McArdle case put back again

The extradition case against Dundalk man Dermot McArdle, who is wanted in Spain to serve out a jail sentence for the manslaughter of his wife Kelly Ann Corcoran (29) in February 2000, has been put back again.

The extradition case against Dundalk man Dermot McArdle, who is wanted in Spain to serve out a jail sentence for the manslaughter of his wife Kelly Ann Corcoran (29) in February 2000, has been put back again.

Mr McArdle, with an address at Heynestown, Dundalk, was remanded in custody until June 1 after the proceedings against him were adjourned on Wednesday.

The father of three is wanted by Spanish authorities to serve a two year sentence. He was convicted in October 2008 of the manslaughter of Kelly Ann, who died after falling from a balcony during a holiday in Marbella 11 years ago.

McArdle (pictured above) returned to Ireland pending an appeal against the two year sentence handed down to him but failed to hand himself in to Spanish authorities last September after a Spanish judge ordered he serve time over failure to make compensation payments to his two sons by Kelly Ann and to her parents, Ted and Bridie Corcoran.

The 41-year-old was arrested in January but remanded on bail after his counsel said they were lodging an appeal with Spain’s Constitutional Court.