Kildare man's extradition case before first broadcast sitting of Supreme Court today

Newtown man challenged extradition to the US to face mortgage fraud charges

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Kildare man's extradition case before first broadcast sitting of Supreme Court today

Still of the Supreme Court Justices sitting at the Supreme Court today, broadcast on the RTE website

The case of a Kildare man challenging his extradition to the US to face 51 counts of mortgage fraud was one of the first in Ireland to be televised today.

Two judgements from the Supreme Court were broadcast online on RTE News Now and the RTE website today, which was the first televising of court cases in the history of the state.

Patrick Lee, with an address at Newtown, had claimed that he should not be extradited to the US because he could be prosecuted for the same offences in Ireland. His appeal was dismissed by the five judges.

The proceedings are now available to view on the RTE Player. Today’s event was a possible first step in a wider broadcasting of court proceedings in Ireland.