Up the Dubs!

The very best of the luck to the ladies and mens Dublin GAA teams over the month of August. We are all rooting for you and All-Ireland success!

New North Inner City Bus 53a

Mary is a strong champion of public bus services and is working to achieve more reliable, efficient and affordable public bus service that connects inner city communities.  Mary welcomes the announcement from Dublin Bus of a new local north inner-city bus Route 53a which will commence service on Monday, 8 July 2019.   Route 53a will…

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…

Docklands SDZ

The Docklands Strategic Development Zone Draft Planning Scheme is currently on public display until 10th May 2013.  As part of this process, members of the public are invited to a number of Drop-In Sessions to talk with staff from the City Council about the Draft Scheme. The dates and times for these Drop-In Sessions –…

Docklands SDZ

I welcome the publication today of a draft Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) Plan for Dublin’s Docklands which has the potential to stimulate economic and social regeneration of Dublin’s Docklands. The SDZ must deliver regeneration for the entire community and correct planning mistakes of the past. The exclusion of parts of the North Wall, where there…

Community Grants Deadline

REMINDER DEADLINE APPROACHING Dublin City Council is currently accepting applications for funding under their Community Grant Scheme. Key priorities for funding 2013 are community development, social inclusion, children and young people, digital inclusion, integration, marginalised groups and local issues.  To download an application please click here.  Please note that the closing date is 5pm Thursday…

Car break-ins

I was woken early one morning recently by our friendly postman who noticed that our car had been broken-into over night.  Now to be totally honest they didn’t actually “break-in” because the car had been left “unlocked” (don’t ask who is to blame for that, needless to say I am admitting nothing).  They had gone…

Street Cleaning

Since Dublin City Council withdrew from the collection of domestic waste and the provision of a bin waiver in the city they also abandoned the policy of sweeping streets after bin collections. I have raised this issue with the City Council because it is having a negative impact on the city’s image.  It is really important that…

Docklands SDZ

At the January Meeting of Dublin City Council the City Manager gave a report on the proposed Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) for the Dublin Docklands. I welcomed the work done to date and the Minister’s approval for the development of a strategic development zone in the docklands. Recent socio economic mapping of the area shows…