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Irish Government Collusion - Extradition Warrants 1971-1980: Unanswerable Evidence for Irish Government Collusion

Following is a summary of the outcome of the 80 warrants for terrorist offences forwarded to the Republic of Ireland by the RUC between 1971 and 1980. Of these 80 warrants only 1 resulted in an extradition taking place. 4 were pending a decision as of 1980, 1 was in prison in the Republic, with 57 warrant either refused or withdrawn due to refusals. 17 were arrested in the United Kingdom.

This extradition track record exemplifies the continued attitude of the Government of the Republic to this issue of terrorism during the height of the troubles. It demonstrates clearly how Irish Government Officials allowed the Republic to be used as a safe haven for Terrorists. Reasons given for not extraditing these criminals are very enlightening as to the attitude of Irish Governments toward Republican terrorism. Politically motivated crimes clearly are justified to them, indicating complicity with the aims and principles of these terror groups.

Other reasons given include such as there being no comparable offence in the Republic for activities such as planting incendiaries and escaping from custody. These are disgraceful reasons and further evidence for the Irish Governments attitude of complicity.

By justifying and protecting these criminals from legal proceedings in the UK, Irish governments have been guilty of collusion with Sinn Fein/IRA. The facts speak for themselves:

 
Name of Defendant Date Warrant Forwarded to ROI Charge State of Proceeding in 1980

 
Michael Joseph Montgomery 01.04.1971 Possession of Explosives Arrested in Londonderry
Thomas McNulty 31.08.1971 Possession of Explosives Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Edward Patrick McDonald 26.05.1971 Possession of Explosives Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Patrick Hamill 31.08.1971 Possession of Explosives Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
John Gallagher 23.09.1971 Murder of Member of RUC Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Peter Gerard Hennessey 03.12.1971 Escape From Custody Arrested in Belfast
Terence Clarke 03.12.1971 Escape From Custody Arrested in Belfast
Thomas Gerard Fox 03.12.1971 Escape From Custody Granted Habeas Corpus by Dublin High Court Extradition Refused
James Storey 03.12.1971 Escape From Custody Arrested in Belfast
Bernard Elliman 03.12.1971 Escape From Custody Granted Habeas Corpus by Dublin High Court Extradition Refused
Thomas Kane 03.12.1971 Escape From Custody Arrested in Belfast
Thomas J Maguire 03.12.1971 Escape From Custody Arrested in Belfast
Anthony James Doherty 15.12.1971 Escape From Custody Returned from Republic on Grounds that no Comparable Offence There
Martin Paul Meehan 15.12.1971 Escape From Custody Arrested in Belfast
Hugh John McCann 15.12.1971 Escape From Custody Returned from Republic on Grounds that no Comparable Offence There
Anthony James Doherty 18.01.1972 Possession of Loaded Firearm Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Marguerite O'Hara 29.02.1972 Failure to Answer Bail On Attempted Murder Charge Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Michael Joseph Willis 05.07.1972 Escape From Custody Extradition Refused on Grounds that no Comparable Offence Exists in Republic
Anthony Francis Shields 25.07.1972 Possession of Ammunition Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
John Harold Eldershaw 26.09.1972 Possession of Explosives Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Gerald Martin Higgins 26.09.1972 Possession of Explosives Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Mary Catherine McKeown 12.02.1973 Planting Incendiary Devices Returned from Republic on Grounds that no Comparable Offence There
Rosato Mary McCourt 12.01.1973 Planting Incendiary Devices Returned from Republic on Grounds that no Comparable Offence There
James Gerard O'Neill 02.11.1972 Murder Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Thomas G McKee 09.03.1973 Possession of a Rifle Returned from Republic on Grounds that no Comparable Offence There
Roisin McLaughlin 30.03.1973 Murder Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
James Emerson Bryson 23.05.1973 Possession of a Firearm Shot by Security Forces in Belfast On 31.08.1973 and Died on 22.09.1973
- 04.07.1973 Kidnapping Warrant Withdrawn By RUC
- 04.09.1973 Kidnapping Warrant Withdrawn By RUC
Peter Grew alias Peter Graham 01.08.1973 Attempted Murder Arrested in Northern Ireland
Paul G Norney 12.03.1974 Murder Subject could not Be located. Warrant Withdrawn by RUC
Sean Meehan alias Patrick Kane 12.03.1974 Murder Arrested in Manchester
Patrick Martin Hill 12.03.1974 Murder of Member of RUC Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
- 06.05.1974 Possession of a Firearm Arrested in Belfast
Francis P Fennell 17.05.1974 Causing an Explosion Warrant Withdrawn By RUC
Denis Downing 19.06.1974 Causing an Explosion Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Patrick Braniff 19.06.1974 Causing an Explosion Arrested in Northern Ireland
Thomas Joseph McCarry 03.04.1975 Escape From Custody Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Gerard Fitzgerald 03.04.1975 Escape From Custody Arrested in Belfast
Eugene Martin Fanning 03.04.1975 Escape From Custody Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Hugh Clarke 03.04.1975 Escape From Custody Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Laurence Brian Marley 03.04.1975 Escape From Custody Arrested at Hillsborough
Patrick Joseph O'Hagan 20.08.1975 Escape From Custody Warrant Returned from Republic on Grounds that no Comparable Offence There
Malachy Kevin McCann 09.12.1975 Escape From Custody Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Daniel Joseph Keenan 15.12.1975 Escape From Custody Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Patrick Joseph Campbell 08.01.1976 Escape From Custody Arrested in Belfast
Michael P O'Reilly 28.02.1976 Possession of Explosives Warrant Returned from Republic on Grounds that no Comparable Offence There
Gerald Joseph McCaul 31.03.1976 Possession of Explosives Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Patrick Livingstone 31.03.1976 Murder Arrested in Belfast
Brendan McManus 08.05.1976 Escape From Custody Arrested in Belfast
Henry Doherty 08.05.1976 Escape From Custody Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Gerald Vincent Clancey 08.05.1976 Escape From Custody Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
- 08.05.1976 Escape From Custody Warrant Withdrawn RUC (in view of Decision in Similar Case)
- 08.05.1976 Escape From Custody Warrant Withdrawn RUC (in view of Decision in Similar Case)
- 08.05.1976 Escape From Custody Warrant Withdrawn RUC (in view of Decision in Similar Case)
- 08.05.1976 Escape From Custody Warrant Withdrawn RUC (in view of Decision in Similar Case)
Patrick Damien McCloskey 18.06.1976 Arson Extradited to Northern Ireland
Eamon Terence Campbell 26.10.1976 Escape From Custody Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
John Patrick Crawford 27.10.1976 Possession of Explosives Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Declan Byrne 18.07.1977 Possession Of Firearm and Ammunition Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Joseph Colm Bond 01.09.1977 Arson and Malicious Damage Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Eugene James Gerard McCloskey 01.09.1977 Arson and Malicious Damage Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Dominic McGlinchey 11.09.1977 Murder In Prison in Republic of Ireland
Seamus Christopher O'Kane 13.09.1977 Murder and Attempted Murder Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Vincent Fegan 17.11.1977 Armed Robbery Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
- 12.08.1977 Possession Of Firearm and Ammunition Pending
- 05.10.1977 Possession of Explosives Pending
- 11.01.1978 Possession of Explosives Warrant Withdrawn RUC
- 11.01.1978 Murder Warrant Withdrawn RUC
Anthony Gerard Lennon 15.02.1978 Attempted Murder Arrested in Belfast
John James Quigley 31.03.1978 Escape From Custody Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
William Herity 09.05.1978 Possession of Explosives Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Martin McEneaney 21.09.1978 Malicious Wounding Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
- 07.12.1978 Possession of Explosives Warrant Withdrawn RUC
- 18.04.1980 Possession of Firearms Pending
- 18.04.1980 Possession of Firearms Pending
Mary Celine MccGrugin 28.04.1980 Possession of Incendiary Devices Warrant Returned from Republic on Grounds that no Comparable Offence There
Gregory John Herron 13.05.1980 Hijacking Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political
Martin Joseph O'Hanlon 13.05.1980 Conspiracy Extradition Refused on Grounds that Offence Political



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