Terror of attack victim who can never go home is felt across rural Ireland
What kind of heart-stopping terror would drive a 68-year-old man to pack up his belongings, abandon his home and cycle for eight hours to safety in the middle of the night? The fear of having his life threatened by lowlife thugs.
In Irish schools today, anti-bullying campaigns abound. Children around the country are being taught how to be kind to their fellow classmates and how to defend themselves against bullying.
But what good will that do them when they grow old and a gang of thugs breaks into their home and terrorises them?