8th June, 2012
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association strongly condemns the violence being perpetrated against elderly people in rural areas.
It comes after a recent spate of distressing incidents, in which the homes of elderly people have been broken into and robbed, and the residents assaulted.
ICSA President, Gabriel Gilmartin, said, “These are appalling acts of violence towards some of society’s most vulnerable people. Elderly people living in rural areas are seen as something of an easy target for criminals and we must do all that we can to prevent these attacks and help the Gardaí investigate them when they do happen.”
“I would call on people living in isolated areas to be vigilant and keep an eye out for anything suspicious in their area and report it to the Gardaí if something doesn’t seem right.”