appropriately selected information, and strategic analysis addressing wider ML/TF trends and patterns. If a suspicion appears to be substantiated, i.e. it appears that an STR contains a criminal indicator, FIU Ireland is obliged to send that information to the competent investigative authority, usually An Garda Síochána but also the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection, etc. STR statistics for 2021 have been published, for details please click here.

Members are encouraged to register with GoAML even if they do not have an STR to make. The GoAML Message Board is a two-way secure communication between FIU and reporting entities/stakeholders. It provides for STR acknowledgements, alerts, trends, typologies, etc. To date it has been primarily used for alerts and feedback on using GoAML. However, in future it will also focus on the dissemination of information regarding AML trends and typologies.