American tourists warned of rising fraud and weakened garda presence

The US State Department has warned American tourists visiting Ireland to be on the lookout for fraud, and to be aware of a police force affected by austerity policies.

27th April, 2013

The US State Department has warned American tourists visiting Ireland to be on the lookout for fraud and to be aware of a police force negatively affected by austerity policies.

In an annual official briefing for visitors, the department's Overseas Security Advisory Council (Osac) report singles out large urban centres Limerick, Galway and Dublin as the places where most crime occurs in the state.

The briefing is aimed at prospective US visitors to Ireland, as...

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