Cabra Mens Shed

Mary has been a friend and supporter of Cabra Mens Shed since it was first established.  They are a great group of men who meet weekly to share knowledge, experience and skills.   They are always available and willing to get involved and help out with other community groups and activities.  They are a real positive…

Connolly SHD

At the November meeting of the Central Area Committee Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick called for Dublin City Council to reject the Connolly SHD proposal for 741 “build to rent” residential units on a 7 acre state owned site adjacent to Connolly Station.    This is a hugely important state owned site with the potential to provide…

Cabra Pitch

Together with Cllrs McGrattan and Perry, Mary’s motion calling on DCC to progress a proposal for a full sized all weather soccer pitch in Cabra, was unanimously passed at November 2019 Central Area Commiteee.  Mary will work with DCC, the FAI and the local soccer community to progress this exciting initiative.    Anyone involved in…

Moore Street

Mary chaired the second meeting of the Lord Mayors Forum on Moore Street in City Hall on November 4th 2019, draft minutes HERE. Mary welcomed the update from Dublin City Council that two new traders will commence on the Street and a third applicant is being processed. The Lord Mayors Forum has been tasked by…

Metrolink

Mary continues to work for and represent the interests of residents and property owners along the proposed MetroLink.   Mary recently raised matters regarding the proposed intervention shaft at Albert College, the appointment of an independent expert and a 24-hour contact point. You can see the detailed response from Transport for Ireland (TII) to Mary’s…

Markets MUGA

Mary was delighted to represent the Lord Mayor at the official opening of the Markets Multi Use Games Area (or MUGA) in this ancient part of our capital city. Community Leaders from Saint Michans House, Kevin Barry House, Henrietta House, Ormond Square, Constitution Hill & Chancery House as well as members of the Markets Muga…

Community Policing

Cabra, Bridewell & Mountjoy Mary is a founding director of the Cabra Community Policing Forum. At the September meeting of the forum Gardai from Cabra, Bridewell and Mountjoy Garda stations gave detailed reports on activity in the area. Click on your area to see the respective reports: Cabra Bridewell Mountjoy Dublin City Council area staff…

Faussagh House Dereliction

Mary continues to pursue a resolution to the abandoned and derelict site to the rear of the Faussagh House on Faussagh Avenue.  Mary recently asked the Chief Executive of Dublin City Council for an update on action DCC is taking to address the dereliction and if DCC will consider purchasing the site.  In reply Dublin…

Community Policing

Navan Road, Ashtown and Pelletstown On October 10th 2019 Mary chaired the Community Policing Forum for the Navan Road, Ashtown and Pelletstown area. The meeting was attended by Dublin City Council area staff, the Gardaí, Deputy Jack Chambers TD, Cllr Roderic O’Gorman and Cllr Colm O’Rourke. The Gardaí provided a detailed report on crime in…

Connolly SHD

At the November Central Area Committee Mary called for the proposed Strategic Housing Development at the rear of Connolly Station to be rejected in its current format because this proposal for 741 tiny, build-to-rent apartments is cheap and falls far short of what this hugely important site in our capital city deserves. 98% of the…