Founding of Community Alert

At a meeting of Imokilly Region Muintir na Tire, held in Dungourney on Fri 22nd November 1984 attended by eleven Community Councils, it was decided to initiate a series of open public meetings throughout East Cork, to discuss the tragedy and the concern about safety of the elderly especially in isolated areas. 
After this meeting it was Muintir na Tire Imokilly Region Development Officer Mr Kevin Hickey who coined the term Community Alert.
The term was first used on the posters advertising the various meetings, and was accepted as the actual organisation name later.