St Finbar’s Court, delay

At the January 2020 meeting of the Central Area Committee Mary was disappointed that DCC did not bring a Part 8 Planning Application for St Finbar’s Court, Dublin 7 to Councillors for approval.   Mary asked for an update and following the meeting DCC advised that Sean Harrington Architects have completed the revisions requested and submitted…

Scrambler Free Christmas

Mary joined the Lord Mayor of Dublin City to support his appeal to adults not to Buy Quad Bikes or Scramblers this Christmas As chair of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee Mary is part of the Lord Mayors working group tasked with eliminating the use of illegal scramblers in residential city communities.  Once again…

Royal Canal Park

Yesterday Dublin City Council (DCC) confirmed that an application has been made by Ballymore to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) for a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) on the site of the former Ormond Printworks on Rathoath Road. Ballymore made the application on Dec 6th and describe the development as residential, mixed use and consisting of: 435…

Cabra Hills

Update On 19th November 2019, An Bord Pleanala received a revised Strategic Housing Development Planning Application for the former CIE Lands at 2-4 Carnlough Road, Dublin 7 for the construction of 485 residential units. The proposal includes 484 apartments (a mix of studio, one, two & 3 beds) in nine blocks ranging in height from…

Cabra Mens Shed

Mary has been a friend and supporter of Cabra Mens Shed since it was first established.  They are a great group of men who meet weekly to share knowledge, experience and skills.   They are always available and willing to get involved and help out with other community groups and activities.  They are a real positive…

Cabra Pitch

Together with Cllrs McGrattan and Perry, Mary’s motion calling on DCC to progress a proposal for a full sized all weather soccer pitch in Cabra, was unanimously passed at November 2019 Central Area Commiteee.  Mary will work with DCC, the FAI and the local soccer community to progress this exciting initiative.    Anyone involved in…

Community Policing

Cabra, Bridewell & Mountjoy Mary is a founding director of the Cabra Community Policing Forum. At the September meeting of the forum Gardai from Cabra, Bridewell and Mountjoy Garda stations gave detailed reports on activity in the area. Click on your area to see the respective reports: Cabra Bridewell Mountjoy Dublin City Council area staff…

Faussagh House Dereliction

Mary continues to pursue a resolution to the abandoned and derelict site to the rear of the Faussagh House on Faussagh Avenue.  Mary recently asked the Chief Executive of Dublin City Council for an update on action DCC is taking to address the dereliction and if DCC will consider purchasing the site.  In reply Dublin…

St Bernards Reopened

On October 31st 2019 Mary was delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of Dublin City to reopen St Bernards Youth Club on Fassaugh Avenue. St Bernards was first opened in 1969 and for many decades local volunteers ran a vibrant and fun Youth Club on the premises. The Youth Club ceased to operate in the…

Children First

When it comes to child protection children must all be put first.  Mary joined Tusla, Child and Family Agency, to promote support Tusla Child Protection and Welfare Strategy information Roadshow which was held in St Finbars GAA.  The event gave members of the local Child & Family Support Networks an opportunity to learn more about…