Cabra Hills, Update

Work on the excavation of the former CIE site on the Cabra Road for the construction of 420 apartments will continue until November 2019. In response to Mary’s representations on behalf of surrounding residents on Quarry, Cabra and Carnlough Roads Walls Construction made the following commitments: • No works will commence on site before 7am…

Connaught Street Dereliction, Update

For more than a decade Mary has campaigned to get Dublin City Council to tackle dereliction in our community.  Finally, in July 2019 Dublin City Council confirmed to Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick that it is finalising acquisition of 19 & 21 Connaught Street, Dublin 7.    The Transfer of Ownership to DCC is expected to be…

Dame Iris Murdoch

Deputising for the Lord Mayor, and on behalf of Dublin City Council, Mary was proud to unveil a plaque to commemorate the birth of famous writer, philosopher and Phibsborough woman Dame Iris Murdoch. Click HERE to read the Irish Times coverage of the event.

Phibsboro SC Re-development

As promised during the local election campaign, Mary submitted a motion to the first meeting of Dublin City Council calling for Dublin City Council, the developer, Tesco and Bohemians to meet with DCC and local City Councillors to resolve the dispute and agree a way forward.  The motion appeared on the agenda as follows:”The elected…

New North Inner City Bus 53a

Mary is a strong champion of public bus services and is working to achieve more reliable, efficient and affordable public bus service that connects inner city communities.  Mary welcomes the announcement from Dublin Bus of a new local north inner-city bus Route 53a which will commence service on Monday, 8 July 2019.   Route 53a will…

Botanic SHD, update

On June 18th 2019 An Bord Pleanala advised Mary of its decision to refuse planning permission to Scanron Developments to construct 299 apartments on the former Smurfit site. An Bord Pleanala considered the design sub-optimal, would not integrate or enhance the existing residential architectural area and would be contrary to proper planning and sustainable development….

Cabra Community Policing

Mary is a founding member and director of the Cabra Community Policing Forum.  At its community forum meeting on May 28th, 2019 Gardai reports from Cabra, Bridewell and Mountjoy were reviewed. Issues discussed include the following: Garda resources for Cabra Community Policing Garda Drugs unit Scramblers and quads Congregating youths People living in Cabra are…

Ballymun Bus Corridor

Dublin needs a more reliable, efficient and affordable bus service for our city to be more liveable. Mary has been working with residents, community organisations and businesses to achieve a more efficient, reliable and affordable bus service to serve our community. Mary made a detailed submission to the National Transport Authority in relation to the…

Phoenix Park Visitor Strategy

The Phoenix Park is Europe’s largest city park and an invaluable local public amenity. The Office of Public Works, OPW, recently published a draft visitor strategy for the park which ran to more than 200 pages. Mary made a detailed submission to the OPW calling for the following: • Greater awareness and public consultation •…

Pelletstown Educate Together, update

Following Mary’s representations on behalf of Educate Together Pelletstown in respect of a permanent school building, the Minister for Education has advised Mary that the acquisition process for the school’s permanent site is now complete. You can read the Minister’s full reply HERE. A planning application for the permanent accommodation for the school was lodged…