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It is a great honour to represent the people of County Limerick in Dáil Éireann. This website is a source of valuable news
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Niall Collins TD

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The Government and the IDA must do more to encourage job creation outside the Greater Dublin Area. Your comments are welcome..... ... See MoreSee Less

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Available funding for rural communities to fight crime. PLEASE SHARE

It was announced today that the Department of Justice & Equality will be providing additional financial support to Community Text Alert Groups in 2017 as the latest measure in its support of crime prevention in rural communities. The Rebate Scheme, which also ran in 2016, will allow Text Alert Groups registered with An Garda Síochána to apply for funding to contribute towards their yearly running costs. The Department will be making in the region of €100,000 available to local communities who wish to apply for a rebate towards the costs associated with running their local Text Alert Scheme.

Also implemented in assisting with the prevention and detection of local crime is the recently announced grant-aid scheme to assist the establishment of community-based CCTV systems. This scheme will run for 3 years, with up to €1million being made available for each year of the scheme to assist local communities – the application process for this scheme is now open The Community Text Alert Groups rebate scheme will once again be operated by Muintir na Tíre and details of how to apply for the Scheme are now available on their website www.muintir.ie.

The funding for Community Text Alert Groups made available this year will be reviewed again in 2018, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána, as the Government continues to support crime-prevention measures in communities.

The application form and explanatory material are available for download on www.justice.ie. Eligible community groups can apply for grant-aid of up to 60% of the total capital cost of a proposed CCTV system, up to a maximum grant of €40,000. Upon approval of the grant, the applicant will receive an up-front payment of 50% of the grant with the balance to be paid when the system is fully operational.

Muintir na Tíre will also be launching a new app called ‘Cairde’ in conjunction with An Garda Siochana at the National Ploughing Championships. Cairde enables communities, and individuals within communities, to communicate effectively. It incorporates many practical tools such as the ability to receive Garda Text Alerts, and includes a panic button function which can monitor responses in real time.
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Today in Longford in advance of the Dáil sitting on Wednesday we discussed the issues of Housing/Homelessness, the forthcoming Budget along with the threats and opportunities posed by Brexit to our economy and jobs. Your suggestions, queries, views and comments are as always welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

Members of the Parliamentary Party, with Party Leader, Micheal Martin gather before the start of tod...

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