2017 Week 8 Planning Applications

This week there were six commercial and four domestic planning applications in Dublin Central.  Of note is the proposed construction of a large handball facility by the GAA on Ardilaun Road as follows: The GAA are seeking permission to demolish the current turnstile building at 1-8 St Andrew’s House and construct a 2 storey-handball centre…

Save Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service

Dublin Fire Brigade and Ambulance Service has been serving Dublin for more than 150 years. Rough annual figures compiled by the Fire Brigade’s database show that in total, they’ve responded to 116,634 ambulance calls, and 22,667 fire calls in 2016. As a City Councillor 2004-2014 Mary was a strong supporter and defender of the service….

Incapacitated Child Tax Credit

DOES YOUR FAMILY QUALIFY FOR THE INCAPACITATED CHILD TAX CREDIT ? Do you have a child or children with a disability? The tax credit can be claimed by anyone who has a child who is permanently incapacitated either physically or mentally, and is worth around €3,300 per year per child. There are significant additional pressures…

2017 Week 7 Planning Applications

This week there was one domestic and seven commercial applications for planning permission in Dublin Central of note is the following: Application for permission to construct a 5-storey over-basement development at 163-164a Capel Street consisting of restaurant and shop space at ground floor level and 7 two bedroom apartments with balconies on the upper floors…

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…