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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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Gardaí stop van towing horsebox

Gardaí stopped a van towing a horsebox in Cashel, Co. Tipperary in recent days.

The vehicle was travelling from Cashel to Limerick when multiple road traffic-related offences were detected by Cahir Gardaí.

Van towing horsebox

In a post on social media, An Garda Síochána Tipperary, said: “Cahir Gardai on patrol stopped this vehicle in Cashel travelling to Limerick. It was established the 3 occupants were not on an essential journey and the driver did not hold the correct driving licence for the vehicle-trailer.”

“Prosecution commenced for no driving licence and the driver and both passengers fined for breaching Covid regulations.”

Sulky driver

Elsewhere, a sulky driver is set to be prosecuted after Gardaí seized a sulky and pony in Co. Kilkenny a fortnight ago.

The sulky driver was seen performing “dangerous” manoeuvres on a road on Saturday night (Saturday, January 16th).

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In a post on social media, Garda Síochána Kilkenny/Carlow, said: “Gardaí in Kilkenny seized this sulky and pony this evening after its driver committed a number of dangerous driving manoeuvres, had no lights/reflectors and failed to stop for Gardaí.”

“Occupants fled across fields. Prosecution to follow. All road users must adhere to rules of the road. #Arrivealive #Slowdown.”

Meanwhile, in Kilkenny, a tractor driver is facing prosecution after Gardaí seized their vehicle and trailer earlier this week.

Kilkenny Roads Policing Unit stopped the tractor and trailer combination on Tullaroan Road and detected multiple road traffic-related offences.

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

“As can be seen from the pictures, the tube was exposed through the tyre. The tractor hadn’t been taxed since 2017. Both tractor and trailer were seized, and prosecutions are to follow. Please ensure your vehicle is roadworthy #Arrivealive #Staysafe.”

Safety tips for drivers from An Garda Síochána
  • Mobile phones: Making a call while driving will make you 5 times more likely to crash. Meanwhile, texting while driving will make you 23 times more likely to crash.
  • Distance: Make sure you leave a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front to maintain a safe stopping distance.
  • Take a break: Research suggests that almost 20% of accidents on major roads are sleep-related.
  • Drink driving: The only safe advice is to NEVER EVER drink and drive.
  • Lights are not just for night-time: Turning on your lights during the day prevents collisions, which reduces death and injuries on our roads. Road users who use their dipped headlights during the day improve their visibility on the road. Remember: Lights on to save lives.
  • Buckle up: Click, clack front and back. Seatbelts save lives. Buckle up every time.
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