Dublin Central Housing Crises must be addressed

Mary Fitzpatrick is acutely aware of the Governments failure to provide for the housing needs of the people of Dublin Central.  Mary actively supports people in need of housing and campaigns for an accelerated house building programme, affordable housing scheme and refurbishment scheme for Dublin Central.  Mary recently joined Donie on nearFM’s Northside Today programme…

Magdalen Laundry site should be developed for housing

Mary Fitzpatrick has renewed her call for the proposal by Dublin City Council to sell the last remaining Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott St to be rejected by City Councillors. A survey conducted and published this week by the Inner-City Organisations Network has revealed that more than 80% of residents do not want the sale of the site…

Metrolink

TII, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, recently announced a route on which it intends to construct a 26km North – South urban railway to run between Swords and Sandyford. In Dublin Central the proposed Metrolink route includes stations at O’Connell Street, The Mater Hospital, Cross Guns Bridge (they call this stop Glasnevin on their plans, but it…

Proposed changes will lead to increased juvenile crime

Community ran Justice Youth Diversion Projects are a valuable crime prevention measure that make communities safer by diverting young people from crime and anti-social behaviour, towards being responsible young adults engaged in and respecting their own communities. Year on year, community ran youth diversion projects have resulted in reduced numbers of young people being prosecuted…

“Locked Out”

Today’s report from the Simon Community highlights the impossible situation facing people trying to rent a home in Dublin Central where rents have increased by more than 90% since 2010. Mary says the report confirms the devastating experience of people trying to find a home in Dublin Central.   “The toxic combination of inadequate housing supply…

Governments superficial PR led approach fails North Inner City

There is an undeniable link between the lack of meaningful Government commitment to the North Inner City and the spiralling gun crime on our streets. 15 murders in the past two years prove the Governments superficial PR led approach has failed and will continue to fail.   This is not acceptable for our community. Mary’ extends her…

Week 2 Planning Applications

This week there are six commercial and zero domestic applications for planning permission in Dublin Central. Some applications to note as follows: Proposed development 39-41A Dorset Street Lower includes the construction of a retail and student accommodation development comprising of a part-three to part-four storey building onto Dorset Street Lower, and a part-four to part-six…

Former Magdalene Laundry, Sean McDermott Street, D1.

Dublin City Council’s proposal to sell the site of the former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street fails to respect the the Magdalene survivors, the local community, the chronic housing need in Dublin Central and the historic and future strategic value of the site. It is five years since the Taoiseach apologized to Magdalene survivors…

Drumcondra Community CCTV Meeting

The next meeting of the Drumcondra Community CCTV Action Group will take place on Thursday 18th January 2018 @ 8.30pm in The Skylon Hotel, Drumcondra. In December 2017 Cllr Paul McAuliffe and Mary met with residents in the Skylon Hotel to discuss crime and anti-social behaviour in our area and to formulate a community response….