Carbon Monoxide Alarms for the Elderly and Vulnerable


Muintir na Tíre has been allocated funding by the Department of Rural and Community Development to install Carbon Monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and vulnerable persons. This programme is aimed at persons who do not have existing alarms and do not have the resources to install alarms themselves. It will be rolled out through Muintir Community Alert Groups and Community Councils. These groups will apply for alarms for residents in their areas and will install them on a voluntary basis. They are battery powered alarms so installation is straightforward. Eligible groups should apply using the forms below. The application form should be returned to the Development Officer responsible for your area, as follows:

Region Counties Contact email Mobile
Southern Cork, Kerry, Limerick Diarmuid Cronin (086) 6000 752
Cork – Community Councils Denis Kelly (087) 2034 876
Western Clare, Galway, Roscommon, Mayo, Longford Gerard Costello (086) 6000 751
Eastern Laois, Offaly, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Westmeath, Dublin Conor O’Leary (086) 6000 753
Northern Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo, Leitrim, Louth Vanessa Clarke (086) 6000 757
South Eastern Tipperary, Wexford, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow Margaret Quinn (086) 6000 754


CO alarm group form

CO alarm individual form



At the launch of the programme with Minister Michael Ring are Gerard Costello (Community Alert Development Officer), Michael Sweeney (President) and Niall Garvey (CEO) of Muintir na Tíre.