Newcastle - Rathcoole - Saggart - Brittas
Emer is from Brittas just outside Saggart and went to school in Ratchoole. She represents the villages of Newcastle and Rathcoole on South Dublin County Council and has helped many families and community organisations throughout the four villages. She initiated the idea of hosting an annual event for the villages and was a founding member of the '4 Districts Fun Day' organising committee.
She delivered a much needed playground for Rathcoole Park, exercise equipment for the facility and helped secure funding for a playground in Newcastle. She is currently campaigning to have that playground delivered as a matter of urgency and is collaborating with the Council to ensure a suitable site is identified.
Emer has worked with sports groups across the villages applying for Sports Capital Funding and was delighted to support St Mary's GAA Club and Rathcoole Boys FC in their successful application for funding in 2017. She supports the Special Olympics initaitives in Peamount United and has collaborated with St. Finian's GAA Club.
Emer works with community groups including ReNewcastle, the Rathcoole Community Council, the RAMs, the Newcastle Ladies Group, the Crooksling Action Group, Tidy Towns Groups in Newcastle and Brittas, the St Finian's Parents Association and residents associations including the Brittas and District Community Residents Association and Peyton Residents. She helped Dancity Ireland and Foroige open in Rathcoole and is working with a committee to put on the area's first ever TeenFest this September.
Emer is a volunteer at the annual 4 Districts Senior Citizens Dinner and supports the Christmas 'light up' campaigns across the four villages. She was honoured to be asked to judge her local Saggart-Rathcoole St. Patrick's Day Parade and continues to support community events throughout the area. She fought against the changes to the 68 and 69 bus route proposed by Dublin Bus to the local services in Rathcoole and Saggart and against proposals for a cemetery at Calliaghstown and a waste facility in Windmill Hill.
Emer is a big supporter of local business and was part of Rathcoole's Enterprise Initiative events and the pitching committee which hosted judges from Bank of Ireland's Enterprise Town competition, an award Rathcoole proudly took home.