Courts

Clare farmer faces charges for incident at Ennis Mart

Clare farmer faces charges for incident at Ennis Mart

By Gordon Deegan A farmer son of Euromillions winner, Dolores McNamara is facing an assault charge arising from an alleged...

June 10, 2022

A case of ‘one more pint’ sees farmer-publican fined

A case of ‘one more pint’ sees farmer-publican fined

By Gordon Deegan A farmer-publican, who sold after-hours alcohol to patrons at Liam O’Riain’s pub in Ballina, Co. Tipperary, on...

May 5, 2022

Farmer donates €1,000 to court poor box over scrub clearance

Farmer donates €1,000 to court poor box over scrub clearance

Clonakilty District Court Judge James McNulty expressed surprise at what he termed the “lamentable ignorance” of a Clonakilty landowner in...

November 3, 2021

Co. Down farmer fined £25,000 after construction accident death

Co. Down farmer fined £25,000 after construction accident death

A Castlewellan farmer has been fined £25,000 after a labourer aged in his 20s died on his farm during a...

July 5, 2021

Co. Down man fined for illegal dumping of construction waste and poultry manure

Co. Down man fined for illegal dumping of construction waste and poultry manure

A 34-year-old Co. Down man has today (June 2) been fined in court for offences relating to the illegal dumping...

June 2, 2021

North-west farmer fined for failing to register calves

North-west farmer fined for failing to register calves

A north-west farmer has been fined in court after he failed to register three calves and failed to notify the...

May 19, 2021

NI farmer convicted of tampering with TB test

NI farmer convicted of tampering with TB test

A Co. Tyrone farmer has been fined after he was convicted in court of tampering with a bovine TB test....

March 8, 2021

DAERA takes steps towards judicial review over minister’s port decisions

DAERA takes steps towards judicial review over minister’s port decisions

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture has confirmed it is seeking legal advice over ministerial orders to halt construction work and...

March 8, 2021

Tsunami of bankruptcy cases may overwhelm Irish agriculture later this year

Tsunami of bankruptcy cases may overwhelm Irish agriculture later this year

A leading barrister has claimed that large numbers of bankruptcy claims will be made by Ireland’s financial institutions as soon...

January 18, 2021

Dungiven farmer fined £750 for breaches of movement notifications

Dungiven farmer fined £750 for breaches of movement notifications

A Dungiven farmer has been convicted of five charges relating to failure to record animal movements to and from his...

November 19, 2020

State to challenge court ‘tractor’ ruling over marked mineral oil

State to challenge court ‘tractor’ ruling over marked mineral oil

By Gordon Deegan The state is to challenge a district court ‘tractor’ ruling that could pave the way for cheaper...

October 20, 2020

Tractor owner appeals court ruling in case of boy’s death

Tractor owner appeals court ruling in case of boy’s death

By Natasha Reid A Co. Cork farmer and agricultural contractor has appealed a ruling which will allow for a second...

July 15, 2020

Company fined €180,000 after employee fell 6m from farm building

Company fined €180,000 after employee fell 6m from farm building

A farm building company was fined €180,000 for breaches in health and safety legislation following an incident where an employee...

July 9, 2020

€60,000 injury claim against agricultural show thrown out due to ‘misleading evidence’

€60,000 injury claim against agricultural show thrown out due to ‘misleading evidence’

By Gordon Deegan A judge has thrown out a woman’s €60,000 personal injury claim for a back injury, after finding...

July 2, 2020

Court hears farmer threatened man with slash hook in burial plot row

Court hears farmer threatened man with slash hook in burial plot row

By Gordon Deegan A 68-year-old south Co. Galway farmer produced a slash hook at a graveyard and told an 81-year-old...

May 28, 2020

Farmer arrested on same day mother was buried to face new charge

Farmer arrested on same day mother was buried to face new charge

By Gordon Deegan A west Clare farmer arrested by Gardaí the same day his mother was buried last week arising...

May 14, 2020

Farmer arrested on same day as mother’s burial over property dispute with brother

Farmer arrested on same day as mother’s burial over property dispute with brother

By Gordon Deegan A 52-year old west Clare farmer was arrested by Gardaí the same day as his mother was...

May 6, 2020

Land boundary dispute is ‘one of these Wanderly Wagon cases’ – Judge

Land boundary dispute is ‘one of these Wanderly Wagon cases’ – Judge

By Gordon Deegan A judge told a court today, Thursday, April 23, that a land boundary case between two brothers-in-law and...

April 23, 2020