Mater Emergency Department

I welcome the announcement that the new Emergency Department at the Mater Hospital will open on Sunday 17th February at 10pm.  To facilitate opening the new Emergency department Emergency services will be suspended at the Mater for 18 hours.  The Department will close to walk-in (self arrival) patients from 4am until 10pm on Sunday 17th February….

Mater Emergency Unit Delayed

It is very disappointing that the opening of the new, state of the art, Mater Emergency Unit has been postponed. The new Emergency Unit was due to open last Friday 25th of January but was postponed until further notice. The management in the Mater hospital made the decision to postpone opening the new unit because…

Community Grants Deadline

REMINDER DEADLINE APPROACHING Dublin City Council is currently accepting applications for funding under their Community Grant Scheme. Key priorities for funding 2013 are community development, social inclusion, children and young people, digital inclusion, integration, marginalised groups and local issues.  To download an application please click here.  Please note that the closing date is 5pm Thursday…

Car break-ins

I was woken early one morning recently by our friendly postman who noticed that our car had been broken-into over night.  Now to be totally honest they didn’t actually “break-in” because the car had been left “unlocked” (don’t ask who is to blame for that, needless to say I am admitting nothing).  They had gone…

New Mater Car Park

As part of the New Mater General Adult Hospital a 436-space basement car park will open at noon on Sunday 27th January 2013. This car park will service staff, patients and visitors to the Mater Hospital. There is direct access from the Car Park to the Whitty Building. Vehicle access to this car park is from…

Street Cleaning

Since Dublin City Council withdrew from the collection of domestic waste and the provision of a bin waiver in the city they also abandoned the policy of sweeping streets after bin collections. I have raised this issue with the City Council because it is having a negative impact on the city’s image.  It is really important that…

Community Grants

Dublin City Council is currently accepting applications for funding under their Community Grant Scheme. Key priorities for funding 2013 are community development, social inclusion, children and young people, digital inclusion, integration, marginalised groups and local issues.  To download an application please click here.  Please note that the closing date is 5pm Thursday the 31st January…

New Mater

The new Mater General Adult Hospital opened its new main entrance in the Whitty Building on the North Circular Road, Dublin 7 on January 14th 2013.  This replaces the old entrance on Eccles Street.  The new entrance is open from 6.30am to 8pm. All public access via the main entrance on Eccles Street ceased from January…

How to spend €2.2m ??

2013 has started with some good news for Dublin City. The City Council has an extra and unexpected €2.2m to spend this year and I want the money to be used wisely to support services to citizens and employment in the city. On November 26th, 2012 the Lord Mayor and City Councillors of Dublin met…

Croke Park Recycling

From Thursday 3rd – Saturday 19th January 2013 there will be free re-cycling of Christmas trees, cardboard and small electrical items at at Croke Park, rear of Cusack Stand(via St Joseph’s Avenue), Dublin 3. Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 8.00pm, Sat – Sun: 10.00am-4.00pm