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Thursday 17 January 2019

Dessie O'Hare arrested over false imprisonment and assault charges

Dessie O'Hare
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Dissident republican Dessie O'Hare has been arrested on a number of charges.

The Armagh man (61) met by appointment with gardaí in Clondalkin on Monday.

He appeared in court on false imprisonment and assault charges.

The charges relate to an incident in Dublin in June 2015.

O'Hare was due to appear in court in Belfast today for an extradition hearing after being arrested by the PSNI on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by gardaí.

However, the case was put back amid uncertainty over delays obtaining medical records.

Speaking at a hearing in Belfast Judge Patricia Smyth said: "I'm completely at a loss to understand a situation where the requesting State, Ireland, has not ensured that relevant prison medical notes from an Irish prison have been handed over promptly to enable this extradition to be dealt with expeditiously, as required under the Act."

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