US tourists warned of rising crime in Ireland

The US State Department has warned American tourists visiting Ireland to expect rising crime and a police force which has suffered from a loss of experienced manpower.

27th February, 2010

The US State Department has warned American tourists visiting Ireland to expect rising crime and a police force which has suffered from a loss of experienced manpower.

In its third official briefing to prospective US visitors, the department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (Osac) report singles out Limerick and Dublin as the two places where most crime occurs in the state.

The report expresses concern over double-digit increases in murders, and lower but significant...

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