A man facing charges in Northern Ireland over the alleged murder of two soldiers in 1972, a decade before his alleged involvement in the Hyde Park bombing atrocity, has been granted bail by the high court in Dublin.

John Downey, 66, was released from Cloverhill prison in the city on Thursday evening after bail of €35,000 (£30,000) was approved by the judge, Justice Aileen Donnelly.

The Garda Síochána arrested him on Monday at his home in Co Donegal on foot of a European extradition warrant over the deaths of L/Cpl Alfred Johnston, 32, and Pte James Eames, 33, two soldiers from the Ulster Defence Regiment who were killed by an IRA bomb in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, on 25 August 1972.

Read more: The Guardian (UK)