North Inner City

Dublin’s north inner city was neglected and badly served by the last government.  There are significant social challenges like housing, crime, education and employment that must be addressed by the new Government.  To highlight the issues in the area and gain support for solutions I recently brought Michéal Martin TD, leader of Fianna Fáil and…

Housing & Homeless

The new Dail recently set-up a special Committee to address Housing and Homelessness. Fianna Fáils’ John Curran is the chair of the Committee which is inviting members of the public to share their suggestions for solutions to this critical social issue. The deadline for submissions is May 11th. For more information click here 

Housing Policy

Housing is the single biggest social issue in Dublin Central, our plan will protect homeowners and deliver social, affordable and private housing. You can read the policy here https://www.fiannafail.ie/issues/mortgage-crisis/ or watch this short video in which I oultine our priorities. Please vote No1 Mary Fitzpatrick on Friday 26th Feb. Thanks, Mary

300% increase on Dublin housing lists

There has been a 330% increase on social housing waiting lists in Dublin City under this Government which at first denied and continues to totally fail to address the chronic housing shortage. Labour and Fine Gael have forced 100s and 1,000s of men, women and children into homelessness.  They stubbornly refuse to consider increasing rent…

New Fold Ireland Social Housing Project in Ballygall

I was delighted to attend the official launch of the Fold Ireland Social Housing Project in Ballygall Road East in Finglas this morning.   This is a great initiative by Fold Ireland and Dublin City Council and it will make a real difference for those fortunate to secure one of the 26 new homes. However,…

People of Dublin mislead on Property Tax –

The Labour Party ‘plans’ to cut property tax by 15% is a further insult to Dublin homeowners. The Labour party supported the introduction of Fine Gaels’ unfair and anti-Dublin property tax. Labour conspired to conceal the full impact of the property tax by first introducing it as a six month charge. They encouraged homeowners in…

Irish Water

Ministers gave assurances in April 2013 that Irish Water consultancy costs would be strictly controlled and they should now own up to their role in Irish Water fiasco.   In today’s Sunday papers Finance Minister Brian Hayes says that Irish Water is a “PR disaster”. His comments highlight the unacceptable fact and inescapable truth that…

Irish Water

At a special meeting of Dublin City Council in December 2013, Councillors voiced strong criticism of the arrangements to transfer water services from DCC to the super quango, Irish Water. I thank City Councillors from all parties and none for voting for the motion I, as leader of the Fianna Fail group proposed, as follows:“The…

Irish Water

At a special meeting of Dublin City Council in December 2013, Councillors voiced strong criticism of the arrangements to transfer water services from DCC to the super quango, Irish Water. I thank City Councillors from all parties and none for voting for the motion I, as leader of the Fianna Fail group proposed, as follows:“The…

Disability Grants Cuts

This week Minister Jan O’Sullivan was on the air-waves brazenly defending the Governments latest attack on the sick and elderly by saying she is increasing funding for grants to help the elderly and disabled. This is simply not the case. In Dublin funding for these grants has been cut by 33% over the past year….