Tallaght mum Jackie Fox who fought for 'Coco's Law' to receive freedom of South Dublin

Publication Date13 January 2022
AuthorKim oLeary
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
Jackie Fox's beloved daughter Nicole, 21, died by suicide after the Clondalkin woman endured three years of relentless bullying both online and in person

Nicole tragically passed away in hospital with her family at her side.

In the years since Nicole's death, Jackie has given talks in schools all over the country about bullying and suicide awareness, finally getting 'Coco's Law' enacted in February of last year.

Last month, Jackie, who is originally from Old Bawn in Tallaght and now lives in Courtown, Wexford, found out that she was going to be awarded the freedom of South Dublin County by Mayor Peter Kavanagh.

The ceremony will take place on January 20, which is the fourth anniversary of Nicole's passing.

Jackie told Dublin Live: "It's lovely to be recognised even though I'm not doing it for the recognition, it's happening on 20 January which is Nicole's fourth anniversary.

"Normally on her anniversary the family would release balloons in her memory and this year I said I'd like to have the award on the same day, so it feels like Nicole is with me to make it special for her.

"I hope she will be proud of me."

Jackie has also resumed her in-person talks to schools about bullying and cyberbullying.

She said: "The Covid never really affected me as I could do the talks on Zoom with schools but it's not the same as doing it in person.

"I can only give a talk in one school a day as it takes a lot out of me and with the schools social distancing sometimes we have to stream or go back as the classes might not be able to be all together."

Jackie said that the positive reviews she has been getting back...

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