Saturday 20 January 2018

Bail granted to man wanted over 1996 IRA attack

James Corry has been granted bail at the High Court
James Corry has been granted bail at the High Court

Brian Kavanagh

A 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.

James Corry (46) was arrested in Killorglin, Co Kerry last Friday on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by German authorities. He is suspected of being involved in the attack in Osnabruckin which three mortar shells were fired at a British army barracks.

The prosecution warrant states that Mr Corry is wanted for terrorism-type offences. Counsel for the Minister of Justice and Equality, Mr Ronan Kennedy BL, told the High Court yesterday 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, 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.

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. 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 10 next.

Irish Independent

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