Hyde & Seek

Mary organised a meeting for parents whose children attend Hyde & Seek with Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children Anne Rabbitte TD. The objective of the meeting was to discuss parents’ concerns over Tusla’s decision to close the creche on December 20th 2019.  Priority for parents is provision of safe, secure and happy childcare for children…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Further to recent developments in respect of Dublin Simon’s plans for properties on Botanic Road, Mary met with Chairman Sam McGuinness, Pat Green Director of Operations and Catherine Kenny Property Manager of Dublin Simon at their Chester House facility on the North Circular Road. Sam McGuinness apologised for the upset caused to the local…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Mary continues to seek clarity from Dublin Simon Community in relation to their proposed use of 86-88 Botanic Road. Mary called on Dublin Simon to respond to questions raised by locally elected representatives. In response, Dublin Simon have invited the Cabra Glasnevin councillors to meet next Tuesday (Dec 3rd). Dublin Simon say they will…

Simon Botanic Road

Update Following my complaint to Dublin City Council Planning Enforcement regarding unauthorised development at 86-88 Botanic Road, a Planning Enforcement Notice was served on the Simon Community in relation to this facility. In response, Simon Community have apologised and advised that they will NOT relocate their Ushers Island facility to Botanic Road.  They state that…

Simon Botanic Road

Dublin Simon Community has purchased 86-88 Botanic Road and confirmed that it intends to relocate its Ushers Island facility to these homes. The purchase follows the announcement of its intention to build a 100 bed medical treatment and recovery facility at Ushers Island for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. You can…

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…

Metrolink

Mary continues to work for and represent the interests of residents and property owners along the proposed MetroLink.   Mary recently raised matters regarding the proposed intervention shaft at Albert College, the appointment of an independent expert and a 24-hour contact point. You can see the detailed response from Transport for Ireland (TII) to Mary’s…

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…