Gardaí arrest man after woman (75) killed on farm

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Gardaí arrest man after woman (75) killed on farm


Chrissie Treacy
Chrissie Treacy

Gardaí investigating the circumstances of a farm death have arrested a man this morning.

Chrissie Treacy (75) was killed on her family farm at Boula, near Portumna, Co Galway, in April after an incident in which she was struck by a vehicle.

The incident happened shortly after 4pm on the Friday, April 27.

Gardai and emergency services went to the scene where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Locals said a teleporter vehicle was working on the farm when the incident occurred.

Gardai investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Ms Treacy have now arrested a male this morning.



TRAGEDY: The scene of the incident. Photo: Hany MarzoukTRAGEDY: The scene of the incident. Photo: Hany Marzouk

TRAGEDY: The scene of the incident. Photo: Hany Marzouk

The man, in his fifites, was arrested in Co. Galway and is currently detained under Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Loughrea Garda Station.

Speaking at the time, local priest Michael Byrnes said the community was “stunned” by her death.

“This is a terrible tragedy. To say this small community was stunned would be an understatement,” said Fr Byrnes.

“People are genuinely saddened at the death of this warm, hard-working lady who was well known,” he added.

And, also paying tribute at the time, former parish priest Fr Brendan Lawless said: “It was a very tragic accident. She was the last of her generation on the farm. Her late brothers won cups and prizes for their cattle.

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“She was very kind and generous to everybody and regularly attended day care in the area,” he added.

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