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Brothers warned to steer clear of Clare

SIX brothers have been ordered to stay out of counties Clare and Mayo “unless they have a court appearance or need to consult with their solicitors”. This was one of the conditions of bail in the case against the brothers,varying in ages from late 20s to early 30s, who appeared before Judge Mary Devins at Castlebar District Court on Tuesday on charges arising out incidents at a funeral in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo on Monday. Michael McDonagh, Thomas McDonagh, Owen McDonagh, Johnny McDonagh, Patrick McDonagh and Martin McDonagh, who had been taken into custody on Monday, were charged with Section 3 assaults and each surrendered their passport and agreed to abide by a daily curfew from 10pm to 8am and to sign on at Letterkenny Garda Station in Donegal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The six, all with the same addresses at a halting site, The Big Isle, Manorcunningham, County Donegal, were given bail under a number of conditions, which included a cash lodgement of …

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New group for low income farmers

A new national farming organisation to represent marginalised low income farmers is to be set up. A committee has being formed which comprises of farmers from lowland, hill and those with designated land to work towards the launching of an organisation by the end of February. Farmers from a number of counties met in Westport on Sunday evening where farmers felt that their issues were not being satisfactorily represented by the farming organisations that are currently there. Spokesperson for the committee, Colm O’Donnell stated that the priority of a new organisation will be to protect farm incomes which continue to fall especially in the more marginalised areas. The focus must now be on protecting the future viability of the family farm. For  more details contact newfarmorg@gmail.com.

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