Ellesmere Avenue Update

In response to request from residents during Mary’s recent canvass of Ellesmere Avenue Mary has asked Dublin City Council whether they have any plans to resurface Ellesmere Avenue, D7 between no. 1 up to no. 28. Dublin City Council have informed Mary that Road Maintenance Services cannot carry out major works in 2017 due to current budget limitations. However, Ellesmere Avenue will…

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…

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…

North Inner City Taskforce

Last year, the Taoiseach promised to personally take charge of addressing challenges in Dublin’s North Inner City.  This week  shootings and drug dealing in the North Inner City show no signs of abating. On behalf of Fianna Fáil, Mary made a detailed submission to the Taoiseach’s taskforce on the North Inner City.   Mary and…

Water

As a City Councillor,  2003-2014,  I am acutely aware of the critical importance of water for our city.  In Dublin, we use 99% of all available treated water.  The need to apply water restrictions in recent years highlights the seriousness of the situation. However, as leader of the Fianna Fáil group on Dublin City Council…

Save Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service

Dublin Fire Brigade and Ambulance Service has been serving Dublin for more than 150 years. Rough annual figures compiled by the Fire Brigade’s database show that in total, they’ve responded to 116,634 ambulance calls, and 22,667 fire calls in 2016. As a City Councillor 2004-2014 Mary was a strong supporter and defender of the service….

Incapacitated Child Tax Credit

DOES YOUR FAMILY QUALIFY FOR THE INCAPACITATED CHILD TAX CREDIT ? Do you have a child or children with a disability? The tax credit can be claimed by anyone who has a child who is permanently incapacitated either physically or mentally, and is worth around €3,300 per year per child. There are significant additional pressures…

Immigration

Millions of Americans now have the chance to buy quality, affordable care through the new health insurance marketplace. Join other 3.5 million people in making the right decision for the country. The biggest steps to fight climate change that any president has ever taken. He’s not waiting around for climate deniers in Congress who won’t even acknowledge…