Irish Deaf Society

The Irish Deaf Society has carried out interviews with Dublin Central Candidates from various parties in advance of General Election 2020 on Saturday 8th February. Mary was delighted to be invited to be interviewed as part of the process. You can see the full interview below.

See, Hear, Act #disabilityGE2020

For 15 years serving as a public representative Mary has actively supported the disabled and sought to include them in all aspects of community development and support. Click HERE for some of the areas Mary has worked and supported. If elected Mary is happy to pledge her committment to ensuring our government faces up to…

Capuchin Day Centre

Mary thanks everyone who generously donated to her annual collection for the Homeless Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin 7.  More than 100 crates were collected of non-perishable foods, toiletries and baby supplies all of which were delivered in time to be used to fill the more than 2,000 parcels handed-out from the day centre before…

Hyde & Seek

UPDATE Mary has made further representations to the Dublin City Childcare Committee asking for their assistance to meet parents childcare needs.  In response they provided a list of Childcare Service Providers, attached HERE. Mary also asked them to identify and secure possible properties for a replacement childcare service in the area, should alternative care become…

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…