MetroLink, Albert College

The National Transport Authority recently asked for feedback on the proposal for a MetroLink intervention shaft in Albert College Park. In her submission, Mary called on the NTA to provide a MetroLink Station at Albert College instead of an intervention/ventilation shaft.  A station would have huge benefits for the surrounding area giving direct access to…

Cabra Grove Parking

Residents on Cabra Grove have raised concerns with Mary regarding access to the cul-de-sac on Cabra Grove. Emergency access in particular has being dangerously restricted due to commuter parking. Mary made representations to Dublin City Council to have double yellow lines installed.  In reply Dublin City Council has agreed to consider the introduction of additional…

McSweeney House, Cabhrú

Following concerns raised by Mary and other Dublin City Councillors regarding Cabhrú’s management of the senior citizen housing on at McSweeney House on Berkley St, it has been decided that Dublin City Council will take possession of the property.  Cabhrú (also known as CHAS) will surrender the property immediately and Dublin City Council will seek…

St. Finbar’s Court, Plans

In response to Mary’s representations DCC advised Mary that it has finalised design plans for new senior citizen housing on former site of St Finbars Court in Cabra West.    Dublin City Council intends applying for Part 8 Planning permission to build: 46 units 44 one bed dwellings, for 2 people 2 two bed dwellings,…

Bannow Road

Mary wants Dublin City Council to build affordable homes on a vacant site on Bannow Road, Cabra West, Dublin 7.  At the March 2020 Central Area Committee Mary proposed a motion calling on DCC to urgently secure funding for the development of social and affordable homes on the vacant site on Bannow Road and to…

East Wall SHD

Innovation Park An application for permission to build a Strategic Housing Development of 336 residential apartments at 128-130 East Wall Road, Dublin 3 has been made to An Bord Pleanala.  The developpers outlined their intention as follows: “EWR Innovation Park Limited intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a strategic housing development…

Community Policing

Drumcondra and Glasnevin Following the recent re-establishment of the Drumcondra and Glasnevin Community Policing Forum, Mary will chair the next meeting on Wednesday the 1st April 2020 in the Maples Hotel at 7.00pm.  Issues relating to planning, traffic, housing, parks, community and crime will be discussed.  Everyone living and/or working in the Drumcondra/Glasnevin area are welcome to attend. …

Oxmantown Speeding

Following a canvass of the area, Mary made representations to Dublin City Council in respect dangerous speeding on Oxmantown Road. Dublin City Council have responded to Mary and confirmed they will undertake traffic calming works to address the issue. You can read the correspondence HERE. Specifically they have committed to encourage less speeding by narrowing…

Royal Canal Fence

Mary met with engineers from Dublin City Council and Irish Rail to review their proposals for a safety fence on the Royal Canal boundary wall with the train tracks between Cross Guns and Binns Bridge.    In response to Mary’s representations Irish Rail have agreed to install wrought iron railings, consistent with the local architectural…

Moore Street Meeting

On March 2, 2020 Mary chaired the first meeting of Dublin City Council’s Expert Group established  to define the future of street trading on Moore Street. In attendance were representatives of Moore Street Businesses and street traders, independent market experts, City Council officials and elected representatives. Minutes of the meeting are available HERE. It was…