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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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€2,000 fine for driver using green diesel

Gardaí handed a hefty fine to the tune of €2,000 to a driver utilising green diesel earlier today (Wednesday, May 26th, 2021).

Roads Policing Unit Naas performed the multi-agency checkpoint with Revenue, Customs and Excise and Department of Social Protection officers.

In total, customs officers examined 50 vehicles and detected multiple road traffic-related offences.

In a post on Facebook, a spokesperson for Kildare Garda Division, said:

“Our Roads Policing Unit Naas were out early this morning performing a multi-agency checkpoint with Officers from Revenue, Customs and Excise and Department of Social Protection.”

“Customs officers checked 50 vehicles – one road vehicle was being driven with green diesel. An on-the-spot fine of €2,000 issued.”

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“Department of Social protection interacted with 129 persons in line with department legislation. Naas Roads Policing Unit seized 3 vehicles for no road tax or insurance – 8 FCPNs for various offences were also issued.”

Horses killed after being ‘let loose’ onto main road

Meanwhile, Gardaí in County Donegal are investigating two road traffic collisions that resulted in the death of on Monday, May 24th, 2021.

According to a Facebook page called Donegal Crimebusters, a “paddock gate, chained and locked” was “screwed off posts”, and a “horse was let loose” onto the main Letterkenny to Kilmacrennan N56 route.

The page reports that “someone took it upon themselves to screw off the gate to her field at the Bluebanks, Kilmacrennan and also open another gate and released two other young horses in a nearby paddock onto the nearby N56 roadway where they, unfortunately, met with oncoming cars”.

The page, which was set up to inform others of crimes that have occurred in the county, has described this as a “shockingly cruel, calculated and despicable act”.

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:

“Gardaí are investigating two road traffic collisions that occurred in the Cashelgay area of Kilmacrennan in the early hours of Monday morning. “

“Two cars collided with two horses in this area. No injuries were reported by occupants of any vehicle. Both animals were fatally injured during the incidents.”

You can find more information here.

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