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!

Botanic SHD, update

In June 2019 following strong observations from Mary and others An Bord Pleanala refused planning permission for 299 apartments on the Smurfit site on Botanic Road.  On Friday 26th July, a new site notice was displayed on the Smurfit Site, see attached photo of site notice. The notice states Scanron Limited intends applying to Dublin…

Botanic SHD, update

On June 18th 2019 An Bord Pleanala advised Mary of its decision to refuse planning permission to Scanron Developments to construct 299 apartments on the former Smurfit site. An Bord Pleanala considered the design sub-optimal, would not integrate or enhance the existing residential architectural area and would be contrary to proper planning and sustainable development….

EUFA U17

Soccer is a great team sport and Mary has always been available to support local soccer clubs Bohemians, Navan Road Utd, Beggesboro, Homefarm and Drumcondra FC. Mary was delighted to join the Lord Mayor and Secretary of Homefarm FC for the launch of the U17 EUFA Championship in their homegrounds. Mary is also working with…

Towards 2022

The Dublin North West Area Partnership is a state funded organisation dedicated to developing community, education and employment opportunities for people living in the Navan road, Cabra, Phibsborough, Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Finglas and Ballymun areas. As a volunteer director Mary was delighted to attend the launch of DNWAP’s Strategic Plan, Towards 2022, with other directors and…

Dublin Bus Connects

Last year the National Transport Authority, NTA, commenced public consultation on redesigning Dublin’s Public Bus Network.  Their stated objective is to reduce journey times and increase reliability and capacity of the bus service. Mary believes an affordable, efficient and reliable public transport service is essential for our city and increasing the capacity and efficiency of…

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…

Dublin Bus Redesign

A reliable, efficient and affordable public bus service is strategically important for Dublin City and it must be protected.  Mary thanks everyone who signed her petition calling for the retention of and investment in local bus services in Dublin Central. Mary included the petition with her submission calling for the retention of local, accessible and…

Burglary Spike in Glasnevin & Drumcondra

This week Mary attended meetings of the Glasnevin-Drumcondra Communities Policing Forum and the Cabra Community Policing Forum where a spike in burglaries in Drumcondra Glasnevin over the last three months was confirmed.  Gardaí reported that thirty burglaries were reported in Glasnevin as compared to five in Cabra from July to the end of September ’18….

Justice Youth Diversion Programme for Drumcondra

Mary Fitzpatrick has urged the Minister for Justice to provide a Justice Youth Diversion Programme in Drumcondra, Dublin 9. The Dublin North West Area Partnership recently discussed issues with young people and anti-social behaviour which have emerged in the Drumcondra area. Commenting following the partnership’s meeting, board member Mary Fitzpatrick said, “Juvenile crime has become a growing…