Pictured at the launch of Coolatubrid/Bridgestown Text Alert last month in the Rocklodge Pitch And Putt Club Carrigrohane Cork; Tim Chambers, Mary Morrissey, Liam McSweeney, Gerry Horgan, Brian McSweeney Tim O leary National IFA Diarmuid Hegarthy local IFA and Ballincollig Community Garda Liam Linehan. Community Text Alert is an initiative launched at the National Ploughing championships in Stradbally Co Laois on the 24th of September 2013. Text Alert is a system designed to facilitate immediate and cost effective communication from An Garda Siochana to the general public. This is a nationwide initiative. This will be achieved in a structured and consistent way in conjunction with existing Community crime prevention programmes including Community alert and Neighbour hood watch groups as well as Branches of the I.F.A. Information on Text Alert is available at www.garda.ie, and www.muintirnatire.ie or contact Garda Linehan for information on William.email@example.com / 021 4214685.