EPA prosecutes a Pig Farmer

On 6 October 2011 the Environmental Protection Agency prosecuted a Pig Farmer at Cavan District Court.  He pleaded guilty to operating without an IPPC Licence by carrying on the activity of rearing pigs in an installation, whether within the same complex or within 100 meters of the said complex, where the capacity exceeds 750 places for sows in a breeding unit, or 285 places for sows in an integrated unit, or 2,000 places for production pigs. 

On hearing details of the offence, Judge McBride imposed a fine of €500 and EPA costs of €1,397.62 were also awarded.