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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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‘Extensive’ criminal damage to two tractors

Gardaí have launched an investigation after two tractors, and several containers were damaged in Co Laois last week.

It is understood that the machines, property of Bord na Mona, were damaged between Thursday, July 15th and Thursday, July 16th.

Tractors damaged

In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda SíochánaLaois Offaly, said:

“Tullamore Gardaí are investigating extensive criminal damage to two tractors and a number of containers owned by Bord Na Mona, Ballynakill, Geashill overnight between July 15th/16th.”

“Any information to the confidential line: 1800 666 111 or Tullamore Garda Station 0579327600,” the spokesperson concluded.

FCPN for tractor driver holding mobile

Last week, Gardaí in the county brought a tractor driver holding a mobile phone to a halt.

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Laois Roads Policing Unit issued a Fixed Charge Penalty Notice to the driver of the agricultural vehicle.

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

“Laois Roads Policing Unit on patrol today in south Laois stopped a learner permit holder who was driving a tractor and towing farm machinery while holding a mobile phone. Fixed Charge Notice issued to the driver.”

Gardaí seize €34m worth of cocaine disguised as coal

Furthermore, Gardaí have seized €34m worth of cocaine disguised as coal.

GNDOCB believe an organised crime group made an attempt to import up to half a tonne of cocaine into Ireland.

An Garda Síochána took possession of two shipping containers that arrived a number of weeks ago at Rotterdam Port.

Gardaí discovered up to 2,000 bags of charcoal.

“However, through the utilisation of Garda dogs and a mobile x-ray scanner in the possession of Revenue & Customs, anomalies were discovered in respect of a number of bags which purported to be charcoal.”

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