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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘A chain on a farmyard gate was cut which allowed cattle out on the main road’

Gardaí are the midlands are investigating an incident whereby a chain on a farm gate was reportedly cut, which allowed cattle out on a main road.

According to Gardaí in Kells, the incident of criminal damage occurred in Kilbride, Trim, Co. Meath between Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th, 2021.

Cattle on main road 

In a brief statement, a spokesperson for Meath Crime Prevention said: “Gardaí in Kells Garda Station are investigation incident of criminal damage that occurred Kilbride, Trim, Co. Meath between Saturday 13.02.21 & Sunday 14.02.21.”

“A chain on a farmyard gate was cut which allowed cattle out on the main road. If anybody saw any suspicious vehicles or persons in the area can they please contact the Gardaí at Kells Garda Station on 0469280820.”

Tractor driver caught under influence of drugs 

In other news, a tractor driver was arrested in Co. Donegal over the course of the weekend after being stopped at a checkpoint.

Gardaí discovered that the driver was under the influence of cannabis and drugs whilst behind the wheel.

In a brief statement, a spokesperson for Garda Síochána Donegal said:

“Gardaí from Ballyshannon Garda Station stopped the driver of an agricultural tractor on Saturday night at a checkpoint. The driver was found to be in possession of a small amount of suspected cannabis herb and also tested positive for the presence of cannabis and cocaine.”

“Please do not drive while under the influence of drugs/alcohol. You really are playing roulette with your own life and the lives of others if you make the poor decision to do so.”

In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“An Garda Síochána conducting a checkpoint in Ballyshannon on Saturday February 13, 2021 stopped a vehicle shortly before 10pm.”

Gardaí arrested a male in connection with the detection of a small quantity of cannabis herb. They released the male without charge and a file will be prepared for the DPP.

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