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# rural crime

This year
Fifty lambs stolen in Co Derry, while a ‘significant number of sheep’ taken in Co Antrim
Last year
PSNI appeal for witnesses after 'substantial number of sheep' stolen in Co Derry
All time
Concerns that burglary gangs are 'targeting areas they know have little to no Garda cover'
'Marking shovels and tractors': Government turns to Eircodes to tackle rural theft
New app will use reports from members of public to track movement of criminals
Call for tougher sentences over burglaries that 'destroy entire communities or ways of life'
'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'
Calls for electronic monitoring to be a condition of bail for repeat offenders
Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime
'He's going back doing a bit of herding': Offaly farmer who was savagely beaten returns to work
'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí
'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts
Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves
Elderly man in shock after raiders with screwdrivers break into his home
Two young men charged over burglaries in Offaly
'Cattle and sheep are being hand-fed and prepped to be taken by criminals'
Rural 'spotters' make money spying on farmers and selling information to criminal gangs
FactCheck: Has crime actually increased since all those garda stations were closed?
Farmers in Tipperary 'patrolling countryside with guns' to ward off burglars
Gardaí bust uncovers drugs and contraband in crime crackdown
Here's a breakdown of the Garda station sales that have made €2.5m
Four men in court following Operation Thor arrests in Wexford
Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date
Living in fear: Garda cutbacks are deeply felt in rural Ireland
Darragh McCullough
"There's only one law in this country and that's the law of the jungle" - Irish farmers using guns to protect themselves
Man describes son being punched in the face during home invasion
"It's bandit country now" - Padraig Nally says rural crime is getting worse
Have you seen this man's 11 guitars?
Revealed: Garda Tony Golden's notes that warned of border resources back in 2013
Is this the crackdown on gangs rural Ireland has been crying out for?
Enda Kenny is dead serious about high-speed burglars wearing night-vision goggles
"I really am sorry for the death of that man" - Two charged over John O’Donoghue burglary
Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes'
Two for court over Kerry drug and gun raids
Handgun, ammo and bullet-proof vest seized in Kerry cannabis crackdown
Gardaí launch 'text alert' service to tackle rural crime