Funding for a new water safety initiative will save lives in Galway according to Minister for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht, and the Islands, Sean Kyne.
An allocation of €24,000 is being provided for the River Corrib Thermal Image Monitoring Project under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Digital Innovation Programme.
Deputy Kyne says the project will use thermal imaging technology along the banks of the Corrib in the city to detect persons entering the river and will issue an automated message to An Garda Siochana.
“By providing this early warning system our emergency and rescue services will be able to act faster to help persons who are in distress and ultimately save lives. The River Corrib Thermal Image Monitoring Project is a great example of how technology can be harnessed for the benefit of people and communities, and in particular people who may be vulnerable.”