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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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Eir copper wire stolen from telephone poles in rural area

Gardaí in Co Monaghan are investigating the theft of Eir copper wire from telephone poles.

According to Gardaí in Carrickmacross, thieves took cables from the area of Lisduff, Ballybay over the weekend.

In a statement on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, a spokesperson for Cavan Monaghan Garda Division, said:

“Gardaí in Carrickmacross are seeking the public’s assistance with the theft of a quantity of Eir telephone cable.”

“There have been a number of similar incidents in recent weeks. The thieves strip the cable for its copper content but show no regard for the disruption it causes in rural areas to the phone lines.”

“If you noticed any suspicious activity during the hours of darkness, please contact Carrickmacross Gardaí on 042 9690190.”

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“We would like to urge people to be vigilant for further such incidents in rural areas and to report anything immediately out of the ordinary to your local Garda Station.”

Similar incidents in recent weeks

In July, we reported that Gardaí in Monaghan launched an investigation Eir copper wire was stolen from telephone poles.

Cavan Monaghan Garda Division issued an appeal for information on social media.

“Gardaí in Carrickmacross are currently investigating three incidents of theft of Eir copper wire from telephone poles.”

“These thefts occurred between June 26th and July 1st in the townlands of Aughrim More, Donaghmoyne and Mullaghrafferty and Moylough in Magheracloone.”

“If you saw anything suspicious in any of these areas in the early hours or can offer any assistance, please call Carrickmacross Garda Station on 042 9690190,” the spokesperson added.

Vandals cause over €50k worth of damage to tractors and leave death threats

Police in Scotland has launched an investigation after vandals caused more than £50,000 worth of damage to two tractors.

The incident occurred in the Parks of Whitefield area of Banff between 8 pm on Tuesday, August 16th, 2021, and 6:30 am on Wednesday, August 17th.

The vandals smashed his GPS equipment, punctured his fuel tanks, and sprayed death threats on the Massey Ferguson machines.

They also took power tools, which belonged to the farmer/agricultural contractor. Read more about this report.

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