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Sickle Cell Matters Annual Ball : Marking World Sickle Cell Day - Cllr. Emer Higgins

Members of the African community hosted a celebration of diversity, inclusion, positive mental health, fashion and music to mark World Sickle Cell Day. The Sickle Cell Education and Awareness Ball took place in the Hilton Hotel and was attended by Yemi Adenuga , Fine Gael Councillor for Navan and the first African woman elected in Ireland and Cllr. Emer Higgins who supports the event every year. This year marked the 7th sold out celebration, and the aim was to come together to raise funds, to educate and have fun, while at the same time to better our understanding and hear about the impact and true stories of people living with sickle cell in Ireland. Sickle Cell Ireland have successfully do

New Summer Urban Market in St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan - Cllr. Emer Higgins

Now you have yet another reason to visit the spectacular St. Catherine’s Park with a new Sunday market opening. The Urban Food and Craft Market began last week in St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan, featuring a wide variety of stalls selling an assortment of food offerings, this venture is being supported by Fingal County Council to further enhance the extensive amenity of St. Catherine’s Park. “I was delighted to attend the official opening alongside Mayor Vicki Casserly and Cllrs. Emer Currie and Joe Neville. The pop-up food and craft market takes place near the playground in St. Catherine's Park and will run every Sunday from 10am to 5pm right through the summer months, until October. On offer

Dublin Civil Defence receives emergency vehicle boost – Cllr. Higgins

A new four wheel drive jeep that has the capacity to respond to national emergencies and extreme weather events will be added to the Dublin Civil Defence fleet, a Fine Gael Cllr. has said. Minister with responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, confirmed that the 16 Ford Ranger Crewcab Pickup Vehicles will be joining the Civil Defence fleet in the coming weeks. And Cllr. Emer Higgins can reveal that Dublin is among the units that will receive a jeep. The purchase of the vehicles is part of a €500,000 allocation from the Dormant Accounts fund of the Department of Community and Rural Development. The vehicles, priced at over €31,000 each, will improve the four wheel capability of the Civil Defen

Council Displays Plans for new Play Space at Newcastle

Fine Gael Councillor, Emer Higgins, has welcomed the progression in obtaining two public play spaces for Newcastle. The two proposed playgrounds have moved to the Phase 8, public consultation stage. “I have campaigned tirelessly for more amenities for the children of Newcastle and at last we are seeing some movement” The maps and drawings for the proposed play spaces in Newcastle are now on view in SDCC offices in Tallaght and Clondalkin and in Clondalkin Library. They can also be viewed online where the public can see the full plans and make a submission http://consult.sdublincoco.ie/ Climbing frames, an imaginative house, wobbly bridge, climbing rocks and tree stumps, swings, slide and see

The sun was shining again this year for the Garden Fete in aid of the Four Districts Day Care Centre

Cllr. Emer Higgins who attended the event said, “It was great to see so many people out supporting the fundraiser and enjoying the sunshine. This year’s event was bigger than ever with the fire brigade, super heroes, bouncy castles, a carousel, BBQ and pop-up stalls. Local musicians, the RAMs in Rhythm entertained the crowds". The Day Care Centre is a fantastic amenity for the older members of our community where they gather to socialise with others in a warm and friendly atmosphere. There is regular daily group activities to stimulate body and mind plus occasional days out . Clients can avail of special services such as hairdressing and exercise programmes to keep bodies and minds active an

SDCC approve over €45,000 in Community Grants for Lucan, Clondalkin, Newcastle, Rathcoole and Saggar

Fine Gael Councillor, Emer Higgins, has welcomed the allocation of over €45,000 in Community Grants to 16 clubs and groups across Lucan, Clondalkin, Newcastle, Rathcoole and Saggart. These include a wide range of groups, such as Clondalkin Rugby Club,Newlands/Castle Park FC, Lucan Men’s Shed, Friends of the Camac, Commercials Hurling Club, Rathcoole Baton Twirlers, Clondalkin Global Garden St.Marys GFC, Clondalkin Men’s Shed, RathcooleCommunity Council and Rathcoole Boys FC The Community Grants Programme is aimed at providing financial assistance to Community and Voluntary Groups who are responding to locally identified needs within their communities. "This funding will greatly assist our co

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