Thursday, February 28, 2008

Farmer Caught With Illegal Potato


Northern Ireland farmer Joseph Kelly of Kells, pleaded guilty at Ballymena Magistrates Court .

He was charged under the Plant Health Order 2006 with illegally planting potatoes which are not permitted for use as seed.

Mr Kelly received a two year conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £49 costs.

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development inspects potato crops throughout Northern Ireland to make sure regulations on the planting of seed potatoes are followed.

A spokesman for the dept said:" Evil criminals like Kelly should be strung up for their crimes against potatoes. Its people like him who cook new potatoes as chips (French fries) scum like him disgust me."

3 comments:

Conan Drumm said...

I'm concerned about this "conditional discharge". I hope it's limited to Northern Ireland, like Blue Tongue.

Major Payne said...

After serving in Northern Ireland I got an honourable discharge must have caught it off the paddys.

Brad Stitt said...

Ireland is a funny place. I'm part Irish, my ancestors came from Leeds.