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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Metal Theft

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# Metal Theft
Foreign criminals flying into Ireland to steal ESB cables, beer kegs, road signs and goal posts
There have been 48 live line thefts already this year and 43 break-ins at ESB substations.
# stop thieves
More than 8,000 metres of eircom cable stolen in 2014
Irish Rail and the Luas have also reported a number of cable thefts this year, as gardaí warn numbers are on the rise.
# Metal Theft
Gardaí discover 1000 stolen beer kegs
27 people were arrested during a two-day European day of action against metal theft.
# opportunistic
Businesses warned of rise in metal theft
Crimestoppers is giving out advice on how to protect your business.
# Metal Theft
25 'travelling criminals' arrested over stolen metal
Gardaí carried out 72 searches, 260 checkpoints and 402 targeted patrols into the ongoing investigation of metal theft.
# Metal
Beer kegs, road signs and goal posts go missing as metal thefts rise
There have also been a number of high profile thefts of precious objects recently, including sculptures and religious relics.
# Metal Theft
Metal theft crime prevention plan in final stages
A plan to reduce the number of metal theft crimes is to be finalised but Mattie McGrath TD says any legislation is 20 years too late.
# recycling
Ireland recycles equivalent weight of three Dublin Spires in batteries in 2011
Recycling of electrical items beat European targets last year.