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Monday 23 September 2019

Murderer appeal

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.

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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