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Tom Brady: Homeowners now know that reasonable force includes death

Published 20/07/2010 | 05:00

Gangs involved in break-ins at isolated rural areas have been vicious in their treatment of their victims

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PLANS to give householders more rights to defend themselves against thugs breaking into their homes were drawn up after a heated public debate over the jailing of Mayo farmer Padraig Nally.

Mr Nally was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six years' imprisonment after he shot dead John 'Frog' Ward in October 2004 when he found the Traveller on his premises.

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