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Thefts continue at Tulla Graveyard

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Theft from graveyards in Co Clare continue to be an issue.

More thefts were reported to An Garda Síochána at Tulla graveyard over the festive period. Between 22nd December and 25th December 6 ornamental barrels were stolen from three family graves and a decorative box was stolen from another grave.

Addressing the Clare Joint Policing Committee (JPC) meeting in October, Chief Superintendent Seán Colleran urged the public to continue to report incidents of thefts from graveyards and confirmed 18 thefts had been reported at Tulla Graveyard up to that juncture in 2020. Grave ornaments, flowers and toys are among the items reported as stolen over recent months.

Elsewhere, an unsecured white mountain bicycle at the rear of an apartment at Ardcaoin, Gort Road was stolen between 8 p.m. on Monday, 21st December and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 23rd December.

In Liscannor, a tank of diesel was stolen from a yard at Ardacra between 7 p.m. on Stephen’s Day and 1 p.m. the following day, 27th December.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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