Dispute brews over extradition request
SPANISH police have been angered by a garda request to come to Ireland to collect a man convicted of killing his wife who is in custody awaiting extradition, writes Gerard Couzens.
Michael Dermot McArdle (41) of Brookfield, Haynestown, Dundalk, was sentenced to two years in prison by a Spanish court in Malaga in October 2008 after a jury found him guilty of gross negligent homicide in the death of his wife of five years, Kelly-Anne Corcoran.
On Friday, he surrendered himself to authorities after consenting to his extradition.
But Spanish police have become frustrated after they were asked to travel here and collect him before bringing him back to serve his sentence. They say this goes against standard practice for fugitives detained under European arrest warrants.