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 for Cabra homes

An application has been made to Dublin City Council for permission to build 19 homes and one retail/shop unit on the site of “Matts of Cabra”.  The developer is looking for permission to: (1) Demolish the existing 1 and 2 storey public House building; (2) Construction of a 4 storey retail and residential block (Building…

Homes should have been protected from flooding.

Today homes and vehicles in Cabra were destroyed by floods which could and should have been avoided.   The inadequacy of the drainage problems in the area are well known and well documented following similar flash flooding events more than five years ago. Following the flooding in 2011 I made representations on behalf of residents to…

Educate Together Cabra/Phibsborough

Educate Together are inviting people to apply to attend their planned new primary schools in Cabra/Phibsborough and Drumcondra/Marino, click here to make an application.

Minister must release funds for Gaelscoil Bharra

As a long time supporter of the campaign for a proper school for Gaelscoil Bharra I was contacted over the weekend by the Headmaster and concerned parents who are shocked and bitterly disappointed by the Departments surprise decision to put the building project “on-hold”. On Friday last the Department of Education sent a shocking email…

Invest in Childhood

I  was delighted to attend the launch and wholeheartedly support the ISPCC #InvestInChildhood goals for those contesting General Election 2016.  As a mother of three and a founding member of Cabra4Youth, I understand the importance of placing children at the heart of every decision I make. Dublin Central is an economically, socially and ethnically diverse constituency…

Cabra Shooting Unacceptable

When gun crimes occur on residential roads with open green spaces where children play daily it is time for the authorities to wake-up and acknowledge that their approach to crime in our community is failing.  As a founding member of the Cabra Community Policing Forum I work with residents, elected representatives, the local authority and…

69% increase in Burglaries leaves homeowners terrified

A recent report from the Central Statistics Office indicating a 69% increase in Burglaries since 2007 in the Dublin West Garda Division that includes Cabra confirms what local residents have been living with for the last few years.  As Chairperson of the Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee 2009-2014 I worked with local Gardai and local residents to…

Save our local Post Office

Mary Fitzpatrick is contesting the next General Election to try and secure a fairer recovery for our community. As part of our economic and social recovery Mary believes in protecting and securing essential local community services and facilities such as schools, garda stations, local shops, hospitals and our Post Offices.  In Government Fine Gael and…

Cabra Phibsborough Educate Together

As a democratic republican Mary Fitzpatrick believes all children are born equal and should enjoy equal opportunity.  For many years Mary has actively supported the campaign for Educate Together primary and secondary schools in Dublin Central.   Educate Together schools are open to all children, irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background.  They are…