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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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Animal sedatives stolen during burglary

Gardaí in the west have issued an appeal for information after dangerous drugs – including animal sedatives – were stolen during a burglary earlier this month.

The items were taken from a premises in Loughrea, County Galway, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, February 9th, 2022.

According to a statement from Gardaí, the drugs are primarily intended for animal use only and can be dangerous if consumed by humans.

The drugs include:

  • Chanazine 2% 12 x 25mls – sedative;
  • Euthatal 11x 100ml – barbiturate euthanasia (lethal);
  • Torbugesic 1 x 10mls – sedative;
  • Ketamine 3 x 50mls;
  • Medesedan 4 x 10mls – sedative;
  • Ketufen 100ms x 5 – Anti inflammatory;
  • Flunixin 1 – Anti inflammatory.

In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“If any person comes into contact with what they suspect to be these substances, do not consume them. Please hand them into any Garda Station so that these dangerous drugs are taken out of circulation.”

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“Gardaí are asking that anyone with information on the whereabouts of these drugs contact Loughrea Garda Station on 091 841222, 999/112 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.”

Appeal after fertiliser spreaders fall off lorry

Gardaí have appealed for the owner(s) of several fertiliser spreaders, which they believe fell off a lorry on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022), to come forward.

Gardaí removed five spreaders from the Arden roundabout in Co Offaly.

The image has caused a stir on social media. One user wrote: “Maybe with the price of fertiliser, they had no business for them”.

Another user said: “Honestly, they did fall off the back of a truck. Thankfully no one was injured.”

Meanwhile, another social media user said: “A roundabout way of spreading the love this Valentine’s week.”

Another wrote: “No big sale for them [fertiliser spreaders] this year with fertiliser at 50 quid per bag”.

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