Scrambler Free Christmas

Mary joined the Lord Mayor of Dublin City to support his appeal to adults not to Buy Quad Bikes or Scramblers this Christmas As chair of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee Mary is part of the Lord Mayors working group tasked with eliminating the use of illegal scramblers in residential city communities.  Once again…

Phoenix Park Visitor Experience

In spring 2019 the OPW invited members of the public to have their say on proposals they had to redevelop the Phoenix Park.  Mary made a detailed submission, which you can read HERE, calling for the following: Protection of the natural amenity and biodiversity Integrated traffic management Refurbishment and retro-fitting of residential properties in the…

Capuchin Day Centre

Mary thanks everyone who generously donated to her annual collection for the Homeless Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin 7.  More than 100 crates were collected of non-perishable foods, toiletries and baby supplies all of which were delivered in time to be used to fill the more than 2,000 parcels handed-out from the day centre before…

Martin Savage 2019

As she has done all her life, on December 22, 2019 Mary and her Dad, Dr Dermot Fitzpatrick, joined the family and relatives of Martin Savage to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of his death.  Martin Savage was a young man who gave his life for Irish freedom and independence.  He demonstrated great bravery, courage…

Royal Canal Fence

Dublin City Council is in the process of finalising tender documents for the Royal Canal Greenway Phase 3. At a recent meeting in the Central Area Office, the proposed  fence at the boundary of the Irish Rail embankment and the greenway, between Cross Guns Bridge (Phibsborough Road) and Binn’s Bridge (Dorset Street) was discussed. From…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Mary accompanied members of the Iona District Residents Association (IDRA) and Prospect Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) to a meeting with Dublin Simon to discuss Dublin Simons plans for long term residential housing at 86 & 88 Botanic Road. Following a constructive conversation the key actions / minutes arising out of that meeting were as…

Royal Canal Park

Yesterday Dublin City Council (DCC) confirmed that an application has been made by Ballymore to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) for a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) on the site of the former Ormond Printworks on Rathoath Road. Ballymore made the application on Dec 6th and describe the development as residential, mixed use and consisting of: 435…

Hyde & Seek

UPDATE Mary has made further representations to the Dublin City Childcare Committee asking for their assistance to meet parents childcare needs.  In response they provided a list of Childcare Service Providers, attached HERE. Mary also asked them to identify and secure possible properties for a replacement childcare service in the area, should alternative care become…

Coláiste Mhuire TY

Mary was delighted to meet with Transition Year students of Coláiste Mhuire, Cabra to hear their ideas for improvements to the area.  Over ten weeks the students undertook a survey of the area, detailed their findings, produced art work capturing their experience of the area, identified pros, cons and suggested improvements.  Included in their excellent…

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…