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Clare farmers in court battle over alleged infertile bull


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Two north Clare men are set to lock horns in court over an alleged infertile bull.

After being told the nature of the case today at Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan quipped “by the time I will have heard everything on this, I will be saying a lot of bull”.

In the alleged breach of contract case, Mark O’Rourke of Ballyea, Ennistymon is suing Noel Considine of Ballyconnone, Lisdoonvarna concerning the bull.

Solicitor for the respondent, Mr Considine, Shiofra Hassett told Judge Durcan that the case concerns an allegation about a bull that was unsuitable for use.

Ms Hassett agreed with Judge Durcan that the case was about a bull who allegedly didn’t perform.

Judge Durcan was told previously that the case concerns an alleged infertile bull.

Ms Hassett told the court previously that both sides were in talks in a bid to resolve the dispute.

Ms Hassett stated today that both sides in the case have complied with a pre-hearing court order setting out that there will be six witnesses in the case and that the case would take half a day.

Judge Durcan commented: “These were the most enjoyable cases in the past but I’m afraid age dims enthusiasm.”

He stated: “In cases of this nature, I presume it will be about the effectiveness of the bull. I have been involved with these before and there has been veterinary evidence concerning something that doesn’t seem to work.”

Judge Durcan adjourned the case for mention to April 24th to confirm a hearing date for May 8th.

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