Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today (Monday) launched two new initiatives through Muintir na Tíre which will make people safer in their homes.

At an event in Westport Fire Station, Co Mayo today, Minister Ring announced an initiative to support the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly, isolated and vulnerable people throughout rural Ireland.

Alarms will be supplied to Muintir na Tíre groups who will install them in people’s homes on a voluntary basis. Minister Ring has allocated €115,000 to support this initiative through the Dormant Accounts Fund which is administered by his Department.

Minister Ring also launched Muintir na Tíre’s new Cairde mobile app to help vulnerable people to live safely in their homes.

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