Disqualified driver caught bringing fodder to cattle appears in court

A disqualified driver who was apprehended driving a tractor on the road in order to bring fodder to cattle has recently appeared in court.

James Monaghan – from Carrowbeg, Belclare, Co. Galway – appeared before a sitting of Tuam District Court on Tuesday, January 9.

The farmer appeared in court faced with two charges – one related to driving with no licence and the other was for driving without insurance.

It was confirmed to AgriLand, that Monaghan was driving a tractor and was bringing fodder to cattle when he was stopped by members of An Garda Siochana in Carrowbeg South, Belclare, Co. Galway on January 8, 2017.

It is understood that the case has been adjourned.

UK walker in court for attacking farmer moving sheep

Meanwhile, a walker in the UK was up in court for reportedly assaulting a farmer, after being asked to wait while the farmer moved his sheep.

The incident took place in the Lake District – a mountainous region in north-west England – according to UK publication The Telegraph.

28-year-old gym owner and personal trainer Karl Page avoided jail following a sitting of Carlisle Crown Court on Friday, January 12.

The farmer in question, Robin Taylforth, was left with multiple facial fractures after being punched by Page, according to the British publication.

Page received an eight-month prison sentence – suspended for two years – and was ordered to pay £2,000 in compensation to Taylworth. He was also given a five-month night-time curfew, The Telegraph added.