London court orders extradition of man in connection with Louth robbery

Raid on the Lordship Credit Union took place in 2013

The extradition of a South Armagh-born man has been ordered in London by Westminster Magistrates Court in connection with the 2013 robbery of a Louth credit union, in which a detective garda was murdered.

James Flynn (31) is wanted in connection with the raid on the Lordship Credit Union, and is set to face another charge of conspiracy to commit burglary. He is not charged with the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.

He had fought the extradition efforts since his arrest last July, with his defence arguing that he should not be extradited because of the passage of time, and claims that he has suffered memory loss.

"The court confirmed an extradition order was made and that Flynn was remanded in custody as before. If he does appeal this extradition order, it will be made at the High Court, " Westminister Magistrates Court said.

He has been given one week to seek leave to appeal Thursday’s ruling. If not, he will be extradited within 10 days. His defence said Mr Flynn wants time to consider the judgment.