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…

Bike Bunker Beta

Bike Bunkers are being trialled in Stoneybatter and Phibsborough by Dublin City Council as new option secure bike storage option for city dwellers.  BikeBunkers are secure hangars for city residents to securely stow their bicycles close to their home and under cover, saving space and worry, and for just €100 per year.  Currently DCC has…

Dorset St, Re-generation

Fianna Fáil City Councillor for Dublin Central, Mary Fitzpatrick, welcomes the Department of Housing’s recent Stage 1 approval of Dublin City Councils proposal to demolish and regenerate the DCC owned flat complex at St Mary’s Place and Dorset Street. Cllr Fitzpatrick has called for a “Fasttrack” approval process for such developments by the next Government. …

St Mobhi Laneway

Dublin City Council have advised Mary that DCC Dangerous Buildings section have closed the laneway linking St Mobhi Boithrin and Church Avenue. The decision was made as a safety precaution because there are structural issue with the Church wall adjoining the lane.  The wall is the responsibility of the Church and Dublin City Council will…

Homestead Court, Emergency Access

Following feedback from residents of Homestead Court on Quarry Road, Mary requested Dublin City Council consider the genuine need for continuous, unobstructed access for emergency vehicles to their homes. Dublin City Council have since advised that it intends installing double yellow lines on the southern side of the road leading to the complex.    To…

Shared Domestic Bins

In 2011 Mary opposed DCC’s withdrawal from domestic waste collection which led to chronic problem litter and illegal dumping in Dublin’s inner city.  Mary says that shared Dublin City Council streets bins for domestic waste could be the solution to inner cities chronic dumping problem and encourages inner city dwellers to sign-up to help DCC…

Botanic Avenue, Pay & Display

Following representation from Botanic Avenue Residents, Mary approached Dublin City Council to address the request for Pay & Display parking. DCC have responded and confirmed that its Transport Advisory Group, at its meeting of 28/01/2020, recommended Pay and Display and Permit Parking at this location, subject to a ballot of residents. To read the full…

Extra Garda Resource

The Gardaí in Dublin’s North Inner City, DMR North Central Division,  have received 2 extra vehicles to provide increased community support and engagement.  If you require assistance please contact the Gardaí by phone on 01 666 8000 or e-mail dmr.northcentral.community@garda.ie.   Please report any illegal or suspicious activity immediately by phoning 999.

Community Policing, Cabra

Public meetings for Cabra Community Policing Forum have been suspended due to health and safety concerns relating to COVID-19.  In the meantime, click HERE for minutes of the last meeting.  A public forum meeting will be convened as soon as it is safe to. In the meantime, any issues or concerns can be raised directly…

Grangegorman access

In response to Mary’s requests, Dublin City Council has approved the installation of a pedestrian crossing on the North Circular Road to facilitate safer pedestrian access to the Grangegorman campus.  It is expected to be installed and operational by September 2020.