It seems like over this winter there has been an upsurge in robberies and burglaries and attacks on the vulnerable and elderly who live in isolated rural areas. Just a couple of days ago, an 83 year old Co Tyrone widow was seriously injured as she tried to flee her house which was being robbed. She is now fighting for her life.
Link: https://www.rte.ie/news/ulster/2018/0124/935742-burglary-aughnacl etc ...
These crimes seem to be on the increase and something needs to be done about it because the current justice system just isn’t working. The police know who these criminals are - they are taking advantage of the new motorway system to target isolated rural communities and prey on the weak and vulnerable. Scum.
I know it isn’t right-on PC to say so, but I increasingly think Padraig Nally had the right approach. Defend your property and trespassers beware.
If anyone has an elderly neighbor or relative, especially one living alone, I would ask if you could keep an eye out for them from time to time.