Garda ‘Day of Action’ in Clare

Garda ‘Day of Action’ in Clare


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Following a spate of thefts from vehicles in North and West Clare in recent weeks, Gardaí are conduction ‘Day of Action’ today.

Since the 1st September 2018, there has been a significant amount of thefts from cars in the west and north Clare areas.

Crime Prevention Officer for the Clare Garda Division Sergeant Triona O’Rourke said: “The ‘Day of Action’ will involve multiple hi-visibility checkpoints in the West and North Clare areas with a dual purpose of intercept travelling criminals who may be involved in theft from cars, burglaries, etc. and provide drivers with crime prevention advice and vehicle safety flyers in relation to vehicle security.”

Sgt O’Rourke also offered the following advice to car owners.

  • Secure all doors, close all windows and put on your car alarm if you have one even if it’s only for a short period of time.
  • Take valuable property with you.
  • Do not leave property on view inside your car – this includes when parked outside your home.
  • Park in well-lit and secure areas particularly overnight.
  • Don’t hide spare keys in the vehicle they can be found and never leave your vehicle with the keys in the ignition or the engine running.
  • Report all thefts from cars or suspicious activity to the Gardaí.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.