Climate Action

Mary welcomes the judgement of the Supreme Court that the National Mitigation Plan fails to comply with the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 because it does not set out how the decarbonising Irish Society will be achieved.   Mary congratulates Friends of the Irish Environment for taking this important case which Mary was…

Homeless Crisis

Mary drew the Seanad’s attention to the death of five homeless persons in one week.  Mary called for the Minister for Housing to examine the issue of homeless deaths, supports and provision of homeless services in Dublin City and to update the Seanad on Governments plan to provide permanent homes for all homeless persons.  Mary…

Back to School

Mary was delighted to welcome  Minister Norma Foley TD to Seanad Eireann yesterday, July 28th  to outline her €375m plan to return one million students to school at the end Aug’20 which includes: ☑️Additional teachers & support staff☑️Funding to reconfigure classrooms☑️Enhanced cleaning☑️Extra psychologists & guidance counsellors For more information click here

Free GP Care

Mary believes that access to health care should be based on peoples medical need and not on their ability to pay.  Mary is working in the Seanad to progress Sláintecare which aims to provide universal access to healthcare. In the Seanad this week Mary supported an important piece of legislation which will help expand free…

Botanic SHD

A new SHD application has been made for 249 apartments in five blocks in heights of 5-7 storeys on the old Smurfit site on Botanic Road.  You can view the application HERE.  The proposed development includes a café, creche, medical centre, swimming pool, cinema, gym and flexi space and a mix of one, two and…

Luas Extension to Finglas

Mary welcomes the announcement from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the National Transport Authority (NTA), of the Emerging Preferred Route for the proposed extension of the Luas Green Line from its current terminus in Broombridge to Finglas. The Emerging Preferred Route for the proposed extension of the Luas Green Line is approximately 4km long with…