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…

North Inner City Taskforce

On Feb 1st 2017 Kieran Mulvey updated the local community on the Government’s taskforce for the north inner city.  More than 150 people turned out to hear the Government’s response to our submissions and their plans for the area. Unfortunately, the  Presentation disappointed in its broad approach.  It was vague and un-costed, rehashed old themes and…

North Inner City Taskforce

This evening I attended the Lord Mayor of Dublin’s public meeting in City hall to address the issue of crime in Dublin.  It was an invitation to the general public to come along and have their say. RTE’s Joe Duffy chaired the public meeting which was attended by the Assistant Garda Commissioner, more than a…

Garda Recruitment

The new Garda Recruitment Campaign is especially welcome in Dublin Central where we lost more than 150 Gardaí in the last few years.   The aim is to fill 800 vacancies and we in Fianna Fáil are working to ensure that Dublin Central gets its’ fair share of the new recruits.  Details of how to…

North Inner City

Dublin’s north inner city was neglected and badly served by the last government.  There are significant social challenges like housing, crime, education and employment that must be addressed by the new Government.  To highlight the issues in the area and gain support for solutions I recently brought Michéal Martin TD, leader of Fianna Fáil and…