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Men found not guilty of illegal turf-cutting

Four men have been found not guilty of illegal turf-cutting.

Galway Bay FM reports that Michael D’Arcy, Padraic Byrne, Anthony Porter and Pat McDonagh of Portumna all appeared before judge Rory McCabe over incidents of alleged illegal turf-cutting on an EU site in Woodford on August 21st, 2012 and in Portumna on May 22nd and 23rd.

The individuals pleaded not guilty to the various charges, which were brought under the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 Section 35 (1b) and 67(2), at Galway Circuit Court.

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