Farmers need to be aware of what cover their insurance policy provides, according to independent TD for the Roscommon-Galway,Michael Fitzmaurice .
In the wake of a spate of recent thefts on farms across the region, including farm machinery, trailers, power tools and garden machinery, deputy Fitmaurice says it’s very important that farmers are completely aware of what their farm insurance covers. While it may cover them for public liability, there might not be any cover when it comes to the theft of machinery.
The deputy is encouraging farmers to approach their insurance providers and find out exactly what their policy covers.
Farmers and people living in rural Ireland, he says, need to continue looking out for one another and report any suspicious activity in their area to the Gardai..