A Kildare man who came before Athy District Court last Tuesday for willfully permitting a horse to pose danger or injury was fined €200.
Thomas Connors, with an address listed as 11 Moat View, Kilmead, pleaded guilty to the charge on July 17, 2017, at Chapel Lane, Kilmead.
The court heard that the horse, called Spot, was tied up in a field on a long rope which gave it access to the verge of a public road where cars were driving past. The court heard that the animal was tied up because the field had no fence. The defendant is in receipt of social welfare and was given three months to pay the fine.