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….

Decision to build on pauper’s graves should be overturned.

Mary is publishing HERE the records of more than 3,000 paupers buried in Glasnevin Cemetery and calling on An Bord Pleanala to respect these people, to overturn the planning permission granted by Dublin City Council and for the Government to withhold funding for any desecration of this burial site. Today is last day for observations…

MAKE DUBLIN CENTRAL A BETTER PLACE

Mary Fitzpatrick was unanimously selected as a candidate for the next General Election by more than 200 members of Dublin Central’s Fianna Fáil organisation. It is ten years since Dublin Central elected a Fianna Fáil TD and in that time Dublin Central has become a poorer, dirtier and more violent place.  Mary Fitzpatrick and Fianna Fáil…

Cabra Hills NEW Planning Application

An application for a Strategic Housing Development was lodged on 19/12/2017 with An Bord Pleanala for the former CIE Lands and 2-4 Carnlough Road, Dublin 7.    Permission is being sought for the construction of 420 residential units, a neighbourhood centre with supermarket, off licence, café, office, community centre, creche and parking spaces to be…

Government u-turn on ECCE policy welcomed

Working on behalf of children with special needs Mary called on the Minister for Children to abandon the Governments proposal to do away with the  Overage Age Exemption from the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme from September 2018. Mary said the proposal to remove the Overage Age Exemption from the ECCE scheme would severely disadvantage children with special…

Phibsborough redevelopment

As a City Councillor 2004-2014 Mary worked to achieve regeneration of Phibsborough through the establishment of a statutory Local Area Plan.   Mary supports the redevelopment of the Phibsborough Shopping Centre and wants any new development to regenerate the neglected urban village into a vibrant urban community. On October 26th, 2017 Dublin City Council informed Mary that…

Burial grounds should be respected

The Glasnevin Trust recently re-applied for planning permission to construct a chapel and car park on burial grounds in St Pauls Cemetery Glasnevin.   Mary objected to the application and called on Dublin City Council to refuse permission for the following reasons: The proposal to build any structure or carpark on the graves of over 3000…

North Inner City Youth Awards

Delighted to join Dublin GAA legend Ger Brennnan to support the launch of Dublin North Central Garda Youth Awards at Croke Park. The awards aim to celebrate outstanding young people between 13 and 21 years of age who by their presence enhance the communities of Dublin’s North Inner City. The closing date for applications is…

Housing

Six years of Fine Gael led Government has culminated in the worst housing and homelessness crises in the history of our state. Fine Gaels’ failure to invest in homes is morally, socially and economically negligent. At the 2017 Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis Mary called for Fianna Fáil to recall how in much worse economic times, since…