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MAN CONVICTED OF CITY RAPE TO BE EXTRADITED TO THE UK

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Date Published: 10-Jul-2008

An English man, convicted in 2000 of raping a tourist at Nimmo’s Pier in the city, has consented to the making of an order for his return to the UK

47 year old Mark Trayton Smith from Cheltenham was convicted of murdering a bank colleague at Swansea Crown Court in 1983 and was given a life sentence.

He was released from prison in 1995 under certain conditions.

On June 5th 1999, Mark Trayton Smith raped a 21 year old english tourist at Nimmo’s Pier at 5am, as she was watching the sunrise alone.

He was sentenced at the Central Criminal Court in 2000 to 12 years in prison for that offence.

Gardaí here arrested him last month, shortly after his release from prison, according to today’s Irish Times.

British Authorities say Trayton Smith breached the conditions of his early release from prison in the 90s, for the murder.

At the High Court this week, Mr. Justice Michael Peart made the order for Trayton Smith’s surrender to the authorities in the UK.

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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.

It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.

Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores

This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.

However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.

That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.

The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.

Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.

He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.

Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.

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