Together for Safety

Everyone deserves privacy when receiving medical treatment.  As a member of the Oireachtas Cross Party Group on Reproductive Rights, Mary supports the national campaign for safe access zones at all medical health facilities providing information on and access to abortion services.  For more information on abortion services in Ireland click here My Options is a…

Tax Relief for Apartment Owners

Mary has called on the Minister for Finance to  make a provision in Budget 2022 for owner occupiers and social landlords to claim income tax relief to fix fire defects in their apartments.  Owner occupiers are living in what can only be described as ticking time bombs. They are living in homes with totally inadequate…

Moore Street

Mary has asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage to provide an update on the restoration of the National Monument Museum on Moore Street, Dublin 1, and the regeneration of trading on that street. Mary has campaigned with and on behalf of Moore Street Traders and relatives of 1916 for the restoration of…

Supporting Students

Mary recently met with the Union of Students of Ireland to discuss the supports announced in the recent Budget 2022, and how Housing for All gives Technological Universities the power to build not for profit student accommodation and the rent controls introduced by the Government to help students. The increase in the SUSI grant and…

Budget 2022

Budget 2022 is a progressive budget which will underpin economic recovery and return 400,000 people to work, it will deliver the largest package of income support in over a decade. Budget 2022 prioritises low and middle income workers, young people, women and the elderly. For a full breakdown of supports, tax measures, investment in Health…

Housing & Urban Regeneration

Mary joined the Minister for Housing reviewing progress on social housing projects in Dublin Central and Urban Regeneration in the North Inner City. The Minister disappointed not to see greater urgency in progressing in the Fruit &Vegetable Market, Moore St, the City Library on Parnell Square, and the regeneration of Matt Talbot and Constitution Hill…

Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station

Mary was delighted to drop into the newly refurbished Fitzgibbon street Garda Station. The station has been missed by the community over the years while it was being refurbished. The focus will be on Community engagement and policing for the team working out of Fitzgibbon Street, and the public office is open 8am to 9pm…

Gaelscoil Coláiste Mhuire

Mary has continued to follow up with the Department of Education and the Minister, trying to drive progress of delivery of a new school for Gaelscoil Coláiste Mhuire. Mary recently met again with Minister of Education Norma Foley who is also working to find a solution to allow the school construction progress. Following the meeting…

Maternity Restrictions

Mary stood in solidarity with the Women of Ireland at the March for Maternity demonstration seeking equal access for one nominated partner in ALL maternity hospitals. Mary and her colleagues delivering a scroll to Minister Donnelly detailing stories of those Women who have had to experience pregnancy, childbirth and tragedy ALONE through these harsh restrictions….