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!

Parnell Square Cultural Quarter blocked

Government’s lack of commitment and ambition for Dublin’s North Inner City caused Parnell Square re-development plan and regeneration of Dublin’s North Inner City generally to fail.  Since 2012 Mary has supported the plan for restoration and regeneration of Parnell Square into a vibrant, rich, cultural city quarter.  Unfortunately, Government made no funds available to the…

Minister must explain why NEW Mater Hospital is closed to sick and injured.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar needs to explain why the Mater Hospital is this afternoon turning away sick and injured people from its Emergency Department.  This is a state of the art purpose built hospital.  It cost more than €280million and took twelve years to deliver. The only possible reason there can be for telling people…

Reinstate Phibsborough LAP

For ten years as a City Councillor I worked with residents and officials to protect and develop Phibsborough as a prime urban village.  Like many others I was dismayed to recently learn that the Phibsborough Local Area Plan (LAP) that we had worked on for many years was recently rejected by Councillors. The Phibsborough Local…

Mountjoy Community Forum

The next Mountjoy Local Community Policing Forum  will take place on Tuesday 12th March at 7.30pm in the An Oige Hostel, 61 Mountjoy Street, Dublin 1.  This forum is an opportunity for people living and working in the area to meet with the Gardai, Dublin City Council and elected representatives to discuss and address issues of concern. As Chair…

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…