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…

Education Policy launch

Every parent wants the best education for their child.  Most parents want to send their child to school locally.  A failure to reform school admission policies, abolition of dedicated career guidance, school completion and DEIS programmes is limiting access to and damaging the quality of education being delivered in Dublin Central.   It is preventing young…

Minister must explain why NEW Mater Hospital is closed to sick and injured.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar needs to explain why the Mater Hospital is this afternoon turning away sick and injured people from its Emergency Department.  This is a state of the art purpose built hospital.  It cost more than €280million and took twelve years to deliver. The only possible reason there can be for telling people…

Reinstate Phibsborough LAP

For ten years as a City Councillor I worked with residents and officials to protect and develop Phibsborough as a prime urban village.  Like many others I was dismayed to recently learn that the Phibsborough Local Area Plan (LAP) that we had worked on for many years was recently rejected by Councillors. The Phibsborough Local…

Phibsborough Plan Rejected

The rejection of the Phibsborough Local Area Plan (LAP) at the meeting of Dublin City Council earlier this week is a major set-back for our area.  It is a body blow to the local community, to the many residents and voluntary groups who worked so hard for many years and it also a huge waste of public…

Cabra Phibsborough Educate Together

As a democratic republican Mary Fitzpatrick believes all children are born equal and should enjoy equal opportunity.  For many years Mary has actively supported the campaign for Educate Together primary and secondary schools in Dublin Central.   Educate Together schools are open to all children, irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background.  They are…

Phibsborough Local Area Plan

As a City Councillor, 2004-2014, I actively supported the making of the first Phibsborough Mountjoy Local Area Plan and before it expired I worked to obtain a new plan for our area.  Dublin City Council recently started public consultation on the new Phibsborough Local Area Plan by publishing a draft plan and making it available…

Royal Canal Clean-up Saturday 12th April

The next Royal Canal clean-up day is this Saturday, 12th April, and the Royal Canal team will have two different groups working on the day. If you’ve been at a clean up in the past few months, you know that there have been some changes, and they are excited to announce that there are now…

FREE Electrical Waste Collection

WEEE Ireland will hold a FREE electrical waste collection in Tesco Cabra on Saturday 26th of October from 10.00-16.00. Any household item with a plug or battery will be accepted free of charge.  Mary

FREE Electrical Waste Collection

WEEE Ireland will hold a FREE electrical waste collection in Tesco Cabra on Saturday 26th of October from 10.00-16.00. Any household item with a plug or battery will be accepted free of charge.  Mary