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…

St. Finbar’s Court, Plans

In response to Mary’s representations DCC advised Mary that it has finalised design plans for new senior citizen housing on former site of St Finbars Court in Cabra West.    Dublin City Council intends applying for Part 8 Planning permission to build: 46 units 44 one bed dwellings, for 2 people 2 two bed dwellings,…

Bannow Road

Mary wants Dublin City Council to build affordable homes on a vacant site on Bannow Road, Cabra West, Dublin 7.  At the March 2020 Central Area Committee Mary proposed a motion calling on DCC to urgently secure funding for the development of social and affordable homes on the vacant site on Bannow Road and to…

East Wall SHD

Innovation Park An application for permission to build a Strategic Housing Development of 336 residential apartments at 128-130 East Wall Road, Dublin 3 has been made to An Bord Pleanala.  The developpers outlined their intention as follows: “EWR Innovation Park Limited intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a strategic housing development…

Rent Freeze Supported

Fianna Fáil, Green Party, Labour, Social Democrat, Sinn Féin and Independent City Councillors have supported Mary’s motion calling for immediate introduction of a residential rent freeze. Fine Gael Dublin City Councillors opposed the motion. Dublin is currently the most expensive city in Europe to rent a home. Mary’s motion, calls for the urgent introduction of…

Royal Canal Fence

Mary met with engineers from Dublin City Council and Irish Rail to review their proposals for a safety fence on the Royal Canal boundary wall with the train tracks between Cross Guns and Binns Bridge.    In response to Mary’s representations Irish Rail have agreed to install wrought iron railings, consistent with the local architectural…

Rent Freeze

At the March 2020 meeting of Dublin City Council Mary proposed an Emergency Motion calling on the incoming government to urgently introduce a residential rent freeze in Dublin City. As a City Councilor Mary works every day to help people avoid becoming homeless and to try to secure adequate housing in Dublin Central.  Dublin is…

Magdalene Laundry Site

Despite claims in the media, Dublin City Council Senior Management confirmed to Mary and other Central Area City Councillors that there is no plan, no funding or no development permission for the former Magdalene Laundry site on Sean McDermott Street. This two acre, state-owned site is less than 500m from O’Connell Street and Mary believes…

Ventry Park Redesign

Mary works hard to get Dublin City Council to make public spaces in our community safer and more inviting for everyone to enjoy.  Mary supports Dublin City Council’s initiative to make the compound in Ventry Park more user friendly through a potential redesign. Following on from an initial meeting last September, Dublin City Council will…