CCTV Controversy

Dear East Meath Resident,
You will be aware that a debate in the national media about the legality and advisability of installing CCTV surveillance in villages and towns.  Duleek village has been the focus of this media interest.
A proposal to install CCTV similar to that in Duleek is being promoted by Councillor Sharon Keogan and the Gardai, for Julianstown.
Residents of East Meath are asked to inform themselves fully of the implications of having 24/7 wide spectrum CCTV in Julianstown as this would have implications for residents of the wider East Meath Area and of South Drogheda, as well as any resident of the village itself.
The proposed CCTV system would have number plate and facial recognition capability.
Attached is a copy of an article which has appeared in the Irish Times of 21st November.