Kerry councillor calls for CCTV audit to conclude to combat anti-social behaviour

A Kerry councillor is calling for an audit into the use of community CCTV to conclude, as he believes such a system will combat anti-social behaviour.

An audit is currently being undertaken into the use of community CCTV by the Data Protection Commissioner.

It began last March and as a result the installation of CCTV has been paused by all local authorities.

Listowel Sinn Fein Councillor Tom Barry says there has been a rise in anti-social behaviour recently including vandalism, criminal damage and illegal dumping throughout the county.

Cllr Barry believes people would not part-take in such acts if cameras were in place.

He says the sooner the audit is completed the better for local communities.