Situated just ten minutes off the M7 motorway, the small village of Shanahoe in Co Laois is easy to access from all directions. With rural crime on the increase, the local community were fearful that the problem would only get worse.

Locals voiced their concerns at a public meerting in 2013, and the Shanahoe Community Alert committee have worked long and hard since to come up with the solution - the installation of CCTV cameras at every junction in and around the village.