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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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Sheep with ‘blunt force trauma’ to head found dead in Tipperary

Gardaí in Co Tipperary are investigating an incident involving a sheep that a farmer found dead over the weekend.

According to Fethard Gardaí, a farmer found one of their sheep dead with a “blunt force trauma” to its head.

Sheep found dead

In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána Tipperary said:

“Fethard Gardai are investigating a disturbing incident which occurred on 28/8/2021 in the Moyglass area of Clonmel District.”

“A sheep was found dead by its owner with blunt force trauma to the animal’s head.”

“Gardai are issuing an appeal for any witnesses or persons with CCTV/Dashcam footage to contact them at Clonmel Garda Station on 0526177640,” the spokesperson concluded.

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‘A poor show’: Gardaí slam tractor driver who caused a line of ‘at least’ 50 vehicles

Meanwhile, Gardaí have slammed a tractor driver, who caused “a line of at least 50 vehicles without availing of any opportunities to pull in” on a road in the south-east of the country.

Gardaí highlighted the incident on social media on Saturday, August 28th, 2021.

In a post on social media, a spokesperson for Garda Síochána Kilkenny/Carlow said:

“This short clip captured by a passenger in a vehicle travelling from Bennettsbridge to Kilkenny shows a tractor towing a trailer with a queue behind it.”

“There was also a line of at least 50 vehicles behind the one that shot the video.”

“The tractor had travelled the full distance from Bennettsbridge to Kilkenny without availing of any opportunities to pull in.”

“A poor show. Let’s all show consideration to each other on our roads,” the spokesperson concluded.

The incident has sparked a mixed reaction on social media, with many defending the driver of the agricultural vehicle.

One user wrote: “There are all in a hurry, going nowhere. Only for the farmers, the country would be broken. Some day, people will appreciate the farmers.”

Another said: “Well done for highlighting this. Slow-moving vehicles can be really dangerous as frustration builds and drivers attempt risky overtaking. A good operator will give consideration to those stuck behind.”


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