Northern Ireland

Liam Adams seeking to appeal extradition

Liam Adams
Image caption Liam Adams is to be extradited to Northern Ireland

The brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is to appeal against his extradition to Northern Ireland.

He is wanted to face 18 charges of sexually assaulting his daughter.

On Monday, the High Court in Dublin ruled he should be transferred to Northern Ireland to face the charges.

His barrister Michael O'Higgins told Mr Justice John Edwards on Thursday that his client would seek leave to appeal against the ruling to the Supreme Court.

Mr Adams, 56, has denied abusing Aine Tyrell, who has waived her right to anonymity.

The appeal will be based on five points of law, to be lodged by the end of the day.

Mr Adams was granted continuing bail until Monday when the case is due for mention again.

The High Court will decide if his points are grounds to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Mr Adams is accused of rape, indecent assault and gross indecency at various addresses in Belfast between March 1977 and March 1983, when his daughter was aged between four and 10.

The allegations were first reported when Ms Tyrell took part in a television documentary in 2009.

Mr Adams handed himself in to police in Dublin last year after a European Arrest Warrant was issued by the PSNI.

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