Investigation launched and reward offered as cattle worth €17,000 are stolen
Gardaí are investigating a theft incident at a farm in Louth Village, Dundalk, Co Louth over the weekend.
Some 14 Limousin cattle (18months) were stolen and are understood to be worth in the region of €17,000, when they were taken around 6.30pm on November 4.
Gardai have said that no arrests have been made and that the investigation is ongoing.
They are appealing for witnesses to contact Louth Garda Station on 042-9374102 and a reward is being offered for information.
It comes as the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed recently confirmed that he is aware of a recent report of alleged illegal movement of sheep into the Republic of Ireland.
The Department of Agriculture confirmed that confidential information was received regarding possible breaches of intra-community sheep movement requirements.
It said this information is being examined at present and therefore it is not appropriate to make any further comment at this time lest any investigation be compromised.
Minister Creed said the health of the national sheep flock relies on the observance of identification and trade rules.