Rural Newborn Twins Already Feuding Over Who Gets Family Farm


A 6-day old pair of identical twins in Leitrim have become the youngest siblings in the history of Ireland to feud over who gets ‘the lower field’, WWN can exclusively confirm.

Born just last week, Ian and James Mulderne have refused to speak to each other for 4 of the 6 days they’ve been on this earth, amid a bitter dispute over who will inherit the 7 acre piece of land that their parents own just outside Mohill, Co. Leitrim.

Although feuds between siblings over property and real estate are an inevitable and inescapable part of Irish life, the Mulderne boys have broken the record for youngest warring members of the same family by a good 8 years, beating the previous record set by an 8-year old Carlow girl and her 10-year old brother over who gets the family house when mammy and daddy pass away.

Speaking to WWN, Jeanette Mulderne spoke of her hopes that her sons would put their differences aside and reunite.

“They overheard me talking to my husband Paul, about how Ian was a better sleeper than James,” said Jeannette, in tears.

“That must have made James think that Ian was going to be getting the lower field, leaving James with just the two acres at the top of the hill with no road frontage on it. Since then, we’ve had to take them everywhere separately, they won’t be in the same room together… I don’t know how we’re going to get through the christening”.

Breaking: Although there doesn’t seem to be any resolution to the rift between the brothers, they have agreed to at least ‘be civil’ to one another.