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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Murderer appeal

Published 20/11/2015 | 02:30

A MURDERER who moved here after being released on license having served 27 years in a UK prison has urged the Supreme Court not to order his surrender to England.

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Michael Anthony Balmer (62) claims the risk he could be returned to prison in the UK to resume serving a sentence amounts to unlawful preventive detention in breach of his rights under the Constitution and European Convention on Human Rights.

A seven-judge Supreme Court said it would give judgment on a later date.

Balmer was jailed for the murder of a woman in 1983 and came to Ireland in 2012.

Oxigen Environmental

In an article in our edition dated 26 August 2015 we stated that waste company Oxigen had been fined €18,000 following a fire at its recycling depot at Ballymount, Dublin, in January 2014.

Solicitors for Oxigen have contacted us to point out that their client was in fact fined €6,000 in relation to matters which arose at this facility in 2013 and which were completely unrelated to the January 2014 fire.

Irish Independent

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