The Justice Minister and Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald has announced that funding for Community Text Alert systems is to be doubled.
The local text alert system is an initiative to support and protect rural communities.
Funding is to be doubled to €350,000 as part of the Community Alert Programme.
Applications are open from now util 31st October for local community text alert groups to apply for this funding.
Applications can be made directly to Muintire na Tire and more details can be found at: http://muintir.ie/about-us/community-text-alert/
Vanessa Clarke from Muintire na Tire was speaking to Donal Kavanagh on The Weekend Edition ...