Belfast Telegraph

Adams extradition ruling on Monday

The brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams must wait until Monday to learn whether he faces extradition to Northern Ireland to answer sex assault charges against his daughter.

Liam Dominic Adams is wanted by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in relation to 18 alleged offences against Aine Tyrell, who has waived her right to anonymity.

The 56-year-old, who denies the allegations, has fought his extradition from the Republic at the High Court in Dublin.

Mr Justice John Edwards told the packed courtroom he has made a decision on extradition but that it was not "polished".

"The court has arrived a decision," the judge said.

"I've prepared a judgment and I'm conscious the parties will want to consider the judgment because whoever is the losing party might want to appeal to Supreme Court.

"I'm anxious the judgment should be as polished as it could be in the circumstances. While the judgment is ready I would prefer to hold it over until Monday in terms of making it available.

"I could indicate the decision and give my reasons on Monday or I could hold everything over until Monday and I will be guided by parties. There are time limits involved if certain things were to happen."

Both Michael O'Higgins, the barrister for Adams, and Aileen Donnelly, senior counsel for the State, indicated they would prefer to wait until Monday.

Ms Tyrell, who had travelled from Belfast for the hearing, was visibly upset as she left the Dublin court flanked by family members.

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