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#John Downey

# john-downey - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

UK judge set to award damages against Irish suspect over bombing that killed four British soldiers
# Hyde Park Bombing
# Hyde Park Bombing

UK judge set to award damages against Irish suspect over bombing that killed four British soldiers

Dec 1st 2020, 7:08 AM 20,888 Views 14 Comments

The High Court found that John Downey was an active participant in the 1982 bombing.

# john-downey - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Relatives of Hyde Park bombing victims win High Court case against IRA member John Downey
# London
# London

Relatives of Hyde Park bombing victims win High Court case against IRA member John Downey

Dec 18th 2019, 11:08 AM 12,224 Views 0 Comments

Four members of the Royal Household Cavalry were killed in the 1982 blast.

# john-downey - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Hyde Park bomb fitted with pieces of shrapnel by IRA 'to increase lethality' of device, court told
# 1982
# 1982

Hyde Park bomb fitted with pieces of shrapnel by IRA 'to increase lethality' of device, court told

Dec 12th 2019, 7:51 AM 12,329 Views 0 Comments

Four members of the Royal Household Cavalry were killed in the 1982 blast.

# john-downey - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Judge denies bail for John Downey charged with 1972 murder of two soldiers
# Flight Risk
# Flight Risk

Judge denies bail for John Downey charged with 1972 murder of two soldiers

Oct 12th 2019, 1:46 PM 23,305 Views 0 Comments

John Downey appeared at Omagh Magistrates’ Court after handing himself in yesterday.

# john-downey - Friday 11 October, 2019

Alleged IRA bomber John Downey extradited to UK over murder of two soldiers
# Extradition
# Extradition

Alleged IRA bomber John Downey extradited to UK over murder of two soldiers

Oct 11th 2019, 10:10 PM 20,460 Views 0 Comments

John Downey’s trial for the IRA’s Hyde Park bombing collapsed in controversy five years ago.

# john-downey - Friday 1 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 1st 2019, 4:24 PM 12,186 Views 0 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

Alleged IRA bomber John Downey granted bail in extradition case

Nov 8th 2018, 7:35 PM 8,096 Views 0 Comments

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
# On The Run
# On The Run

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

Mar 24th 2015, 3:49 PM 7,146 Views 30 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Jul 17th 2014, 1:03 PM 4,945 Views 54 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Mar 11th 2014, 5:02 PM 6,302 Views 65 Comments

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"
# Hyde Park
# Hyde Park

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

Mar 1st 2014, 12:06 PM 10,284 Views 148 Comments

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
# Will He Stay Or Go
# Will He Stay Or Go

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

Feb 27th 2014, 4:40 PM 10,233 Views 164 Comments

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
# Tensions
# Tensions

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

Feb 27th 2014, 1:58 PM 10,971 Views 63 Comments

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
# 1982
# 1982

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

Feb 26th 2014, 10:04 AM 11,847 Views 325 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jun 5th 2013, 9:19 AM 6,799 Views 0 Comments

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
# IRA

Donegal man charged with 1982 Hyde Park attack

May 22nd 2013, 11:43 AM 19,546 Views 0 Comments

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