Glenbeigh Road Update

In response to request from residents during Mary’s recent canvass of Glenbeigh road Mary made representations to Dublin City Council regarding the following issues: Poor state of the footpaths and need for repair of same Increasing traffic volumes and speed Upgrade of public lighting Dublin City Council responded to Mary’s representations as follows: The footpaths on…

Planning Application Week 23

This week there have been six commercial and two domestic applications for planning permission in Dublin Central. Some applications to note are as follows: Railtours Ireland have applied for planning permission for a new building that will provide eleven hotel bedrooms on Amiens Street. Melonmount Ltd have applied for a new eight storey, 249-bedroom hotel…

Luas Cross City

Mary works everyday to support the needs of Dublin Central. As part of her continued efforts to support the roll-out of Luas Cross City to Broombridge Mary wishes to alert residents that the first trams on the new Luas Cross City route will be tested this Saturday, 17 June and Sunday, 18 June 2017. On Saturday 17 June,…

Social Justice Public Meeting

Thanks to the large crowd who attended Mary’s Public Meeting to discuss Social Justice on May 10th which had Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Social Protection Willie O’Dea TD as guest speaker.   It was a riveting debate that sparked a conversation most politicians tend to avoid. Mary expressed strong concern over the large and ever increasing number of…

Planning Applications Weeks 19-22

Applications regarding several significant developments have been lodged in the past few weeks. Several applications refer to student accommodation as well as to tourism accommodation. Please see some applications of note detailed below. Number of commercial applications: 37 Number of domestic applications: 8 Permission is sought to enlarge the Maldron Hotel on Dorset Street. This…

Social Justice Public Meeting

Dublin Central is a socially and economically diverse constituency with significant challenges.  Equality and Social Justice are at the centre of Fianna Fáil’s republican values. In 2016 Mary Fitzpatrick and Fianna Fáil Dublin Central campaigned for both a Social and Economic recovery, for a fairer Ireland for all.  Mary came very close to winning a…

Phibsborough Shopping Centre

The proposed re-development of Phibsborough Shopping Centre is a once in a lifetime opportunity to regenerate the run-down and neglected Phibsborough village into a vibrant urban community. Unfortunately the recent disappointing planning application for re-development of the Phibsborough Shopping Centre falls far short of what is required to foster a stable urban community and should be…

2017 Weeks 11-14 Planning Applications

There were twenty six commercial and seven domestic applications for planning permission in Dublin Central over the past few weeks.  Some highlights include: Proposed building of 6 storey apartment block with 48 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments with basement parking at 1 A/C Shamrock Place, Dublin 1. Proposed construction of a 63 bedroom hotel at…

End Water Fiasco

The debate about Irish Water has gone on for far too long and politicians on all sides should end it now. As a City Councillor, 2003-2014, I am acutely aware of the critical importance of water for Dublin where we use 99% of all available treated water.  I’m environmentally conscious and believe climate change is the biggest…

Phibsborough Shopping Centre Planning Application

An application for planning permission to re-develop Phibsborough Shopping Centre has been made to Dublin City Council.   The application includes the old Des Kelly site, part of Dalymount and aims to deliver a significant increase in retail space as well as 340 new student accommodation places. Full details of the planning application are available here or…