Irish Former TV Actor Expects Extradition to Germany for Alleged IRA Mortar Attack

28th Oct 2015

On 27 October 2015, it was reported that an Irish former TV actor, Jim Corry, from County Kerry, who is accused of an IRA mortar attack in Germany, is expecting to be extradited. The Belfast Telegraph report is here.

Mr Corry was arrested by the Gardaí on 9 October 2015 pursuant to a European Arrest Warrant (EAW), issued by Germany, which states that Mr Corry is wanted for terrorism type offences. This is in connection with suspected involvement in a Provisional IRA mortar attack on Osnabruck Army barracks on 28 June 1996.

The same day, Mr Corry appeared before Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, sitting at the High Court, in Dublin, who was satisfied that Mr Corry was, indeed, the person named on the EAW. He was then remanded in custody at Cloverhill Prison.

On 13 October 2015, Mr Corry appeared at the High Court, for a second time, where Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly granted bail subject to an independent surety of €3,000 and on the condition that Mr Corry reside at a given address. Account was taken of the fact that Mr Corry has been resident in Ireland for 20 years, and in view of the historic nature of the alleged offence.

Mr Corry denies having any involvement in IRA activities, and seems resigned to the fact of his extradition. In response to questioning from a reporter in recent days, Mr Corry stated: “They want me extradited and I think that’s what’s going to happen.”

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