Extend Covid Mortgage Breaks

In Seanad Eireann today I asked for the Minister for Finance to updates us on what progress he has made getting the Irish “pillar banks” to extend the Covid19 Mortgage Break beyond the deadline of Sept 30th 2020.  When the banks caused the global financial crisis of 2007/09 Irish taxpayers bailed them out.  Now in…

Bus Connects Update

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has published a finalised plan of the BusConnects New Dublin Area Bus Network. Following three rounds of public consultation which began in 2017, the National Transport Authority has published the new Dublin Area bus network. This new bus network plan is the final version resulting from previous redesign proposals and…

€23m Regeneration of Mary’s Mansions

Mary welcomes the €23m redevelopment of St Mary’s Mansions which provides 80 high quality homes for inner city residents.  Mary says: “It’s so encouraging to see 25 original residents moving back into St Mary’s Mansions today. The scheme will be a model for future regeneration projects, which we hope will be built quickly and to…

Government Announces €16m Package for Pubs

Mary welcomes the announcement from Goverment of support package for pubs, bars & nightclubs on August 28th last. With the announcement from Government today, September 8th that wet pubs will be re-opening September 21st this will be much needed funding for the sector. The package includes new measures including: Restart Grant Plus 40% Top Up…

Covid-19 Community Testing

All our individual efforts: keeping our distance, washing out hands, acting like we have the virus and don’t want to spread the virus have succeeded at suppressing the virus.  The HSE continue to operate free Covid19 Medical Consultation, testing and treatment for anyone who is infected or potentially infected.  HERE is the latest update from…

Criminal Justice Covid19 Bill 2020

Mary supports the introduction of the Criminal Justice Covid19 Bill 2020 which aims to enforce Covid19 regulations for bars, restaurants and clubs as follows; Makes non-compliance with Covid19 Regulations a criminal offence for anyone operating a bar, restaurant or club Gives Gardaí powers to immediately close premises which are non-complaint with Covid19 regulations for periods…

Back to School 2020

Mary thanks all the teachers & support staff who have made the return to School for our children as smooth as possible. She wishes the parents, children and teachers the very best of luck for this academic year. The Department of Education have published a list of answers to frequently asked questions that you may…

BT Young Scientist 2021

Calling on students from across Dublin to submit their entries for the 2021 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), as the deadline for entries on Tuesday 22nd September nears. For the first time in its long history, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will be delivered across a virtual platform from January 6th…

Maynooth Train Line- Upgrade

Mary welcomes the opening of Public Consultation on the proposed upgrade of the Maynooth line to a more frequent and increased capacity DART service.   The upgrade of the Maynooth line to a DART service will provide a more sustainable, reliable, frequent rail service for our community of Dublin Central.    The proposal will increase the number…