No new incidents at disputed Limerick lands

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THERE have been no major incidents at the Templeglantine farm at the centre of a bitter ownership dispute since 42-year-old farmer Daniel Doherty was released from prison almost six months ago.

THERE have been no major incidents at the Templeglantine farm at the centre of a bitter ownership dispute since 42-year-old farmer Daniel Doherty was released from prison almost six months ago.

Mr Doherty, of Rathcahill, Templeglantine spent almost 11 months in jail for contempt of court after he refused to abide by a High Court ruling ordering him to keep away from the 40 acre farm at Rathcahill, which he claimed had been promised to him by bachelor farmers Matt and Eddie Roche before they died without leaving a will.

Mr Doherty was dramatically released from prison on June 20 by Judge Carroll Moran despite him refusing to purge his contempt.

At Limerick Circuit Court this Tuesday barrister Emmett O’Brien, acting for the Roche family, told Judge Carroll Moran that it is “all quiet in the West”, and that “matters are progressing.

Judge Moran requested a further update on January 15, next.