Thousands order security products to protect farms
Security firms exhibiting at the Ploughing Championship are reporting an unprecedented increase in sales as farmers protect their homes from crime.
Businesses offering security products at the event in Ratheniska, Co Laois, have been inundated with thousands of orders as farmers invest in the safety of their family and farm equipment.
The outbreak of crime in rural areas was one of the main talking points at the event as political leaders descended on the 300-acre site yesterday.
Cathal Daly and his wife Linda founded Secure Your Home in 2012, a business which offers products designed to make it impossible for burglars to get into homes.
The business has been inundated with families who have been victims of targeted attacks.
"We have done plenty of trade shows across the country but the level of demand at this event has been phenomenal.
"We haven't stopped for a break since we got here. We have been speaking to thousands of people about how to protect their homes.
"People are so worried about crime and their privacy being violated," Mr Daly told the Irish Independent.