Dublin Adult Learning Centre

Mary is a big admirer of the The Dublin Adult Learning Centre or DALC. DALC is a dedicated Basic Adult Education Centre, catering for around 650 adults per year, primarily from North Inner City Dublin and many who are early school leavers seeking a second chance education.  This is an opportunity to improve literacy skills…

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…

North Inner-City Grants

Round 2 of the 2019 NEIC Community Grants scheme is open for applications during the month of September. Apply now for a community grant from €300 to €3,000. There are two themes for the funds: ‘Brooms and Blooms’ – clean-up and enhance your street Active Living, Recreation and Wellbeing The purpose of the Scheme is…

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…