CCTV cameras that were installed on the M7 at Burgess and Birdhill several years ago are now finally ready to become operational.
The June meeting of Tipperary Co Council heard that the Garda Commissioner’s office has signed off in favour of progressing surveillance at Burgess, at Cooleen, Birdhill, and also in the town of Ballina.
Cllr John Carroll welcomed this progress update, as he said CCTV is an important security issue for many local communities across the county of Tipperary.
He raised the issue at last week’s meeting of Nenagh Municipal District and asked when the M7 cameras, which are already in position, would become operational.
District Administrator Rosemary Joyce said the cameras would be checked to ensure they are fully operational. She expected that they would go live within a couple of weeks. The council will liase with the gardaí on the matter.
Cllr Fiona Bonfield recalled the cameras being put in place in 2015 or 2016 but never being used. Last week’s announcement is welcome news for local communities, she said.
Cllr Phyll Bugler inquired of the Ballina situation. Ms Joyce said the cameras are not installed yet but a contractor has been appointed to that end.