Request that my allocated 5K from the property tax/payparking monies for research into the incidence of suicides in the district

We have had a significant number of lives lost to suicide in the district in recent years. Many believe the incidence of suicide to be higher in certain locations, including Rathangan and more recently Newbridge, than the national average. Can I request that my allocated 5K from the property tax/payparking monies for research into the incidence of suicides in the district. This research will include, but is not limited to, if and why the incidence of suicide is high, why we have had so many suicides in the area and what can be done to help prevent anymore constituents living in the Kildare-Newbridge district, from getting to the point where they feel like they have no option but to take their own lives, in the future? Ideally recommendations would be used to help inform future planning and services.

Report: This matter will be discussed at the meeting.