Friday 20 October 2017

Now is not the time to ease off the pressure on the gangs as Thor starts to take effect

Operation Thor has been relentless and intensive, requiring the deployment of considerable resources. But it clearly is working. Stock picture
Operation Thor has been relentless and intensive, requiring the deployment of considerable resources. But it clearly is working. Stock picture
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

The burglary epidemic which gripped large swathes of the country in recent years has abated somewhat, according to CSO figures.

It seems that Operation Thor, a well-funded initiative allowing gardaí to target roving criminal gangs and implement other anti-burglary measures, has played a major part in this.

So it is disappointing that the future of the initiative is less than certain.

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