On 26 February 2019, Daniel Mullan began his appeal against his extradition to the US to face charges relating to indecent images of children. In the Irish Court of Appeal, Mr Mullan’s lawyer, Kieran Kelly, submitted that section 2 of the Sexual Offences (Jurisdiction) Act 1996 allows for the prosecution of Irish citizens who have committed sexual offences abroad, to face trial in Ireland. Mr Kelly also made submissions relating to Mr Mullan’s health which he suggests means he should be tried in Ireland.
President of the Irish Court of Appeal Justice George Birmingham, who sat with Justice Máire Whelan and Justice Patrick McCarthy, said the court would reserve its judgment.
You can read more about the background to the case here.
Categories: Ireland, United States