IFA Crime Prevention Office

The IFA Crime Prevention Office was established to offer support IFA members regarding matters of safety and security. It maintains close links with the Garda National Crime Prevention Unit, Divisional and District Crime Prevention Offices and with the Offices of the Chief Superintendents. 

The IFA Crime Prevention Office is led by Barry Carey.

Farm Crime Survey 2022

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), in partnership with the Irish Farmers Association is undertaking a study of farm crime in Ireland.  The aim of this comprehensive study is to understand the experiences and attitudes of the Irish farming community towards farm crime, the criminal justice responses to it and the crime prevention measures for it.  

The findings will help to capture a national picture of farm crime in Ireland and can be used to identify what measures might be taken by Government, An Garda Síochána and other agencies to reduce crime on Irish farms. 

We invite you to complete an anonymous online survey that will take approximately 15 minutes. Participation is entirely voluntary and all details captured will remain completely confidential. 

In order to participate in the survey, you must be aged 18 years or older, resident in the Republic of Ireland and are either a farmer or member of a farm household. 

This survey and its findings will be conducted independently and the final report will be published by TU Dublin in conjunction with the Irish Farmers Association later in the year. 

To begin the survey please follow this link.

IFA Crime Prevention Executive

Barry Carey

IFA Crime Prevention Executive

+353 871006515 [email protected]

Ongoing projects  and undertakings include; 

  1. Assisting with IFA Member enquiries and issues and liasing with An Garda Síochána in 26 Counties 
  2. National Rural Safety Forum
  3. Stay Safe and Secure Camapaign
  4. Forum on Anti-Social Behaviour
  5. Educational Programs
  6. WhatsApp Groups aimed at tackling Rural Crime
  7. Department of Justice Liasion
  8. Security Product Evaluation

IFA & An Garda Síochána Join Forces With The National Rural Safety Forum for National Community Engagement Day 2022

See here for a gallery from the day’s events.

IFA Farm Family Webinar: Crime Prevention

IFA held a webinar on rural crime prevention with speakers from An Garda Síochána, FBD and IFA.

You can watch back the webinar here.

IFA Rural Security & Crime Prevention Information & Resources

Discussion with Sgt. Graham Kavanagh on Crime Prevention Tips for this Winter

Property Marking

Some helpful tips on marking your property from Sgt. Dean Kerins.

Farm Security

A guide to farm security by Sgt. Graham Kavanagh.

Home Security

Useful tips on securing your home by Sgt. Graham Kavanagh.

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