Support Our Secretaries

School secretaries are vital to the successful running of every school.  Yet as employees they are being treated as second class citizens.   90% of school secretaries do not have the same safeguards in place as the other 10% who are employed directly by the Department of Education.  These secretaries are at a great disadvantage when…

Climate Case Ireland

Yesterday September 19th, Friends of the Irish Environment lost its case arguing that Ireland needs to do more on climate change. Ireland’s High Court sided with the government on all three grounds, ruling that the current National Mitigation Plan is lawful. This legal action was the first case in Ireland in which citizens sought to…

#ClimateStrike

Across 6 continents, in 120 countries, over 3500 strikes are planned. Be sure to join the #Climatestrike in Dublin on Friday 20th September. The Dublin route starts at the Customs House from 12 noon, going towards Merrion Square for a rally in front of government buildings at 1pm. FacebookTwitter

O’Devaney Gardens

Dublin City has become unaffordable for average earners to live in.  One of the main reasons Mary sought election was to champion the delivery of affordable homes for working people in our community.   Mary believes passionately that everyone should have a secure affordable home.  Mary believes Dublin City needs to adopt the Vienna Housing Model…

Dublin Adult Learning Centre

Mary is a big admirer of the The Dublin Adult Learning Centre or DALC. DALC is a dedicated Basic Adult Education Centre, catering for around 650 adults per year, primarily from North Inner City Dublin and many who are early school leavers seeking a second chance education.  This is an opportunity to improve literacy skills…

The Complex

At a time when cultural space is under pressure in Dublin City Mary is a strong supporter of self-starting independent resilient artists initiatives like The Complex.  Since 2009 the complex has created and sustained a home for artists in Dublin’s north inner city.  Mary was delighted to go along to the opening of their latest…

Stirrup Lane Mural

Mary grew up in Dublin 7 and remembers when it was home to a vibrant, fruit, veg, fish and horse market.  She admires and appreciates the significance of the Horse Boy mural on Stirrup lane, Dublin 7.   The image in the mural is of an authentic indigenous Dublin 7 street character and the quality of…

Cabra Community College

Having actively supported the campaign for a co-educate, non-denominational secondary school in Dublin 7, Mary was delighted to join the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) and Educate Together (ET) to announce that will work together to operate Cabra Community College as a co-educate, non-denominational secondary school according to their shared ethos.  Their…

Central Area Committee, Sep-19

Mary represented the interests of the people of the Cabra Glasnevin ward of Dublin City Council at the September 2019 Central Area Committee.  You can watch the meeting HERE Among the issues discussed were housing proposals for O’Devaney Gardens, Infirmary Road and St Finbars Court.  Mary also raised issues around traffic, parking, waste management and…

Phibsborough Business Watch

Safer communities are happier and healthier communities.  Unfortunately, a certain level of crime is everywhere, and the Gardaí cannot successfully tackle it without community support.  Mary is delighted to join and support Phibsborough Businesses and the Gardaí set-up a local Business Watch for the Phibsborough area. Anyone owning or operating a business or public space…