DCC should re-introduce bin collection service

The latest Irish Business Against Litter survey once again confirms, despite the enormous efforts of residents and community groups,  Dublin’s North Inner City as a persistently littered area. To address the chronic problem of illegal dumping  Mary Fitzpatrick is calling on Dublin City Council to re-introduce domestic bin collections in the area with a waiver scheme for low…

Christmas Tree Recycling

Dublin City Council will be accept Christmas Trees for recycling free of charge from the 3rd to 22nd January 2017 at a number of locations including Grangegorman and Croke Park.  For more details please click here.

Government must heed EPA Report

The EPA Urban Wastewater report highlights how spectacularly dishonest Fine Gael and Labour’s plan for Irish Water was and how communities all over Ireland are paying the price environmentally and economically for their fiasco. The EPA report reflects the status of over 1,000 schemes across Ireland and the lack of investment in recent years in wastewater…

Autumn leafs

During the autumn and winter months Dublin City Council collects hundreds of tonnes of leafs from main roads.  Dublin City Council does not clean-up or collect leafs from residential areas but it does provide equipment, bags and collections free of charge for residents groups removing leaf fall from their areas.  Residents in Dublin Central can…

Minister must freeze Bin charges and re-introduce waiver

As a Dublin City Councillor 2004-2014 and leader of the Fianna Fáil group I led the opposition to abolition of the bin waiver for low income households and privatisation of bin services in Dublin City.  The decision was disastrous and cost the city millions in bad debts and clean-up costs for illegal dumping.  It  has…

Pay By Weight

From the 1st of July 2016 waste collection laws state that everybody is supposed to pay for their waste by weight.  This new ruling caused a lot of concern to residents in Dublin Central who live in properties which cannot accommodate wheelie bins.  Following my representations to Dublin City Council they considered the issue.  I…

Transparent and Affordable Bin charges Needed

As leader of the Fianna Fáil group on Dublin City Council 2009-2014 I strongly opposed the privatisation of domestic bin collections in Dublin City because there was little transparency of pricing and it abolished the bin waiver scheme for 40,000 low income households.  The next Dáil must address and correct this flawed policy decision.  If…

Water Restrictions

Dublin City Council will this evening lift the water restrictions that have been in place since 30th October 2013. Production at DCC’s Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant and improvements in storage of treated water reservoirs is allowing for the restrictions to be removed. Thanks to customers across the entire Dublin region for their patience during…

Water Restrictions

Dublin City Council will this evening lift the water restrictions that have been in place since 30th October 2013. Production at DCC’s Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant and improvements in storage of treated water reservoirs is allowing for the restrictions to be removed. Thanks to customers across the entire Dublin region for their patience during…

FREE Electrical Waste Collection

WEEE Ireland will hold a FREE electrical waste collection in Tesco Cabra on Saturday 26th of October from 10.00-16.00. Any household item with a plug or battery will be accepted free of charge.  Mary