O’Devaney Update

Mary is determined that Dublin City Council will deliver social and affordable housing and introduce the Vienna style housing model of affordable rental in Dublin City. In October, Mary and her colleagues rejected a bad Fine Gael / Sinn Fein proposal for O’Devaney Gardens: only 30% social housing, un-affordable housing for average earners and no guaranteed…

St Bernards Reopened

On October 31st 2019 Mary was delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of Dublin City to reopen St Bernards Youth Club on Fassaugh Avenue. St Bernards was first opened in 1969 and for many decades local volunteers ran a vibrant and fun Youth Club on the premises. The Youth Club ceased to operate in the…

Dublin City JPC

Mary has been appointed by Dublin City Council to Chair the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee. Mary is a founding director of a community policing forum and former chair 2009-2014 of the Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee. Mary represented Dublin City at the Policing Authorities annual meeting of the Chairs and CEOs of Local Authorities….

O’Devaney, An Alternative

Affordable housing will never be delivered in Dublin City unless there is a change in Government policy and the State invests in its provision.  O’Devaney Gardens is a 14 acre prime state-owned site in the heart of our capital city with enormous potential to deliver social and affordable homes. De-tenanting of the former local authority…

Moore Street Forum

Following appointment by Lord Mayor of Dublin City to Chair the Lord Mayor’s Forum on Moore Street, Mary chaired the first meeting of the Lord Mayors Forum.  The meeting was attended by relatives of 1916, Moore Street Business owners, City Councillors and City Council Management.   Matters discussed included the working of the Lord Mayors…

Connolly SHD

An application for planning permission for a Strategic Housing Development of 741 residential units in 8 blocks to the rear of Connolly Station has been made to An Bord Pleanala.  The application was submitted to An Bord Pleanála on 16th October 2019, who are now in the process of validating the application.  The last date for observations/submissions…

Drumcondra Mens Shed

Mary is delighted to help Drumcondra Tidy Villages set-up a “Drumcondra Mens Shed”.  Huge thanks to Rosmini GAA for providing use of their premises and Dublin City Council for guidance and support.  The Drumcondra Mens Shed is inviting people living in Drumcondra and interested in undertaking environmental works in our community to get in touch…

BusConnects, update

Mary welcomes the publication of a revised bus network redesign proposals and encourages commuters to have their say. Mary particularly welcomes the fact the NTA responded to representations from Mary and others for retention of local bus services.  The revised plans will retain local bus services for Cabra, Glasnevin, Navan Road, Drumcondra and East Wall…

Shandon Pitch & Putt

Phibsborough is home to one of Ireland’s oldest Pitch & Putt clubs based right on its doorstep, HERE in Shandon, Dublin 7.  Mary was delighted to support Shandon Pitch & Putt’s open invite to new members when they celebrated the benefits of active living at all ages during “Active Living Week”.   Shandon Pitch & Putt…

Children First

When it comes to child protection children must all be put first.  Mary joined Tusla, Child and Family Agency, to promote support Tusla Child Protection and Welfare Strategy information Roadshow which was held in St Finbars GAA.  The event gave members of the local Child & Family Support Networks an opportunity to learn more about…