National Childcare Scheme

Mary is calling for equality of access to childcare for all children in North Dublin. She raised the issue in the Seanad with Minister for Childcare, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, asking for a review of the National Childcare Scheme to ensure funding is in place to provide equality of access to…

DART+West Update

Mary has received an update from Irish Rail further extending the Public Consultation to October 6th this year. They also informed her there will be further Webinars on the following dates: Residents from Connolly/Spencer Dock – Ashtown area: Monday 27th September 19:00hrs  Residents from Coolmine – Castleknock area: Tuesday 28th September 19:00hrs Residents from Clonsilla…

Stalking Bill

Mary is proud to be a co-sponsor of this will which seeks to make stalking a criminal offence. The bill provides for a specific offence of stalking, which is characterised by repeated, unwanted behaviour that occurs as a result of fixation or obsession and causes alarm, distress or harm to the victim and recommends a…

Matt’s of Cabra

The first stage in a Strategic Housing Development application for 137 Build to Rent apartments on the old Matts of Cabra site was made to An Bord Pleanála on 11th August 2021. This is good news that the Developer is in talks with Dublin City Council and An Bord Pleanala about progressing the building of…

Mary’s Weekly Update

Below you will find a brief update on some of of Mary’s work over the past week: Began work to end SHD’s and to restore local democratic planning decision making. As a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Heritage & Local Government Mary commenced pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed Large-Scale Residential Development Bill which will…

Competitive Start Fund

Early-stage entrepreneurs are invited to apply for two Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Funds (CSFs) which are now open for applications. The two funds for ‘All Sectors’ and ‘Women Entrepreneurs’ amount to a combined total of €2m. Enterprise Ireland can approve a maximum of 40 investments of up to €50k in equity funding to successful projects….

Large Scale Residential Development Bill

As a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage Mary is undertaking pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large Scale Residential Development) Bill. The LSRD legislation will introduce a two stage, a maximum 32-week time limited planning process. One of the main aspects of…

Mary’s Weekly Update

Below you will find a brief update on Mary’s work over the last week: Mary Attended meetings to put the finishing touches #HousingForAll and share the plan with Fianna Fáil PP and Housing committee Launch of €20billion plan to build 300,000 homes, eradicated homelessness, tackle vacancy and build secure, affordable and environmentally sustainable communities in #HousignForAll…

Hammond Lane Court

Mary was delighted to receive an update from the Minister for Justice that construction of the new family court at Hammond Lane, Dublin 7 should commence in late 2023. The project is at the planning stage and is well advanced.   The Courts Service has advised the Department that its highest priority at present is the…

Housing for All

The Government has published their ambitious and radical plan to ensure all our Citizens have a secure and affordable home.  Housing For All gives Local Authorities powers to increase supply of social and affordable housing, to use state owned lands to deliver housing, to reverse vacancy and dereliction, to eradicate homelessness and to support local…