Trucking firm executive fined over damage to local wildlife

Chief operating officer of the Harris Group destroyed a hedgehog’s nest while clearing land for his employer’s Newbridge mansion

A computer generated image of the mansion planned by Denise Harris, chief executive of the Harris Group

The chief operating officer of the Harris Group trucking company has been convicted and fined for damaging a hedgehog’s nest on the site of his employer’s planned 11,000 square foot Italianate mansion in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

John McEvoy was convicted under the Wildlife Acts and fined €1,000 in Naas District Court last Monday after a judge found that he “did use or allow or cause to be used a mechanically propelled vehicle”, which destroyed “the ...