Gardaí are investigating a suspected arson attack on a farm in Offaly.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday, November 27th, 2021.
Suspected arson attack in Offaly
In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:
“Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of a fire that broke out on a farm in the Clonbullogue area of Co Offaly in the early hours of Saturday, November 27th, 2021.”
“Two farm buildings were extensively damaged by the fire. There was no one injured.”
“A technical and forensic examination was conducted at the scene. The investigation is ongoing,” the spokesperson concluded.
Vandals cause €15k worth of damage
In other news, Boora Bainne Milk Company, Co Offaly is closing its doors for the foreseeable future.
The fresh whole milk and flavoured milk specialists have taken action after their machines were machines and a sum of money was taken.
A break-in occurred at the farm at 12:15 am on Thursday, October 7th, 2021.
In a post on social media, a spokesperson for Boora Bainne Milk Company said:
“At 12.15 am, two men in a dark coloured, two-seater Ford Ranger with an 08 LS reg forced entry and damaged both machines, one beyond repair. They were seen driving towards Kilcormac after leaving here.”
“It is worth pointing out that over 90% of customers pay by card. Only a small amount of cash is left in the store at night in a coin box as a float, mostly 50c 20c and 10c pieces, which they stole.”
The owner estimates that vandals caused up to €15,000 worth of damage.
The business venture is the brainchild of a dairy farmer, Paul Molly, who runs this enterprise on his farm in Boora.
He opened a milk vending machine to the public at the end of July 2021. Read more.
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