CCTV issues again raised to council officials

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The issue of the CCTV cameras in Thurles was once again raised to Tipperary County Council officials at this months meeting.

Councillors have been calling for the system to be upgraded, while Gardaí in the area have cited the quality of the video as an issue and have also asked for something to be done.

Funding for the system was obtained through a community based CCTV grant scheme from the Department of Justice and Equality 4 years ago.

However the County Council says a number of issues have emerged with the scheme

The main problem is whoever applies for the grant – be it the Gardaí, the council or a community group – has responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the cameras.

Director of Services for Community and Economic Development Sinead Carr explains why the cameras aren’t the responsibility of the council: