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,…

College Green-Have Your Say !

Dublin City Council is developing plans to remove private car traffic from College Green and create a new civic plaza when the LUAS works are completed later this year.    Consultants have been engaged to carry out a full Environmental Impact Statement and to lodge the development proposals and all related documents with An Bord Pleanala (expected to…

Dublin Central Planning Applications

Dublin City Council received two new applications for commercial and residential developments in Dublin Central this week and confirmed decisions in relation to a number of outstanding applications.  You can review the full list of applications and decisions relating to Dublin Central here.    Applications for planning permission can be made on-line here.

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.

Christmas 2016

Christmas is a special time for family and friends to be together, to count our blessings and to spare a thought for those less fortunate.  Mary wishes all her friends and family a happy and peaceful Christmas.  Nollaig shona daoibh go léir.

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…

North Inner City Taskforce

Following gun murders earlier this year on the streets of Dublin Central the Taoiseach and Government’s attention was attracted to the north inner city.  Gangland crime did not appear overnight and the problems will not be solved overnight.  A sustained and sustainable long-term approach is needed to solve the problems. The Government appointed Kieran Mulvey to…

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…

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…