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What's happening in Rathcoole Park?

I asked for an update from Irish Water on the progress of works at Rathcoole Park, including recent spraying. We all look forward to new playing pitches in 2021! Dear Deputy Higgins, Thank you for your recent communications in relation to spraying of large areas of Rathcoole park. I have received an update advising that Irish Water is in the process of completing a €35m investment in the trunk water infrastructure in South Dublin with the construction of the new 1200mm diameter strategic watermain linking the two largest water supplies in the Dublin Region namely Leixlip and Ballymore Eustace . This project is one of many to increase drinking water network connectivity and security of suppl

€10 million fund for technology for disadvantaged students

A €10 million fund has been set up to provide technology and devices for disadvantaged students at primary and secondary level, a Fine Gael deputy has said. Deputy Emer Higgins said the funding will be a huge help to both students and teachers as part of our response to Covid-19. Deputy Emer Higgins said: “Schools in our area know their students best. So they are being empowered to support those who most need access to technology, with the right equipment. “Schools are being asked to prioritise exam classes, and then to look at where else access to technology is most needed. I am confident this will make a real difference to thousands of students and provide the technology they need to be ab

Funding of €1 million to combat illegal dumping during the Covid-19 emergency

Emer Higgins TD Welcomes Funding to Tackle Illegal Dumping During Covid19 Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid West, Emer Higgins welcomes the announcement from the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton that €1m of funds from the Anti-Dumping Initiative will be ring-fenced to support efforts to tackle a reported increase in illegal dumping during the current Covid 19 crisis. Waste removal and the installation of CCTV or other monitoring and surveillance equipment will be among the activities supported. “There has been a noticeable increase in reports of illegal dumping during the Covid crisis. Providing local authorities with advance funding we will ensure that th


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