Leading GAA figure weighs into rural crime debate

Leading GAA figure weighs into rural crime debate

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gaacrimeThe GAA has weighed into the ongoing debate on the surge in rural crime.

Munster GAA Chairman and Clare man, Robert Frost has called on GAA clubs in the province to support the fight against rural crime.

Speaking at a meeting of the Munster Council on Thursday night, Robert Frost expressed his growing concern at the huge increase in rural crime and the fear that now existed in rural communities.

He said “I believe that the GAA, as the country’s leading community based organisation, can play an important role in the fight against this crime wave. I would ask GAA clubs in rural areas to do whatever is possible to increase vigilance in their areas, to become involved in community meetings with the Gardaí and to ensure people living alone or in isolated areas are contacted regularly.”

“Many of the victims of these crimes are active in the GAA and support for these people from the GAA is vitally important. Many of our members and supporters share my concern and I believe that if clubs come together they will be able to make a difference in ensuring that people in our rural areas can live without constant fear of robbery,” added Mr. Frost.

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