Michael Ferris

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File photograph of Michael Ferris. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A farmer convicted of the manslaughter of a neighbour (73) by driving the pronged forks of a teleporter into his car in a row over a crow-banger has s(...)

Brother of the late Anthony O’Mahony, Seamus (centre) leaves the Central Criminal Court   after Michael Ferris was sentenced to five years for the killing of Anthony O’Mahony (73) in  Co Kerry. Photo: Laura Hutton/Collins.

Provocation, a defence which judges have repeatedly said requires significant reform, is used in a quarter of all murder trials. Ireland is unique am(...)

An example of a gas-powered bird scarer Photograph: Geography Photos/Universal Images Group/Getty

There is no legislation specifically to deal with bird scarers, also referred to as crow bangers, which are usually employed by farmers to dissuade bi(...)

The family of the late Anthony O’Mahony,hold his picture outside the Central Criminal Court in Dublin after Michael Ferris was sentenced to five years.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins.

The family of a farmer who was “gruesomely” killed when a neighbour repeatedly drove a teleporter into him have said they “strongly believe that justi(...)

Seamus O’Mahony, brother of the late Anthony O’Mahony, leaving the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Monday after the sentence hearing of Michael Ferris (63) was adjourned.  Photograph: Collins Courts

The manner in which the good character of a farmer, who was killed when a neighbour drove the prongs of a teleporter into him, was “shredded” during t(...)

  Michael Ferris has been found not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of a neighbouring farmer in Co Kerry. Photograph:    Domnick Walsh

A Co Kerry farmer is to be sentenced next month for the manslaughter of a neighbouring landowner. Michael Ferris (63), of Rattoo, Ballyduff, had ple(...)

Michael Ferris of Rattoo, Ballyduff, Co Kerry,  who denies murdering  John Anthony O’Mahony of Ardoughter on April 4th, 2017.  Photograph:  Domnick Walsh Eye Focus

The jury will resume its deliberations on Friday in the trial of a north Kerry farmer who denies murdering a neighbouring landowner. Ms Justice Carm(...)

Michael Ferris has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court in Tralee to the murder of John Anthony O’Mahony. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

A 73-year-old Kerry farmer died from “absolutely horrific injuries” to his upper body, his face and skull after he was repeatedly stabbed by the prong(...)

Michael Ferris  at Tralee Court House at an earlier hearing. Photograph  Domnick Walsh

A 62-year-old Kerry farmer has been sent forward to the Central Criminal Court on a charge of murdering a neighbouring landowner last April. Michael (...)

Garda at the scene of a fatal collision in Rattoo, Ballyduff, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

A 62-year-old Kerry farmer has appeared before Tralee District Court charged with the murder of a neighbouring landowner. Michael Ferris of Rattoo, B(...)