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Higgins Welcomes Grand Canal Greenway Plans

South Dublin County Council and Kildare County Council have both published plans for the Grand Canal Greenway that would run from the 12th Lock to the Offaly boarder. 4.6km of the proposed route would be in South Dublin running from the 12th Lock to Hazelhatch, Newcastle. Local Councillor for the area, Emer Higgins, has welcomed the plans. “Greenways are fantastic initiatives. They promote fitness, wellness, exposure to nature and attract tourists. I’m delighted with the progress on the Greenway through Hazelhatch, it's something I've been campaigning on for a number of years and I would encourage people to use this opportunity to have their say on how to make the most of the cycle and path

Higgins hails Air Corps support in 2018

The Irish Air Corps completed more than 310 Emergency Aeromedical Support (EAS) Service missions in 2018, including support for tackling gorse fires in Saggart. That’s according to Fine Gael Cllr. Emer Higgins who hailed the support provided to rural communities by the women and men of the Air Corps. The Air Corps, many of whom are based locally in Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel, responded to a vast range of Aid to Civil Power (ATCP) and Aid to Civil Authority (ATCA) requests during 2018 - assisting An Garda Síochána, the HSE, local authorities and other key agencies of the State. EAS Service missions are a vital part of this work and involve Air crews supporting the HSE in providing a medi

Live Register Drops in Dublin

Cllr. Emer Higgins has said that the Live Register has dropped again locally here in Dublin thanks to continued job creation. Higgins said: “The latest CSO report shows that in Dublin the number of people on the Live Register has dropped again with the numbers of people signing on down by 16% since the same time last year. In Clondalkin the decline is 22% and in Tallaght it’s 16%. Overall, the Live Register has decreased by 55% since Fine Gael launched its Action Plan for Jobs in 2012. That means 2,000 less people on the live register in South County Dublin today versus one year ago,” said Cllr. Emer Higgins. “The overall unemployment rate for the country stands at 5.3%, down from 15.1% in e


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