Avoid making burglary easy this Christmas, warns AA Ireland

AA Ireland is encouraging people to be careful when leaving their car or home unattended during the Christmas season, as opportunistic thieves could be looking to capitalise on security lapses. “Many of us will be out shopping over the Christmas period, and our cars will be left unoccupied. It’s so important to protect your gifts […]

Majority Of Homeowners Plan To Increase Home Security In Lead Up To Christmas – AA

Over half of Irish homeowners are planning to take additional precautions to make their homes more secure in the lead up to Christmas, recent AA research has found. A survey of over 6,000 homeowners undertaken by AA Home Insurance found that 31% of respondents described themselves as “very likely” to take extra security measures to protect their […]

Proposed tougher sentences for repeat burglary offences welcome – IFA

IFA Deputy President and Countryside Chairman Tim O’ Leary has welcomed the proposal by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to impose tougher penalties on criminals who carry out repeat burglaries.   Tim O’ Leary said, “Over 26,000 burglaries occurred last year, many in remote rural areas. Rural security and feeling safe in the family home is […]

Three quarters more worried about burglaries than twelve months ago

The majority of people living in this country are currently more fearful of an intruder entering their home than they were this time last year, new research published today by AA Home Insurance suggests.  During the AA’s online poll of just over 9,0…

Quarter of burglaries occur when occupants asleep upstairs

With a year on year rise of 7% in burglaries[1] and anecdotal insurance claims evidence that an increasing number are premeditated, the AA is reminding homeowners to be extra vigilant if heading away or out socializing over the Easter bank holiday week…

Householders may hand burglars their financial details on unprotected laptops, reports AA

Tablets and laptops are among the most common items to be snatched by home intruders according to AA Home Insurance who are encouraging households throughout Ireland to think carefully about how and what they store on their pcs, especially details like…