Envoy drawn into McAliskey case

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Deputy Irish premier Dick Spring yesterday called in the British ambassador over the case of Roisin McAliskey, the pregnant daughter of a former MP who faces extradition to Germany in connection with an IRA bombing.

Envoy Veronica Sutherland was told of Dublin's concern over the conditions in which Ms McAliskey is being held in London's Holloway prison pending proceedings for her extradition. Mr Spring urged that the earliest possible "positive" decision should be made by the relevant authorities on efforts to secure bail for the bombing suspect, who is more than six months pregnant.