Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman called this a unique and unprecedented case and an appalling tragedy. He said the case illustrated how a perfectly ordinary person of good character in a moment and without any intentional or malicious act on his part can become a suspect, then a convict, sentenced to three years in a foreign jail.
He said the case was relevant to anyone who travels abroad and especially anyone who drives a car while abroad. He also referred to the “grossly abnormal period” during which Mr Tobin, who is a father of two children, has been under threat of forcible separation from his family.
The court ordered his release from custody forthwith. Mr Tobin left with his wife, without making any comment.
Extradition request for man sentenced over Hungary road deaths rejected by Supreme Court