2017 Weeks 11-14 Planning Applications

There were twenty six commercial and seven domestic applications for planning permission in Dublin Central over the past few weeks.  Some highlights include: Proposed building of 6 storey apartment block with 48 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments with basement parking at 1 A/C Shamrock Place, Dublin 1. Proposed construction of a 63 bedroom hotel at…

End Water Fiasco

The debate about Irish Water has gone on for far too long and politicians on all sides should end it now. As a City Councillor, 2003-2014, I am acutely aware of the critical importance of water for Dublin where we use 99% of all available treated water.  I’m environmentally conscious and believe climate change is the biggest…

Phibsborough Shopping Centre Planning Application

An application for planning permission to re-develop Phibsborough Shopping Centre has been made to Dublin City Council.   The application includes the old Des Kelly site, part of Dalymount and aims to deliver a significant increase in retail space as well as 340 new student accommodation places. Full details of the planning application are available here or…

North Inner City Taskforce

Last year, the Taoiseach promised to personally take charge of addressing challenges in Dublin’s North Inner City.  This week  shootings and drug dealing in the North Inner City show no signs of abating. On behalf of Fianna Fáil, Mary made a detailed submission to the Taoiseach’s taskforce on the North Inner City.   Mary and…

Moore Street Plan

Moore street captures the soul of our nation in the heart of our city,  it’s neglect and dereliction is shameful. As a long term campaigner for the protection of the Moore Street National Monument and creation of an appropriate commemoration I welcome the latest report from the Ministerial Consultative Group, the Moore Street Report, on securing…

24th March Daffodil Day 2017

THANK YOU On March 24th 2017 friends and supporters of Mary Fitzpatrick and Fianna Fáil Dublin Central Community Hub collected €1540 for vital cancer research.  Sincere thanks to all who gave so generously to help fight cancer.    

Free Home Energy Saving Kits

Are you concerned about your home energy usage and bills? Dublin’s Energy Agency has teamed up with Dublin City Council to produce Home Energy Saving Kits designed to help Dublin residents measure and save on their home energy usage. The Home Energy Saving Kits contain practical tools to help save energy in our homes. The…

2017 Week 10 Planning Applications

This week there were eleven commercial and one domestic planning applications in Dublin Central.  Of note are the following. Permission is sought for the demolition of a single storey building at 482A North Circular Road and the construction of a three-storey development consisting of 2 x two-bedroom and 1 x three-bedroom apartments, with rear access…

Water

As a City Councillor,  2003-2014,  I am acutely aware of the critical importance of water for our city.  In Dublin, we use 99% of all available treated water.  The need to apply water restrictions in recent years highlights the seriousness of the situation. However, as leader of the Fianna Fáil group on Dublin City Council…

Traffic changes on North Quays

The Luas cross city is on schedule to be fully operational by years end. To prepare for the impact of Luas on city centre traffic Dublin City Council are planning to make changes from this August to traffic arrangements on both the north and south quays. The proposals for the north quays include: New dedicated bus lane…