First respondent organisations in Shannonside Region will receive €109,000 in funding

First Responder Organisations in the Shannonside region will receive over €109,000 in funding from the Clár Programme.

In Longford, the Community Cardiac First Responders will receive €13,000 that will go towards defibrillators and equipment.

The Lough Ree Sub Aqua will receive €6,880 that will fund a boat and a trailer for the Ballyleague/Lanesboro club.

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Sligo/Leitrim Mountain Rescue will receive €42,500, which will go towards the replace of a transport vehicle for the rescue crew.

Meanwhile €46,850 will go towards Roscommon Sub Aqua that will fund a van and boat.

Nationally, it was announced €576,000 under the CLÁR will be shared between 30 first responded organisations that will pay for training materials, vital vehicles and trailers and defibrillators.

Michael Farrell of the Lough Ree Sub Aqua, says the funding will go towards a small river craft will make a big difference to their members: