Saturday 16 December 2017

Farmer jailed for contempt in land dispute

A FARMER has been jailed for 28 days for contempt for failing to comply with the undertakings of a court.

Judge Tom Teehan jailed father-of-seven, Thomas Francis Hearne (66), for for failing to comply with a Circuit Criminal Court order to move his livestock and vacate a parcel of land in Co Waterford.

The case revolves around a 16-acre parcel of land at Kilelton, near the coastal village of Stadbally.

During a previous family law sitting of the court, Mr Hearn agreed to finance a settlement with his estranged wife. Mr Hearne does not want to sell the land for some €40,000, as was agreed in the settlement. He maintains that the price is too little for the land.

Irish Independent

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