Farmer fined €750 for polluting groundwater


A farmer from Co. Kerry has received a fine of €750 and ordered to pay €400 in costs to the County Council after being found guilty of polluting a groundwater source near his farm.

Farmer fined €750 for polluting groundwater

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A farmer from Co. Kerry has received a fine of €750 and ordered to pay €400 in costs to the County Council after being found guilty of polluting a groundwater source near his farm.

Timothy O’Shea, a farmer from Garranes, Lauragh, Co. Kerry appeared before Kenmare District court, charged with polluting a groundwater source.

The court appearance came about after an inspection by Kerry County Council (KCC) in March 2018, found that livestock manure and silage effluent from Mr O’Shea’s farm were not stored correctly and polluting a nearby groundwater source, as reported by the Kerryman.

The farmer faced three charges altogether and was warned that he could have received a maximum fine of €5,000 for the charges. The farmer was subsequently fined a total of €750 and ordered to pay €400 in damages to KCC.

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