Thurles Town Councillor David Doran has stated that those responsible for robbing cars parked outside St Patrick’s Cemetery while a funeral was underway should “ hunted down like animals.”
The Sinn Fein councillor was speaking at the monthly meeting of the local authority when he raised the issue of the thefts which caused great distress and upset to the victims who were attending the funeral. They returned to their vehicles to find that they had been broken into and valuables taken.
“This was the worst of the worst that I have ever come across. It is so disgusting and these people should be hunted down like animals. I have never come across anything as insensitive - I think it was a new low. I would be encouraging anyone who knows anything about this to come out and say something,” said Cllr Doran who appealed for members of the public to be vigilant at all times.
Councillor Noel Dwyer supported Cllr Doran in his comments and said that it is terrible to say that people cannot even go to bury the dead or visit the graves without ending up the victims of thugs and robbers.
“I think we are seeing a new breed of low and it does not reflect well on anyone,” Cllr Dwyer said.