Housing

The provision of affordable, secure homes for working people in Dublin Central is a long standing priority for Mary. Mary’s housing priorities are: All state owned lands zoned for housing to be used for public housing Introduction of Vienna Housing model and co-operative housing Re-introduction of affordable housing End dereliction You can read Mary’s detailed…

LE19 Manifesto

Mary joined Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin TD and first time Dublin local election candidates to launch their Local Election 2019 Manifesto. The 2019 Fianna Fáil Local Election Manifesto prioritizes action on climate change, housing, safer communities and stronger local democracy. You can read the Fianna Fáil Local Election manifesto HERE. Mary’s priorities if elected…

No Child 2020

Mary is a signatory to the No Child 2020 pledge. 1 in 10 children in Ireland is growing up in consistent poverty in Ireland. Mary does not accept that Child poverty is inevitable. Mary knows measures can be taken at a local level to end child poverty and help families who are struggling. If elected Mary…

Botanic SHD

The housing crisis is most acute in Dublin Central where there have been zero new social, affordable or private homes built by the state since 2011. Low and middle income workers can no longer afford to rent or buy in Dublin Central. Young families are forced to move to and commute from the midlands due…

Affordable Homes

At the 2019 Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis Mary renewed her call for Fianna Fáil to champion the delivery of affordable homes for working people and to reject the failed housing policies of Fine Gael. Mary urged Fianna Fáil to deliver affordable, social, co-operative and cost rental, energy efficient homes, in mixed income developments on state…

St Finbarr’s Court

For many years Mary has lobbied Dublin City Council to build good quality, affordable, energy efficient one and two bed residential units in Dublin Central.  Such units give residents who no longer need three and four bed family homes the opportunity to secure more appropriate sized homes without having to leave the local area. After…

Dereliction in Dublin Central

Mary works to ensure derelict and vacant sites in Dublin Central are developed to provide affordable homes. In the short video below Mary shares her suggestions for what more could be done to ensure derelict sites are developed to provide affordable homes in Dublin Central. Mary welcomes feedback on her suggestions, you can email her…

Use it or lose it

More than ten years ago Mary started making representations to Dublin City Council to address dereliction in Dublin Central.  Finally late last year DCC commenced the compulsory purchase order process for  two derelict properties on Connaught Street, Dublin 7. Mary says “The process is tortuously slow and a different approach is required. ” “There are…

Greater ambition needed for O’Devaney

Mary made sure that when Darragh O’Brien TD was appointed Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Housing to put Dublin Centrals Housing crises right at the top of his agenda.   After Mary brought Darragh to visit O’Devaney Gardens and other wastefully under underutilized state-owned lands in Dublin Central he challenged the Government in Dáil on their shameful failure…

State should not sell former Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street.

Fianna Fáil General Election Candidate in Dublin Central, Mary Fitzpatrick has said the former Magdalene Laundry Site on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1 should not be sold to private developers. Mary Fitzpatrick has called on Dublin City Councillors to reject the proposal to sell the site and to back her proposal to retain the last remaining Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street…