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News round-up from Northern Ireland
Peter McCann
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
11 May 2022 News
Drug related intimidation an issue in farming and rural communities - Gardaí
The extortion can range from a couple of thousand euro up to €100,000, as was handed over in one case to organised crime gangs.
11 May 2022 News
Laois farmer fined €6,000 and convicted for wildlife crime
A National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) officer told the court that by removing the vegetation and mature trees, the farmer had increased the size of his areas farmed to claim additional subsidy
Two tractor GPS units stolen from farms
The incidents took place on two separate farms in counties Meath and Westmeath.
20 April 2022 News
IFA and gardaí to host rural community engagement day
The national community engagement will offer farmers the opportunity to discuss rural crime prevention with members of an Garda Síoochána.
19 April 2022 News
Letter reacting to garda advice on rural crime prevention measures
"The list of 'advice' from gardaí was incredible - dogs, sensor lights, alarms, CCTV, video doorbell systems, etc." - Peter Declan O'Halloran, by email
9 March 2022 Letters
Stolen farm equipment worth 'about €8,000' recovered in Co Mayo
A Co Mayo sheep farmer is set to be reunited with his gates, trailer and farm equipment that were stolen in January, after gardaí in the county recovered it.
28 February 2022 News
Gardaí appeal for information on stolen ‘lethal’ veterinary drugs
The drugs, primarily intended for veterinary use, could be lethal if administered to humans.
10 February 2022 News
Retired farmer attacked in his home now on life support
Tom Niland from Skreen, Co Sligo, is on life support in University Hospital Sligo following a brutal attack in his home.
7 February 2022 News
Uncontrolled pets can decimate a flock in minutes - Minister
Up to 4,000 sheep are killed or injured by dogs each year, Minister McConalogue has said.
27 January 2022 News
Gardaí open investigation into Wicklow machinery shed blaze
The incident happened in the Ashford area in the early hours of Friday morning.
26 January 2022 News
Stray dogs cause havoc for Cavan sheep farmers
A spate of sheep worrying incidents in east Cavan have seen sheep killed and wounded, as the full impact of worrying on in-lamb flocks has yet to be seen by the farmers affected.
15 January 2022 News