Hyde & Seek

Mary organised a meeting for parents whose children attend Hyde & Seek with Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children Anne Rabbitte TD. The objective of the meeting was to discuss parents’ concerns over Tusla’s decision to close the creche on December 20th 2019.  Priority for parents is provision of safe, secure and happy childcare for children…

Access4All

Mary is delighted to support the NCBI Iona Resource Centre Access4All Audio Programme which aims to ensure that everyone, regardless of disability has the right and opportunity to access sporting and spectator events in their local community. Access4All aspires to enable people with disabilities and other access needs to better connect with their local community,…

Children First

When it comes to child protection children must all be put first.  Mary joined Tusla, Child and Family Agency, to promote support Tusla Child Protection and Welfare Strategy information Roadshow which was held in St Finbars GAA.  The event gave members of the local Child & Family Support Networks an opportunity to learn more about…

Stoneybatter Defibrillator

Congratulations to Alan Ecock of Kavanaghs Pub who successfully campaigned to install a defibrillator in a traditional Irish phone box in Stoneybatter.  On Saturday 10th of August 2019 Mary, deputising for the Lord Mayor of Dublin City, joined Alan Ecock, Stoneybatter residents, Heart of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Dublin Fire Service, An Gardaí, elected representatives…

Nurses Strike Ends

Mary welcomed the resolution of the nurses and midwives strike within the framework of the public sector pay agreement. As with all disputes, there was always going to be a solution. So the question a lot of people are asking is why did it take three days of strike action, postponement and cancellation of 10s…

Standing With Nurses & Midwives

For only the second time in 100 years, on January 29th 2019, nurses and midwives went on strike for equal pay and safer working conditions. Mary supports the nurses and midwives campaign for equal pay and safer working conditions. The fact that nurses decided to take this action shows just how frustrated they are with…

Rotunda Hospital

Mary recently accompanied Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Stephen Donnelly TD to meet with the Master of the Rotunda Hospital, it’s Chief Operations Officer and the Chief of Midwifery and Nursing. Commenting following the visit, Mary said, “The Rotunda on Parnell Square is not just one of Ireland’s leading providers of antenatal and perinatal care, it’s…

Drug Injection Centers are not the answer to addiction.

The Government is proposing legislation for the establishment of drug injection facilities where users will be exempt from prosecution to use illegal drugs in a supervised setting.   Supervised drug injection facilities are not the answer to drug addiction.  The government should prioritize investment in recovery over addiction. For many years I have been raising…

Health Priorities

The next Dáil must restore public health services.   You can read our health policies here or watch this this short video in which I explain what it will mean for Dublin Central.

Minister must explain why NEW Mater Hospital is closed to sick and injured.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar needs to explain why the Mater Hospital is this afternoon turning away sick and injured people from its Emergency Department.  This is a state of the art purpose built hospital.  It cost more than €280million and took twelve years to deliver. The only possible reason there can be for telling people…