Time to stand up and protect the elderly from attack
On a weekly basis now we are hearing of sickening stories of violent attacks on elderly people in rural and urban communities around Ireland.
A particularly heinous case which made headlines recently was of a fragile 89-year-old Bray pensioner, Eva Sutton, who was brutally assaulted in a terrifying ordeal by two men as she slept in a downstairs room in her home. They then ransacked her house and stole her jewellery.
The callous assault left Eva with a punctured lung, broken ribs and a broken nose, extremely serious injuries in a woman of that age. You would have to have a heart of stone not to have been moved by pictures of her injuries and her bruised face published in newspapers.