101. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to outline the funding mechanisms in place for the installation of closed circuit television cameras for security reasons in rural areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14392/17]
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am very conscious of the value that communities, especially rural communities, place on CCTV as a means of deterring crime and assisting in the detection of offenders.
The Deputy will be aware that the Programme for a Partnership Government commits to providing investment in CCTV systems and that I have secured €1 million in Budget 2017 to begin a new round of community CCTV schemes in line with the Programme. I expect to make an announcement in this context shortly.