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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Cash For Gold

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# we buy gold
Government drafting legislation to regulate cash for gold shops
There was concern when these shops first opened in Ireland that they were being used by burglars to offload stolen jewellery.
# Crime
'Serious stress and trauma': Are cash-for-gold shops causing burglaries?
The government is under pressure to regulate the sector.
# Crime
No evidence of a link between cash-for-gold stores and high rate of burglaries
The Department of Justice is still figuring out the best response to the “relatively new phenomenon” of cash-for-gold shops.
Voices
Column: Let's stop dragging our feet – we need to regulate cash-for-gold
The lack of regulation means priceless treasures can be accidentally destroyed, criminals operate virtually unimpeded, and vulnerable communities are preyed upon.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Government apologises to Angela Merkel for Mayan apocalypse insult and the IMF’s seasonal message of good will to all. No, really.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
All the main news from today, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…
# regulation
Cash for Gold shops should ask for proof of identity, says TD
A TD has suggested that Cash for Gold shops should be licensed, meaning that all gold is photographed and sent to the police before being accepted.
# goooooooold
Shatter publishes probe into Cash for Gold shops
Gardaí have visited every one of the 124 Cash for Gold shops in the country in a bid to uncover any possible criminal activity.
# Cash For Gold
Minister to receive recommendations on cash-for-gold regulation
A report is being prepared for justice minister Alan Shatter on whether the cash-for-gold trade should face further regulation.
# Cash For Gold
Tesco offers cash for gold in UK
No plans to extend scheme here yet, as Irish gold trader says the market flooded with similar companies.