Funding has been allocated for text alert schemes to help prevent crime in Kerry.
The Government has allocated €150,000 to local communities across Ireland under the 2018 Text Alert Rebate Scheme.
The funding was made available by Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan and was welcomed by Junior Minister Brendan Griffin.
This scheme allows Text Alert Groups registered with An Garda Síochána to apply for a rebate towards the costs associated with running their local scheme.
Mr Griffin says such funding will help community groups working to prevent crime across Kerry.
He commends all the local groups working in tandem with local Gardaí to provide a safer community for all those living in the county.
The Scheme will be operated by Muintir na Tíre and details of how to apply are now available on www.muintir.ie