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Casserly & Higgins Congratulate Lucan Harriers on their 40th Anniversary

Local Councillors Vicki Casserly and Emer Higgins have congratulated Lucan Harriers on their 40th anniversary celebrations and the long-awaiting activity at the running track in Lucan. Casserly, a proud member of the running club was joined by her colleagues Cllr. Emer Higgins and Deputy Frances Fitzgerald at the Lucan Harriers 40th Year Celebrations in the Spa Hotel. “Lucan Harriers has been a part of the community for as long as I can remember and the team have been great friends to me as I set out on my own running ambition this year. It’s great to see activity at the track at last and I’ll continue to work with my colleagues to ensure this project is completed as soon as possible,” said

Clondalkin Men’s Shed Set for Official Opening

Cllr. Emer Higgins has congratulated Clondalkin Men’s Shed as they prepare to cut the ribbon on their new premises. “The Clondalkin Men’s Shed has been a fantastic addition to the Clondalkin community these past five years. At long last they’re settled in to their new, permanent home, just off Watery Lane. They have a fabulous workshop for building their Buddy Benches and all the fantastic woodwork projects they donate to local hospices and schools. Thanks to Sister Kathleen, they also have a homely kitted out kitchen and hangout place; a space they can chat over tea and lunch. The men behind the shed are some of the warmest, most committed volunteers I’ve ever met. They are fantastic at rea

Minister for Sport Visits Rathcoole, Clondalkin and Lucan

Cllr. Emer Higgins and Deputy Frances Fitzgerald welcomed Minister for Sport, Brendan Griffin, to four local sports clubs this week. The Minister’s whistlestop tour took him to Rathcoole Boys FC where he saw their progress on their new all-weather pitch, Round Towers GAA Club and their proposed site next to Gaelscoil Chluain Dolcain, Lucan Sarsfield GAA Club and the long-awaited running track at Lucan Harriers Athletic Club; which is finally back on track. “It was great to welcome Minister Griffin to our constituency and showcase some of the fantastic local clubs we have in Rathcoole, Lucan and Clondalkin. The Minister’s Department has provided thousands of euro in funding to each of these c

Almost 1,000 Pensioners receive increased payments in first wave of reviews - Higgins

The first reviews for pensioners who received less than the maximum rate of pension on post Budget 2012 rate-bands have been adjusted with the vast majority benefiting, a Fine Gael Candidate, Cllr. Emer Higgins, has said. Higgins said: “At the end of February 1,138 reviews were completed and from this 86% (978) have resulted in an increase in their payment and 14% will continue on their existing payment. Reviews will continue to be processed until all identified pensioners receive a review outcome in writing. “The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty is visiting Clondalkin, Lucan and Baldonnell this week and confirmed to us that her department is currently ex

Local Campaigner Welcomes New Law to Protect Children Online

A new law is set to protect our children online, a Fine Gael Councillor who has held a series of local public meetings on online gaming and social media, has welcomed the law. Fine Gael Cllr. and General and Election candidate Emer Higgins said: “My colleague the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., has announced that he will introduce a new Online Safety Act to improve online safety and ensure that children can be protected online. This is something of huge concern to parents locally and I’m pleased to see progress.” “For the first time we will have a law setting a clear expectation for service providers to take reasonable steps to ensure the saf

Live Register Drops by 61% in Clondalkin - Higgins

A new Government plan will help consolidate the economic gains we have made in recent years here in South Dublin according to Fine Gael Candidate Cllr. Emer Higgins. Cllr. Emer Higgins said: “The latest CSO figures show that numbers on the Live Register here in the Clondalkin Office has decreased by 21.3% in the last year. Since the Action Plan for Jobs was launched in 2012 there has been a 62.1% decrease. Fine Gael in Government is ambitious to build upon the gains we have made in recent years and to ensure our people enjoy higher standards of living and quality of life now, and into the future.” “Over 154,000 jobs have now been created in Ireland since the Government was formed in 2016. On

Minister Regina Doherty Tours Mountpark Logistics €80m Site

Minister Regina Doherty toured the €80m Mountpark Logistics site in Baldonnel. Minister Regina Doherty toured the facility along with local Councillors Emer Higgins, Kenneth Egan, Vicki Casserly and MEP Candidate, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. The Minister was extremely impressed by the facility, the creation of local jobs and the state-of-the-art fit out of the site. Local Councillor Emer Higgins said: “Already 740 people have been employed here as part of the construction phase, and as a County we’ll be benefiting from €2.3m in developer fees to the Council. I led the campaign to allow these lands be developed and am delighted to see the progress that’s been made on the site. It's fantastic to h


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