Downey extradition hearing halted until March

first_imgJohn Downey will have to wait until March to find out if he’s going to be surrendered to authorities in Northern Ireland.The alleged IRA bomber is wanted there to face charges in relation to the murders of two British soldiers who were killed in the Enniskillen bombing in 1972.Two soldiers from the Ulster Defence Regiment died when an IRA car bomb blew up in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh in 1972.Ten years later, another IRA bomb claimed the lives of four soldiers in London’s Hyde Park.John Downey stood trial in the Old Bailey for the latter but it collapsed when he produced a letter of immunity from Tony Blair’s Government; issued as part of the GoodFriday Agreement to suspected IRA members wanted for crimes committed in the UK during the Troubles.In November, Mr. Downey was arrested at his home in Donegal on foot of a EAW issued by authorities in Northern Ireland who are pursuing charges against him in relation to the Enniskillen murders.The barrister for the State argued the letter doesn’t become an amnesty just because he thinks it does and he questioned whether his concerns over the abuse of process and admissibility of certain evidence were relevant to these proceedings.A judgement is expected in March. WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleDonegal’s newest Councillor takes his seatNext articleGardai seize cannabis plants worth €400,000 at Donegal house News Highland Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 28, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Downey extradition hearing halted until March Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more