A CLAREMORRIS farmer has been fined by the courts after it was found he polluted a section of the River Robe.
Declan Joyce of Harefield, Claremorris, was ordered to pay the money after Claremorris District Court found that slurry spread on his land at Cartron, Claremorris, had polluted a section of the river.
David Harrington of Inland Fisheries Ireland told the court that on May 26, 2015, he found a section of the river to have 26 times higher levels of ammonia and 30 times higher phosphorus levels near where slurry had leeched into a drain and into the river from Joyce’s land. Mr Joyce admitted he had been spreading slurry. …

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