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#John Downey

# john-downey - Friday 1 March, 2019

Judge allows extradition of John Downey in relation to 1972 murder of UDR soldiers

John Downey told detectives he believed “it was the DUP and not the DPP” who decided to prosecute him.

# john-downey - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Alleged IRA bomber John Downey granted bail in extradition case

Northern Irish authorities are seeking the surrender of John Downey over the murder of two British Army Infantrymen in 1972.

# john-downey - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

95 people with 'On the Run' letters are linked to 300 murders

A report into the so-called ‘On The Runs’ letters was published today

# john-downey - Thursday 17 July, 2014

On the run letters were "unprecedented and flawed", but not unlawful

The Hallett Review finds that two terrorism suspects were given letters in error.

# john-downey - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Tánaiste admits 'on-the-runs' controversy has 'derailed' progress in the North

Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil that talks on the contentious issues of flags, parades and the past were “derailed” after the release of John Downey.

# john-downey - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Homecoming dance for Hyde Park bomb accused cancelled over "media circus"

John Downey says plans for him to hold a homecoming dance had become a “media circus”.

# john-downey - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Cameron orders review of secret IRA deal after Peter Robinson’s resignation threat

The Northern Ireland Assembly is to be recalled tomorrow to discuss Peter Robinson’s concerns about protection for IRA suspects.

Enda Kenny: Yes, the Irish government knew about Hyde Park bomb deal

The Taoiseach said there was a “degree of sensitivity” surrounding the issuing of letters to IRA suspects guaranteeing they wouldn’t be prosecuted.

# john-downey - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Gerry Adams says Hyde Park bomb accused should never have been arrested

John Downey walked free from court in London after a judge ruled that the trial should not go ahead.

# john-downey - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Man due in court over IRA murder of four British soldiers at Hyde Park

John Downey was arrested at Gatwick Airport last week and is due before the court later today.

# john-downey - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Donegal man charged with 1982 Hyde Park attack IRA

Donegal man charged with 1982 Hyde Park attack

John Downey, 61, is charged in relation to the murders of four men.