Fighting back

A MEETING is due to take place this afternoon (Wednesday) in Graignamanagh with the aim of forming an action group to combat local crime.

A MEETING is due to take place this afternoon (Wednesday) in Graignamanagh with the aim of forming an action group to combat local crime.

Taking place at 2pm in the town’s Citizens Information Centre, it comes in the wake of a spate of break-ins in Graignamanagh and Tinnahinch.

Cllr Tommy Prendergast (Lab) noted that a recent night saw three houses broken into in Tinnahinch, and the following week the Supervalu in Graignamanagh was broken into. Two houses in Graignamagh were also broken into around that time, he said.

“And they were all where public lighting wasn’t working,” said Cllr Prendergast, who said the public lighting has been fixed on the Kilkenny side but not yet on the Carlow side.

The culprits aren’t just after money, he noted.

“They will take anything, but with the cash-for-gold market, they just go in and take what they like. If they don’t take cash, they are looking for jewellery.” In Supervalu they targeted cigarettes, he said.

“It is very worrying for people,” Cllr Prendergast said.