4 OCTOBER 2016
Speaking about the Agriculture Crime Survey, ICSA rural development chairman Seamus Sherlock said “The survey is the first to look at the full implications of agriculture crime in Ireland. It will focus on losses caused by criminal acts on farms. We know that not all agriculture crimes are reported, this much needed study will provide valuable insights into the true nature and extent of agricultural crime.”
The agriculture crime study is being carried out by Dr Kathleen Moore Walsh (Law & Criminology Lecturer) and Louise Walsh (Accounting & Economics Lecturer) of Waterford Institute of Technology. Dr Moore Walsh said “We invite all farmers whether full or part time, in any farming category, to participate in the survey whether a crime has been suffered or not. In addition to determining the amount, type and cost of crimes, we also are gathering information regarding crime prevention measures and costs.”
Louise Walsh continued “The information gathered will ultimately help farmers, farming interest groups and law makers to make informed decisions regarding strategies to address this growing problem. We want to thank all the farmers who have already completed the survey and hope that anyone who has not taken the survey will complete it now.”
To complete the survey and have your say simply click on the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/agriculturecrimesurvey or log on to the ICSA website www.icsaireland.com and follow the link provided.
Farming families – don’t delay complete your agriculture crime survey today. The survey will close in 10 days at 5 pm on 14 October 2016.
All responses are completely anonymous.
For further details, comment or interview with ICSA rural development chairman Seamus Sherlock, or the authors of the survey Dr Kathleen Moore Walsh and Louise Walsh, please contact ICSA on 057 8662120 / 087 2686464.
Caption : (L-R) ICSA rural development chairman Seamus Sherlock, Dr Kathleen Moore Walsh and Louise Walsh.