Thurles Chamber in association with An Garda Siochana is launching a ‘Business Watch’ scheme in Thurles. This is similar to Neighbourhood Watch schemes except that it will be run for and by the Business Community in the fight against crime.

View Garda Flyer here

A member of An Garda Siochana, Garda Karen Barber is the Garda – Business liaison and she is at present visiting businesses to ask them to sign up to the Text Alert element of the Business watch scheme. This costs €30.00 per business and means that anytime there is knowledge or reports of criminal activity in Thurles such as shoplifting, forged banknotes, burglaries etc., the business will receive a text to alert them. We would ask all businesses in Thurles to consider joining the scheme as the more businesses that are involved, the more crimes will be reported and the more text alerts sent to warn business owners to be vigilant.

Any business wishing to join the scheme should send a cheque for €30.00 together with their contact details and preferred mobile number for text alerts to:


Thurles Business Watch
c/o Thurles Chamber of Commerce
Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre
LIT Tipperary