Local Election Candidate for Dublin South West Inner City

Jen Cummins lives in the Liberties with her husband and four children, who are aged between 7 and 14. Her parents were born and raised in this area, so her connection to the community goes back 75 years.

She works in the area of educational disadvantage with Ballymun Anseo School Completion Programme as the Co-ordinator. It provides programmes in school, after school and during the holiday period for children and young people at risk of early school leaving. .

 

She is a Doctoral Student in DCU looking at the effects that childhood trauma has on early school leaving. She is delighted to be working with Dr Paul Downes and Dr Jones Irwin on this piece of work which will look at young people’s experiences. Jen believes that everyone has the right to equality of access and equality of opportunity at all levels of education, from pre-school to third level.

Jen supports the residents of the South West Inner City by campaigning to have more green space for sporting, recreational and environmentally sustainable living and to have long term social and affordable housing in the area in order to continue building a thriving and cohesive community.

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Best of luck to everyone collecting Leaving Cert results today. For the young people who might be disappointed please remember that there are many paths you can take, talk to your parents and teachers or older siblings, whoever, get advice and map out your options!! For the people who are older and came back to education, you are winners!! Well done! Enjoy your celebration and good luck in the next phase of your learning! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Last post for today. Weaver square plans.New Housing for Weaver Square and Cork Street

Dublin City Council has begun a Part 8 planning process for 55 new social housing units at two sites around Weaver Park on Cork Street.

The complex will comprise two blocks - one between Cork Street and Chamber Street along the eastern side of Weaver Park, and the second running along Chamber Street to the south of the park - ranging in height from 3 to 5 to 7 storeys, together with a landscaped amenity area.

The plans can now be viewed online at www.dublincity.ie under reference 3498/19. Plans are also available to view at the Public Counter South Central Area Office at Eblana House, Marrowbone Lane. Public submissions on the scheme are invited by 28th August 2019.

Link to application: www.dublincity.ie/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=3498/19&backURL=%3Ca%20href=w...
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Last post for today. Weaver square plans.

2 weeks ago

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Incredible community spirit shown today on Clonard Rd, first of many community clean ups, young and old came out, a really good day 💜#spotless #lovedublin #thebestneighbours

Late to the party. This display of wildflowers at St Catherine’s Park off Thomas Street was sown earlier in the summer and so only comes into flower now. But it’s a welcome splash of colour. And will support pollinators.

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