EU Extradition Laws Enforced In Ireland
Man remanded in custody pending extradition application
The High Court has remanded a Co. Meath man in custody pending an application for his extradition to Lithuania on explosives charges.
Seamus McGreevy was arrested this morning at his home at St Annes, Streamline Road, Gormanstown in Co. Meath.
The court was told that when presented with a European arrest warrant today, Mr McGreavy replied that he had never been to Lithuania.
The 56-year-old has been remanded in custody until tomorrow when an application for bail will be heard.
Extradition of third man sought by Lithuania
The Lithuanian authorities are seeking the extradition of Mr McGreevy (56), St Anne’s, Stamullen Road, Gormanston, Co Meath, on charges alleging he had conspired from Ireland with others between the end of 2006 and 2007 to obtain weapons, ammunition and explosive substances in the Baltic Republic.
He is the third Irish citizen whose extradition is being sought in connection with an alleged attempt to acquire weapons and explosives.
A fourth man, Michael Campbell (36), Upper Faughart, Dundalk, was detained in Vilnius on similar charges.
The court was told Mr McGreevy was anxious to have bail approved as soon as possible, as he had concerns about being able to tend to sheep on his farm.
Yesterday, Mr Justice Peart was told that the State was consenting to bail for Mr McGreevy once an independent surety of €50,000 had been approved.
When asked whether he knew about the charges contained in the warrant, he said Mr McGreevy replied: “No. I have never been to Lithuania, this is bulls**t.”
Mr McGreevy received a four-year prison sentence from the non-jury Special Criminal Court in 2001 after pleading guilty to training people to use firearms in 1999 at Herbertstown, Stamullen, Co Meath. It was increased by two years by the Court of Criminal appeal in 2002.