€242,000 for 10 emergency first responder organisations

Thursday, 12th July, 2018 10:00am

€242,000 for 10 emergency first responder organisations

FUNDING of €242,296.21 to 10 first responder organisations in Mayo has been annouced under the First Response Support Measure of CLÁR (Measure 3) by Minister Michael Ring today.

The allocations are as follows:

Gráinne Uaile Sub Aqua Club, 250 horsepower outboard engine, €22,100.

Meelickmore Community Development Fund, Claremorris, defibrillator and training, €3,200.

River Moy Search and Rescue, purchase of vehicle, €32,810.

Claremorris South Responder Community Group, defibrillator, CCTV and heated unit, €1,500.

Shrule Community Defibrillator Group, defibrillator and training, €4,834.

St. John’s Ambulance - Mayo Division, purchase, conversion and fit out of four-wheel drive ambulance, €50,000.

Order of Malta Ambulance Corps, ambulance for Knock Parish and hinterland, €50,000.

Irish Red Cross – Mayo, ambulance for Claremorris and hinterland, €50,000.

Irish Community Rapid Response, Mayo, equipment for Erris, €11,851.

Mayo Mountain Rescue Team, equipment and building upgrade, €16,000.


Said Minister Ring: “I am delighted to announce funding under the CLÁR programme of over €242,000 for 10 first responder organisations in Mayo. This follows on from recent announcements by me of over €570,000 for school and community safety supports and community play areas in Mayo through my department’s CLÁR programme (Measures 1 and 2).

I’m delighted to support these community based organisations in the vital work they do to keep members of our community safe and well. Quite simply, these groups need to have proper equipment and training in order to ensure they can perform their important work.”

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