Together for Safety

Everyone deserves privacy when receiving medical treatment.  As a member of the Oireachtas Cross Party Group on Reproductive Rights, Mary supports the national campaign for safe access zones at all medical health facilities providing information on and access to abortion services.  For more information on abortion services in Ireland click here My Options is a…

Maternity Restrictions

Mary stood in solidarity with the Women of Ireland at the March for Maternity demonstration seeking equal access for one nominated partner in ALL maternity hospitals. Mary and her colleagues delivering a scroll to Minister Donnelly detailing stories of those Women who have had to experience pregnancy, childbirth and tragedy ALONE through these harsh restrictions….

€30M Healthcare Investment for Dublin Central

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has informed Mary that he has approved more than €30 million additional capital allocation in 2021 for Health facilities in Dublin Central including for the Rotunda, Mater, Temple Street, Grangegorman, St Mary’s and Adelphi House.  All funds will be used to upgrade health facilities to improve medical outcomes and…

Vaccination Centre Relocating

From July 12th the Community Vaccination Centre at the Helix, DCU will relocate to the National Show Centre in Swords to allow for the return of university students in September.  The National Show Centre, Swords is one of two Community Vaccination Centres operating in the Community Healthcare Organisation Dublin North City and County (CHO DNCC)…

Acceleration of Vaccination Programme

Positive progress still being made with the news of accelerated vaccination option for 18-34 year olds. As a response to rising concerns with regard to the Delta variant, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has provided further advice in the context of the threat of a further wave of Covid-19 infections. For full explainer on…

Safe Routes to School

170 Primary Schools who were successful in their application to the Safe Routes to School programme. It aims to create safer walking, cycling and scooter routes to primary and post primary. Huge interest with more than 900 schools applied, delighted to say that 6 schools in Dublin Central were successful including St Catherines, St Peters,…

Easing of Restrictions

An Taoiseach outlined the next steps in our recovery plan on Friday May 28th. Measures will continue to be in place to support the recovery and an Economic Recovery Plan to chart a course through the summer and beyond will be published next week. The Plan will set out a new phase of supports, investment…

Vaccine Rollout Update

Mary was delighted to recently receive her one shot J&J vaccine at the mass vaccination centre in the Helix Dublin. The HSE says 2.6 million vaccine doses have been administered. 1.8 million of those are first doses and just over 800,000 are second doses. Registration on the online system is open for all those aged…

Vaccine Hub- Kings Inn Street

HSE & Salvation Army’s vaccination hub in Kings Inn Street aimed to vaccinate 700 homeless people, and they have achieved much more- vaccinating over 2000! Mary was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the Hub and congratulate and thank all involved.

Repeal the 8th- 3rd Anniversary

On the 3rd anniversary of the historical referendum which repealed the 8th Amendment of our Constitution, Mary called on the Minister for Health to provide details of the review of the Health Regulation Termination of Pregnancy Act 2018 and to outline how and when the review will be undertaken. Mary called for an Independent Expert…