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Brother and sister convicted of 32-egg assault on aunt
Brother and sister convicted of 32-egg assault on aunt

By Gordon Deegan A brother and sister who waged a five-minute long, 32-egg “assault” on their aunt have been convicted...

Judge won’t criminalise ‘respectable’ farmers over right of way
Judge won’t criminalise ‘respectable’ farmers over right of way

By Gordon Deegan A judge has stated that she is not going to criminalise four respectable north Clare farmers involved...

Trial of Galway farmer for murder delayed
Trial of Galway farmer for murder delayed

The trial of a farmer accused of murdering his aunt following a long-running dispute over land has been adjourned for...

Court: Farmer ‘hysterical’ after running over aunt with teleporter
Court: Farmer ‘hysterical’ after running over aunt with teleporter

A farmer who is accused of murdering his aunt following a long-running dispute over land, took a shotgun from his...

Photos shown in trial of farmer accused of murdering aunt over land
Photos shown in trial of farmer accused of murdering aunt over land

The jury in the trial of a farmer accused of murdering his aunt in a land dispute has been shown “distressing”...

High Court challenge to Kilkenny wind farm on Coillte land
High Court challenge to Kilkenny wind farm on Coillte land

By Gordon Deegan A residents’ group is seeking to challenge, in the High Court, plans for a large-scale €175 million...

Limerick gang jailed for burglary on isolated Clare farmhouse
Limerick gang jailed for burglary on isolated Clare farmhouse

By Gordon Deegan A judge has jailed four members of a Limerick burglary gang for a cumulative 14 years for...

Court: Two men charged over Kilkenny tractor incident
Court: Two men charged over Kilkenny tractor incident

Two Co. Carlow brothers have been remanded in custody after appearing in court last evening (Wednesday, December 28) in relation...

Memories of rural life at Christmas
Memories of rural life at Christmas

Mairtín Ó Catháin reflects on memories of Christmas in rural Ireland Will I be able for this? That was the question...

Pics: Baling silage in the depths of winter
Pics: Baling silage in the depths of winter

During the freezing cold spell last week, while the rest of us wrapped up warm, one Limerick agricultural contractor was...

Bird flu doesn’t take a Christmas break – NI chief vet
Bird flu doesn’t take a Christmas break – NI chief vet

By Robert Huey, chief veterinary officer for Northern Ireland As Christmas approaches and winter sets in, I want to highlight...

WRC: Agri-worker awarded €8,000 in harassment case
WRC: Agri-worker awarded €8,000 in harassment case

By Gordon Deegan A state workplace watchdog has ordered that an agri-food worker harassed by his line manager and called...

Family row over farm compared by judge to ‘Dallas’
Family row over farm compared by judge to ‘Dallas’

By Gordon Deegan A judge has compared a bitter family row over a farm, estimated to be worth €1 million,...

Mart assault charge dropped against son of Euromillions winner
Mart assault charge dropped against son of Euromillions winner

By Gordon Deegan A judge has dismissed a mart assault charge against an east Clare based beef farmer, who is...

Case taken by farmer and  bovine embryologist dismissed in High Court
Case taken by farmer and bovine embryologist dismissed in High Court

By Gordon Deegan A farmer and bovine embryologist has lost a claim for personal damages and €75,000 loss of earnings...

Court: Driving ban for man involved in garda chase on quad bike
Court: Driving ban for man involved in garda chase on quad bike

By Gordon Deegan An east Clare man reached speeds of 100km/h on his quad bike in a high speed chase...

It may be scenic, but rural life can be lonely
It may be scenic, but rural life can be lonely

By Mairtín Ó Catháin The mountains soar to the sky, a majestic and rugged picture that might stir the imagination. The...

Horse trainer avoids jail after assault on farmer
Horse trainer avoids jail after assault on farmer

By Gordon Deegan A controversial horse racing figure has today (Thursday, October 27) narrowly avoided prison for his assault on...