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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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Single-vehicle crash involving jeep with overturned trailer

A single-vehicle collision involving a jeep and overturned trailer occurred in the west over the weekend.

Gardaí advised motorists of delays northbound on the M17 at J18 Athenry due to an overturned trailer on Friday evening (October 1st).

Jeep and overturned trailer

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

“Gardaí attended the scene of a single-vehicle collision at Moanbaun in Athenry, Co.Galway on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at approximately 7 pm.”

“The driver (50s) received treatment by paramedics at the scene.”

“Animals that were being transported in an attached trailer were not reported as being harmed,” the spokesperson added.

In a post on social media on Friday night, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Galway Traffic Alert – Delays northbound on the M17 at J18 Athenry due to an overturned trailer.”

“Gardaí assisting at the scene. Please reduce speed and approach with caution. No reports of any injuries.”

Woman charged with handling stolen power tools

In other news, a woman is “currently before the courts” regarding handling stolen power tools.

The female, who is charged with the offence, was one of three individuals Gardaí arrested.

Gardaí from the Wexford Division investigating burglaries in the county, recently conducted a search of a premises in Dublin under Operation Knotweed.

It seized several items of property, including chainsaws, drills and toolboxes, and arrested three people.

It seized several items of property, including chainsaws, drills and toolboxes, and arrested three people.

“If you own the property or know who does, please contact Gorey Garda Station on 0539430690,” the post concluded.

Farm and contractor fined over €7,000

Meanwhile, a judge has fined a Newtownstewart-based company and self-employed contractor for health and safety failings.

The HSENI successfully led prosecutions against Mr William (Liam) McColgan, a self-employed contractor, and Riverview Farms LTD of Deerpark Road, Newtownstewart.

The prosecutions follow construction work at a farm, where two workers fell while working at height.

Both appeared before Dungannon Crown Court on Thursday, September 30th, 2021.

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