Crime being prevented by Government funding – Carey

Crime being prevented by Government funding – Carey

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Government funding for Garda text alert groups will help prevent crime in Clare, according to Fine Gael TD Joe Carey.

Funding for the Community alert programme has increased to €350,000 and now incorporates a new €100,000 rebate scheme for local groups registered under the Garda text alert scheme.

Deputy Carey is urging groups in Clare to apply for the rebate. “This funding will go directly to local groups and I would encourage text alert groups here in Clare to apply to Muintir na Tire for the rebate as soon as possible but by the end of October at the latest. Text Alert Groups are a great crime prevention initiative. They are wonderful example of people working with their local Gardaí to protect and support their community.

He added “The Gardaí have made huge progress since the launch of Operation Thor last year and we have seen a reduction of a third in burglaries nationwide. We now have specific legislation to deal with repeat burglary offenders and particularly the organised gangs who have targeted many rural communities here in Clare and across Ireland.

Applications can be made by completing a simple form which is available online or on request from rebates@muintir.ie or by calling Muintir na Tire on 062–51163.

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