Calls for CCTV cameras to ensure safety and security in Killarney

Cllr Niall Kelleher (Fianna Fáil) Killarney area Kerry County Council Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00 353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/Mail : [email protected] Web Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie ALL IMAGES ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT ©

There are calls for CCTV cameras to be implemented in Killarney to ensure safety and security in the town.

Fianna Fáil councillor Niall Kelleher raised the issue at the recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.

Cllr Niall Kelleher told the meeting a number of unprovoked assaults have taken place in the town, adding Killarney is no different to other towns around the county where such incidents are also occurring.

He added that nightlife in Killarney is getting busier and feels this system is exceptionally important to ensure safety and security.

In response, Kerry County Council said an application for funding for three community CCTV schemes for Killarney has been submitted to the Department for Justice and Equality for consideration.

It adds that the delivery of these schemes is dependent on confirmation of funding.

Once funding is confirmed, Kerry County Council will carry out an assessment in relation to the time scale for the procurement of the CCTV systems.