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…

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…

Metrolink

TII, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, recently announced a route on which it intends to construct a 26km North – South urban railway to run between Swords and Sandyford. In Dublin Central the proposed Metrolink route includes stations at O’Connell Street, The Mater Hospital, Cross Guns Bridge (they call this stop Glasnevin on their plans, but it…

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….

Drumcondra Traffic Changes

In August 2017 Dublin City Council implemented new traffic restrictions on Millmount Ave at Ferguson and Walsh Road, Drumcondra aimed at traffic calming this residential area.   The restrictions have been introduced on a six month trial basis. I have received feedback both for and against the road closure.   While roads in the direct vicinity…

Royal Canal Clean-up Saturday 12th April

The next Royal Canal clean-up day is this Saturday, 12th April, and the Royal Canal team will have two different groups working on the day. If you’ve been at a clean up in the past few months, you know that there have been some changes, and they are excited to announce that there are now…

Royal Canal Day

Everyone is invited to the ROYAL CANAL DAY, a dynamic event planned by the Dublin City North Volunteer Centre.  The Royal Canal Day will take place on October the 12th along the banks of the Royal Canal with the main objective being to get local people to come out, have some fun and to clean-up litter all…

Drumcondra & Glasnevin Local Policing Forum

As chair of the Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee I work with the Gardai, Dublin City Council and the local community to fight crime in our area. Since the closure of Whitehall Garda Station the Gardai operate a weekly clinic in Corpus Christi. Gardai and Dublin City Council attend the Drumcondra Glasnevin local policing forum…