On Friday night, September 5, a joint launch of both Cloneen and Killusty Text Alert Schemes took place in Cloneen Hall.
Following a presentation by Mr James O’Neill, Community Alert Development Officer with Muintir na Tire, both schemes were launched by Chief Superintendent Catherine Kehoe, Tipperary Division.
Chief Superintendent Kehoe thanked both Community Alert Committees for their dedicated efforts in getting both crime prevention schemes up and running and was looking forward to working with both communities. Superintendent William Leahy, Clonmel, also thanked everyone who contributed to both schemes and encouraged members of both communities to report any activity they deem to be of concern by using the Garda phone number on local text alert signs and to ensure that such reports be made on a timely basis. Sgt Kieran O’Regan, Community Liaison Officer, and Garda Denis O’Brien also gave presentations. The joint launch was also attended by councillors Imelda Goldsboro, Eddie O’Meara and John Fahey, who welcomed the initiatives and confirmed their support for both schemes.
The committees of Cloneen and Killusty Community Alert Groups would also like to sincerely thank all those who attended the launch and look forward to the local communities participation in this important crime prevention initiative.