Dublin city centre is set to increase its number of CCTV cameras, following a ''greater need'' for more coverage on the city's more popular and more lively streets.
According to Independent.ie, this move comes just months after a man was convicted of rape with the help of CCTV footage.
The south inner city will see an increase in cameras, with Harcourt Street, Camden Street and Montague Street atop the list of priorities. An Garda Síochána are reported as saying there is a strong need for ''greater CCTV coverage'' in Dublin's south inner city.
A statement written by Gardaí at Pearse Street, in response to a request from Dublin City Council, stated why they claimed the south inner city was more in need:
"Gardai at Pearse Street carried out a review of the public CCTV system during 2016 to take into account and reflect the change in dynamics and usage of areas of the district.''
"Montague Street and the wider area of Harcourt Street and Camden Street was identified as an area which would benefit from greater CCTV coverage, particularly in light of the significant increase in night-time economy in the area.''
"The additional CCTV cameras in this area will be a joint approach between An Garda Siochana, Dublin City Council and possibly local business interests."