The national Community Alert programme was established by Muintir Na Tire in 1984 in partnership with An Garda Siochana.

It evolved in response to a rise of crime in rural Ireland, particularly attacks on vulnerable people (including the elderly) living alone. It is a voluntary crime prevention programme for rural communities and it encourages the community to pro-actively participate with Muintir na Tire and An Garda Siochana in improving the quality of life and safety of the community in general.

(Information courtesy of Muintir naTire / An Garda Siochana Community Alert Booklet 2007 – 2011)

Our Mission Statement & Purpose

To encourage communities to adopt a quality of life approach through partnerships, team-work and good neighbourly relations, which reduce the impact and fear of crime.

To prevent crime by reducing and as far as possible eliminating opportunities for crimes to occur.

To improve Garda and community links by encouraging residents to contact their local Gardaí regarding any suspicious activity. south national primary route and the regional R392 road.

To improve community safety.