A pig farmer, who built a “monster” piggery without planning permission, has been given three months to work out a plan to prevent the development from becoming an environmental disaster.
Sat, 21 Feb, 2015
EVEN in this, The Land Of No Consequences, yesterday’s sentencing of pig farmer Donal Connaughton in Longford District Court stands out as a spectacular affront.
Wed, 14 Jan, 2015
A farmer was jailed yesterday after a judge labelled him “an absolute disgrace” for failing to prevent an environmental timebomb from threatening lakes in the Midlands.
A taskforce of government departments, farmers, and other agencies has been set up to avert an environmental pig slurry disaster in the Midlands.
Wed, 12 Nov, 2014
A judge has called for a taskforce to be set up to prevent an impending environmental disaster in the Midlands.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
A pig farmer who was jailed for ordering two repossession men to strip naked and get into a pen with a boar has been released on bail ahead of his appeal.
Thu, 12 Dec, 2013
A pig farmer who ordered two repossession men to strip naked and get into a pen with an “agitated” boar has been jailed.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2013
A Longford pig farmer who assaulted two men from a repossession company and threatened that they would be raped by an agitated boar was under serious financial pressure at the time, a court has been told.
Fri, 25 Oct, 2013
Thu, 28 Feb, 2013
A Longford pig farmer who denies falsely imprisoning two men said he was “revengeful” after being knocked to the ground and directed the men to recite the Our Father to “reflect” on what they had done.
Wed, 19 Dec, 2012
Two men working for a repossession company were told to strip and get into a pen with a wild boar after a confrontation with a farmer, a court was told yesterday.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012
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