ADAMS SET TO APPEAL EXTRADITION RULING; Sinn Fein Chief's Brother in Bid to Avoid Sex Abuse Trial
Byline: SARAH STACK
THE brother of Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams plans to appeal against extradition to Northern Ireland to stand trial on allegations he sexually abused his daughter, a court heard yesterday.
Liam Dominic Adams is wanted by the PSNI in relation to 18 alleged offences against Aine Tyrell, who has waived her right to anonymity.
The accused, who denies the allegations, lost his fight against extradition from the Republic at the High Court in Dublin on Monday.
His barrister Michael O'Higgins told Mr Justice John Edwards his client would be seeking leave to appeal against the ruling to the Supreme Court.
The appeal will be based on five points of law. Mr Adams, 56, was granted continuing bail until Monday when the case is mentioned again.
The High Court will decide if his points are grounds to appeal. Mr Adams was supported in court by another daughter, Claire Smith, for the brief hearing.
The sex abuse claims became public in December 2009 when Ms Tyrell was featured in a television documentary. …