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…

Griffith Park tree removal

Following a Visual Tree Assessment of trees located in Griffith Park, sadly Dublin City Council has advised Mary that 14 horse chestnut trees in the park must be removed.  The horse chestnuts have been badly hit by a disease called Horse Chestnut Bleeding Canker and the situation is exacerbated by a caterpillar feeding on the…

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,…

Clonliffe lands

Hines have announced intention to develop a 1,600 residential rental and community facilities at the Clonliffe College site in Drumcondra. The plans include development of the following: large creche two GAA full size pitches & clubhouse public open space A Hines video describing the plans can be viewed HERE and a document HERE. The plans…

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…

15-17 Drumcondra Rd Lwr

The Director of Dublin City Council’s Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) has advised Mary that they have engaging with the owner of 15-17 Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9 since the beginning of March 2020 to deliver additional capacity for homeless single persons as part of the COVID-19 response. DRHE intends using the properties to accommodate…