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Hill of Slane Robberies could be prevented – Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan the local candidate for Aontú in the Slane , Laytown Bettystown area is very concerned about the reoccurring robberies on the Hill Of Slane.

Speaking today Peter Whelan said:
“Last week two foreign tourists were visiting the famous international landmark and had their car broken into. Worse again, their passports taken, along with other valuable possessions.

“This is not the first time this type of incident has happened in this area. In fact, having spoken to local gardaí, I have been told that on average one car per week is broken into between Melifont, Dowth,Newgrange and the Hill Of Slane. Slane Castle had the same problem and after advice by gardaí, installed a CCTV camera. This has stopped the robberies in the castle.

“I am urging and demanding Meath County Council and the Office of Public Works to do the same. It is a disgrace for visitors to be met by a sign saying: “Beware Thieves at Work”. That is not the message we should be giving from the heritage capital of Ireland. Drogheda hosted the Fleadh Cheoil last year and will do so again this coming summer. This is not the message we want to be seen by the many visitors coming to the Boyne Valley.”


By Aontú Press | 18 April, 2019

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