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#Metal Theft

# metal-theft - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# metal-theft - Monday 18 August, 2014

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 - Friday 13 June, 2014

Gardaí discover 1000 stolen beer kegs

27 people were arrested during a two-day European day of action against metal theft.

# metal-theft - Friday 30 May, 2014

Businesses warned of rise in metal theft

Crimestoppers is giving out advice on how to protect your business.

# metal-theft - Thursday 30 May, 2013

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-theft - Thursday 23 May, 2013

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 - Sunday 26 August, 2012

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.

# metal-theft - Monday 18 June, 2012

Ireland recycles equivalent weight of three Dublin Spires in batteries in 2011

Recycling of electrical items beat European targets last year.