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Monaleen Park Residents Association Defibrillator - Pictured above is Peter Clifford, Monaleen Park RA; Lydia D'Arcy, Affinity CU; Danny Browne, Monaleen Park RA; Kevin Haugh, Monaleen Park RA and Noel Power, Monaleen Park at the defibrillator at Affinity Credit Union Monaleen Park Residents Association Defibrillator - Pictured above is Peter Clifford, Monaleen Park RA; Lydia D'Arcy, Affinity CU; Danny Browne, Monaleen Park RA; Kevin Haugh, Monaleen Park RA and Noel Power, Monaleen Park at the defibrillator at Affinity Credit Union

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Life-saving defibrillator has been installed at Affinity Credit Union by Monaleen Park Residents’ Association

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Monaleen Park Residents Association Defibrillator  – Pictured above is Peter Clifford, Monaleen Park RA; Lydia D’Arcy, Affinity CU; Danny Browne, Monaleen Park RA; Kevin Haugh, Monaleen Park RA and Noel Power, Monaleen Park at the defibrillator at Affinity Credit Union

Life-saving defibrillator has been installed at Affinity Credit Union by Monaleen Park Residents’ Association

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald

A defibrillator has been installed in a Limerick city suburb as a part of a local community project by the Monaleen Park Residents’ Association.


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Affinity Credit Union is supporting the initiative, and the unit has been installed at the main entrance gate to its premises on the Schoolhouse Road in Monaleen, where it will be accessible to the community 24/7.

The Monaleen Park Residents’ Association decided to buy the life-saving piece of equipment for the community with some of the cash awards they received as category winners in the Limerick Going for Gold in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Kevin Haugh, member of the Association, said, “We offered to install the unit at the main gate of Affinity Credit Union on the Schoolhouse Road in Monaleen, where it would be covered with the Credit Union’s CCTV cameras.”

“Sixteen Monaleen Park residents will undertake first responders’ training with the defibrillator before the end of November,” he added.

The defibrillator is registered with the National Ambulance Service and the Affinity Credit Union in Monaleen have two members of staff who are qualified to use the equipment as trained first responders.

Awareness of the defibrillator’s location is being raised through local and social media outlets.

The Monaleen Park Residents’ Association was established in 1982, and is a group formed by the people living in the estate who have come together to promote and enhance their local area and act as a voice for their community.

The Association provides an opportunity for Monaleen residents to meet with their neighbours, gain new skills and support residents to work together and represent the views of all residents to make their estate a better place to live.

They also address any issues or concerns residents may have such as environmental, recreational, parking, traffic hazards etc, and find solutions. They also undertake community projects.

They regularly enter the best front garden section in the annual Going for Gold Competition, as well as taking part in the annual Spring Clean-Up, the annual Team Limerick Clean-Up, and any other events that encourage biodiversity and environmental awareness.

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