Community Policing

Navan Road, Ashtown and Pelletstown On October 10th 2019 Mary chaired the Community Policing Forum for the Navan Road, Ashtown and Pelletstown area. The meeting was attended by Dublin City Council area staff, the Gardaí, Deputy Jack Chambers TD, Cllr Roderic O’Gorman and Cllr Colm O’Rourke. The Gardaí provided a detailed report on crime in…

BusConnects, Blanchardstown CBC

On September 10th, 2019 Mary attended the Blanchardstown CBC Community Forum organized by the NTA.  You can see the full presentation HERE.    There was a relatively small attendance at the meeting, certainly no more than 100 people from an area with a population of more than 10,000.  Mary asked the NTA to relax their…

Thanking Tommy McGregor

For more than 30 years Tommy McGregor has dug, weeded, planted and maintained a long stretch of green area on Blackhorse Avenue from Darling Estate as far as the Hole in the Wall.  Mary was delighted to be invited to join residents who organised a celebration, with support from Dublin City Council,  to mark Tommy’s…

BusConnects, Update

The NTA advised Mary that there will be BusConnects Community Forums in respect of the following routes over the coming weeks: Blanchardstown to City Centre in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown on Tuesday 10th September @6.30pm. Ballymun to City Centre/Finglas to Phibsborough in The Axis Centre, Ballymun on Thursday 19th September @6.30pm. Swords to City…

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!

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…

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…

Dublin Agreement 2019-24

At Dublin City Councils July 2019 Monthly Meeting, on behalf of Fianna Fáil, Mary proposed the Dublin Agreement and called on all City Councillors to support its ambitious objectives for the city. Click HERE to read the Dublin Agreement. Click HERE to watch webcast of Mary proposing the Agreement to full City Council.

Pelletstown Educate Together, update

Following Mary’s representations on behalf of Educate Together Pelletstown in respect of a permanent school building, the Minister for Education has advised Mary that the acquisition process for the school’s permanent site is now complete. You can read the Minister’s full reply HERE. A planning application for the permanent accommodation for the school was lodged…

Phoenix Park

The Office of Public Works has issued a draft report on the “Phoenix Park Visitor Experience” outlining 29 recommendations for the strategic development of the park as a visitor destination.  Having grown-up beside the Phoenix Park, Mary hugely values the natural amenity of the park. Mary is committed to protecting the unique character of the…