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…

Griffith Park tree removal

Following a Visual Tree Assessment of trees located in Griffith Park, sadly Dublin City Council has advised Mary that 14 horse chestnut trees in the park must be removed.  The horse chestnuts have been badly hit by a disease called Horse Chestnut Bleeding Canker and the situation is exacerbated by a caterpillar feeding on the…

Moore Streets future

The public are being asked to help define a future for street trading on Moore Street.  Dublin City Council’s Expert Group, Chaired by Mary Fitzpatrick, is determined to identify a viable future for Dublin’s oldest fruit and vegetable street market and is inviting the public to help define the future of street trading on Moore…

Ventry Park transformation

A transformative redesign is proposed for the compound in Ventry, Cabra West which would redesign the hard surface tarmac dominated compound into a multi-use bio-diverse neighbourhood park. Mary encourages everyone to have a look at the proposed plans which are on display on the compound railings or HERE and to give their feedback before the…

Dalymount regeneration

Mary actively champions the regeneration of Phibsborough as a prime urban village at Dublin City Council.  When re-elected in May 2019 Mary secured the inclusion of redevelopment of Dalymount as an objective in the Dublin Agreement 2019-2024.  Unfortunately its regeneration is largely dependent on the redevelopment of the shopping Center (in private ownership) and Dalymount…

Re-start Business Grant

To financially help Dublin’s small and medium sized businesses prepare to re-open and trade again Dublin City Council will administer the Government approved ReStart Business Grant.  The grant will provide direct financial aid of between €2,000 to €10,000 to small businesses with a turnover of under €5m with less than 50 employees who have suffered…

Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park has been a life-saver for so many people living in the area during Covid-19. The Phoenix Park provides numerous opportunities for green exercise and there has been a huge increase in its use for walking, cycling, running and other sorts of outdoor exercise.  To ensure sufficient space for social distancing from May 18th…

Victims of Covid-19

Dublin City has been the epicentre Covid-19 in Ireland and sadly more than 1,500 people lost their battle with the killer disease.  At the May 2020 meeting of the Central Area Committee Mary asked as a mark of respect, and to commemorate the citizens of Dublin City who lost their life to Covid-19, DCC plant…

Community Support

Dublin City Council has established a Community Response forum to ensure a co-ordinated response to support vulnerable people of all ages in Dublin City during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Membership of the forum includes elected public representatives, city council officials, An Garda Siochana, HSE, GAA and local community groups. Initiatives will include: Working with the…

DCC Arrangements

The Chief Executive of Dublin City Council has advised Mary that from today until March 29, 2020 the following will be closed to the public: Libraries Sports, Leisure and Community Centres The Hugh Lane Gallery 14 Henrietta Street Richmond Barracks The Lab at Foley Street Dublin City Hall (except for private functions with under 100…