We have found the cure for crime – it’s called jobs

New figures are not good news for politicians on the ‘reopening Garda stations’ bandwagon

You are not going to win very many votes telling people that the Government’s job creation policy is the best guarantee that they will be safe in their beds. Photograph: Frank Miller

You are not going to win very many votes telling people that the Government’s job creation policy is the best guarantee that they will be safe in their beds. Photograph: Frank Miller

Do you remember the rural crime wave. The endless stories last year of pensioners cowering in their homes as marauding gangs terrorised the countryside.

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