Phibsborough SC Re-development

As promised during the local election campaign, Mary submitted a motion to the first meeting of Dublin City Council calling for Dublin City Council, the developer, Tesco and Bohemians to meet with DCC and local City Councillors to resolve the dispute and agree a way forward.  The motion appeared on the agenda as follows:”The elected…

New North Inner City Bus 53a

Mary is a strong champion of public bus services and is working to achieve more reliable, efficient and affordable public bus service that connects inner city communities.  Mary welcomes the announcement from Dublin Bus of a new local north inner-city bus Route 53a which will commence service on Monday, 8 July 2019.   Route 53a will…

Botanic SHD, update

On June 18th 2019 An Bord Pleanala advised Mary of its decision to refuse planning permission to Scanron Developments to construct 299 apartments on the former Smurfit site. An Bord Pleanala considered the design sub-optimal, would not integrate or enhance the existing residential architectural area and would be contrary to proper planning and sustainable development….

Dublin City Agreement 2019-2024

The Dublin City Agreement 2019-2024 is a progressive five-year agreement between Fianna Fáil, Green, Labour and the Social Democrat City Councillors to champion ambitious objectives for Dublin City.  On behalf of Fianna Fáil, the largest group on Dublin City Council, Mary successfully led and concluded the policy negotiations with the Green, Labour and Social Democrat…

Cabra Community Policing

Mary is a founding member and director of the Cabra Community Policing Forum.  At its community forum meeting on May 28th, 2019 Gardai reports from Cabra, Bridewell and Mountjoy were reviewed. Issues discussed include the following: Garda resources for Cabra Community Policing Garda Drugs unit Scramblers and quads Congregating youths People living in Cabra are…

Ballymun Bus Corridor

Dublin needs a more reliable, efficient and affordable bus service for our city to be more liveable. Mary has been working with residents, community organisations and businesses to achieve a more efficient, reliable and affordable bus service to serve our community. Mary made a detailed submission to the National Transport Authority in relation to the…

Phoenix Park Visitor Strategy

The Phoenix Park is Europe’s largest city park and an invaluable local public amenity. The Office of Public Works, OPW, recently published a draft visitor strategy for the park which ran to more than 200 pages. Mary made a detailed submission to the OPW calling for the following: • Greater awareness and public consultation •…

Pelletstown Educate Together, update

Following Mary’s representations on behalf of Educate Together Pelletstown in respect of a permanent school building, the Minister for Education has advised Mary that the acquisition process for the school’s permanent site is now complete. You can read the Minister’s full reply HERE. A planning application for the permanent accommodation for the school was lodged…

Cabra Water Repairs

For weeks Mary has made representations to Irish Water to fix a significant water leak at the junction of the Cabra Road and Dowth Avenue. Following Mary’s representations Irish Water have advised that they will attempt to repair the leak on 02/06/19. Irish Water advised Mary that traffic management including traffic lights switch off is…

Thank You

On May 25th 2019 Mary Fitzpatrick was elected on the first count having exceeded the quota to represent Ashtown, Cabra, Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Phibsborough and Pelletstown on Dublin City Council. Upon being elected Mary paid tribute to her hardworking team of friends and supporters and to all those who voted for her. Cllr Mary congratulated all…