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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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Tractor towing trailer with people brought to a halt

Police stopped a tractor and trailer in North Dorset for not displaying a numberplate yesterday (Saturday, January 2nd).

Officers on patrol made a further discovery after they brought the tractor and trailer combination to a halt.

Tractor towing trailer with people brought to a halt

They discovered a number of people travelling in the trailer.

In a post on social media, a spokesperson for North Dorset Police said:

“This tractor & trailer were stopped today on a road near to FontwellMagna, not your everyday transport & with no registration plate they were duly advised to return back to farm & seek other transport.”

Jeep and trailer seized

Meanwhile, across the waters in Co. Monaghan, Gardaí seized a 4X4 towing a trailer with silage bales in December.

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Gardaí received a report from a “concerned” member of the public.

Cavan Monaghan Garda Division highlighted the incident on social media on December 6th, 2020.

Jeep and trailer seized

The jeep was travelling from the Ballybay direction towards Monaghan with no lights on either the rear of the jeep or the trailer. Secondly, the brake lights were also non-existent and the driver was transporting an unsecured load.

“With the weather conditions that are out there tonight, dense fog and heavy frost. This was an extremely careless act.”

“We would like to advise motorists if you are out and about to please drive to the conditions and StaySafe. Please make sure not to take chances.”

Learner permit holder driving jeep towing trailer

Furthermore, Gardaí in Cavan seized a jeep and trailer in recent weeks.

Gardaí attached to the Bailieboro Division stopped the driver of the 4X4 on Monday, November 30th.

In a post on social media, a Garda spokesperson said:

“Yesterday, more uninsured drivers were detected on our roads. The Gardai from Bailieboro stopped this jeep towing a trailer been driven by a learner permit holder with no L plates displayed and no insurance – the owner who was a passenger was himself disqualified- jeep seized. Court to follow.”


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