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23rd February, 2019

A case of badger rules

On a farm visit outside Tobermore, Co. Derry a dairy farmer informed me that a local road had a forced closure as the road collapsed. It transpired that badgers tunnelled beneath the road. The Department wanted the badgers to be able to take a different path through another section of the farmers land. The farmer would not agree and the Department have decided that the road should remain shut. It is a case that the badger rules, while there is an eradication programme on-going with T.B.