Pelletstown Educate Together, update

Following Mary’s representations on behalf of Educate Together Pelletstown in respect of a permanent school building, the Minister for Education has advised Mary that the acquisition process for the school’s permanent site is now complete. You can read the Minister’s full reply HERE. A planning application for the permanent accommodation for the school was lodged…

Education Equality

Mary believes every child should have equal access to education regardless of their ability. Mary has supported and continues to support the provision of co-educational, non-denominational primary and secondary schools so that every child and parent has a choice. Mary is working to ensure that there is school place for ever child especially those with…

Educate Together, Pelletstown

Mary recently met with teachers and parents to lend her support for a permanent school building for Pelletstown Educate Together National School. As a parent of three school children Mary understands the anxiety caused to parents and the pressure imposed on teachers when there are inadequate school facilities. Mary is working to ensure the long-promised…

Government u-turn on ECCE policy welcomed

Working on behalf of children with special needs Mary called on the Minister for Children to abandon the Governments proposal to do away with the  Overage Age Exemption from the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme from September 2018. Mary said the proposal to remove the Overage Age Exemption from the ECCE scheme would severely disadvantage children with special…

Modern Language Policy

Mary welcomed the launch this week of Fianna Fáils new Modern Language Policy aimed at ensuring Ireland gains full advantage in Global and European markets in a post-Brexit landscape. Mary learned French and German at secondary school in St Dominics College Cabra and went on to earn a degree in Italian and German from UCD.  Mary’s…

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…

Educate Together Cabra/Phibsborough

Educate Together are inviting people to apply to attend their planned new primary schools in Cabra/Phibsborough and Drumcondra/Marino, click here to make an application.

Education Policy

Education is the key to opportunity and ensuring every person in Dublin Central has equal access to Education is one of my key priorities for our constituency.  You can read Fianna Fáils Education policy here or take a minute to watch this video and hear me give a brief summary of the key points.

Minister must release funds for Gaelscoil Bharra

As a long time supporter of the campaign for a proper school for Gaelscoil Bharra I was contacted over the weekend by the Headmaster and concerned parents who are shocked and bitterly disappointed by the Departments surprise decision to put the building project “on-hold”. On Friday last the Department of Education sent a shocking email…

Education Policy launch

Every parent wants the best education for their child.  Most parents want to send their child to school locally.  A failure to reform school admission policies, abolition of dedicated career guidance, school completion and DEIS programmes is limiting access to and damaging the quality of education being delivered in Dublin Central.   It is preventing young…