A closed circuit television (CCTV) camera is to be installed on a trial basis at Canon Breen Park in Thomondgate to help combat anti-social behaviour.
Confirming that Limerick City and County Council had agreed to install the camera, Deputy O’ Dea said that many residents have been in touch with him about the consistent problem of anti-social behaviour in Thomondgate and in particular around Canon Breen Park.
“Following my representations to Limerick City and County Council on the matter, the Council have agreed to install a CCTV camera in Canon Breen Park to help combat anti-social behaviour. At a minimum, the camera will record on site and they hope to have this camera monitored by the base in Moyross Community Centre which monitors dozens of cameras throughout the city already.”
“Many areas of Limerick have experienced very severe anti-social behaviour, particularly from gangs of youths congregating in large numbers and wreaking havoc in the local area. The camera in Canon Breen Park will assist the Gardai in locating the trouble spots and pin pointing the culprits.”
In a letter to Deputy O’Dea, the local authority confirmed that it was installing a trial temporary camera in Canon Breen Park for live monitoring in Moyross, subject to its functionality in the area.
“We hope to have this in place in two to four weeks. We cannot guarantee functionality until it is in place. However it will at least record on site,” the letter concluded.
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