Monday 5 December 2016

'We're under threat... we want this to stop'

The depth of anger over rural crime should give Enda Kenny food for thought

Paul Williams

Published 11/10/2015 | 02:30

The people of rural Ireland voiced their concerns over crime at Thursday's meeting Photo: Steve Humphreys
The people of rural Ireland voiced their concerns over crime at Thursday's meeting Photo: Steve Humphreys

The organisers estimated that there were 1,500 people wedged into the function room of the Anner Hotel in Thurles on Thursday night.

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The hotel staff and observers outside the room reckoned that several hundred more, who couldn't get in, crammed into the bars and other conference rooms to watch the debate on TV screens.

Cars were parked up to a mile away from the venue as men and women of all ages from all over Tipperary and surrounding counties came to share their experiences, and express their anger and dismay.

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