Moore Street, Expert Group

Moore Street suffers from years of neglect and requires ambitious and radical interventions to revive it as a vibrant trading street.  What was once a vibrant street market with more than ninety street traders has been reduced to less than twenty street traders today.  Mary challenged the states failure to protect and develop the national…

Irish Deaf Society

The Irish Deaf Society has carried out interviews with Dublin Central Candidates from various parties in advance of General Election 2020 on Saturday 8th February. Mary was delighted to be invited to be interviewed as part of the process. You can see the full interview below.

Save 16 Moore St

Mary was delighted to deputise for the Lord Mayor and to join with 1916 relatives and Moore Street traders at the Save 16 Moore Street workshop in Dublins Mansion House today. This campaign aims to protect the historic Moore Street 1916 Battlefield, described by the National Museum as the most important and significant modern Irish…

NEIC Sail Training Voyages

Dublin’s North East Inner City’s (NEIC) Initiative has been tasked with oversight of the long-term social and economic regeneration of the area. Last summer 30 people from the North East Inner City of Dublin took part in the NEIC Sail Training Voyages aboard the tall ship Pelican of London and the Dublin based vessel Brian…

The Wheel’s Community Matters

As a voluntary community Director of a youth service, justice youth diversion programme, community policing forum, family resource centre and local development company Mary is acutely aware of the value, challenges and pressures on voluntary organisations.   Mary has signed The Wheels Community Matters Pledge because she believe Community does matter and wants to champion…

Moore Street

Call on Government to release funds As reported in the Irish Times, at the January meeting of the Central Area Committee Mary’s motion calling on the Government to commence restoration of the National Monument on Moore Street was unanimously supported by City Councillors at the Central Area Committee.  Emergency Motion : Moore Street The elected…

Phoenix Park Visitor Experience

In spring 2019 the OPW invited members of the public to have their say on proposals they had to redevelop the Phoenix Park.  Mary made a detailed submission, which you can read HERE, calling for the following: Protection of the natural amenity and biodiversity Integrated traffic management Refurbishment and retro-fitting of residential properties in the…

Martin Savage 2019

As she has done all her life, on December 22, 2019 Mary and her Dad, Dr Dermot Fitzpatrick, joined the family and relatives of Martin Savage to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of his death.  Martin Savage was a young man who gave his life for Irish freedom and independence.  He demonstrated great bravery, courage…

Drumcondra Mens Shed

Mary attended the opening of Drumcondra Mens Shed at Rosmini GAA Club House on Botanic Avenue.  The Drumcondra Mens Shed is an initiative from Drumcondra Tidy Villages and Rosmini GAA supported by Dublin City Council.  Drumcondra Village is increasing dominated by traffic and congestion which makes it easy to forget that it is one of…

Parnell Cultural Quarter

Six years on from the launch of the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, Mary renews her call to the Minister for Finance and the Government to provide funding for the redevelopment of Parnell Square. In 2013 Mary welcomed the announcement by Dublin City Council to regenerate the old Colaiste Mhuire buildings on Parnell Square, build a…