Parnell Cultural Quarter

Six years on from the launch of the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, Mary renews her call to the Minister for Finance and the Government to provide funding for the redevelopment of Parnell Square. In 2013 Mary welcomed the announcement by Dublin City Council to regenerate the old Colaiste Mhuire buildings on Parnell Square, build a…

Connolly SHD

At the November meeting of the Central Area Committee Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick called for Dublin City Council to reject the Connolly SHD proposal for 741 “build to rent” residential units on a 7 acre state owned site adjacent to Connolly Station.    This is a hugely important state owned site with the potential to provide…

Moore Street

Mary chaired the second meeting of the Lord Mayors Forum on Moore Street in City Hall on November 4th 2019, draft minutes HERE. Mary welcomed the update from Dublin City Council that two new traders will commence on the Street and a third applicant is being processed. The Lord Mayors Forum has been tasked by…

Markets MUGA

Mary was delighted to represent the Lord Mayor at the official opening of the Markets Multi Use Games Area (or MUGA) in this ancient part of our capital city. Community Leaders from Saint Michans House, Kevin Barry House, Henrietta House, Ormond Square, Constitution Hill & Chancery House as well as members of the Markets Muga…

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…

Connolly SHD

At the November Central Area Committee Mary called for the proposed Strategic Housing Development at the rear of Connolly Station to be rejected in its current format because this proposal for 741 tiny, build-to-rent apartments is cheap and falls far short of what this hugely important site in our capital city deserves. 98% of the…

Moore Street Forum

Following appointment by Lord Mayor of Dublin City to Chair the Lord Mayor’s Forum on Moore Street, Mary chaired the first meeting of the Lord Mayors Forum.  The meeting was attended by relatives of 1916, Moore Street Business owners, City Councillors and City Council Management.   Matters discussed included the working of the Lord Mayors…

Connolly SHD

An application for planning permission for a Strategic Housing Development of 741 residential units in 8 blocks to the rear of Connolly Station has been made to An Bord Pleanala.  The application was submitted to An Bord Pleanála on 16th October 2019, who are now in the process of validating the application.  The last date for observations/submissions…

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…