Monday 18 December 2017

Burglar Ben rubs his hands as business is set to boom

Hammer of the Gods: Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan launch An Garda Siochana's new anti-crime strategy, 'Operation Thor' Photo: Mark Condren
Hammer of the Gods: Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan launch An Garda Siochana's new anti-crime strategy, 'Operation Thor' Photo: Mark Condren

Shane Ross

Ben the Burglar sat back to watch RTE's Six One news last Monday evening. He was feeling a bit depressed. All day he had been hearing that Minister for Justice Frances FitzGerald was launching a package to put a stop to his gallop.

Ben tucked into his takeaway burger and chips in his well-furnished living room in a Dublin suburb. On the sofa beside him sat Mrs Ben and his weekend haul of jewellery and cash.

In front of him was his stolen Sony 75 inch TV. There they were, Frances and her new very best friend, Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan, threatening fire and brimstone. The good times were over.

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