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McAliskey granted bail to stay with her baby

IRA terrorist suspect Roisin McAliskey was yesterday granted bail by a High Court judge to enable her to be transferred to a specialist National Health Service mother and baby unit.

Ms McAliskey, 25, who gave birth to a daughter, Loinnir, a week ago at the Whittington hospital in north London, was granted bail at an earlier High Court hearing allowing her to be taken to the hospital from Holloway prison where she was awaiting extradition proceedings to Germany where the authorities want to question her over a mortar bomb attack on a British Army base last summer.

Ms McAliskey's solicitor, Gareth Peirce, said outside the court yesterday: "She has been granted bail to go to a specialist NHS mother and baby unit and that is all we can say."