Tipperary Man convicted of cruelty

Jimmy Martin of Ardane, Bansha, Co Tipperary, was fined €1,750 for cruelty to animals and ordered to pay €1,600 in costs at Tipperary District Court on Wednesday, 22 March. However, he recieved no jail time, nor any ban on keeping animals in the future as Irelands courts seem to believe that this slap on the wrist is enough to keep an incident like this from happening again.