Dublin Bus Redesign

A reliable, efficient and affordable public bus service is strategically important for Dublin City and it must be protected.  Mary thanks everyone who signed her petition calling for the retention of and investment in local bus services in Dublin Central. Mary included the petition with her submission calling for the retention of local, accessible and…

Dublin Bus Network Redesign

The National Transport Authority is proposing to re-design Dublin cities bus network.  Their stated objective of the re-design is to increase bus services and frequency but some residents are legitimately concerned that it will leave them with a significantly reduced service.   There are a number of changes proposed to the bus service in Dublin Central…

Cabra for Youth 10 years old

In 2008 along with Joey Furlong, Niall Counihan, Paul O’Farrell and Annette O’Reilly, Mary co-founded Cabra for Youth with the support of City of Dublin Youth Service Board, Department of Justice, Dublin City Council and the Gardaí.    Cabra for Youth is a not for profit, voluntary, Youth and Justice Youth Diversion Project dedicated to…

Proposed changes will lead to increased juvenile crime

Community ran Justice Youth Diversion Projects are a valuable crime prevention measure that make communities safer by diverting young people from crime and anti-social behaviour, towards being responsible young adults engaged in and respecting their own communities. Year on year, community ran youth diversion projects have resulted in reduced numbers of young people being prosecuted…

Cabra Hills NEW Planning Application

An application for a Strategic Housing Development was lodged on 19/12/2017 with An Bord Pleanala for the former CIE Lands and 2-4 Carnlough Road, Dublin 7.    Permission is being sought for the construction of 420 residential units, a neighbourhood centre with supermarket, off licence, café, office, community centre, creche and parking spaces to be…

Glenbeigh Road Update

In response to request from residents during Mary’s recent canvass of Glenbeigh road Mary made representations to Dublin City Council regarding the following issues: Poor state of the footpaths and need for repair of same Increasing traffic volumes and speed Upgrade of public lighting Dublin City Council responded to Mary’s representations as follows: The footpaths on…

Planning Application for Cabra homes

An application has been made to Dublin City Council for permission to build 19 homes and one retail/shop unit on the site of “Matts of Cabra”.  The developer is looking for permission to: (1) Demolish the existing 1 and 2 storey public House building; (2) Construction of a 4 storey retail and residential block (Building…

Homes should have been protected from flooding.

Today homes and vehicles in Cabra were destroyed by floods which could and should have been avoided.   The inadequacy of the drainage problems in the area are well known and well documented following similar flash flooding events more than five years ago. Following the flooding in 2011 I made representations on behalf of residents to…

Educate Together Cabra/Phibsborough

Educate Together are inviting people to apply to attend their planned new primary schools in Cabra/Phibsborough and Drumcondra/Marino, click here to make an application.

Minister must release funds for Gaelscoil Bharra

As a long time supporter of the campaign for a proper school for Gaelscoil Bharra I was contacted over the weekend by the Headmaster and concerned parents who are shocked and bitterly disappointed by the Departments surprise decision to put the building project “on-hold”. On Friday last the Department of Education sent a shocking email…