Livestock farmers who buy or sell at marts will be interested to see the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) recently prosecuted a Co Galway auctioneer for operating without a PSRA licence. The auctioneer, Austin McInerney, trading as McInerney Auctioneers, was convicted at Gort Court and fined €500.

This was the first such investigation by the authority which resulted in conviction and fine since it was established in 2012.