New legislation planned to tackle ‘serial burglars’

New legislation planned to tackle ‘serial burglars’
Burglars on prowl. Pic: Pixabay

Almost 2,000 burglaries each year are committed by “serial burglars” who are out on bail at the time.

The government is preparing legislation which would give judges the right to deny bail to offenders who are facing multiple burglary charges and instead detain them in prison.

Department of Justice officials briefed TDs last week about the involvement of repeat offenders in burglaries. They told a private meeting of the Oireachtas justice committee that between 1,700 and...

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