Royal Canal Park

Yesterday Dublin City Council (DCC) confirmed that an application has been made by Ballymore to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) for a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) on the site of the former Ormond Printworks on Rathoath Road. Ballymore made the application on Dec 6th and describe the development as residential, mixed use and consisting of: 435…

Coláiste Mhuire TY

Mary was delighted to meet with Transition Year students of Coláiste Mhuire, Cabra to hear their ideas for improvements to the area.  Over ten weeks the students undertook a survey of the area, detailed their findings, produced art work capturing their experience of the area, identified pros, cons and suggested improvements.  Included in their excellent…

BusConnects

2nd Consultation Dublin desperately needs a more efficient, reliable, accessible and affordable bus service to reduce congestion, pollution and make our city more liveable for all.  Mary is working with city residents and interest groups to help inform the National Transport Agencies proposal for a revised city bus network.  You can read Mary’s submission to…

Hyde & Seek

Mary organised a meeting for parents whose children attend Hyde & Seek with Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children Anne Rabbitte TD. The objective of the meeting was to discuss parents’ concerns over Tusla’s decision to close the creche on December 20th 2019.  Priority for parents is provision of safe, secure and happy childcare for children…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Further to recent developments in respect of Dublin Simon’s plans for properties on Botanic Road, Mary met with Chairman Sam McGuinness, Pat Green Director of Operations and Catherine Kenny Property Manager of Dublin Simon at their Chester House facility on the North Circular Road. Sam McGuinness apologised for the upset caused to the local…

Community Policing

Joint Policing Committee (JPC) Mary chaired the first meeting of the City Council Term’s Dublin City Joint Policing Committee (JPC).  You can watch the full meeting webcast HERE. Members of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee approved Mary’s suggestion that the JPC will focus its work on three themes of Safer Communities, Drug Dealing and…

Inner City Enterprise

Mary was delighted to represent the Lord Mayor of Dublin at the Inner City Enterprise (ICE) lunch to celebrate successful entrepreneurs in our community.  Inner City Enterprise (ICE) is a not-for-profit charity established to advise and assist unemployed people in Dublin’s inner city to set up their own businesses or create their own self-employment. ICE provides…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Mary continues to seek clarity from Dublin Simon Community in relation to their proposed use of 86-88 Botanic Road. Mary called on Dublin Simon to respond to questions raised by locally elected representatives. In response, Dublin Simon have invited the Cabra Glasnevin councillors to meet next Tuesday (Dec 3rd). Dublin Simon say they will…

BusConnects Deadline

Extended Deadline Mary welcomes the fact that the deadline for the public to have their say on the proposed Dublin Area Revised Bus Network has been extended to Tuesday 10th December 2019. It is really important that Dublin City has a more reliable, efficient and affordable bus service. The NTA are proposing to introduce sixteen…

O’Devaney Gardens

Update A report from Assistant Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Brendan Kenny, confirms that the recent deal brokered by the Dublin Agreement Group to deliver 80% social and affordable homes on the O’Devaney site is legal, will go ahead and will deliver for our community. You can read Mr Kenny’s report in full HERE…