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'Marking shovels and tractors': Government turns to Eircodes to tackle rural theft
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'Marking shovels and tractors': Government turns to Eircodes to tackle rural theft

Apr 25th 2019, 12:10 AM 21,232 Views 36 Comments

A campaign encouraging people to mark their property with their Eircode is being launched today.

New app will use reports from members of public to track movement of criminals
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New app will use reports from members of public to track movement of criminals

Mar 28th 2019, 1:24 PM 15,593 Views 27 Comments

The CEO of Muintir na Tire said this extension of the text alert scheme is already being trialed and the intention is to roll it out nationally.

Call for tougher sentences over burglaries that 'destroy entire communities or ways of life'
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Call for tougher sentences over burglaries that 'destroy entire communities or ways of life'

Feb 20th 2018, 8:01 AM 12,889 Views 0 Comments

Two cousins jailed over a ‘fatal burglary’ will have served their sentences by the time new jail terms are handed down.

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'
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'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Jan 7th 2018, 9:55 PM 53,711 Views 93 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

Calls for electronic monitoring to be a condition of bail for repeat offenders
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Calls for electronic monitoring to be a condition of bail for repeat offenders

Nov 25th 2017, 8:30 AM 6,506 Views 29 Comments

‘The ability for criminals to access rural Ireland via the improved motorway network has had a real impact on rural crime.’

Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime
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Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime

Nov 18th 2017, 9:15 AM 13,761 Views 41 Comments

The Data Commissioner is set to examine the status of community CCTV schemes.

'He's going back doing a bit of herding': Offaly farmer who was savagely beaten returns to work
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'He's going back doing a bit of herding': Offaly farmer who was savagely beaten returns to work

Nov 16th 2017, 12:36 PM 12,728 Views 15 Comments

Richie McKelvey was admitted to hospital after being injured in the burglary of his farm.

'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí
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'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí

Nov 9th 2017, 5:20 PM 10,178 Views 35 Comments

A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.

'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts
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'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts

Aug 9th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,953 Views 34 Comments

Despite recruitment restarting, many garda divisions are running at a deficit of members since the crash.

Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves
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Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves

Aug 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 13,071 Views 39 Comments

Thefts can be traumatic for farmers and their families. Communities are advised to work with local gardaí and watch out for suspicious activity.

Elderly man in shock after raiders with screwdrivers break into his home
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Elderly man in shock after raiders with screwdrivers break into his home

Feb 11th 2017, 7:25 AM 22,543 Views 6 Comments

The two men robbed a small amount of cash before fleeing.

Two young men charged over burglaries in Offaly
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Two young men charged over burglaries in Offaly

Jan 31st 2017, 7:29 AM 13,009 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí carried out a number of planned searches at residential properties in the Birr area yesterday.

'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals'
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'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals'

Sep 24th 2016, 7:15 AM 28,671 Views 33 Comments

Around 2,000 thefts from farmyards are reported each year. Farmers are being urged to be vigilant.

Rural 'spotters' make money spying on farmers and selling information to criminal gangs
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Rural 'spotters' make money spying on farmers and selling information to criminal gangs

Aug 23rd 2016, 6:01 AM 20,120 Views 22 Comments

It is difficult for gardaí to secure prosecutions against these people as they need to link them directly to the crime.

FactCheck: Has crime actually increased since all those garda stations were closed?
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FactCheck: Has crime actually increased since all those garda stations were closed?

May 25th 2016, 9:00 PM 32,389 Views 75 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck does some detective work on a commonly-held assumption.

Farmers in Tipperary 'patrolling countryside with guns' to ward off burglars
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Farmers in Tipperary 'patrolling countryside with guns' to ward off burglars

Mar 10th 2016, 5:23 PM 38,757 Views 91 Comments

One man’s farm has been targeted six times.

Gardaí bust uncovers drugs and contraband in crime crackdown
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Gardaí bust uncovers drugs and contraband in crime crackdown

Mar 1st 2016, 6:00 PM 14,344 Views 6 Comments

This came as part of the ongoing Operation Thor.

Here's a breakdown of the Garda station sales that have made €2.5m
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Here's a breakdown of the Garda station sales that have made €2.5m

Jan 10th 2016, 7:45 AM 20,673 Views 31 Comments

Some 139 stations have been closed – 36 of these have been sold.

Four men in court following Operation Thor arrests in Wexford
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Four men in court following Operation Thor arrests in Wexford

Jan 8th 2016, 12:07 PM 16,350 Views 23 Comments

The operation specifically dedicated towards cracking down on rural crime has been busy of late.

Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date
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Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date

Dec 31st 2015, 10:05 AM 9,728 Views 29 Comments

That works out at an average of €7,000 per property per year.

Living in fear: Garda cutbacks are deeply felt in rural Ireland
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Living in fear: Garda cutbacks are deeply felt in rural Ireland

Nov 26th 2015, 2:30 PM 200 Views 55 Comments

Strong local communities are needed to tackle the increasing threat of rural crime, Darragh McCullough writes.

"There's only one law in this country and that's the law of the jungle" - Irish farmers using guns to protect themselves
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"There's only one law in this country and that's the law of the jungle" - Irish farmers using guns to protect themselves

Nov 24th 2015, 2:07 PM 19,817 Views 69 Comments

Farmers are reporting widespread intimidation and crime in their areas.

Man describes son being punched in the face during home invasion
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Man describes son being punched in the face during home invasion

Nov 20th 2015, 6:10 AM 17,833 Views 19 Comments

A new UTV Ireland documentary takes a look at rural crime around the country.

"It's bandit country now" - Padraig Nally says rural crime is getting worse
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"It's bandit country now" - Padraig Nally says rural crime is getting worse

Nov 11th 2015, 6:27 PM 22,104 Views 82 Comments

Nally was jailed, then released on appeal, for the manslaughter of an intruder to his home.

Have you seen this man's 11 guitars?
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Have you seen this man's 11 guitars?

Oct 30th 2015, 12:12 PM 18,030 Views 34 Comments

All 11 have been stolen, including some belonging to Aaron Mulrooney’s father who died recently.

Revealed: Garda Tony Golden's notes that warned of border resources back in 2013
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Revealed: Garda Tony Golden's notes that warned of border resources back in 2013

Oct 25th 2015, 9:43 PM 18,538 Views 41 Comments

The notes were prepared for a community group who were worried after the murder of Garda Adrian Donoghue.

Is this the crackdown on gangs rural Ireland has been crying out for?
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Is this the crackdown on gangs rural Ireland has been crying out for?

Oct 20th 2015, 12:00 PM 33,132 Views 74 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Enda Kenny is dead serious about high-speed burglars wearing night-vision goggles
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Enda Kenny is dead serious about high-speed burglars wearing night-vision goggles

Sep 30th 2015, 1:22 PM 23,306 Views 99 Comments

The Taoiseach says they’re involved in high-speed chases at night time.

"I really am sorry for the death of that man" - Two charged over John O’Donoghue burglary
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"I really am sorry for the death of that man" - Two charged over John O’Donoghue burglary

Aug 29th 2015, 3:56 PM 28,164 Views 0 Comments

The 62-year-old collapsed and died after being confronted by burglars at his home.

Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes'
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Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes'

Feb 4th 2015, 7:30 AM 17,106 Views 72 Comments

The independent TD said the Government is bringing about the “demise of rural Ireland” through closures of Garda stations and post offices.

Two for court over Kerry drug and gun raids
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Two for court over Kerry drug and gun raids

Nov 9th 2014, 12:28 PM 9,963 Views 0 Comments

Two cannabis growhouses and a handgun were found in raids on homes in Co Kerry in the early hours of Saturday.

Handgun, ammo and bullet-proof vest seized in Kerry cannabis crackdown
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Handgun, ammo and bullet-proof vest seized in Kerry cannabis crackdown

Nov 8th 2014, 1:29 PM 10,983 Views 35 Comments

Three people have been arrested, and almost €200,000 worth of cannabis seized.

Gardaí launch 'text alert' service to tackle rural crime
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Gardaí launch 'text alert' service to tackle rural crime

Sep 24th 2013, 5:19 PM 11,853 Views 44 Comments

The initiative will allow people to send alerts of suspicious incidents to the rest of the community through gardaí.