Britain's Law Lords have published their reasons for ordering the extradition of John Gilligan back to Ireland. Gilligan is wanted in Ireland for the murder of Veronica Guerin and seventeen drugs and firearms charges. The five Law Lords say they came to their decision because murder in Ireland would also be murder in England. In a detailed judgement they also say that in any event if the alleged contract killing of Veronica Guerin did not amount to murder it would still be an indictable offence, manslaughter. They have also ruled that Gilligan's arguments in relation to the drugs and firearms offences for which he is wanted in Ireland are specious and must be rejected.