Re-zoning Dublin Industrial Estate

Dublin City Council is proposing to rezone industrial lands in the city to allow residential developments.  In Dublin Central the proposal includes rezoning the Dublin Industrial Estate off the Ballyboggan Road to allow residential development.  You can read the full report HERE. Dublin City Council advised Mary that DCC hopes their proposal to rezone industrial…

Affordable Homes

Dublin City Council has confirmed to Mary that it is in the process of acquiring a vacant site on Bannow Road adjacent to the Batchelor’s factory in Cabra west. DCC does not yet have detailed plans but has indicated it is likely to develop Social Housing on this site. DCC has unfortunately advised Mary that…

Towards 2022

The Dublin North West Area Partnership is a state funded organisation dedicated to developing community, education and employment opportunities for people living in the Navan road, Cabra, Phibsborough, Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Finglas and Ballymun areas. As a volunteer director Mary was delighted to attend the launch of DNWAP’s Strategic Plan, Towards 2022, with other directors and…

St Finbarr’s Court

For many years Mary has lobbied Dublin City Council to build good quality, affordable, energy efficient one and two bed residential units in Dublin Central.  Such units give residents who no longer need three and four bed family homes the opportunity to secure more appropriate sized homes without having to leave the local area. After…

Dublin Bus Connects

Last year the National Transport Authority, NTA, commenced public consultation on redesigning Dublin’s Public Bus Network.  Their stated objective is to reduce journey times and increase reliability and capacity of the bus service. Mary believes an affordable, efficient and reliable public transport service is essential for our city and increasing the capacity and efficiency of…

Dublin Bus Connects

In December 2018 the NTA launched the public consultation phase of their core “Bus Corridor” project, which is part of their overall “Bus Connects” Dublin Bus re-design programme.    The NTA commenced public consultation on the Bus Corridors before releasing the outcome of the “Bus Connects” consultation because it says the Bus Corridor improvements are…

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…