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Man wanted in connection with Provisional IRA mortar attack on British army barracks in Germany in 1996 is granted bail

Brian Kavanagh

Published 13/10/2015 | 13:02

James Anthony Oliver Albert Corry (46) was granted bail today following his arrested in Killorglin, Co Kerry on Friday on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by German authorities where he his wanted in connection with a Provisional IRA mortar attack on a British army barracks in Germany in 1996. Photo: Courtpix
James Anthony Oliver Albert Corry (46) was granted bail today following his arrested in Killorglin, Co Kerry on Friday on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by German authorities where he his wanted in connection with a Provisional IRA mortar attack on a British army barracks in Germany in 1996. Photo: Courtpix

A Belfast man wanted in connection with a Provisional IRA mortar attack on a British army barracks in Germany in 1996 has been granted bail at the High Court.

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James Anthony Oliver Albert Corry (46) was arrested in Killorglin, Co Kerry on Friday on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by German authorities.

Mr Corry is suspected of being involved in a Provisional IRA attack in Osnabruck, Germany in 1996 in which three mortar shells were fired at a British army barracks.

The prosecution warrant states that Mr Corry is wanted for terrorism-type offences in relation to a mortar attack in Germany in 1996.

Counsel for the Minister of Justice and Equality, Mr Ronan Kennedy BL, today told the High Court there was no objection to bail on certain terms and conditions.

He said Mr Corry has very significant ties in the community, as he has lived in Kerry for 20 years, and he has no previous convictions and was a father of seven children.

Counsel for the respondent, Ms Anne-Marie Lawlor BL, said there was consent to bail on an independent surety of €3,000 and on condition that Mr Corry reside at a given address.

She said that Mr Corry must also sign on at a local garda station and abide by the usual bail terms.

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly said she was prepared to fix bail in this case, given the date of the alleged offence and having regard to the fact that Mr Corry has been resident in this jurisdiction for 20 years.

With the consent of the Minister, Ms Justice Donnelly said she would grant Mr Corry bail on the terms that were supplied.

She said these include the provisions that Mr Corry not apply for a passport or travel documents, that he remain in the jurisdiction, that he be of good behaviour and keep the peace and that he sign on three days per week.

Mr Kennedy told the court that the bail conditions will be “closely monitored”, adding that “any breach whatsoever and the matter will be entered before this court”.

Ms Justice Donnelly remanded Mr Corry on bail to appear before the court on November 10th next.

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