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    Default What is the true financial cost of criminals to the taxpayers?

    Just read a report on a individual with 113 previous convictions, who was convicted of stealing pot of noodles in front of five gardai. I was recently chatting to a solictor who told me that this type of individual would have cost the taxpayer millions, if you include all the services that are provided in convicting such a person. Is it possible to get a total cost on what an individual has cost the taxpayer through the criminal justice system? If the public was aware of what each of these serial offenders cost yearly there would be outcry. Can you imagine what the reaction would be if it was reported that along with the 113 previous convictions, this individual has cost the State 1 million euros???

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    Is this another 'fiver Friday' thread?
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    "What is the true financial cost of criminals to the taxpayers?"

    Hard to calculate, but lets start at €64 billion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayoman View Post
    "What is the true financial cost of criminals to the taxpayers?"

    Hard to calculate, but lets start at €64 billion
    Yep good answer

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    What were 5 Gardai doing in a noodle shop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    What were 5 Gardai doing in a noodle shop?
    More importantly, what were 5 Gardai doing with a shop in front of them?


    A MAN who stole a pot of noodles from a shop in front of five gardai must have been “off his noodle” if he thought he could get away with it, his solicitor told Limerick District Court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    More importantly, what were 5 Gardai doing with a shop in front of them?
    I'm calling for a public enquiry into this whole affair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    I'm calling for a public enquiry into this whole affair.
    Into why five Gardai were shopping while on duty?

    The service station was known as a place where gardai go to eat while on shift duty
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    Into why five Gardai were shopping while on duty?
    What is shift duty? Is that hopping from one leg to the other or has it other meanings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sic transit View Post
    What is shift duty? Is that hopping from one leg to the other or has it other meanings?
    Hopefully not the meaning I gave it in my late teens and early twenties
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