Greening the North Inner City

Dublin City Council Parks & Landscape Services are developing a greening strategy for the North Inner City.   A public consultation workshop is being held to give the local community a chance to give their input. The workshop will involve discussing existing green spaces in the area and be identifying where there are opportunities for improvements.  The…

8 & 10 Ferguson Road, Drumcondra

Dublin City Council recently served notice of its intention to compulsorily acquire the properties at 8 and 10 Ferguson road.   The owners have objected to the CPO so Dublin City Council now requires the consent of an Bord Plaenála to proceed with the acquisitions.   The applications for consent were lodged with An Bord Pleanala in July 2018. …

Cabra House Student Accommodation Site

Cabra residents living close to the former Cabra House site contacted Mary in June concerned about the inadequate Health and Safety precautions taken to protect their homes during site excavation in preparation for construction of Student Accommodation. Over a number of weeks, Mary worked on behalf of residents and made representations on their behalf to the developer requesting the developer respect…

Justice Youth Diversion Programme for Drumcondra

Mary Fitzpatrick has urged the Minister for Justice to provide a Justice Youth Diversion Programme in Drumcondra, Dublin 9. The Dublin North West Area Partnership recently discussed issues with young people and anti-social behaviour which have emerged in the Drumcondra area. Commenting following the partnership’s meeting, board member Mary Fitzpatrick said, “Juvenile crime has become a growing…

East Wall Community Festival

Mary was delighted to attend and support the East Wall Summer Community Celebration officially opened by Lord Mayor of Dublin City, Cllr Niall Ring.  

Metro Link Submission

Mary consulted widely with residents, community organizations, businesses and other stakeholders on the proposed Metro Link project.   Mary delivered 1,000s of information leaflets to peoples homes encouraging them to make a submission, brought Michéal Martin TD to meet residents and organizations who might be affected and supported them by attending an Oireachtas committee, in the media…

State should not sell former Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street.

Fianna Fáil General Election Candidate in Dublin Central, Mary Fitzpatrick has said the former Magdalene Laundry Site on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1 should not be sold to private developers. Mary Fitzpatrick has called on Dublin City Councillors to reject the proposal to sell the site and to back her proposal to retain the last remaining Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street…

Dublin Central Housing Crises must be addressed

Mary Fitzpatrick is acutely aware of the Governments failure to provide for the housing needs of the people of Dublin Central.  Mary actively supports people in need of housing and campaigns for an accelerated house building programme, affordable housing scheme and refurbishment scheme for Dublin Central.  Mary recently joined Donie on nearFM’s Northside Today programme…

Magdalen Laundry site should be developed for housing

Mary Fitzpatrick has renewed her call for the proposal by Dublin City Council to sell the last remaining Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott St to be rejected by City Councillors. A survey conducted and published this week by the Inner-City Organisations Network has revealed that more than 80% of residents do not want the sale of the site…

Metrolink

TII, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, recently announced a route on which it intends to construct a 26km North – South urban railway to run between Swords and Sandyford. In Dublin Central the proposed Metrolink route includes stations at O’Connell Street, The Mater Hospital, Cross Guns Bridge (they call this stop Glasnevin on their plans, but it…