Farmer has car stolen while counting cattle in field
Gardai in Ashbourne are investigating the theft of a farmer’s car on Sunday and are appealing to the public for information.
Members of the public are being urged to keep a look out for the blue VW Passat with a 171 D registration.
The car was stolen from Kilmoon at 9.15am this morning when the owner was tending to cattle in a field.
Any information should be forwarded to Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600.
Two-thirds of farmers have been the victims of crime, according to a recent survey by the ICSA.
Damage to property and theft are the most common types of offence experienced by landowners, while fraud and assault are also reported in a sample of 861 agricultural households surveyed between January 2014 and May 2016.
Neither violence nor arson is found to be a statistically significant feature among the experiences of farmers, their families or workers.
However, about 40 per cent have had property stolen, and the report notes a high level of repeat targeting.