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56% of agricultural employers inspected by WRC in breach of employment law
Anne O'Donoghue
In total, the WRC recovered €35,584 in unpaid wages last year in the agricultural sector.
29 April 2024 News
‘Line of enquiry’ opened into Carlow hill fires
The NPWS has reiterated that deliberately starting hill fires between March and August constitutes an offence under the Wildlife Act.
26 March 2024 News
44% increase in robbery, extortion and hijacking in northwest - CSO
Across the whole country, there has been a 26% rise in these types of offences when comparing the last quarter of 2023 and 2022.
Appeal for information after white-tailed sea eagle shot dead
The National Parks and Wildlife Service has deplored the killing of a white-tailed eagle in Co Roscommon and has appealed to the public for information.
15 March 2024 News
Exclusive: almost as many GPS units stolen so far this year than all of 2023
The Irish Farmers Journal can reveal that there have been almost as many GPS guidance systems stolen in Ireland in the first six weeks of 2024 than there has been in the 12 months of 2023.
21 February 2024 News
GPS equipment worth €250,000 stolen in 10-day nationwide farm crime spree
The thefts of GPS guidance equipment continue to worsen, with farmers and contractors targeted in Cork, Dublin and Meath in recent weeks, which follows a growing trend right across Europe.
14 February 2024 News
Falling agri crime trend levels off
Across the 11 regional policing districts in NI, agricultural crime was on the rise in six last year
14 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Trespassing the main issue facing farmers
While incidences of trespassing was the main rural crime issue for the majority of farmers, one farmer found that property on their land was used a vehicle for drug storage.
3 January 2024 News
Farmers' faith in garda policing very low
Farmers were asked if they felt that there was enough gardaí policing their local area.
3 January 2024 News
Robbery increases more in rural areas than Dublin
New figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that theft and robbery increased at a much higher level in regional areas compared with Dublin.
24 December 2023 News
Gardaí warn of increased incidence of burglaries during winter months
An Garda Síochána's winter phase of Operation Thor began in October.
22 November 2023 News