Donal Connaughton (58): appealed conviction for  false imprisonment,  threatening to cause serious harm and assault. Photograph: Collins Courts

A pig farmer who told two repossession men to get into a pen with an agitated boar must wait to hear the outcome of an appeal against his conviction f(...)

Judge Hughes jailed pig farmer Donal Connaughton for 10 weeks and fined him €3,000 with €5,400 costs. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A pig farmer has been jailed after a judge labelled him “an absolute disgrace” for failing to prevent an environmental time bomb from threatening lake(...)