COVID-19, Community Support

Dublin City Council has established a Community Response forum to ensure a co-ordinated response to support vulnerable people of all ages in Dublin City during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Membership of the forum includes elected public representatives, city council officials, An Garda Siochana, HSE, GAA and local community groups. Initiatives will include: Working with the…

COVID-19, Income Support

People whose income has been reduced or ceased due to Covid19 are advised to apply immediately for COVID-19 related income supports. They are being advised that the easiest and quickest way to apply is online on www.MyWelfare.ie. All applicants need are their email address, PPSN and bank account details. On www.MyWelfare.ie  all customers can: Apply…

COVID-19, Rent

Private residential tenants struggling to pay their rent because of reduced income during COVID-19 can now apply for Rent Supplement. In view of the difficulties created for many in the private rented sector who have lost significant employment income, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will use the full flexibility of the scheme…

Planning Extensions

Dublin City Council have advised Mary that due to COVID-19 crisis the public will have additional time to participate in the planning process.  There will now be a three-week extension to the public participation periods in the planning system. It is hoped the additional time allowed to make submissions will protect the integrity of decision…

Rent Freeze, Ministers Response

Following Mary’s proposal at Dublin City Council the Minister for Housing has refused to introduce a residential rent freeze in Dublin City.  The Minister’s reply is a blow to all renters in the city struggling to pay escalating rents and at risk of becoming homeless.  Click HERE to read the Minster’s letter in full. The…

COVID-19, Homeless

Dublin City Council has advised Mary that in the past two weeks they have secured 657 additional homeless accommodation units, converted one-night only accommodation to 24hour accommodation with meals, provided meals to people in homeless accommodation and ensuring accommodation for self-isolation.  Click HERE to read the full report. Details of where and when services can…

BusConnects, Postponed

The Bus Connects Team at the National Transport Authority have advised Mary that due to the current Covid-19 Emergency they intend holding a further public consultation regarding the Core Bus Corridor Projects later this year, hopefully in September 2020.  The date/timing of public consultation will be determined by the public health advice given by the…

Extra Garda Resource

The Gardaí in Dublin’s North Inner City, DMR North Central Division,  have received 2 extra vehicles to provide increased community support and engagement.  If you require assistance please contact the Gardaí by phone on 01 666 8000 or e-mail dmr.northcentral.community@garda.ie.   Please report any illegal or suspicious activity immediately by phoning 999. FacebookTwitter

Community Policing, Cabra

Public meetings for Cabra Community Policing Forum have been suspended due to health and safety concerns relating to COVID-19.  In the meantime, click HERE for minutes of the last meeting.  A public forum meeting will be convened as soon as it is safe to. In the meantime, any issues or concerns can be raised directly…

Grangegorman access

In response to Mary’s requests, Dublin City Council has approved the installation of a pedestrian crossing on the North Circular Road to facilitate safer pedestrian access to the Grangegorman campus.  It is expected to be installed and operational by September 2020. FacebookTwitter