O’Devaney Gardens

Dublin City has become unaffordable for average earners to live in.  One of the main reasons Mary sought election was to champion the delivery of affordable homes for working people in our community.   Mary believes passionately that everyone should have a secure affordable home.  Mary believes Dublin City needs to adopt the Vienna Housing Model…

Central Area Committee, Sep-19

Mary represented the interests of the people of the Cabra Glasnevin ward of Dublin City Council at the September 2019 Central Area Committee.  You can watch the meeting HERE Among the issues discussed were housing proposals for O’Devaney Gardens, Infirmary Road and St Finbars Court.  Mary also raised issues around traffic, parking, waste management and…

Ventry Park Redesign

Dublin City Council has advised Mary that they will hold a public meeting on Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 7pm to allow residents of Ventry Park and surrounding streets to have their say about what they would like to see / have in the new designed Ventry Park. Mary hopes as many residents as possible…

Phibsboro SC Re-development

As promised during the local election campaign, Mary submitted a motion to the first meeting of Dublin City Council calling for Dublin City Council, the developer, Tesco and Bohemians to meet with DCC and local City Councillors to resolve the dispute and agree a way forward.  The motion appeared on the agenda as follows:”The elected…

Botanic SHD, update

On June 18th 2019 An Bord Pleanala advised Mary of its decision to refuse planning permission to Scanron Developments to construct 299 apartments on the former Smurfit site. An Bord Pleanala considered the design sub-optimal, would not integrate or enhance the existing residential architectural area and would be contrary to proper planning and sustainable development….

Week 2 Planning Applications

This week there are six commercial and zero domestic applications for planning permission in Dublin Central. Some applications to note as follows: Proposed development 39-41A Dorset Street Lower includes the construction of a retail and student accommodation development comprising of a part-three to part-four storey building onto Dorset Street Lower, and a part-four to part-six…

Decision to build on pauper’s graves should be overturned.

Mary is publishing HERE the records of more than 3,000 paupers buried in Glasnevin Cemetery and calling on An Bord Pleanala to respect these people, to overturn the planning permission granted by Dublin City Council and for the Government to withhold funding for any desecration of this burial site. Today is last day for observations…

Cabra Hills NEW Planning Application

An application for a Strategic Housing Development was lodged on 19/12/2017 with An Bord Pleanala for the former CIE Lands and 2-4 Carnlough Road, Dublin 7.    Permission is being sought for the construction of 420 residential units, a neighbourhood centre with supermarket, off licence, café, office, community centre, creche and parking spaces to be…

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…

Burial grounds should be respected

The Glasnevin Trust recently re-applied for planning permission to construct a chapel and car park on burial grounds in St Pauls Cemetery Glasnevin.   Mary objected to the application and called on Dublin City Council to refuse permission for the following reasons: The proposal to build any structure or carpark on the graves of over 3000…