Clare farmers are being urged to share their stories of rural crime, to help steer crime prevention policy in the right direction.
The Clare executive of the IFA will meet in Ennis this evening, where the rise in such incidents on farms will be one of the main topics up for discussion.
Thefts of vehicles, assaults and burglaries are all on the rise, and while in Clare the rate isn’t as high as elsewhere, farmers are still said to be living in fear.
The IFA’s Rural Crime Prevention Officer Barry Carey says it’s vital that farmers attend tonight’s meeting to help them crack down on crime.
That meeting takes place from 8.30 tonight in Treacy’s West County Hotel.