A Longford pig farmer has been found guilty of falsely imprisoning two repossession agents who came to his farm to repossess machinery.
Donal Connaughton of Elfeet, Newtowncashel, was also found guilty of threatening to kill or cause serious harm to both men on 29 April 2010.
He was found not guilty of assaulting one of the agents on the same date.
His wife, Margaret Connaughton, was found not guilty of all six charges against her.
The incident happened on JAC Pigs Ltd - a pig farm enterprise owned by Mr Connaughton.
There had been an issue with the repayment of a loan for machinery and the victims had gone to the house to repossess machinery or the outstanding balance of €2,500.
The agents arrived in a truck and spoke to Mr Connaughton who said they were trespassing and they had no warrants.
The men were subjected to verbal and physical abuse and they attempted to escape but were prevented from doing so by Mr Connaughton and another man.
It was alleged that Mr Connaughton said that he would set a wild boar on the men. One man was told to recite the "Our Father" and that he would be stripped of their clothing.
The jury deliberated for five hours before returning their verdict at Longford Circuit Court.
Donal Connaughton is due to be sentenced on 21 February next year.