Limerick man pleads guilty to animal ID offences

A Limerick man has pleaded guilty to animal movement and ID offences at a sitting of Kilmallock District Court this afternoon.

John Hanly, Grange, Kilmallock, Co Limerick pleaded guilty to eight sample offences out of a total of 41 offences relating to animal movement and identification offences including: four counts of movement of an animal from a mart premises without the said animal being moved directly to its place of destination and four counts of failure to notify the movement of an animal to a premises within seven days of the movement taking place.

John McConville, superintending veterinary inspector of the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine in consultation with Geri Silke, BL outlined the facts of the case to Judge Mary Larkin.

Judge Larkin convicted and fined Hanly €500 each in respect of two of the charges in relation to movement of an animal from a mart premises. She fined him €250 each in respect of the four charges as regards failure to notify the movement of an animal to a premises within seven days. In addition costs of €3,000 were awarded to the department with 12 months to pay.