Dublin City Mobility

Dublin City Council is proposing to introduce temporary changes to roads, paths and public spaces to allow for safe social distancing, a tripling of cycling, doubling of walking, efficient public bus service and private vehicle traffic in the city. You can read the full proposal HERE. The proposed road lay-out changes aim to : Allow for…

15-17 Drumcondra Rd Lwr

The Director of Dublin City Council’s Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) has advised Mary that they have engaging with the owner of 15-17 Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9 since the beginning of March 2020 to deliver additional capacity for homeless single persons as part of the COVID-19 response. DRHE intends using the properties to accommodate…

Dorset St, Re-generation

Fianna Fáil City Councillor for Dublin Central, Mary Fitzpatrick, welcomes the Department of Housing’s recent Stage 1 approval of Dublin City Councils proposal to demolish and regenerate the DCC owned flat complex at St Mary’s Place and Dorset Street. Cllr Fitzpatrick has called for a “Fasttrack” approval process for such developments by the next Government. …

3 Month Mortgage Break

Homeowners with mortgages from Dublin City Council and Rebuilding Ireland home loans can now apply for a three-month payment break. The payment break is open to those who have already faced mortgage difficulties due to the Covid-19 emergency and any Rebuilding Ireland loan holder who is currently facing financial difficulties can now apply. A lot…

Income Support

People whose income has been reduced or ceased due to Covid19 are advised to apply immediately for COVID-19 related income supports. They are being advised that the easiest and quickest way to apply is online on www.MyWelfare.ie. All applicants need are their email address, PPSN and bank account details. On www.MyWelfare.ie  all customers can: Apply…

Rent Support

Private residential tenants struggling to pay their rent because of reduced income during COVID-19 can now apply for Rent Supplement. In view of the difficulties created for many in the private rented sector who have lost significant employment income, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will use the full flexibility of the scheme…

Planning Extensions

Dublin City Council have advised Mary that due to COVID-19 crisis the public will have additional time to participate in the planning process.  There will now be a three-week extension to the public participation periods in the planning system. It is hoped the additional time allowed to make submissions will protect the integrity of decision…

Rent Freeze, Ministers Response

Following Mary’s proposal at Dublin City Council the Minister for Housing has refused to introduce a residential rent freeze in Dublin City.  The Minister’s reply is a blow to all renters in the city struggling to pay escalating rents and at risk of becoming homeless.  Click HERE to read the Minster’s letter in full. The…

Homeless Support

Dublin City Council has advised Mary that in the past two weeks they have secured 657 additional homeless accommodation units, converted one-night only accommodation to 24hour accommodation with meals, provided meals to people in homeless accommodation and ensuring accommodation for self-isolation.  Click HERE to read the full report. Details of where and when services can…

McSweeney House, Cabhrú

Following concerns raised by Mary and other Dublin City Councillors regarding Cabhrú’s management of the senior citizen housing on at McSweeney House on Berkley St, it has been decided that Dublin City Council will take possession of the property.  Cabhrú (also known as CHAS) will surrender the property immediately and Dublin City Council will seek…