Demolition at St Finbars

Dublin City Council advised Mary that demolition contractors will be on site at St Finbars Court, Kilkernan Road from Monday 26th of August. Demolition is expected to take eight to ten weeks.  Dublin City Council intends seeking a Part 8 Planning Approval to develop high quality, one bedroom senior citizen accommodation on the site.  At the…

Botanic SHD, update

In June 2019 following strong observations from Mary and others An Bord Pleanala refused planning permission for 299 apartments on the Smurfit site on Botanic Road.  On Friday 26th July, a new site notice was displayed on the Smurfit Site, see attached photo of site notice. The notice states Scanron Limited intends applying to Dublin…

Cabra Hills, Update

Work on the excavation of the former CIE site on the Cabra Road for the construction of 420 apartments will continue until November 2019. In response to Mary’s representations on behalf of surrounding residents on Quarry, Cabra and Carnlough Roads Walls Construction made the following commitments: • No works will commence on site before 7am…

Connaught Street Dereliction, Update

For more than a decade Mary has campaigned to get Dublin City Council to tackle dereliction in our community.  Finally, in July 2019 Dublin City Council confirmed to Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick that it is finalising acquisition of 19 & 21 Connaught Street, Dublin 7.    The Transfer of Ownership to DCC is expected to be…

Affordable Homes

For years Mary has campaigned for secure affordable housing in Dublin Central. On behalf of Fianna Fáil Mary successfully agreed ambitious objectives for affordable public housing with Green, Labour and Social Democrat City Councillors in the Dublin City Agreement 2019-2024. The Journal.ie interviewed Mary and other City Councillors about how they intend to challenge and…

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.

Botanic SHD, update

On June 18th 2019 An Bord Pleanala advised Mary of its decision to refuse planning permission to Scanron Developments to construct 299 apartments on the former Smurfit site. An Bord Pleanala considered the design sub-optimal, would not integrate or enhance the existing residential architectural area and would be contrary to proper planning and sustainable development….

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…