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Two men convicted and fined for recreational killing of rooks
Amy Forde
Two Laois men were found to have used artificial crow decoys and a crow caller to lure rooks into what was described by one of the defendants as "the kill zone".
23 March 2023 News
Woman who broke tractor windows with golf club escapes conviction
The woman admitted to smashing windows of her husband’s tractor in 2020 with a sand wedge at a time when the man hadn’t paid up €200,000 arising from a 2019 family law court separation agreement.
22 March 2023 Features
A bump in the road: where do you stand under an M20 compulsory purchase order?
If your farm is on the route of the proposed M20 that will link Limerick and Cork? Do you know where you stand under a compulsory purchase order (CPO)? Tadhg Dorgan and Maura McNally explain.
Abbott reviews options after Cootehill upgrade quashed
The plant currently processes around 500,000l of milk per day, Abbott Ireland says.
15 March 2023 News
Burren farmer escapes jail over 63 cattle deaths
"It was a model of farming that this man should not have embarked upon relative to his experience," counsel for the prosecution said.
13 March 2023 News
Farmer officers could be held personally liable for awards against IFA
The IFA's national council heard of the option of incorporation, which would protect them and their successors from personal liability for awards against the IFA.
8 March 2023 News
High Court beckons for An Taisce's derogation case
The Government set to submit its 'derogation defence' with the High Court in the coming days.
8 March 2023 Dealer
Galway farmer receives €500 fine and ban on keeping calves for five years
Over 200 dead calves were found on the farm in April 2021, with the farmer also receiving a suspended sentence.
28 February 2023 News
High Court 'revelations' loss for 'clean and green' Bord na Móna
The semi-state company failed in a High Court appeal over its refusal to release information on whether biomass fuel it uses for power generation comes from sustainable sources.
22 February 2023 Dealer
Suspension of Mountbellew Mart’s licence lifted after €183,000 gathered
Mountbellew Mart has collected over €180,000 from the local community to bring its client account back out of the red.
16 February 2023 News
Tyrone farmer convicted and fined for water pollution
A Tyrone farmer, who was found to have a slurry lagoon leaking effluent into a tributary, was convicted and fined on Monday.
14 February 2023 News
Offaly contractor fined €1,000 for cutting turf
Judge Elizabeth McGrath imposed a hefty fine on an Offaly man for the illegal extraction of turf from a raised bog.
14 February 2023 News