Kerry first responders set to receive almost €127,000 in funding

Kerry first responders are set to receive almost 127 thousand euro (€126,985) in CLÁR funding.

This round of funding, CLÁR Measure 4, covers emergency responders with more funding set to be announced shortly.

The scheme is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, delivered by local authorities in consultation with local communities.

The programme forms part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development launched in January.

The Irish Community Rapid Response are set to receive just over 50 thousand (€50,051) while Kerry Mountain Rescue have been allocated over 41 thousand (€41,697).

Derrynane Inshore Rescue Service will receive over 12 thousand (€12,750), Waterville First Responders (IRD Waterville Ltd) have been allocated just over 5 thousand (€5,908) while Beal District First Responders will receive over 16 thousand 500 (€16,579).

Kerry Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin has welcomed the funding, totalling almost 127 thousand.

He said the funding will enable local first response organisations to purchase or upgrade equipment to assist them in their life-saving activities.