Housing

Six years of Fine Gael led Government has culminated in the worst housing and homelessness crises in the history of our state. Fine Gaels’ failure to invest in homes is morally, socially and economically negligent. At the 2017 Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis Mary called for Fianna Fáil to recall how in much worse economic times, since…

Inequitable and expensive “help to buy” scheme must be reviewed

An independent assessment of the Governments “help to buy scheme” is urgently required before costs spiral out of control. Fine Geal’s scheme launched in the last Budget gives first time buyers a rebate of 5% up to a maximum of €20,000 on homes up to a value of €400,000. The Government estimated the scheme would…

Great Response to Christmas Appeal

On Saturday 17th December there was a great response from local people in Cabra to our appeal for non-perishables for Br Kevin’s Homeless Day Center.  There was a steady flow of people turning-up all afternoon to donate all sorts of non-perishable goods at Mary’s office.  By the end of the day there were crate loads of…

Christmas Appeal

URGENT APPEAL – BABY FOOD & NAPPIES Since 1969 Br Kevin Crowley and the Capuchins have operated a day centre for homeless people in Dublin providing hot meals, medical and social care.  Daily they serve more than 600 meals to homeless people and give out more than 1,000 food parcels each week. Together with Ógra…

North Inner City

Dublin’s north inner city was neglected and badly served by the last government.  There are significant social challenges like housing, crime, education and employment that must be addressed by the new Government.  To highlight the issues in the area and gain support for solutions I recently brought Michéal Martin TD, leader of Fianna Fáil and…

Housing & Homeless

The new Dail recently set-up a special Committee to address Housing and Homelessness. Fianna Fáils’ John Curran is the chair of the Committee which is inviting members of the public to share their suggestions for solutions to this critical social issue. The deadline for submissions is May 11th. For more information click here 

Housing Policy

Housing is the single biggest social issue in Dublin Central, our plan will protect homeowners and deliver social, affordable and private housing. You can read the policy here https://www.fiannafail.ie/issues/mortgage-crisis/ or watch this short video in which I oultine our priorities. Please vote No1 Mary Fitzpatrick on Friday 26th Feb. Thanks, Mary

300% increase on Dublin housing lists

There has been a 330% increase on social housing waiting lists in Dublin City under this Government which at first denied and continues to totally fail to address the chronic housing shortage. Labour and Fine Gael have forced 100s and 1,000s of men, women and children into homelessness.  They stubbornly refuse to consider increasing rent…

New Fold Ireland Social Housing Project in Ballygall

I was delighted to attend the official launch of the Fold Ireland Social Housing Project in Ballygall Road East in Finglas this morning.   This is a great initiative by Fold Ireland and Dublin City Council and it will make a real difference for those fortunate to secure one of the 26 new homes. However,…

People of Dublin mislead on Property Tax –

The Labour Party ‘plans’ to cut property tax by 15% is a further insult to Dublin homeowners. The Labour party supported the introduction of Fine Gaels’ unfair and anti-Dublin property tax. Labour conspired to conceal the full impact of the property tax by first introducing it as a six month charge. They encouraged homeowners in…