Local farmer says he tried raising the issue of agricultural crime – nobody listened

A local farmer that served on the joint policing committee and was a member of community alert schemes has claimed that when he attempted to raise the issue of thefts on farms in the past he was shot down and not listened to by the relevant authorities.


Laurnece McManus made the comments after a new survey from Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) found that more than half of all farmers have been victims of theft.


These are among the many findings of a research report by Dr Nicola Hughes and Dr Matt Bowden, criminologists at the School of Social Sciences, Law and Education at TU Dublin.


The IFA were involved in the study have called for policing unit to be established to deal with the issue of agri crime.


Laurence McManus says farmers that are victims of such crimes also need compensation.