The trauma generated by the despicable practice of stealing from graves is brought home to us by the emotional plea carried in this week’s paper by a bereaved mother who has been plagued by what is happening in a cemetery in Cahir.
The woman and her husband are devastated by the on-going vandalism being ca rried out on their son’s grave.It is causing huge distress to the family and they have issued a plea to those involved to desist from the behaviour
Their only son died on the day he was born 17 years ago and since then the grave has never been left in peace .
Loved ones place items on the grave for them to be stolen on a a regular basis and the pain of the family is made all the more intense as these items are taken more often than not around the anniversary of his death.
This family is not the only one to suffer from such activities. Some weeks ago the larceny from graves in Clonmel and other areas in South Tipperary was highlighted by Cllr.Helena McGee after a number of families had made representations to her about items taken from graves which are then sold on for a profit by the thieves.
We must commend the bravery of the family in this case for speaking out and hopefully those responsible will listen.