Friday 20 October 2017

Adams can't appeal extradition

Niamh O Donoghue

Liam Adams has been taken into custody after losing his bid to appeal against the decision to extradite him to Northern Ireland.

Mr Adams (56), a brother of Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, is expected to stand trial on multiple charges of rape and indecent assault against his daughter Aine Tyrell. He denies the allegations made against him.

Mr Justice John Edwards remanded him in custody for 15 days to a Dublin prison and refused to certify any of the five grounds of appeal. He will then be handed over to the PSNI. The judge said the court had carefully considered the submissions made to it on both sides.

Having considered these submissions the court had arrived at the decision it was not disposed to certify any of the points raised as points of law of exceptional public importance, said the judge.

It is alleged the sexual offences occurred at various addresses in Belfast between March 1977 and March 1983 when the alleged victim was aged between four and 10 years old.

Irish Independent

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