CCTV system approved for Garryowen area of Limerick City

The Garryowen CCTV system has passed another hurdle.

LABOUR councillor Conor Sheehan welcomed news that a CCTV system for Garryowen has been approved by the local authority’s Joint Policing Committee (JPC) and will now proceed to the Garda National Advisory Committee. 

Speaking after the JPC meeting, Cllr Sheehan deemed the move a key step forward in getting a much-needed CCTV system for Garryowen over the line.

Having already passed through the local authority’s own CCTV Oversight Committee, the proposed scheme will now go before the Garda National Advisory Committee on CCTV for approval.

Welcoming the progress for the “badly needed scheme for 15 new CCTV cameras between Johnsgate and Garryowen”, Cllr Sheehan said the “scheme will be funded both from the council’s own CCTV budget and funding from the Department of Justice”. 

The Labour candidate in June’s mayoral election said the CCTV “is badly needed for the quality of life of everyone living in this community”. 

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“I would in particular like to pay tribute to Limerick City and County Council’s digital services division for all their work in relation to this as there is a trojan amount of work that goes in from a data protection point of view to ensure any proposed CCTV system is justified, proportionate and necessary,” he said.

“This scheme will go to public consultation which will happen shortly after the local elections in June 2024 and in conjunction with a formal application to the Garda Commissioner once approved this scheme will be funded and installation can take place before the end of 2024.”