Farmer who shot Donegal traveller says he’d do the same again

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The farmer – who shot dead a man for trespassing on his land – says he would consider the same action, if his life was in danger.
It follows the publication of the Home Defence Bill, which allows people to use ‘reasonable force’ against intruders to defend themselves, others or their property.
There’s been major public debate about defence in the home, since the case of Mayo farmer Pádraig Nally who killed Donegal native John ‘frog’Ward in 2004.
Mr Nally was jailed for six years for his manslaughter – he served 11 months before the Court of Criminal Appeal acquitted him after it was accepted he acted in self-defence.
Pádraig Nally says when you fear for you life, you will do anything.


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