Belfast man sentenced in Germany for 1996 Provisional IRA attack on army barracks

A timely lesson from the German authorities on dealing with Northern Ireland legacy issues…  Having successfully extradited 48-year-old James Anthony Oliver Corry from the Republic of Ireland in December last year, the Belfast man has now been convicted and sentenced for his role in the Provisional IRA mortar attack on a British army barracks near Osnabrück, Germany, in June 1996.

From the Irish Times report

A Northern Ireland man has been convicted in Germany of attempted murder for participating in an IRA attack on a British army barracks in the city of Osnabrueck more than two decades ago.

The court said James Anthony Oliver Corry was sentenced to four years in prison.

The 48-year-old Belfast man was extradited from the Republic of Ireland last December to face charges.

He was convicted of being part of an IRA unit that fired three mortar shells on to the grounds of the Quebec Barracks in Osnabrueck in northwest Germany on June 28th, 1996.

[Doesn’t Gerry Adams think that approach is “totally and absolutely counterproductive“? – Ed]  He might very well think that...