Hyde & Seek

Mary organised a meeting for parents whose children attend Hyde & Seek with Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children Anne Rabbitte TD. The objective of the meeting was to discuss parents’ concerns over Tusla’s decision to close the creche on December 20th 2019.  Priority for parents is provision of safe, secure and happy childcare for children…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Further to recent developments in respect of Dublin Simon’s plans for properties on Botanic Road, Mary met with Chairman Sam McGuinness, Pat Green Director of Operations and Catherine Kenny Property Manager of Dublin Simon at their Chester House facility on the North Circular Road. Sam McGuinness apologised for the upset caused to the local…

Community Policing

Joint Policing Committee (JPC) Mary chaired the first meeting of the City Council Term’s Dublin City Joint Policing Committee (JPC).  You can watch the full meeting webcast HERE. Members of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee approved Mary’s suggestion that the JPC will focus its work on three themes of Safer Communities, Drug Dealing and…

Inner City Enterprise

Mary was delighted to represent the Lord Mayor of Dublin at the Inner City Enterprise (ICE) lunch to celebrate successful entrepreneurs in our community.  Inner City Enterprise (ICE) is a not-for-profit charity established to advise and assist unemployed people in Dublin’s inner city to set up their own businesses or create their own self-employment. ICE provides…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Mary continues to seek clarity from Dublin Simon Community in relation to their proposed use of 86-88 Botanic Road. Mary called on Dublin Simon to respond to questions raised by locally elected representatives. In response, Dublin Simon have invited the Cabra Glasnevin councillors to meet next Tuesday (Dec 3rd). Dublin Simon say they will…

BusConnects Deadline

Extended Deadline Mary welcomes the fact that the deadline for the public to have their say on the proposed Dublin Area Revised Bus Network has been extended to Tuesday 10th December 2019. It is really important that Dublin City has a more reliable, efficient and affordable bus service. The NTA are proposing to introduce sixteen…

O’Devaney Gardens

Update A report from Assistant Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Brendan Kenny, confirms that the recent deal brokered by the Dublin Agreement Group to deliver 80% social and affordable homes on the O’Devaney site is legal, will go ahead and will deliver for our community. You can read Mr Kenny’s report in full HERE…

Dublin Funding Shortfall

On Mon 25th November Dublin City Councillors will meet at City Hall to try to agree a budget for 2020. Dublin City Council’s Chief Executive has forewarned City Councillors that this will be a difficult budget: “Despite a relatively benign economic environment, the City Council faces difficult challenges in preparing a balanced Budget for 2020….

Access4All

Mary is delighted to support the NCBI Iona Resource Centre Access4All Audio Programme which aims to ensure that everyone, regardless of disability has the right and opportunity to access sporting and spectator events in their local community. Access4All aspires to enable people with disabilities and other access needs to better connect with their local community,…

BusConnects Booklets

Local Area Information Booklets The National Transport Authority (NTA) announced revised proposals for the Dublin Area Bus network and commenced the second round of the public consultation process. Local area information booklets are currently being delivered to individual residences as well as businesses all across the Greater Dublin Area. This booklet provides information about the…