Our Lady Help of Christians

As a former pupil of Our Lady Help of Christians Girls National School on the Navan Road, Mary was honoured to be invited by the school community to join their 50th anniversary celebrations.  In June with permission from the OPW the girls from the student’s council, teachers, parents and Mary planted a tree in the…

Community Grants 2020

The Dublin City Council Community Grants Scheme for 2020 is now open for applicatons. Please note the closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm 8th November 2019 and this closing date will be strictly adhered to. Applications for a Community Grant can we be downloaded HERE. Please email or phone Mary if you need…

Support Our Secretaries

School secretaries are vital to the successful running of every school.  Yet as employees they are being treated as second class citizens.   90% of school secretaries do not have the same safeguards in place as the other 10% who are employed directly by the Department of Education.  These secretaries are at a great disadvantage when…

Dublin Adult Learning Centre

Mary is a big admirer of the The Dublin Adult Learning Centre or DALC. DALC is a dedicated Basic Adult Education Centre, catering for around 650 adults per year, primarily from North Inner City Dublin and many who are early school leavers seeking a second chance education.  This is an opportunity to improve literacy skills…

Cabra Community College

Having actively supported the campaign for a co-educate, non-denominational secondary school in Dublin 7, Mary was delighted to join the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) and Educate Together (ET) to announce that will work together to operate Cabra Community College as a co-educate, non-denominational secondary school according to their shared ethos.  Their…

Parnell Square Cultural Quarter blocked

Government’s lack of commitment and ambition for Dublin’s North Inner City caused Parnell Square re-development plan and regeneration of Dublin’s North Inner City generally to fail.  Since 2012 Mary has supported the plan for restoration and regeneration of Parnell Square into a vibrant, rich, cultural city quarter.  Unfortunately, Government made no funds available to the…

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.

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…