Monday 19 February 2018

Time to cop on: garda shortage is key issue

Francis Fitzgerald
Francis Fitzgerald

Paul Williams

The publication of new legislation to "keep repeat burglars off the streets" by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is a case of too little, too late.

The introduction of tougher sanctions, which include longer jail sentences and a refusal of bail for repeat offenders, will come as cold comfort to the people who have been victims.

Many have featured this week in the Irish Independent's ongoing series on rural crime.

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