O’Devaney Gardens

Update A report from Assistant Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Brendan Kenny, confirms that the recent deal brokered by the Dublin Agreement Group to deliver 80% social and affordable homes on the O’Devaney site is legal, will go ahead and will deliver for our community. You can read Mr Kenny’s report in full HERE…

O’Devaney Gardens

Mary is determined that Dublin City Council will deliver social and affordable housing and introduce the Vienna style housing model of affordable rental in Dublin City. In October, Mary and her colleagues rejected a bad Fine Gael / Sinn Fein proposal for O’Devaney Gardens: only 30% social housing, un-affordable housing for average earners and no guaranteed…

O’Devaney Gardens, An Alternative

Affordable housing will never be delivered in Dublin City unless there is a change in Government policy and the State invests in its provision.  O’Devaney Gardens is a 14 acre prime state-owned site in the heart of our capital city with enormous potential to deliver social and affordable homes. De-tenanting of the former local authority…

Stoneybatter Greening

Dublin City Council propose developing a plan to increase greening in Stoneybatter.  Dublin City Council are inviting local residents and businesses to get involved in designing the plan by participating in a number of workshops.  For more information about the Greening project please click HERE and to register for the workshops please email: greeningstoneybatter@dublincity.ie

O’Devaney Gardens

It is more than three years since the Government proudly announced its intention to develop O’Devaney Gardens as its flagship housing development under Rebuilding Ireland.  Today, following the absence of funding, government commitment and most of all, political will, O’Devaney  remains a vacant, abandoned site and wasted opportunity to use public land to deliver desperately…

Fruit & Veg Market

Mary’s motion to re-develop the Fruit and Vegetable Market in Smithfield was unanimously supported at the September 2019 meeting of the Central Area Committee. The motion was as follows: The Central Area Committee support the expeditious re-opening of the former wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market, Dublin 7 as a municipal fresh food and produce market…

O’Devaney Gardens

After more than ten years, on October 7th 2019, Dublin City Councillors will vote to accept or reject a proposal for the redevelopment of O’Devaney Gardens as detailed in the City Managers Proposal HERE. Mary believes public land such as O’Devaney Gardens should be used to provide affordable public housing. Unfortunately despite Government identifying O’Devaney…

BusConnects, Blanchardstown CBC

On September 10th, 2019 Mary attended the Blanchardstown CBC Community Forum organized by the NTA.  You can see the full presentation HERE.    There was a relatively small attendance at the meeting, certainly no more than 100 people from an area with a population of more than 10,000.  Mary asked the NTA to relax their…

O’Devaney Gardens

Dublin City has become unaffordable for average earners to live in.  One of the main reasons Mary sought election was to champion the delivery of affordable homes for working people in our community.   Mary believes passionately that everyone should have a secure affordable home.  Mary believes Dublin City needs to adopt the Vienna Housing Model…

The Complex

At a time when cultural space is under pressure in Dublin City Mary is a strong supporter of self-starting independent resilient artists initiatives like The Complex.  Since 2009 the complex has created and sustained a home for artists in Dublin’s north inner city.  Mary was delighted to go along to the opening of their latest…