Affordable Homes

Dublin City Council has confirmed to Mary that it is in the process of acquiring a vacant site on Bannow Road adjacent to the Batchelor’s factory in Cabra west. DCC does not yet have detailed plans but has indicated it is likely to develop Social Housing on this site. DCC has unfortunately advised Mary that…

Towards 2022

The Dublin North West Area Partnership is a state funded organisation dedicated to developing community, education and employment opportunities for people living in the Navan road, Cabra, Phibsborough, Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Finglas and Ballymun areas. As a volunteer director Mary was delighted to attend the launch of DNWAP’s Strategic Plan, Towards 2022, with other directors and…

Blanchardstown Bus Corridor

Mary supports improved provision of frequent, affordable and reliable public bus services. For the proposed high frequency bus corridors to benefit all the NTA must address legitimate concerns over potential negative impacts on residents homes and our local villages of Stoneybatter, Cabra and Phibsborough. Mary is actively engaging in the public consultation on the proposed…

Climate Case Ireland

Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity. Mary believes our Government and state must take stronger action to seriously tackle this real and increasing threat to all our future. In January 2019, along with other concerned citizens, Mary attended the Four Courts to support the legal action taken by Friends of the Irish Environment…

St Finbarr’s Court

For many years Mary has lobbied Dublin City Council to build good quality, affordable, energy efficient one and two bed residential units in Dublin Central.  Such units give residents who no longer need three and four bed family homes the opportunity to secure more appropriate sized homes without having to leave the local area. After…

Nurses Strike Ends

Mary welcomed the resolution of the nurses and midwives strike within the framework of the public sector pay agreement. As with all disputes, there was always going to be a solution. So the question a lot of people are asking is why did it take three days of strike action, postponement and cancellation of 10s…

Standing With Nurses & Midwives

For only the second time in 100 years, on January 29th 2019, nurses and midwives went on strike for equal pay and safer working conditions. Mary supports the nurses and midwives campaign for equal pay and safer working conditions. The fact that nurses decided to take this action shows just how frustrated they are with…

Dublin Bus Connects

Last year the National Transport Authority, NTA, commenced public consultation on redesigning Dublin’s Public Bus Network.  Their stated objective is to reduce journey times and increase reliability and capacity of the bus service. Mary believes an affordable, efficient and reliable public transport service is essential for our city and increasing the capacity and efficiency of…

Dereliction in Dublin Central

Mary works to ensure derelict and vacant sites in Dublin Central are developed to provide affordable homes. In the short video below Mary shares her suggestions for what more could be done to ensure derelict sites are developed to provide affordable homes in Dublin Central. Mary welcomes feedback on her suggestions, you can email her…

Cleaner Dublin Central

As a Dublin City Councillor 2004-2014 Mary supported environmental improvements, opposed the privatisation of domestic bin collections and abolition of the waiver for low income households in Dublin Central. Since the privatisation of domestic bin collections and abolition of the low income household waiver in 2012 Dublin Central is persistently recorded as a litter blackspot…