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Public meeting to be called over Mullagh break-ins


A public meeting will held with the focus driven by the recent spate of thefts and break-ins that have blighted the east Cavan area in recent weeks.

The meeting will be held at 8.30pm, Wednesday night, February 13, in Mullagh Hall.

The meeting will be attended by District Superintendent Tim Burke, local community gardai, and members of the local Community Alert committee.

Its follows a burglary at a local crèche in Mullagh village last night.

The Little Buds premises was broken into and ransacked.

Its the second time raiders have targetted the property, which was established in 2014 by Bernice Gardiner, and offers full daycare, playschool, and after-school services.

She posted pictures of the break-in and the damage caused to the property on social media earlier this morning, writing alongside a series of photographs: “Disgusted and so angry that this happened again!!!! What's happening in our lovely town?”

Members of the forensic unit attached to An Garda Siochana are at the scene at the present time.

Among those behind organising the imminent public meeting is local Fianna Fail County Councillor, Shane P O'Reilly.

He told The Anglo-Celt: “There has been a spate of late night robberies in the area over the last number of weeks. People are afraid. People are worried,” he said.

As a member of the county's Joint Policing Committee, Cllr O'Reilly added that gardai are doing the best they can with the resources available to the force.

“Over the past number of months there has been significant pressure on the resources available to gardai. Unfortunately there are people, the wrong people who are aware of this, and they are ruthlessly capitalising on it.”

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