Greyhound Cruelty

Mary has called on the Government to end the massive state grants that are keeping the cruel dog-killing greyhound industry alive. The Government spends €16.8 million of Irish taxpayers money to the Irish greyhound industry annually where 5,600 dogs are killed every year for not being fast enough. This must stop. The RTE Investigates programme…

Local Property Tax Review

Following recent media reports that homeowners in Dublin Central are facing Local Property Tax increases of more than €500 a year Mary has sought clarification from the Government on this important issue. Mary says, “People are well used to our Government using the media to float their ideas before implementing policy changes. Therefor it is…

North Inner City Development Authority

Mary was delighted to introduce Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Dublin John Lahart TD to Lord Mayor of Dublin City Cllr Niall Ring this week and present the Lord Mayor with  Fianna Fáils Dublin North Inner-City Development Authority Bill 2018. The Dublin North Inner-City Development Authority Bill 2018 which was introduced in Dáil Éireann by John…

Anti-Social behaviour on the Royal Canal

Mary is a big fan and champion of the Royal Canal, a fantastic amenity at the heart of Dublin Central.  From when she was first elected in 2004 Mary has worked for and supported the expansion of a greenway from Spencer Dock to Ashtown, the establishment of Cabra Kayak Club, Cabra for Youth Community allotment garden…

Connaught Street Derelict Properties

Mary has renewed her call for a different approach to be taken to deal with Derelict Sites in Dublin Central so that properties are not allowed to remain in prolonged unproductive use and dereliction.   Mary’s comments follow confirmation from Dublin City Council that the properties at 19 and 21 Connaught Street, Dublin 7 have been re-inspected…

Greening the North Inner City

Dublin City Council Parks & Landscape Services are developing a greening strategy for the North Inner City.   A public consultation workshop is being held to give the local community a chance to give their input. The workshop will involve discussing existing green spaces in the area and be identifying where there are opportunities for improvements.  The…

8 & 10 Ferguson Road, Drumcondra

Dublin City Council recently served notice of its intention to compulsorily acquire the properties at 8 and 10 Ferguson road.   The owners have objected to the CPO so Dublin City Council now requires the consent of an Bord Plaenála to proceed with the acquisitions.   The applications for consent were lodged with An Bord Pleanala in July 2018. …

Cabra House Student Accommodation Site

Cabra residents living close to the former Cabra House site contacted Mary in June concerned about the inadequate Health and Safety precautions taken to protect their homes during site excavation in preparation for construction of Student Accommodation. Over a number of weeks, Mary worked on behalf of residents and made representations on their behalf to the developer requesting the developer respect…

East Wall Community Festival

Mary was delighted to attend and support the East Wall Summer Community Celebration officially opened by Lord Mayor of Dublin City, Cllr Niall Ring.  

Metro Link Submission

Mary consulted widely with residents, community organizations, businesses and other stakeholders on the proposed Metro Link project.   Mary delivered 1,000s of information leaflets to peoples homes encouraging them to make a submission, brought Michéal Martin TD to meet residents and organizations who might be affected and supported them by attending an Oireachtas committee, in the media…