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03-08-2008, 20:09   #1
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What happened John Hanrahan?

Hi everyone,

Not sure if this was the right forum to ask, but I recently read a book ('The Red book') about a farmer from Tipp, called John Hanrahan, who took a v. large pharma company to court due to emissions frm the factory and the damage to his farm. (merck, Sharpe and dohme)

Anyway, the book was about the court case, but I was wondering what had happened since - anybody know anything? Did the farm continue to have problems? Did the Hanrahans get any sicknesses since?
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19-08-2008, 01:02   #2
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Hi there, been looking into this a bit myself...

Check out this link:

http://www.independent.ie/national-n...ll-376967.html
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26-07-2012, 21:16   #3
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he is in court http://bobfiddaman.blogspot.ie/2011/...-hanrahan.html
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an interesting man is Mr Hanahran, he has also ran into trouble with the Dept of Ag and on challenge won his case. Maybe a few locals can give a reference
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an interesting man is Mr Hanahran, he has also ran into trouble with the Dept of Ag and on challenge won his case. Maybe a few locals can give a reference
i do not want to comment on the current case as it is before the court. I remember reading the red book but cannot recall much about it. were merck found to have caused him problems and if so how come other farmers in the area, if there were any, were not affected?
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an interesting man is Mr Hanahran, he has also ran into trouble with the Dept of Ag and on challenge won his case. Maybe a few locals can give a reference
i do not want to comment on the current case as it is before the court. I remember reading the red book but cannot recall much about it. were merck found to have caused him problems and if so how come other farmers in the area, if there were any, were not affected?
I think it was related to wind conditions and topography when merc were running their incinerator at the wrong temperature,it's years since I read about it though so I'm trusting my memory....
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That story seems to be from June 2008.

A more recent one is this "Farmer awarded €300,000 in damages"

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CO TIPPERARY farmer John Hanrahan has secured just over €300,000 damages at the High Court over the failure of the Department of Agriculture to return to him 223 of a total of 355 cattle seized from his farm following a dispute about their welfare.
Mr Hanrahan, who previously won a landmark case over damage to his animals from pollution from a neighbouring drug manufacturing factory, had sued the Minister for Agriculture and Food over the seizure and subsequent sale of the cattle.
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...284260397.html
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27-07-2012, 15:37   #9
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an interesting man is Mr Hanahran, he has also ran into trouble with the Dept of Ag and on challenge won his case. Maybe a few locals can give a reference
I don't know the man - but he seems to spend a lot of time in court
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seems his problems lie within the farm gate,amazing how somebody can sue a company for so much money yet the animal welfare issues on the farm are non exsistent ,he should be let own a dog letalone hold a herd number
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seems his problems lie within the farm gate,amazing how somebody can sue a company for so much money yet the animal welfare issues on the farm are non exsistent ,he should be let own a dog letalone hold a herd number
What evidence do you have his problems lie within the farm. I found this
which seems to disagree wth you and offers evidence. I am not for or aganst him but interested
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Mod Warning !!!

Threads like this need to be careful. If there is an ongoing court case, we should not mention anything on this thread that might have any influence. While it is ok to mention information that has been made public. Speculation, heresay or assumptions could bring boards.ie into disrepute and could land you the poster in a lot of trouble.

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Mod Warning !!!

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but there isn't an ongoing court case relating to this matter
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but there isn't an ongoing court case relating to this matter
I received a PM stating that there is, or at least its pending
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but there isn't an ongoing court case relating to this matter
One of the posters here gives the impression that there is.

This is quite a personal thread about a particular farmer who happens to be in the public eye through no fault of his own. (in my opinion)
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