Extend maternity leave

Mary supports the women, who became new mothers during Covid19, campaign for a temporary three month extension Maternity Leave 2020. As a working mother Mary understands the demands placed on women in the workplace and at home. Covid19 has been hard on everyone but new mothers experienced a unique isolation and Mary believes every Mother…

Moore Streets future

The public are being asked to help define a future for street trading on Moore Street.  Dublin City Council’s Expert Group, Chaired by Mary Fitzpatrick, is determined to identify a viable future for Dublin’s oldest fruit and vegetable street market and is inviting the public to help define the future of street trading on Moore…

Drug-related research

The Drug-Related Intimidation Initiative (DRII) offers a free and confidential support service to people who are living and working in the North East Inner City The DRII are carrying out an important piece of research and are looking for your support. Do you live in Dublin’s North Inner City?  Are you over 18yrs?  Have you,…

30kph speed limit

To improve road safety Dublin City Council is considering lowering the standard city speed limit from 50kph to 30kph and is asking the public for feedback on the proposal.  Bye-laws to legislate for this change, the Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws, 2020 are available to view HERE or a hardcopy is available at all opened Dublin…

Seanad Éireann 2020

On June 28th 2020 An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin nominated Mary Fitzpatrick to the 26th Seanad Eireann. On 29th June Mary took her place in the 26th Seanad, meeting in the Convention Center, and committed to champion the ambitious Programme for Government and make the Seanad deliver for Dublin Central. Click HERE to see Mary speak.

Ventry Park transformation

A transformative redesign is proposed for the compound in Ventry, Cabra West which would redesign the hard surface tarmac dominated compound into a multi-use bio-diverse neighbourhood park. Mary encourages everyone to have a look at the proposed plans which are on display on the compound railings or HERE and to give their feedback before the…

Dalymount regeneration

Mary actively champions the regeneration of Phibsborough as a prime urban village at Dublin City Council.  When re-elected in May 2019 Mary secured the inclusion of redevelopment of Dalymount as an objective in the Dublin Agreement 2019-2024.  Unfortunately its regeneration is largely dependent on the redevelopment of the shopping Center (in private ownership) and Dalymount…

River Road, Pedestrian Crossing

In response to Mary’s request for an update on the installation of a signalised pedestrian crossing on the River Road, Dublin City Council has advised that the planned installation has been delayed pending the resolution of a dispute between DCC Planners and the developers.  The dispute centres around the developers obligation to provide a signalised…

Dublin City Mobility

Dublin City Council is proposing to introduce temporary changes to roads, paths and public spaces to allow for safe social distancing, a tripling of cycling, doubling of walking, efficient public bus service and private vehicle traffic in the city. You can read the full proposal HERE. The proposed road lay-out changes aim to : Allow for…

Re-start Business Grant

To financially help Dublin’s small and medium sized businesses prepare to re-open and trade again Dublin City Council will administer the Government approved ReStart Business Grant.  The grant will provide direct financial aid of between €2,000 to €10,000 to small businesses with a turnover of under €5m with less than 50 employees who have suffered…