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#rural crime

# rural-crime - Thursday 25 April, 2019

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

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

# rural-crime - Thursday 28 March, 2019

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

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.

# rural-crime - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

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

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

# rural-crime - Sunday 7 January, 2018

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

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

# rural-crime - Saturday 25 November, 2017

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

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

# rural-crime - Saturday 18 November, 2017

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

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

# rural-crime - Thursday 16 November, 2017

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

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

# rural-crime - Thursday 9 November, 2017

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

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

# rural-crime - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

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

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

# rural-crime - Thursday 3 August, 2017

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

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

# rural-crime - Saturday 11 February, 2017

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

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

# rural-crime - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Two young men charged over burglaries in Offaly

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

# rural-crime - Saturday 24 September, 2016

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

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

# rural-crime - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

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

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

# rural-crime - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

FactCheck: Has crime actually increased since all those garda stations were closed?’s FactCheck does some detective work on a commonly-held assumption.

# rural-crime - Thursday 10 March, 2016

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

One man’s farm has been targeted six times.

# rural-crime - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Gardaí bust uncovers drugs and contraband in crime crackdown

This came as part of the ongoing Operation Thor.

# rural-crime - Sunday 10 January, 2016

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

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

# rural-crime - Friday 8 January, 2016

Four men in court following Operation Thor arrests in Wexford

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

# rural-crime - Thursday 31 December, 2015

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

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

# rural-crime - Thursday 26 November, 2015

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

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

# rural-crime - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

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

Farmers are reporting widespread intimidation and crime in their areas.

# rural-crime - Friday 20 November, 2015

Man describes son being punched in the face during home invasion

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

# rural-crime - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

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

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

# rural-crime - Friday 30 October, 2015

Have you seen this man's 11 guitars?

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

# rural-crime - Sunday 25 October, 2015

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

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

# rural-crime - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

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

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

# rural-crime - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

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

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

# rural-crime - Saturday 29 August, 2015

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

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

# rural-crime - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes' Rural Crime This post contains videos

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

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

# rural-crime - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Two for court over Kerry drug and gun raids

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

# rural-crime - Saturday 8 November, 2014

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

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

# rural-crime - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Gardaí launch 'text alert' service to tackle rural crime

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