O’Loan reacts to Court of Appeal decision

11 01 2014


Declan O'Loan

SDLP Ballymena Councillor Declan O’Loan has reacted to the announcement that the Court of Appeal has rejected the DPP’s application to have Ryan McDowell’s sentence increased for offences related to January 2011 pipe bombings.

The appeal judges dismissed the DPP application, with reasons for their decision to be given at a later date.

Declan O’Loan said: “I am very disappointed by this outcome and frankly not a little surprised. I presented substantial arguments myself to the DPP as to why the sentence should be increased and obviously the DPP agreed, but in the end the Court of Appeal did not.  I will read its reasons with great interest when they emerge.”




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