Greyhound Cruelty

Mary has called on the Government to end the massive state grants that are keeping the cruel dog-killing greyhound industry alive. The Government spends €16.8 million of Irish taxpayers money to the Irish greyhound industry annually where 5,600 dogs are killed every year for not being fast enough. This must stop. The RTE Investigates programme…

Dublin Agreement 2019-24

At Dublin City Councils July 2019 Monthly Meeting, on behalf of Fianna Fáil, Mary proposed the Dublin Agreement and called on all City Councillors to support its ambitious objectives for the city. Click HERE to read the Dublin Agreement. Click HERE to watch webcast of Mary proposing the Agreement to full City Council.

Cabra Community Policing

Mary is a founding member and director of the Cabra Community Policing Forum.  At its community forum meeting on May 28th, 2019 Gardai reports from Cabra, Bridewell and Mountjoy were reviewed. Issues discussed include the following: Garda resources for Cabra Community Policing Garda Drugs unit Scramblers and quads Congregating youths People living in Cabra are…

Burglary Spike in Glasnevin & Drumcondra

This week Mary attended meetings of the Glasnevin-Drumcondra Communities Policing Forum and the Cabra Community Policing Forum where a spike in burglaries in Drumcondra Glasnevin over the last three months was confirmed.  Gardaí reported that thirty burglaries were reported in Glasnevin as compared to five in Cabra from July to the end of September ’18….

Justice Youth Diversion Programme for Drumcondra

Mary Fitzpatrick has urged the Minister for Justice to provide a Justice Youth Diversion Programme in Drumcondra, Dublin 9. The Dublin North West Area Partnership recently discussed issues with young people and anti-social behaviour which have emerged in the Drumcondra area. Commenting following the partnership’s meeting, board member Mary Fitzpatrick said, “Juvenile crime has become a growing…

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…

Governments superficial PR led approach fails North Inner City

There is an undeniable link between the lack of meaningful Government commitment to the North Inner City and the spiralling gun crime on our streets. 15 murders in the past two years prove the Governments superficial PR led approach has failed and will continue to fail.   This is not acceptable for our community. Mary’ extends her…

Drumcondra Community CCTV Meeting

The next meeting of the Drumcondra Community CCTV Action Group will take place on Thursday 18th January 2018 @ 8.30pm in The Skylon Hotel, Drumcondra. In December 2017 Cllr Paul McAuliffe and Mary met with residents in the Skylon Hotel to discuss crime and anti-social behaviour in our area and to formulate a community response….

Sgt McCabe Inquiry

Michéal Martin showed mature and considered leadership when he correctly prioritised truth and justice for Sgt McCabe and his family above any other considerations. All elected representatives should unite to ensure justice is served. You can watch his contribution in the Dáil at Leaders Questions here.  

North Inner City Taskforce

Last year the Government missed its own deadline for delivery of a report and recommendations for the North Inner City.  Thanks to the Northside People and Near FM for helping me raise awareness of the concerns over the inadequacy of the Governments response.  There were more than fifty written submissions made to the Taoiseach’s Tasforce…