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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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Court for lorry driver transporting fertiliser

Gardaí arrested a HGV driver, who was transporting fertiliser, in Laois on Thursday, April 1st, 2021.

Members of An Garda Síochána Laois Offaly detected multiple road traffic-related offences.

The motorist is due to appear before Portlaoise District Court in connection with the offences.

In a post on social media, a spokesperson for Garda Síochána Laois Offaly, said:

“Laois Roads Policing Unit on patrol today encountered an articulated truck with an unsecured cargo that had shed its load near Ballacolla.”

“When the road was cleared, further enquiries were made with the driver who gave false details to Gardaí which led to their arrest.”

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“The driver does not have the qualifying licence or insurance to drive this HGV and was also not using a tachograph. The truck had not been taxed in 4 years and has also been seized. The driver has been charged to appear before Portlaoise District Court.” the spokesperson added.

Garda Síochána Laois Offaly, fertiliser
Image credit: Garda Síochána Laois Offaly on Facebook
Man arrested after spreading septic tank contents along road

Meanwhile, An Garda Síochána recently arrested a man (60s) in relation to a suspected breach of the Waste Management Act, 1996.

On March 10th, 2021, Gardaí at Cahir received a report in relation to the possible disposal of contents from septic tanks along the N8 for a distance of three to four kilometres.

Gardaí from Community Policing Unit met with locals and identified the areas concerned.

According to Tipperary County Council, the public area is also close to a school and is a place that walkers and cyclists are frequent.

Gardaí identified a suspect tractor and slurry tanker identified.

File for DPP

On the evening of March 25th, 2021, Gardaí in Cashel arrested a man, aged in his 60s.

He was brought to Cahir Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Gardaí later released him, and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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