Shatter urged to 'toughen up' on rural crime

Over half of Irish farmers are dissatisfied with the efforts of the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, in protecting rural communities.

8th September, 2012

Over half of Irish farmers are dissatisfied with the efforts of the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, in protecting rural communities, according to a survey carried out by the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA).

The survey has raised concerns about rural security, with 54 per cent of respondents describing themselves as either dissatisfied or totally dissatisfied with Shatter's attempts at tackling farm crime.

According to the survey, 11 per cent of farm families (or 13,000 households), have...

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