Farmer fined for ‘Effin’ cow dung successfully appeals conviction


The dairy farmer from near Effin in Co. Limerick, who received a fine of €300 for cow dung and urine left on the road, has seen his conviction and fine successfully appealed.

Farmer fined for ‘Effin’ cow dung successfully appeals conviction

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The dairy farmer from near Effin in Co. Limerick, who received a fine of €300 for cow dung and urine left on the road, has seen his conviction and fine successfully appealed.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, a dairy farmer from near Killmallock in Co. Limerick appeared in court in May of last year and received a fine of €300 for cow dung left on the Effin road in the county, as originally reported by us here.

The farmer pleaded not guilty to the charges of permitting dung/urine to be left on the road, allegedly causing a motorcycle accident. However, the 46-year-old was charged and received a fine of €300 at the time.

Brendan Gill, solicitor for the farmer, recently lodged appeal papers on behalf of the farmer to Kilmallock court. He argued during the original trial that there was no proof that the dung found on the road, even belonged to any of Mr. Fitzgibbon’s animals.

It has now been revealed that the farmer’s appeal has been successful, meaning he now has no conviction or fine to pay.

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