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…

Dublin Central Housing Crises must be addressed

Mary Fitzpatrick is acutely aware of the Governments failure to provide for the housing needs of the people of Dublin Central.  Mary actively supports people in need of housing and campaigns for an accelerated house building programme, affordable housing scheme and refurbishment scheme for Dublin Central.  Mary recently joined Donie on nearFM’s Northside Today programme…

Magdalen Laundry site should be developed for housing

Mary Fitzpatrick has renewed her call for the proposal by Dublin City Council to sell the last remaining Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott St to be rejected by City Councillors. A survey conducted and published this week by the Inner-City Organisations Network has revealed that more than 80% of residents do not want the sale of the site…

“Locked Out”

Today’s report from the Simon Community highlights the impossible situation facing people trying to rent a home in Dublin Central where rents have increased by more than 90% since 2010. Mary says the report confirms the devastating experience of people trying to find a home in Dublin Central.   “The toxic combination of inadequate housing supply…

Former Magdalene Laundry, Sean McDermott Street, D1.

Dublin City Council’s proposal to sell the site of the former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street fails to respect the the Magdalene survivors, the local community, the chronic housing need in Dublin Central and the historic and future strategic value of the site. It is five years since the Taoiseach apologized to Magdalene survivors…