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…

Men’s and Women’s sheds

The Department of Rural and Community Development operates a community enhancement capital grant scheme through the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Dublin City Council.  The Department has announced €0.5 million to be ring-fenced for small capital grants for Men’s and Women’s sheds. A total of €39,267 is available for Men’s and Women’s…

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.

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…

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…

Disability Grants Cuts

This week Minister Jan O’Sullivan was on the air-waves brazenly defending the Governments latest attack on the sick and elderly by saying she is increasing funding for grants to help the elderly and disabled. This is simply not the case. In Dublin funding for these grants has been cut by 33% over the past year….

Disability Grants Cuts

This week Minister Jan O’Sullivan was on the air-waves brazenly defending the Governments latest attack on the sick and elderly by saying she is increasing funding for grants to help the elderly and disabled. This is simply not the case. In Dublin funding for these grants has been cut by 33% over the past year….