CCTV Funding to Assist in Tackling Crime

23 February 2017


DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald)
by Deputy Brendan Ryan
for WRITTEN on Thursday, 23rd February, 2017.

* To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if there is a source of funding for community groups to apply for CCTV facilities to assist in tackling crime and anti social behaviour; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

- Brendan Ryan

I am very conscious of the value that communities, especially rural communities, place on CCTV as a means of deterring crime and assisting in the detection of offenders.

The Deputy will be aware that the Programme for a Partnership Government commits to providing investment in CCTV systems and that I have secured €1 million in Budget 2017 to begin a new round of community CCTV schemes in line with the Programme.

My Department is currently developing a framework for the scheme and, while applications are not being invited or considered at this time, I expect to make an announcement in due course.