Drumcondra Mens Shed

Mary attended the opening of Drumcondra Mens Shed at Rosmini GAA Club House on Botanic Avenue.  The Drumcondra Mens Shed is an initiative from Drumcondra Tidy Villages and Rosmini GAA supported by Dublin City Council.  Drumcondra Village is increasing dominated by traffic and congestion which makes it easy to forget that it is one of…

Community Policing

Drumcondra and Glasnevin Dublin City Council will re-establish the Drumcondra and Glasnevin Community Policing Forum on November 20th @ 7pm in the Maples Hotel on Iona Rd. The forum is a great opportunity for residents and businesses in the area to meet with Dublin City Council Officials, local Gardaí and their elected local representatives to…

Community Policing

Drumcondra & Glasnevin Since being appointed Chair of Dublin City Joint Policing Committee Mary has identified improved community policing as an objective to be delivered for Drumcondra. Following Mary’s representations regarding policing issues in Drumcondra and Glasnevin, the Gardaí have advised that they intend holding a community meeting.  Gardaí from Santry will hold a Community…

Drumcondra Road Trees

Dublin City Council are undertaking greening improvement work on the central median on Drumcondra Road Lower and Dorset Street.  Before the works commenced 21 of the 22 trees on Drumcondra Road Lower were dead.  The works will remove the dead trees and hard surfaces and introduce new trees and ground planting.   The new trees will…

Drumcondra Mens Shed

Mary is delighted to help Drumcondra Tidy Villages set-up a “Drumcondra Mens Shed”.  Huge thanks to Rosmini GAA for providing use of their premises and Dublin City Council for guidance and support.  The Drumcondra Mens Shed is inviting people living in Drumcondra and interested in undertaking environmental works in our community to get in touch…

Na Fianna & DCU Partnership

Mary was delighted to deputise for the Lord Mayor at the launch of CLG Na Fianna and DCU’s Community Partnership at Na Fianna’s clubhouse on St Mobhi Road. This 7 year agreement enables shared access to facilities, internships, promotion of the Irish language, cultural activities, volunteering & coaching initiatives. Click HERE to read more about…

BusConnects, Ballymun & Finglas CBC

On September 19th, 2019 Mary attended the Ballymun and Finglas CBC Community Forum organized by the NTA.  You can see the full presentation HERE.    There were no more than 50 people in attendance at the meeting from an area with a population of more than 10,000.  To encourage increased attendance Mary asked the NTA…

Support Our Secretaries

School secretaries are vital to the successful running of every school.  Yet as employees they are being treated as second class citizens.   90% of school secretaries do not have the same safeguards in place as the other 10% who are employed directly by the Department of Education.  These secretaries are at a great disadvantage when…

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…