ICSA says Gardaí need better resources to deal with Border area crime

27th August, 2013

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association says the Gardaí need better resources to deal with increasing crime, particularly theft, in the counties along the Border.

Responding to a warning issued by police to farmers on both sides of the Border following a spate of costly livestock thefts, ICSA’s Connaught/Ulster vice president John Flynn said, “Anecdotally, there has been a significant increase in crime in the Border region and livestock theft is part of a bigger picture involving theft of diesel and machinery and other high-value items. It appears that the criminals involved are highly organised and have strong local knowledge and it is clear that the Gardaí need far better resources to tackle this.”