Child Rescue Ireland app launched
A new smartphone app allows users to receive CRI (Child Rescue Ireland) alerts direct to their smartphone. . It further increases the channels available to Gardaí for publicising a CRI Alert once it is launched.
The app utilises two strands – a notification for when a CRI Alert is issued, and a space to securely maintain up-to-date information (including photos) of your own children for easy access, by the phone’s owner only if the need arise.
The notification section will include details of the child who is the subject of a CRI Alert and any additional information that An Garda Síochána believe will help in their inquiries. People who have downloaded the app will be notified each time a CRI alert is updated with the latest information. They will also be able to share these CRI Alert updates with their Facebook friends, as well as being able to contact An Garda Síochána at 112 or 999.
The smartphone app is available for free on