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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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17-year-old charged with arson after fire at co-op

A teenage boy has been charged with an arson attack that caused “extensive” damage to a co-op building in Co. Meath.

The 17-year-old was arrested yesterday (Tuesday, November 3rd) and interviewed by Detectives at Kells Garda Station.

He was taken to Trim District Court yesterday afternoon and charged with arson at the co-op building at Railway Yard.

The juvenile male was remanded on bail under a number of conditions which will be monitored by Gardai.

‘Extensive’ damage

The fire occurred at Oldcastle Co-op shortly before 8pm on Saturday (October 31st).

In a statement to That’s Farming, a Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí from Kells and local fire services attended at the scene of a fire at a premises at Railway Yard, Oldcastle, Co Meath on shortly before 8pm on Saturday.”

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“There were no reports of anyone injured. Extensive fire damage was caused to the building before it was brought under control by fire service personnel.”

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