04 December 2013

Minister Fitzgerald Welcomes Launch of Child Rescue App

Minister for Children & Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald has welcomed the launch today of a new app for Child Rescue Ireland (CRI), which will allow the public to assist Gardai in cases of missing children.

Minister Fitzgerald said: “ The CRI app will be available to download for free on most smartphone platforms from tomorrow, and should prove a boon to Gardai as it provides them with a further method of enlisting the public’s assistance when investigating child abduction cases.

When the app is downloaded on a smartphone, the user will receive a notification when a CRI Alert is issued.

“This efficient use of new technology is an innovative and welcome step towards ensuring that as a nation we use every tool at our disposal to keep our children safe," concluded Fitzgerald.