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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Tuesday, 13 May 2003

Vol. 566 No. 3

Written Answers. - Security of the Elderly.

John Perry


451 Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs if a security pendant will be made available to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13015/03]

The purpose of the scheme of community support for older people is to improve the security and social support of vulnerable older people. This funding is provided by way of grant aid to voluntary groups and organisations that have undertaken to identify those elderly people in need of assistance under the scheme. Under the terms of the scheme, grant aid is available towards the once-off costs of purchase and/or installation of small-scale physical security equipment and socially monitored alarm systems.

It is expected that the scheme for 2003 will be advertised in July in the national and local papers. For the Deputys information following is a list of organisations funded under the scheme in the north-western region in 2002, any of which will be happy to apply for assistance on behalf of individuals in that area.

Project Name




Coolaney Community Alert

Greenville, Coolaney, Co. Sligo

Mr. Brendan Kivlehan

(071) 30509

Martin Savage Tce/Doorly Park Neighbourhood Watch

48 Martin Savage Terrace, Sligo

Ms. Mary Ryan

(071) 45935

Old Cartron Residents Assoc.

6 Old Cartron Hill, Sligo

Mr. Colm Clarke

(071) 46400

MCR Community Centre

MCR Community Centre, Mail Coach Road, Sligo

Ms. Louise McGarry

(071) 46512

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Loyola, Carraroe, Co. Sligo

Mr. James Keegan

(071) 60022

Ballinagar Community Alert

Tullynascreena, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim

Mr. Martin McHugh

(071) 64372

Dromahair/Killargue Community Alert

Lakeside Cottage, Corrigeencor, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim

Mr. Christopher Callaghan

(071) 64565

Sooey/Ballygawley Community Alert

Ballysumaghan, Ballintogher, Co. Sligo

Ms Dympna Hamilton

(071) 65312

Sligo & District Active Retirement Group

Castlegal, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo

Ms Betty Smyth

(071) 66437

Skreen/Dromard Community Alert

Farnaharphy, Skreen, Co. Sligo

Ms Mary Kennedy

(071) 66697

Ballisodare Neighbourhood Watch

16 Woodbrook Heights, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo

Ms Mary Rooney

(071) 67334

Ballintrillick Community Alert

Mullanfad, Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo

Ms. Kathleen Gilmartin

(071) 76602

Young at Heart Active Age Group

Dartry Heights, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo

Ms Ellen O'Connor

(071) 76630

Aclare Community Alert

Kincullew, Aclare, Co. Sligo

Mr. Daniel Tuohy

(071) 81065

Culfadda Community Alert

Culfadda, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Mr. John J Higgins

(071) 82019

Gurteen Community Alert

Parochial House, Gurteen, Co. Sligo

Rev John Doherty

(071) 82551

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

12 Cuan Iosa, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Sr Rosalie Rowley

(071) 83262

Ballyshannon Neighbourhood Watch

Knather, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

Ms Delia Pender

(072) 51556

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Tullycullion, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

Mr. Joe O'Rourke

(073) 21006

Donegal Town Neighbourhood Watch

River Cottage, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

Ms Mary B Crossan

(073) 21072

Dunkineely Community Alert

Loughmult, Dunkineely Community Alert, Co. Donegal

Ms Vera McCafferty

(073) 31114

Kilcar/Glencolmcille Community Alert

Toms Cottage, Towney, Kilcar, Co. Donegal

Ms Anne Cunningham

(073) 38206

Project Name




Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Glencar Scotch, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Mr. Gerry McGinley

(074) 22019

Gortahork Community Alert

Shroughan, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal

Ms Madge Curran

(074) 35694

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Derryart, Creeslough, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Mr. Seamus Harkin

(074) 38033

Carrigans Community Alert

Main Street, Carrigans, Co. Donegal

Ms Tracey Toland

(074) 40412

Castlefinn Social Services

Cloughfin, Castlefinn, Co. Donegal

Ms Mary P McGrenaghan

(074) 46846

Milford Community Alert

Rossgarrow Milford, Co. Donegal

Ms Christina O'Sullivan

(074) 53271

Gortnabrade Care of the Aged

Gortnabrade, Carrigart, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Ms Teresa McCarry

(074) 55289

Newtowncunningham & District Neighbourhood Watch

Ballyhaskey, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal

Mr. Noel Devanney

(074) 56378

Manorcunningham Care of the Aged

Carrickballydooey, Manorcunningham, Co. Donegal

Ms Martha Lynch

(074) 57309

Falcarragh Community Alert

Ballyconnell, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal

Mr. Packie Doohan

(074) 65388

Ardara Community Alert

Maghera, Ardara, Co. Donegal

Ms Peggy McGill

(075) 41398

Lettermacaward Community Alert

Farrigans, Lettermacaward, Co. Donegal

Ms Isabella Gallagher

(075) 44149

Annagry Care of the Aged

26 Ranafast, Annagry, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Ms Brid Ni Dhomhnaill

(075) 48114

Glenties Community Alert

The Glen, Buncrubog, Glenties, Co. Donegal

Ms Nora Breslin

(075) 51192

Burnfoot Care of the Aged

Magherabeg, Burnfoot, Co. Donegal

Mr. Patrick Lynch

(077) 60239

Moville Community Alert

Lough View House, Greencastle, Co. Donegal

Mr. William McCorkell

(077) 81291

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Carrick-on-Shannon

Summerhill, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Mr. Patrick Keaney

(078) 20104

Carrick-on-Shannon Active Age Group

Kilboderry, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Ms Kathleen McGarry

(078) 20269

Gorvagh Community Alert

Satrissaun, Gorvagh Community Alert, Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Ms Clarice Wrynne

(078) 31263

Mohill Neighbourhood Watch

Drumboy, Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Ms Rose Keegan

(078) 31299

Eslin Community Alert

Eslin Bridge, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Ms Mary Reynolds

(078) 31658

Kiltubrid Care of the Aged

Letterfine House, Keshcorrigan, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Mr. Francis Gilmartin

(078) 42175

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Conference of the Immaculate Conception

45 Greenfort, Sligo

Ms Sheila Scanlan

(086) 8563949

Maullaghmore Neighbourhood Watch

5 Castle Avenue, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo

Mr. Patrick O'Shea

(087) 2501995

Kinlough Community Alert

Edenville, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim

Mr. Anthony Ferguson

(087) 4100589

Dromore West Community Alert

Patch, Dromore West, Co. Sligo

Mr. Ciaran Culkin

(087) 9320033

Curry Community Alert

Broher, Charlestown, Co. Sligo

Ms Sadie Loftus

(094) 54271

Easkey/Dromore West Community Alert

Kilmacurkin, Easkey, Co. Sligo

Mr. Peter Brady

(096) 49436

Achonry/Mullinabreena Community Alert

Carrowneaden, Lavagh, Ballymote, Co Sligo

Mr. Patrick O'Donnell

071 84019

Glenfin Community Alert

Ardloghan, Cloghan, Lifford, Co Donegal

Mr. John Gallagher

074 33345

Milford Community Alert

Rosgarrow, Milford, Co Donegal

Ms Christina O'Sullivan

074 53271

Castleconnor Community Alert

Bunnanilra, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Mr. Tomas Gilmartin

Bundoran Neighbourhood Watch

Marine Lane, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Mr. Des Donovan