The Irish Government has said that if the proposed British OTR legislation fails or is withdrawn, they will withdraw their own plans to grant pardons to all those on the run from justice in the Republic. Having just got through the committee stage in the Commons, there is little likelihood of the legislation being withdrawn before it passes on the Lords where the opposition is thought to be substantial.
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