Demolition at St Finbars

Dublin City Council advised Mary that demolition contractors will be on site at St Finbars Court, Kilkernan Road from Monday 26th of August. Demolition is expected to take eight to ten weeks.  Dublin City Council intends seeking a Part 8 Planning Approval to develop high quality, one bedroom senior citizen accommodation on the site.  At the…

Dublin City 30 km/h

Dublin City Council is considering extending the 30 km/h speed limit in the Cabra Glasnevin ward and is inviting the public to have their say.  In 2017 Dublin City Council first introduced 30 km/h speed limit as a safety initiative. The default speed limit for most roads in Dublin City is 50 km/h. Full details…

Stoneybatter Defibrillator

Congratulations to Alan Ecock of Kavanaghs Pub who successfully campaigned to install a defibrillator in a traditional Irish phone box in Stoneybatter.  On Saturday 10th of August 2019 Mary, deputising for the Lord Mayor of Dublin City, joined Alan Ecock, Stoneybatter residents, Heart of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Dublin Fire Service, An Gardaí, elected representatives…

Up the Dubs!

The very best of the luck to the ladies and mens Dublin GAA teams over the month of August. We are all rooting for you and All-Ireland success!

Phibsborough BusConnects

Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick offered her perspective on the latest National Transport Authority (NTA) plans for BusConnects and Phibsboro as well as calling for better consultations with local Councillors. Click HERE to read the full article in the Dublin InQuirer.

Broombridge Consulation

Mary made a submission to the Broombridge Royal Canal Public Consulation supporting the proposal to improve road safety and access on Broombridge Road and asked DCC to address the following issues in the final design: • Unrestricted commuter parking on Broombridge and Bannow Roads is a major safety hazard and inconvenience for residents on the…

Botanic SHD, update

In June 2019 following strong observations from Mary and others An Bord Pleanala refused planning permission for 299 apartments on the Smurfit site on Botanic Road.  On Friday 26th July, a new site notice was displayed on the Smurfit Site, see attached photo of site notice. The notice states Scanron Limited intends applying to Dublin…

Bus Connects, update

Mary welcomes the clarification and release of information by the National Transport Authority (NTA) of revised proposals for public realm “enhancements” in Stoneybatter and Phibsborough associated with their proposed Blanchardstown and Ballymun bus corridors. You can review the revised proposals for Stoneybatter HERE and for Phibsborough HERE. Mary supports the provision of a more affordable,…

Parnell Square Cultural Quarter blocked

Government’s lack of commitment and ambition for Dublin’s North Inner City caused Parnell Square re-development plan and regeneration of Dublin’s North Inner City generally to fail.  Since 2012 Mary has supported the plan for restoration and regeneration of Parnell Square into a vibrant, rich, cultural city quarter.  Unfortunately, Government made no funds available to the…

Ashington Train Station

At the first meeting of the Central Area Committee Mary asked for an update on the proposed new train station for Ashington, Navan Road.  In reply DCC provided Mary details across the following topics: Image of approved design Pedestrian and vehicle access arrangements Security and public lighting arrangements Hours of operation Consultation with residents Expected…