Sport Ireland- Funding Scheme

Sport Ireland has opened applications for Funding Scheme . Full details are available here – https://www.sportireland.ie/news/sport-ireland-invites-applications-from-national-governing-bodies-and-local-sports It comprises of four grant schemes: The FAI, the GAA and the IRFU to receive up to €40 million. The National Governing Bodies, Local Sports Partnerships & Other Funded Bodies to receive up to €10 million A Sports Club…

Climate Action

Mary welcomes the judgement of the Supreme Court that the National Mitigation Plan fails to comply with the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 because it does not set out how the decarbonising Irish Society will be achieved.   Mary congratulates Friends of the Irish Environment for taking this important case which Mary was…

Back to School

Mary was delighted to welcome  Minister Norma Foley TD to Seanad Eireann yesterday, July 28th  to outline her €375m plan to return one million students to school at the end Aug’20 which includes: ☑️Additional teachers & support staff☑️Funding to reconfigure classrooms☑️Enhanced cleaning☑️Extra psychologists & guidance counsellors For more information click here

Botanic SHD

A new SHD application has been made for 249 apartments in five blocks in heights of 5-7 storeys on the old Smurfit site on Botanic Road.  You can view the application HERE.  The proposed development includes a café, creche, medical centre, swimming pool, cinema, gym and flexi space and a mix of one, two and…

Seanad Reform

Mary co-signed an Amendment Bill from Senator Malcom Byrne that if passed will give a vote to DCU, TU Dublin and all Irish 3rd Level Students in future Seanad elections.  The Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill would give effect to the result of the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution which provided for the extension…

Stoneybatter Greening, update

Following on form Dublin City Council workshops with residents and local businesses, DCC has issued a draft plan for the greening of Stoneybatter. Over a period of eight months, DCC Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services, public-realm designers Urban Agency and ecologist Mary Tubridy ran a codesign process to work with local residents to collectively develop…

Seanad Éireann 2020

On June 28th 2020 An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin nominated Mary Fitzpatrick to the 26th Seanad Eireann. On 29th June Mary took her place in the 26th Seanad, meeting in the Convention Center, and committed to champion the ambitious Programme for Government and make the Seanad deliver for Dublin Central. Click HERE to see Mary speak.

COVID-19, Be On Call

The HSE has started a special recruitment drive in response to COVID-19, called ON CALL. They are asking healthcare and other professionals from all disciplines who are not already working in the public health service to register to be on call for Ireland.  For more information click HERE to register your interest. 

Croke Park testing

Following a high-level request from the HSE yesterday, Croke Park is to become a ‘drive-thru’ facility for testing for Covid-19 for designated appointments from later today.  This will not be a walk-up service.  Testing is by appointment only and arranged through a GP Testing will only be of people in their vehicle Testing will be…

An Ireland for all

Mary is proud to promote Fianna Fáil’s Manifesto 2020, An Ireland for all. The key objective underpinning this manifesto is a government which serves the needs of all citizens and not the few. Fianna Fáils aims are Quality of life for every family Owning your own home Strong, vibrant & safe communities across Ireland Delivering…