Rural crime and a call to action
The issue of rural crime is not new, but the extent of the problem has long been concealed behind lies, damned lies and statistics until the anger abates before the next time an individual or family is viciously attacked in what should be the sanctuary of their own home.
The time for obfuscation is over, nuanced arguments about so-called modern policing methods at an end, projections of other ways to deal with marauding gangs of thugs long passed. In short, it is time to get real and deal with the realities on the ground as widely reported by this media company and others.
For decades, the people of rural Ireland have felt under siege in more ways than one, but never more pronounced than since the onset of this recession just passed. In truth, little more than lip-service has ever been paid down through the generations to the wilful neglect, the slow death of our rural communities.