Hyde Park IRA bombing suspect John Downey faces extradition

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John Downey appeared before Dublin High Court on charges relating to the killing of two British soldiers John Downey appeared before Dublin High Court on charges relating to the killing of two British soldiersCENTRAL NEWS

A man accused of murdering four soldiers in the 1982 IRA Hyde Park bombings appeared before Dublin High Court yesterday facing extradition on charges relating to the killing of two British soldiers in a separate attack.

John Downey, 66, was arrested at his home in Co Donegal on Monday under a European arrest warrant issued by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The service is seeking his extradition so he can face three charges in relation to a 1972 bombing in Enniskillen, in which Lance Corporal Alfred Johnston and Private James Eames, both Ulster Defence Regiment soldiers, were killed when a device exploded in a vehicle they were checking.

Mr Downey, a convicted IRA man, was given assurances by Britain that he would not face…

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