New FF Councillor for Cabra-Glasnevin

Mary is delighted to announce Fianna Fáil Dublin Central’s newest Public Representative Cllr Eimer McCormack.  Eimer has lived all her life in Dublin Central working in customer facing roles, dealing with the public.  Mary was proud to support Eimer’s candidacy as a hard working and long-standing member of Dublin Central CDC. I am confident Cllr…

Botanic SHD- Update

An Bord Pleanála has refused the most recent SHD application for the former Smurfit Site (now Daneswell Place) on Botanic Road. For more information click here FacebookTwitter

Water Environment (Abstractions) Bill Pre Legislative Scrutiny.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government & Heritage started to scrutinise proposal for new legislation to regulate, register and license water abstraction.  Important legislation to protect water ecology, comply with EU Water Directive, conserve water, minimise pollutants, measure and manage water abstraction.  Requested more details on proposed thresholds, measurement and enforcement.  Draft legislation expected…

Young Entrepreneur- Free Training

Inner City Enterprise Ltd are running FREE training for people aged between 18-30 interested in or starting or has recently started a business. The participants will have an opportunity to develop a business plan, engage in peer learning, hear from likeminded alumni business/social entrepreneurs and meet 1-1 with business mentors of Inner-City Enterprise. Click here…

Mother & Baby Homes Archive

The Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes Bill 2020 designed to protect and preserve all records collected by the Commission of Investigation was introduced in Seanad Eireann on Octorer 14th, 2020. The Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes was established in 2015 and due to be dissolved on Oct…

Budget 2021- Housing

Mary welcomes the much needed€3.3 billion spend in housing in this year’s budget.  As part of the measures announced today, 12,750 new homes will be added to the available supply of social housing through build, acquisition and long-term leasing.  Mary is pleased to see measures to address homelessness in today’s budget. Mary welcomes the range…

Housing, Local Government & Heritage

As Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Local Government and Heritage Mary proposed the following items for inclusion in the 2020/21 Joint Oireachtas Committee Work Programme: Report on the implications and effectiveness of a constitutional referendum to provide a Right to Housing to every Irish Citizen Amend “Living City” initiative Replace failed tax credit with time…

Youth Services- Budget 2021

Mary has called on Ministers Donohue, McGrath & O’Gorman to support Ireland’s youth services in the upcoming budget. There has never been a more important time to support our young people, they have been hit hard by this pandemic, and are suffering more than most. Mary is a founding Director of Cabra 4 Youth, a…

Living City Initiative

Mary has called for the Minister for Finance to amend the Living City initiative from a tax credit incentive to a grant payment and to extend it to include rural towns. The Living City Initiative was first launched in 2015 and relaunched in 2018.  Since 2018 Dublin City Council received 119 valid applications for the…

DART+West- Update

Due to feedback from residents and  public representatives along the route, the public consultation period for DART+ West has been extended until 21st October at 17:00hrs, for details on how to make a submission click HERE     The upgrade of the Maynooth line to a DART service will provide a more sustainable, reliable, frequent rail…