Posted December 4th, 2012
For the first time in four years sports Capital funding has been provided for Community and Sports groups to develop and improve their facilities. Below is a list of the Wicklow recipient groups which have been approved for funding. I have no doubt that this funding will be hugely beneficial to many communities across our county. Simon
Wicklow Annamoe Community Development Association Limited €40,000
Wicklow Arklow Amateur Boxing Club €40,000
Wicklow Aughrim RFC €3,500
Wicklow Avondale GAA Club €55,000
Wicklow Ballymanus GFC €70,000
Wicklow Ballywaltrim Recreational Park Management Committee €16,000
Wicklow Baltinglass GAA Club €50,149
Wicklow Blessington GAA Club €30,000
Wicklow Bray Bowling Club €77,000
Wicklow Bray Town Council, Ballywaltrim €190,000
Wicklow Co Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club €3,000
Wicklow Cobra Gymnastics Club €10,000
Wicklow Coolkenno Sports Field Ltd. €20,000
Wicklow Dunlavin GAA Club €30,000
Wicklow Greystones Rugby Football Club €47,000
Wicklow Kilcoole Camogie Club €2,000
Wicklow Knockananna G.A.A Club €45,000
Wicklow Lakers Social and Recreation Club Ltd €25,000
Wicklow Our Lady Of Fatima Boxing Club Wicklow €4,000
Wicklow Rathdrum Gymnastics Club €13,000
Wicklow St Patricks GAA Club, Wicklow €50,000
Wicklow St Pats Schoolboy and Schoolgirls Soccer club Avoca €15,000
Wicklow St. Patricks GAA Club, Kilcoole €17,500
Wicklow Tiglin Teen Challenge €24,000
Wicklow Wicklow Rugby Football Club €37,000
Wicklow Woodbrook Garden County Archers €15,000
Posted September 14th, 2012
Wicklow Fine Gael TD, Simon Harris today (Friday) will attend the official State Reception for Team Ireland from the Paralympic Games.
Speaking ahead of the State Reception, Deputy Harris said, “I know that people right across County Wicklow were filled with pride over the course of the last few weeks watching Team Ireland compete in the Paralympic Games and particularly in watching and supporting the two Wicklow athletes, Helen Kearney and Padraig Moran.
“It is absolutely fitting that the Government will today acknowledge the success of Team Ireland and pay tribute to Helen and Padraig and all of the team at a State Reception and as a Wicklow TD I am proud to be there to thank and commend these athletes for the excitement, joy and pride they brought to our county and our country,” stated Deputy Harris.
“Team Ireland exceeded all targets and expectations with their huge medal haul in London and here in Wicklow, Helen has now brought back three medals to our county. The Paralympic Games and the Olympic Games this Summer have both given the people of Wicklow so many moments of pride and we owe a debt of gratitude to all involved – athletes, coaches and families,” concluded Deputy Harris.
Posted September 11th, 2012
Wicklow Fine Gael TD Simon Harris commended the efforts of Tidy Towns committees around County Wicklow.
Aughrim continued last year’s success by winning another gold medal in its category in the Tidy Towns 2012 Competition.
Stratford on Slaney was highly commended and Wicklow Town commended in the regional awards, while Glenealy was recognised with the Endeavour Award for having made significant improvements on last year’s performance.
Welcoming the results, Deputy Harris said, ‘The awards are richly deserved and reflect the work that has gone into towns around Wicklow. The Tidy Towns competition is a great example of what can be done by local communities to improve the towns they live in. It is fantastic for getting the community interested and involved in their surroundings and the results have demonstrated the great work done throughout Wicklow over the last year.’
‘I would like to extend my congratulations to all those involved in the Tidy Towns efforts around Wicklow and I look forward to working with the committees for the 2013 competition.’
Posted September 10th, 2012
Wicklow Fine Gael TD Simon Harris today offered his congratulations to Ireland’s Paralympians and in particular the two Wicklow representatives, Helen Kearney and Padraic Moran.
‘Our Paralympians have had a successful games and have done the entire country proud. Their efforts reflect the drive, determination and dedication that have gone into the last four years of preparation and I’m exceptionally proud of their performance.’
‘Helen and Padraic have been incredible and they should be extremely proud of their performances over the last couple of weeks. They have been an inspiration to all of Wicklow and we should celebrate them and their achievements. I trust that Wicklow County Council will arrange for a civic reception to allow the people of Wicklow to celebrate their Paralympians.’
‘As we have seen Irish Paralympians have gone from strength to strength and their achievements in London reflect their dedication to their sports. We should be extremely proud of our Paralympians and what they have achieved.’ Concluded Deputy Harris
Posted August 23rd, 2012
Fine Gael Wicklow TD Simon Harris today welcomed the provision of four new special needs classes for county Wicklow and the continued focus on special needs by the Government.
Deputy Harris said ‘The announcement by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) of these additional resources reflects progress in providing much needed resources for those with special needs.’
‘The classes in Wicklow are of significant value to Wicklow families and will help young Wicklow people in gaining the education that they are entitled to. I am pleased that these resources have been allocated to East Glendalough Wicklow Town, CBS Arklow, Scoil Nioclais Naofa NS Dunlavin and Holy Rosary Wicklow Town. During my time in Dáil Éireann, I have spoken with many parents who are struggling to get appropriate educational supports for their children. Today’s announcement is good news but I will be continuing to engage with the NCSE to increase the supports available to students across county Wicklow.’
These classes are scheduled to be available this coming September and are part of a broader roll-out of supports for special needs learning that will see the provision of 500 places across the country.
Deputy Harris concluded ‘the additional supports are welcome progress in providing the necessary resources for those with special needs and reflects the continuing focus of the government on the support for those with special needs.’
Posted June 8th, 2012
Improvements will increase safety around for school children in Dunlavin
Fine Gael Wicklow TD, Simon Harris, has welcomed confirmation from Wicklow County Council that work on a new footpath and road crossing along Dunlavin Green and to the two schools on the R412.
Deputy Harris said, “Several parents have contacted me with concerns about the road outside the school, and the speed of passing cars. I am glad to see Wicklow County Council taking fast action to address this problem, following the award of funding for the project under the Sustainable Transport Management Programme.”
“It is anticipated the works will take six weeks to complete, which will see them in place for students when they return to school after the summer break.”
Posted May 2nd, 2011
If you have an issue in your area that you think I can help with, get in touch! I am happy to help in any way that I can
You can call me on 01-6183805 (Dáil Office) or 01-2813727 (Constituency Office). Alternatively you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to me at ‘Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2′ or at my constituency office, ‘Office Unit 4, Market Court, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow’.
Posted May 1st, 2011
Please check back soon for updates on my work in the Dunlavin area.