EPA prosecutes Rory & Monica O'Brien Pig Enterprises

On 7 October 2005 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted Rory & Monica O’Brien Pig Enterprises at Mitchelstown District Court.  The Company pleaded guilty to:

• The unauthorised discharge of contaminated water to the surface water discharge system.

• The failure to store animal tissues and carcases in leak proof containers.

• Obstructing two EPA inspectors in the carrying out of a site inspection.

On hearing details of the offences, Judge Lucey imposed fines totalling €2,500 and costs totalling €8,094 were also awarded.