Dessie O'Hare, known as the Border Fox, has been granted leave by the High Court to seek a judicial review of his imprisonment. He is seeking release under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.

Mr O'Hare, who was jailed 13 years ago for the kidnapping of dentist John O'Grady, was granted leave to seek a judicial review of his 40-year-prison sentence. His counsel, Mr Conleth Bradley, said that Dessie O'Hare claimed he qualified for early release under the Good Friday Agreement because he had been a member of the INLA when convicted in 1987. Mr Bradley said that two of Mr O'Hare's co-accused had already been released under the terms of the Agreement.