Cases of burglaries in residences have been reported from time to time in various counties of Ireland. These include residences of persons of Asian origin, including Indian citizens.
All Indian citizens are therefore requested to take reasonable precautions to secure their residences and valuables, by installing alarm systems, keeping their valuables in lockers etc.
Similarly, there have been occasional instances of muggings reported in certain parts of Ireland, especially targeting students and professionals carrying expensive electronic gadgets such as laptops, mobiles, i-pods etc and who use public transport or travel alone after dark. .
All Indian students and professionals are advised to be aware of their surroundings at all times and take preventive measures to avoid places which could be potentially ideal for a mugging incident. Students are requested to travel around in groups or at least keep their close associates informed of their whereabouts at all times.
There is no cause for alarm and the steps advised above are precautionary in nature.