Luas Cross City

Mary works everyday to support the needs of Dublin Central. As part of her continued efforts to support the roll-out of Luas Cross City to Broombridge Mary wishes to alert residents that the first trams on the new Luas Cross City route will be tested this Saturday, 17 June and Sunday, 18 June 2017. On Saturday 17 June,…

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…

Planning Applications Weeks 19-22

Applications regarding several significant developments have been lodged in the past few weeks. Several applications refer to student accommodation as well as to tourism accommodation. Please see some applications of note detailed below. Number of commercial applications: 37 Number of domestic applications: 8 Permission is sought to enlarge the Maldron Hotel on Dorset Street. This…

Social Justice Public Meeting

Dublin Central is a socially and economically diverse constituency with significant challenges.  Equality and Social Justice are at the centre of Fianna Fáil’s republican values. In 2016 Mary Fitzpatrick and Fianna Fáil Dublin Central campaigned for both a Social and Economic recovery, for a fairer Ireland for all.  Mary came very close to winning a…

Phibsborough Shopping Centre

The proposed re-development of Phibsborough Shopping Centre is a once in a lifetime opportunity to regenerate the run-down and neglected Phibsborough village into a vibrant urban community. Unfortunately the recent disappointing planning application for re-development of the Phibsborough Shopping Centre falls far short of what is required to foster a stable urban community and should be…

2017 Weeks 11-14 Planning Applications

There were twenty six commercial and seven domestic applications for planning permission in Dublin Central over the past few weeks.  Some highlights include: Proposed building of 6 storey apartment block with 48 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments with basement parking at 1 A/C Shamrock Place, Dublin 1. Proposed construction of a 63 bedroom hotel at…

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…

Phibsborough Shopping Centre Planning Application

An application for planning permission to re-develop Phibsborough Shopping Centre has been made to Dublin City Council.   The application includes the old Des Kelly site, part of Dalymount and aims to deliver a significant increase in retail space as well as 340 new student accommodation places. Full details of the planning application are available here or…

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…

Moore Street Plan

Moore street captures the soul of our nation in the heart of our city,  it’s neglect and dereliction is shameful. As a long term campaigner for the protection of the Moore Street National Monument and creation of an appropriate commemoration I welcome the latest report from the Ministerial Consultative Group, the Moore Street Report, on securing…