Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Further to recent developments in respect of Dublin Simon’s plans for properties on Botanic Road, Mary met with Chairman Sam McGuinness, Pat Green Director of Operations and Catherine Kenny Property Manager of Dublin Simon at their Chester House facility on the North Circular Road. Sam McGuinness apologised for the upset caused to the local…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Mary continues to seek clarity from Dublin Simon Community in relation to their proposed use of 86-88 Botanic Road. Mary called on Dublin Simon to respond to questions raised by locally elected representatives. In response, Dublin Simon have invited the Cabra Glasnevin councillors to meet next Tuesday (Dec 3rd). Dublin Simon say they will…

O’Devaney Gardens

Update A report from Assistant Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, Brendan Kenny, confirms that the recent deal brokered by the Dublin Agreement Group to deliver 80% social and affordable homes on the O’Devaney site is legal, will go ahead and will deliver for our community. You can read Mr Kenny’s report in full HERE…

Simon Botanic Road

Update Following my complaint to Dublin City Council Planning Enforcement regarding unauthorised development at 86-88 Botanic Road, a Planning Enforcement Notice was served on the Simon Community in relation to this facility. In response, Simon Community have apologised and advised that they will NOT relocate their Ushers Island facility to Botanic Road.  They state that…

Cabra Hills

Update On 19th November 2019, An Bord Pleanala received a revised Strategic Housing Development Planning Application for the former CIE Lands at 2-4 Carnlough Road, Dublin 7 for the construction of 485 residential units. The proposal includes 484 apartments (a mix of studio, one, two & 3 beds) in nine blocks ranging in height from…

Simon Botanic Road

Dublin Simon Community has purchased 86-88 Botanic Road and confirmed that it intends to relocate its Ushers Island facility to these homes. The purchase follows the announcement of its intention to build a 100 bed medical treatment and recovery facility at Ushers Island for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. You can…

Connolly SHD

At the November meeting of the Central Area Committee Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick called for Dublin City Council to reject the Connolly SHD proposal for 741 “build to rent” residential units on a 7 acre state owned site adjacent to Connolly Station.    This is a hugely important state owned site with the potential to provide…

Faussagh House Dereliction

Mary continues to pursue a resolution to the abandoned and derelict site to the rear of the Faussagh House on Faussagh Avenue.  Mary recently asked the Chief Executive of Dublin City Council for an update on action DCC is taking to address the dereliction and if DCC will consider purchasing the site.  In reply Dublin…

Connolly SHD

At the November Central Area Committee Mary called for the proposed Strategic Housing Development at the rear of Connolly Station to be rejected in its current format because this proposal for 741 tiny, build-to-rent apartments is cheap and falls far short of what this hugely important site in our capital city deserves. 98% of the…

O’Devaney Gardens

Mary is determined that Dublin City Council will deliver social and affordable housing and introduce the Vienna style housing model of affordable rental in Dublin City. In October, Mary and her colleagues rejected a bad Fine Gael / Sinn Fein proposal for O’Devaney Gardens: only 30% social housing, un-affordable housing for average earners and no guaranteed…