Three rural first responder organisations to benefit from CLÁR funding

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Three first responder organisations in Galway are set to benefit from new funding as part of the 2019 CLÁR Programme.

Eyrecourt and District Cardiac First Responders Group will receive €2,411, Killascobe Community Defibrillator Group will receive €5,202 and the Irish Red Cross in Leenane will get €2,477.

Over €567,000 in funding will be given to 30 first responder organisations in rural areas across the country.

The funding for the three Galway organisations will go towards buying defibrillators and cabinets, as well as manequins.

Speaking today, Minister Michael Ring said: “I am delighted to be in a position to announce further funding under the CLÁR programme of over €567,000 for 30 first responder groups in rural areas around the country who provide an excellent service often under very difficult circumstances.

“These community-based volunteer organisations perform life-saving work. They need to have proper vehicles and equipment to make sure that they can perform their work and that’s exactly what the funding I am announcing today will provide.

“This support will mean that if someone gets into difficulty, these groups will be better equipped to help them.”