Affordable Homes

At the 2019 Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis Mary renewed her call for Fianna Fáil to champion the delivery of affordable homes for working people and to reject the failed housing policies of Fine Gael. Mary urged Fianna Fáil to deliver affordable, social, co-operative and cost rental, energy efficient homes, in mixed income developments on state…

Climate Action Plan

Dublin City Council can play a lead role in helping Dublin contribute to addressing climate change. Along with the Lord Mayor of Dublin City, Cllr Niall Ring, Mary welcomes Dublin City Council’s publication of their draft Climate Action Plan and their invite to the general public to have their say on the draft plan. The…

Educate Together, Pelletstown

Mary recently met with teachers and parents to lend her support for a permanent school building for Pelletstown Educate Together National School. As a parent of three school children Mary understands the anxiety caused to parents and the pressure imposed on teachers when there are inadequate school facilities. Mary is working to ensure the long-promised…

Affordable Homes

Dublin City Council has confirmed to Mary that it is in the process of acquiring a vacant site on Bannow Road adjacent to the Batchelor’s factory in Cabra west. DCC does not yet have detailed plans but has indicated it is likely to develop Social Housing on this site. DCC has unfortunately advised Mary that…

Towards 2022

The Dublin North West Area Partnership is a state funded organisation dedicated to developing community, education and employment opportunities for people living in the Navan road, Cabra, Phibsborough, Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Finglas and Ballymun areas. As a volunteer director Mary was delighted to attend the launch of DNWAP’s Strategic Plan, Towards 2022, with other directors and…

Blanchardstown Bus Corridor

Mary supports improved provision of frequent, affordable and reliable public bus services. For the proposed high frequency bus corridors to benefit all the NTA must address legitimate concerns over potential negative impacts on residents homes and our local villages of Stoneybatter, Cabra and Phibsborough. Mary is actively engaging in the public consultation on the proposed…

Climate Case Ireland

Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity. Mary believes our Government and state must take stronger action to seriously tackle this real and increasing threat to all our future. In January 2019, along with other concerned citizens, Mary attended the Four Courts to support the legal action taken by Friends of the Irish Environment…

St Finbarr’s Court

For many years Mary has lobbied Dublin City Council to build good quality, affordable, energy efficient one and two bed residential units in Dublin Central.  Such units give residents who no longer need three and four bed family homes the opportunity to secure more appropriate sized homes without having to leave the local area. After…

Nurses Strike Ends

Mary welcomed the resolution of the nurses and midwives strike within the framework of the public sector pay agreement. As with all disputes, there was always going to be a solution. So the question a lot of people are asking is why did it take three days of strike action, postponement and cancellation of 10s…

Standing With Nurses & Midwives

For only the second time in 100 years, on January 29th 2019, nurses and midwives went on strike for equal pay and safer working conditions. Mary supports the nurses and midwives campaign for equal pay and safer working conditions. The fact that nurses decided to take this action shows just how frustrated they are with…