Botanic SHD

A new SHD application has been made for 249 apartments in five blocks in heights of 5-7 storeys on the old Smurfit site on Botanic Road.  You can view the application HERE.  The proposed development includes a café, creche, medical centre, swimming pool, cinema, gym and flexi space and a mix of one, two and…

Dalymount regeneration

Mary actively champions the regeneration of Phibsborough as a prime urban village at Dublin City Council.  When re-elected in May 2019 Mary secured the inclusion of redevelopment of Dalymount as an objective in the Dublin Agreement 2019-2024.  Unfortunately its regeneration is largely dependent on the redevelopment of the shopping Center (in private ownership) and Dalymount…

Bike Bunker Beta

Bike Bunkers are being trialled in Stoneybatter and Phibsborough by Dublin City Council as new option secure bike storage option for city dwellers.  BikeBunkers are secure hangars for city residents to securely stow their bicycles close to their home and under cover, saving space and worry, and for just €100 per year.  Currently DCC has…

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…

Shandon Pitch & Putt

Phibsborough is home to one of Ireland’s oldest Pitch & Putt clubs based right on its doorstep, HERE in Shandon, Dublin 7.  Mary was delighted to support Shandon Pitch & Putt’s open invite to new members when they celebrated the benefits of active living at all ages during “Active Living Week”.   Shandon Pitch & Putt…

Shandon Drive Trees

Following Mary’s representations to Dublin City Council asking for better tree management on Shandon Drive, DCC has advised Mary that the Parks Division have inspected the trees along Shandon Drive and they have been added to the annual tree care program. Parks plan to crown raise these trees before the end of the year but…

Phibsborough Dereliction

After ten years Mary’s determination to address and reverse dereliction on Connaught Street is paying off.  Dublin City Council compulsorily purchased 19 & 21 Connaught street, is renovating them and restoring them to family homes. 

Gateway to the City

On Sunday 29th September Mary was delighted to deputise for the Lord Mayor of Dublin City at Dublin Cities brand new street festival “Gateway to the City” which showcased the history, culture and delicious food that Dorset Street, Blessington Street and environs has to offer.The event was organised by Dorset Street Together with the support…

BusConnects, Ballymun & Finglas CBC

On September 19th, 2019 Mary attended the Ballymun and Finglas CBC Community Forum organized by the NTA.  You can see the full presentation HERE.    There were no more than 50 people in attendance at the meeting from an area with a population of more than 10,000.  To encourage increased attendance Mary asked the NTA…

Phizzfest 2020

Mary was delighted to help obtain funding from Dublin City Council to enable Phizzfest secure its first ever premises, in the heart of Phibsborough village in the old Miss Mary’s shop, Unit 12, Phibsboro Shopping Centre. Phizzfest intend using the Space as a community arts hub capable of hosting theatre, music, literary events and visual…