Funding for garda property marker in Mayo district

A PROPERTY marker for use in the Mayo garda district should be available before year end.

An application for €20,000 funding for two marking machines was deemed ineligible, but Mayo County Council have stepped in to fund one device.

The markers etch property, such as bicycles or machinery, making it harder to sell on if stolen, and help establish ownership if recovered.

Council chief executive Kevin Kelly told a Mayo Joint Policing Committee meeting that efforts will be made to have the property marker in place before the end of the year.