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Man arrested at Dublin Airport on suspicion of 1979 murder of Joseph James Porter in Co. Armagh

The man is expected to appear at Dublin High Court later today.

A MAN HAS been arrested in Cavan on suspicion of the murder of Joseph James Porter in Armagh on 24 June 1979. 

The 67-year-old was arrested by gardaí at Dublin Airport today on foot of an extradition warrant issued by Northern Ireland Authorities.

Joseph James Porter was a member of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), an infantry regiment of the British Army. He was in his early 60s when he was shot and killed at his home in Mountnorris, Co. Armagh, by the provisional IRA. 

The arrest was made under a Trade and Co-operation Agreement as part of a joint operation with the PSNI.

The man is expected to appear before the Extradition High Court in the Criminal Court of Justice

In a statement released by PSNI, it said: “A decision to prosecute this individual was issued by the Public Prosecution Service prior to the commencement of the Northern Ireland (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023 on 1 May 2024.”

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