Dublin Adult Learning Centre

Mary is a big admirer of the The Dublin Adult Learning Centre or DALC. DALC is a dedicated Basic Adult Education Centre, catering for around 650 adults per year, primarily from North Inner City Dublin and many who are early school leavers seeking a second chance education.  This is an opportunity to improve literacy skills…

The Complex

At a time when cultural space is under pressure in Dublin City Mary is a strong supporter of self-starting independent resilient artists initiatives like The Complex.  Since 2009 the complex has created and sustained a home for artists in Dublin’s north inner city.  Mary was delighted to go along to the opening of their latest…

Stirrup Lane Mural

Mary grew up in Dublin 7 and remembers when it was home to a vibrant, fruit, veg, fish and horse market.  She admires and appreciates the significance of the Horse Boy mural on Stirrup lane, Dublin 7.   The image in the mural is of an authentic indigenous Dublin 7 street character and the quality of…

Central Area Committee, Sep-19

Mary represented the interests of the people of the Cabra Glasnevin ward of Dublin City Council at the September 2019 Central Area Committee.  You can watch the meeting HERE Among the issues discussed were housing proposals for O’Devaney Gardens, Infirmary Road and St Finbars Court.  Mary also raised issues around traffic, parking, waste management and…

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!

Dublin Town

Mary represented Fianna Fáil at the Dublin Town Local Election 2019 hustings held on May 17th in the Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street. Dublin Town members expressed strong dissatisfaction with Dublin City Council’s cleaning and management of public realm. Employers highlighted spiraling business costs in Dublin City as a driver of small business failures and referred…

Authorities failure to tackle illegal dumping must be challenged

It is unacceptable that four years since Dublin City Council launched its anti-litter campaign in Dublin’s North Inner City the area was once again identified in the latest IBAL Report as the dirtiest area in the country .  Residents and businesses in Dublin’s North Inner City pay expensive rates and local property tax and should…

Dublin Bus Connects

In December 2018 the NTA launched the public consultation phase of their core “Bus Corridor” project, which is part of their overall “Bus Connects” Dublin Bus re-design programme.    The NTA commenced public consultation on the Bus Corridors before releasing the outcome of the “Bus Connects” consultation because it says the Bus Corridor improvements are…

Rotunda Hospital

Mary recently accompanied Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Stephen Donnelly TD to meet with the Master of the Rotunda Hospital, it’s Chief Operations Officer and the Chief of Midwifery and Nursing. Commenting following the visit, Mary said, “The Rotunda on Parnell Square is not just one of Ireland’s leading providers of antenatal and perinatal care, it’s…