Donegal gets funding for Garda text alert schemes

first_imgMinister of State Joe McHugh TD has said that new funding for Garda Text Alert Groups, will help support crime prevention in County Donegal.“My colleague Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has announced that the funding for the Community Alert Programme has been doubled to €350,000 and now incorporates a new €100,000 rebate scheme for local groups registered under the Garda Text Alert Scheme.“This funding will go directly to local groups and I would encourage Text Alert groups here in Donegal to apply to Muintir na Tire for the rebate as soon as possible and at the latest by the end of October 2016.” Applications can be made by completing a simple form which is available at or on request from [email protected] or by calling Muintir na Tire on 062–51163.Minister McHugh added that 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 said Fine Gael is committed to prioritising community crime prevention schemes, including Text Alert, and this new funding is a tangible example of that.“The Gardaí have made huge progress since the launch of Operation Thor last year and we have seen a reduction of one 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 Donegal and across Ireland.“Fine Gael remains fully committed to providing An Garda Síochána with the means to continue to face down criminals and protect communities. Our party is committed to supporting communities across Ireland and I am committed to ensuring that the support is felt here in Donegal. We are working to ensure that the economic recovery, which is now underway, reaches all parts of the country and the benefits are felt inside every doorstep and in every community.”Donegal gets funding for Garda text alert schemes was last modified: September 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more