FAIR play to the people of vision at Newpark Close Family Resource, a facility that does so much to make life that bit more comfortable for the young and young at heart in their bailiwick.
At the weekend a plan to make a defibrillator available 24/7, a possible life-saver for those who may suffer heart attacks, was unveiled.
The project is another vital piece in a community jigsaw that makes the centre, under the brilliant stewardship of Sheila Donnelly and her team, is a life or death move that could save many lives.
It was perhaps ironic that a good collection of locals enjoyed cream cakes and coffee as they spoke about saving people following sudden heart attacks.
But the hugely enthusiastic and very supportive gathering certainly deserved a treat as support and more support was promised for a plan that will mean a safety net that will always be available for a close-knit community and its friends.
The gathering was told of a number of local businesses that already provide defibrillators but, oddly, nobody seemed to know how to go about accessing a defib in the case of an emergency.
Would it be too much to ask that a defibrillator for public use would be housed at a city centre venue that would always be accessible?
It was Mayor Michael Doyle who pointed out at the get-together that a defib in his home place of Inistioge had helped to save two lives, a local and a tourist, since it was purchased by the local community.
What price a life?
We get hot under the collar about dog poop and chewing gum littering our streets and we accept that people have every right to clean thoroughfares.
But, surely to God, a little more attention should be paid to providing something that could save a human being.
Life is precious.
Let’s help to protect it.
And well done to Frank Cody, Margaret Lanigan and all at Newpark FRC for their ingenuity.