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…

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…

Metrolink

TII, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, recently announced a route on which it intends to construct a 26km North – South urban railway to run between Swords and Sandyford. In Dublin Central the proposed Metrolink route includes stations at O’Connell Street, The Mater Hospital, Cross Guns Bridge (they call this stop Glasnevin on their plans, but it…

Phibsborough redevelopment

As a City Councillor 2004-2014 Mary worked to achieve regeneration of Phibsborough through the establishment of a statutory Local Area Plan.   Mary supports the redevelopment of the Phibsborough Shopping Centre and wants any new development to regenerate the neglected urban village into a vibrant urban community. On October 26th, 2017 Dublin City Council informed Mary that…

Connaught Street Update

Early in 2017 Mary asked Dublin City Council if they would re-surface or repair Connaught Street as it was in very poor condition.   Dublin City Council advised Mary of the following: DCC Road Maintenance Services have included Connaught Street resurfacing works in the 2017 major resurfacing works programme.   It is envisaged that all major works (including Connaught…

Phibsborough Shopping Centre

The proposed re-development of Phibsborough Shopping Centre is a once in a lifetime opportunity to regenerate the run-down and neglected Phibsborough village into a vibrant urban community. Unfortunately the recent disappointing planning application for re-development of the Phibsborough Shopping Centre falls far short of what is required to foster a stable urban community and should be…

Phibsborough Shopping Centre Planning Application

An application for planning permission to re-develop Phibsborough Shopping Centre has been made to Dublin City Council.   The application includes the old Des Kelly site, part of Dalymount and aims to deliver a significant increase in retail space as well as 340 new student accommodation places. Full details of the planning application are available here or…

Broadstone Update

Following my previous representations to Luas Cross City regarding the height and finish of the wall at Broadstone this week they sent me a revised design and some updated details. They advised that given the difference in ground level on both sides of the Broadstone wall; the finished wall will be between 4.2 and 5.5 metres…

Homes should have been protected from flooding.

Today homes and vehicles in Cabra were destroyed by floods which could and should have been avoided.   The inadequacy of the drainage problems in the area are well known and well documented following similar flash flooding events more than five years ago. Following the flooding in 2011 I made representations on behalf of residents to…

Educate Together Cabra/Phibsborough

Educate Together are inviting people to apply to attend their planned new primary schools in Cabra/Phibsborough and Drumcondra/Marino, click here to make an application.