Deliveroo

Mary called for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to come to the Seanad and outline what action his department is taking to address the precarious, dangerous and exploitative working conditions of Deliveroo workers. You can watch the debate below. During the pandemic we’ve all become more reliant on home deliveries and Deliveroo workers have…

Housing Adaptation Grants

Mary welcomes the new from the Government of €75 million fund to improve homes for older people and people with disabilities. Grants of up to €30,000 are available to assist people with a disability in carrying out necessary works to make a house more suitable for their needs, up to €8,000 to assist older people…

Mother & Baby Homes

Survivors of the Mother & Baby Homes were angered and upset by report from the Commission of Investigation into the Mother & Baby Homes. The Mother & Baby Homes Commission tried to destroy Survivor’s testimonies and failed to give justice to survivors. It refuses to answer to the Oireachtas. Mary believes it is time to…

Restrictions Update

Last night An Taoiseach made the difficult announcement to the nation that Level 5 restrictions would remain in place until April 5th. The decision to extend Level 5 restrictions is difficult and will have considerable impact on all parts of our economy and society. However we continue to have an unacceptably high level of disease…

Moorhead Report

Mary addressed the important issue of fair pay and conditions for Local Authority members which is threatening the sustainability of our democracy in the Seanad this week. The Programme for Government includes a clear commitment to deliver on fairer pay and conditions for Local Authority Members within the first year of Government.  Mary has raised…

Deliveroo

Everyone, regardless of the age, sex or race should be able to reasonably expect to live and work in our city without the threat of violence. Mary is working the Deliveroo workers, the Gardai and all of the community stake holders to ensure the Inner City is a safer place for everyone to live and…

Land Development Agency

The crisis in housing supply and affordability requires a massive and strategic state intervention in the provision of social and affordable homes.  One of the most significant costs in the provision of any home is the cost of land.  The state is the biggest landowner and must use state owned land, suitable for social and…

Moore Street

Mary welcomes the publication of the report from the Moore Street Expert Group on the future of street trading on Moore Street and calls for urgent implementation of its more than twenty recommendations. Moore Street traders have put up with falling trade, increasing dereliction, neglect and anti-social activities for far too long.  In 2019 the…

Social Housing- Retrofitting

Approximately 40% of Ireland’s energy related carbon emissions come from buildings alone. To help reduce carbon emissions and make local authority homes warmer, easier to heat and more comfortable Government has invested €45 million in an energy efficiency retrofitting programme for 2021. This week our Government announced funding under the Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Programme for…

Mother & Baby Homes

Mary believes it is outrageous that the tapes of testimonies of survivors given to the Commission of Investigation have been destroyed by them. Mary raised the issue with the Minister and he has told Mary that the matter is being investigated by the Data Protection Commissioner and he is waiting on feedback from the Attorney…