Renters Protections

Renters whose income has been reduced by Covid19 and are unable or struggling to pay their rent can avail of protections from eviction or rent increases up to July 12th 2021 by self-declaring their reduced financial circumstances with the RTB.  Click HERE for more.  The extended protections until 12th July 2021 means: A 90-day (rather…

Dalymount Park

Mary welcomes the announcement from Dublin City Council that they have been given the go ahead to proceed to the design and planning stages of the Dalymount Park Redevelopment. A grant agreement has now been signed with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (DTCAGSM) in relation to the Dalymount Park Redevelopment…

Phoenix Park Road Closure

Mary has been informed by the OPW that the North Road will be resurfaced. This will entail the North road being closed from April 12th to June 18th 2021. All pedestrian and vehicle access gates along this route will be closed for the duration. For more information please click here. FacebookTwitter

Vaccine Update

After 100 days of the vaccine rollout Ireland has passed 1 million doses administered. We have already seen that infection rates in vaccinated groups have fallen dramatically, allowing nursing home visits to return in the last few weeks. There has been a collapse of COVID-19 case numbers in frontline healthcare workers since the commencement of…

Rapid Antigen Testing

Mary was delighted to participate in a pop up testing centre for Covisal rapid antigen tests last week. A scientific expert Group has recommended the use of rapid antigen testing for various sectors including sports, business and education. Rapid antigen testing combined with the vaccine roll-out brings real hope for a nearer easing to Covid…

Education Update

Mary has received the following update regarding the following areas in the education sector: Phased return to school Vaccination rollout for education sector Antigen Testing Ventilation in schools Special Education Teacher allocations Department statement on RTE Investigates programme State Examinations Procurement process for Leaving Cert Examinations 2021 and Accredited Grades process Government plan for phased…

Primetime Housing Debate

Mary outlined the Governments medium and long term plans for Affordable housing to rent and buy on Primetime recently during a debate with Sinn Fein. She stated we need to provide certainty to people, so that people know that they can afford a home and get on with their lives and do all of the…

Electoral Reform Bill

At the recent Joint Oireachtas Committee of Housing, Local Government & Heritage Mary got the opportunity to question both Facebook & Twitter on their corporate values, and why Truth was not one of them. Mary believes that to protect democracy and ensure fair elections the proposed Electoral Commission must regulate political advertising on social media…

Vaccine Update

Mary has received the following update regarding vaccine deliveries & administration rollout: Ireland’s COVID-19 vaccination programme strategy is to distribute all available vaccine as quickly as is operationally possible, prioritising those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. The programme is based on the principles of safety, effectiveness and fairness, with the objective of reducing severe…

Ending Direct Provision

Mary has long supported ending Direct Provision in this country and welcomes the publication of the White Paper which marks the end of Direct Provision in Ireland. The White Paper marks a new beginning in Ireland’s approach to meeting the needs of people who come here to seek protection. It sets out a new policy…