CCTV Funding to Assist in Tackling Crime

23 February 2017

QUESTION NO: 97

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


REPLY.
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.