15 Apr 2015
PROPOSED TOUGHER SENTENCES FOR REPEAT BURGLARY OFFENCES WELCOME – IFACountryside, Environment & Rural Affairs
IFA Deputy President and Countryside Chairman Tim O’ Leary has welcomed the proposal by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to impose tougher penalties on criminals who carry out repeat burglaries.
Tim O’ Leary said, “Over 26,000 burglaries occurred last year, many in remote rural areas. Rural security and feeling safe in the family home is a real issue for farm families and rural dwellers right across the country”.
“Minister Fitzgerald’s proposal to allow the courts hand down consecutive sentences for repeat burglary offences is welcomed and will provide some comfort to families that have previously been victims of raids in their homes.”