Save Dublin Central Post Offices

News reports of the proposed closing of 200 Post Offices around the country points to a shallow and cynical commitment given  by Fine Geal and Labour to save all Post Offices in the run up to the last General election. Mary campaigned to save all Post Offices in Dublin Central because they provide an essential service to…

2017 Week 6 Planning Applications

This week there were four commercial applications and three domestic applications in Dublin Central.  Some noteworthy applications include the following: Tedcastles Oil Products proposes the building of a 432 m₂ building at Promenade Road, Dublin port, housing office and other facilities. The HSE proposes the demolition of a current 2 storey building and the construction…

Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route

Dublin City Council proposes to develop a dedicated 2.5 KM cycle route from Clontarf (Clontarf Road/Alfie Byrne Road) to Amiens Street/Talbot via Marino Mart, Fairview, Annesley Bridge Road and the North Strand Road. The development will include improvements to footpaths and landscaping along the route, as well as the upgrading of pedestrian crossings to Toucan (bicycle friendly…

Sgt McCabe Inquiry

Michéal Martin showed mature and considered leadership when he correctly prioritised truth and justice for Sgt McCabe and his family above any other considerations. All elected representatives should unite to ensure justice is served. You can watch his contribution in the Dáil at Leaders Questions here.  

2017 Week 5 Planning Applications

Noteworthy applications this week include the proposed development of student accommodation in the Inner City. Hattington Student Housing propose the building of 48 student housing units at 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 51 and 53 Montpelier Hill. Summer Road Developments Ltd. propose amending their previously approved application for the development of student accommodation at…

Broadstone Update

Following my previous representations to Luas Cross City regarding the height and finish of the wall at Broadstone this week they sent me a revised design and some updated details. They advised that given the difference in ground level on both sides of the Broadstone wall; the finished wall will be between 4.2 and 5.5 metres…

North Inner City Taskforce

Last year the Government missed its own deadline for delivery of a report and recommendations for the North Inner City.  Thanks to the Northside People and Near FM for helping me raise awareness of the concerns over the inadequacy of the Governments response.  There were more than fifty written submissions made to the Taoiseach’s Tasforce…

2017 Week 4 Planning Applications

This week saw a number of planning applications concerning developments in the Inner City. Some noteworthy applications include: Railtours Ireland have sought permission to develop their two storey property at 16 Amiens Street into a 4 storey over-basement building providing 11 hotel rooms. The Rotunda Hospital has sought permission for the building of a four-storey…

Drug Injection Centers are not the answer to addiction.

The Government is proposing legislation for the establishment of drug injection facilities where users will be exempt from prosecution to use illegal drugs in a supervised setting.   Supervised drug injection facilities are not the answer to drug addiction.  The government should prioritize investment in recovery over addiction. For many years I have been raising…

North Inner City Taskforce

On Feb 1st 2017 Kieran Mulvey updated the local community on the Government’s taskforce for the north inner city.  More than 150 people turned out to hear the Government’s response to our submissions and their plans for the area. Unfortunately, the  Presentation disappointed in its broad approach.  It was vague and un-costed, rehashed old themes and…