North Inner City Regeneration

On Saturday 8th of September 2018 the Lord Mayor of Dublin City, Cllr Nial Ring and Mary will host a public meeting in Dublin’s historic Mansion House to promote the North Inner City Development Authority Bill 2018 This important legislation results from Mary Fitzpatrick’s work with residents, businesses and community representatives in the North Inner…

Dublin Bus Network Redesign

The National Transport Authority is proposing to re-design Dublin cities bus network.  Their stated objective of the re-design is to increase bus services and frequency but some residents are legitimately concerned that it will leave them with a significantly reduced service.   There are a number of changes proposed to the bus service in Dublin Central…

North Inner City Development Authority

Mary was delighted to introduce Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Dublin John Lahart TD to Lord Mayor of Dublin City Cllr Niall Ring this week and present the Lord Mayor with  Fianna Fáils Dublin North Inner-City Development Authority Bill 2018. The Dublin North Inner-City Development Authority Bill 2018 which was introduced in Dáil Éireann by John…

Cabra for Youth 10 years old

In 2008 along with Joey Furlong, Niall Counihan, Paul O’Farrell and Annette O’Reilly, Mary co-founded Cabra for Youth with the support of City of Dublin Youth Service Board, Department of Justice, Dublin City Council and the Gardaí.    Cabra for Youth is a not for profit, voluntary, Youth and Justice Youth Diversion Project dedicated to…

Greater ambition needed for O’Devaney

Mary made sure that when Darragh O’Brien TD was appointed Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Housing to put Dublin Centrals Housing crises right at the top of his agenda.   After Mary brought Darragh to visit O’Devaney Gardens and other wastefully under underutilized state-owned lands in Dublin Central he challenged the Government in Dáil on their shameful failure…

Anti-Social behaviour on the Royal Canal

Mary is a big fan and champion of the Royal Canal, a fantastic amenity at the heart of Dublin Central.  From when she was first elected in 2004 Mary has worked for and supported the expansion of a greenway from Spencer Dock to Ashtown, the establishment of Cabra Kayak Club, Cabra for Youth Community allotment garden…

Connaught Street Derelict Properties

Mary has renewed her call for a different approach to be taken to deal with Derelict Sites in Dublin Central so that properties are not allowed to remain in prolonged unproductive use and dereliction.   Mary’s comments follow confirmation from Dublin City Council that the properties at 19 and 21 Connaught Street, Dublin 7 have been re-inspected…

Greening the North Inner City

Dublin City Council Parks & Landscape Services are developing a greening strategy for the North Inner City.   A public consultation workshop is being held to give the local community a chance to give their input. The workshop will involve discussing existing green spaces in the area and be identifying where there are opportunities for improvements.  The…

8 & 10 Ferguson Road, Drumcondra

Dublin City Council recently served notice of its intention to compulsorily acquire the properties at 8 and 10 Ferguson road.   The owners have objected to the CPO so Dublin City Council now requires the consent of an Bord Plaenála to proceed with the acquisitions.   The applications for consent were lodged with An Bord Pleanala in July 2018. …

Cabra House Student Accommodation Site

Cabra residents living close to the former Cabra House site contacted Mary in June concerned about the inadequate Health and Safety precautions taken to protect their homes during site excavation in preparation for construction of Student Accommodation. Over a number of weeks, Mary worked on behalf of residents and made representations on their behalf to the developer requesting the developer respect…