An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Tom Murphy accepted the generous gift on behalf of the Council, which was put in place at the 40 Foot Bathing area this afternoon by Council staff from the Municpal Service Dept. The defibrillator was able to be gifted to the Council by the fundraising efforts of Sandycove Bathers Association, in particular Ger Kennedy, who has taken part in a number of charity fund raising sea swims in order to reach the funding target.
Speaking this afternoon An Cathaoirleach said
I would like to pay tribute to the generosity of the Sandycove Bathers Association, especially Ger Kennedy, President Fred Espey and Honourary Secretary Maurice Byrne. Their civic minded gesture could very well be the gift of life to a bather in difficulty and I would like to commend everyone connected with the Association for their hard work and commitment to their community."