24th March Daffodil Day 2017

THANK YOU On March 24th 2017 friends and supporters of Mary Fitzpatrick and Fianna Fáil Dublin Central Community Hub collected €1540 for vital cancer research.  Sincere thanks to all who gave so generously to help fight cancer.    

Free Home Energy Saving Kits

Are you concerned about your home energy usage and bills? Dublin’s Energy Agency has teamed up with Dublin City Council to produce Home Energy Saving Kits designed to help Dublin residents measure and save on their home energy usage. The Home Energy Saving Kits contain practical tools to help save energy in our homes. The…

2017 Week 4 Planning Applications

This week saw a number of planning applications concerning developments in the Inner City. Some noteworthy applications include: Railtours Ireland have sought permission to develop their two storey property at 16 Amiens Street into a 4 storey over-basement building providing 11 hotel rooms. The Rotunda Hospital has sought permission for the building of a four-storey…

Prussia Street Re-Development

An application for planning permission for a major redevelopment of the Park Shopping Centre on Prussia Street has been submitted to Dublin City Council.  The proposal includes plans to demolish the existing Shopping Centre and to construct in its place a new shopping center plus a 6 storey complex of 105 residential units including 541 bedspaces.  Full details…

Sports Capital Grants 2017

Dublin Central is fortunate to have many successful sports organisations most of which rely heavily on members voluntary contributions.  In previous years Mary supported local clubs make successful applications and gain valuable financial support from the Sports Capital Programme. This year the 2017 Sports Capital Programme will operate an on-line application process from 9am on…

Dáil Constituency Boundary Review

Following the last census the Minister established a Constituency Commission  to review and report on constituencies for the election of members of Dáil Éireann (TDs) and the election of Irish members (MEPs) of the European Parliament. The Commission is tasked with reviewing the existing constituencies and making recommendations, for no change or for alteration of boundaries,…

Allocate Funding to Walking & Cycling

Mary supports the Dublin Cycling Campaign proposal to increase the national transport budget funding allocation for walking and cycling to 10%. Currently less than 1% of the transport budget is dedicated to walking and cycling. This is a cost neutral proposal that long term can save both money and lives. Every day more and more people…

Pre- Budget 2017 Community Consultation

Mary is inviting people to attend a pre-Budget 2017 community consultation meeting which Mary is hosting with Michael McGrath TD, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Finance.  The meeting will take place on Tues 13th Sept 2016 in Aughrim Street Parish Centre on Prussia Street,  Dublin 7.

Vote to Remember

There are 48,000 people living with dementia in Ireland. By the end of the next Government, in 2021, that number will have increased by 40%. Over the next 25 years it will have trebled. Dementia must therefore be a priority in the new Programme for Government.

Moore Street

Having worked with the relatives and campaigned for many years to save the National Monument on Moore Street and ensure an appropriate preservation and commemoration of the battlefield site I wholly welcome the decision by the High Court to declare Moore Street a battlefield site.   In 2012 myself and other City Councillors worked together to produce…