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…

Waste Charges

During Covid-19 restrictions, most people are spending more time at home and many residential homes are generating more domestic waste and at the same time struggling with reduced income.  At the May 2020 meeting of the Central Area Committee, Mary asked that DCC would request private domestic waste collection companies operating in Dublin City to…

Shared Domestic Bins

In 2011 Mary opposed DCC’s withdrawal from domestic waste collection which led to chronic problem litter and illegal dumping in Dublin’s inner city.  Mary says that shared Dublin City Council streets bins for domestic waste could be the solution to inner cities chronic dumping problem and encourages inner city dwellers to sign-up to help DCC…

Clean-Up Dublin

UPDATE: DCC CEO has sent Mary the attached email by way of response to the matter raised below. In short, DCC is waiting for advice from the HSE & the Dept of Health to advise on how best to approach Covid-19 street cleaning. Fianna Fáil City Councillor for Dublin Central, Mary Fitzpatrick, has called on…

Dublin Litter Plan 2020

Like most people living in Dublin Central Mary is very proud of our area and frustrated with the persistent littering and illegal dumping that takes place.  Mary is working with DCC to re-introduce a municipal domestic waste collection service in the city and has renewed her call for the introduction of a bin waiver for…

Litter Management

Since the privatisation of residential bin collections in 2011, and despite the best efforts of residents groups and DCC waste management, illegal dumping persists in far too many parts of Dublin Central.   Mary vigorously opposed the privatisation of residential bin collections and abolition of waiver for low income households at the time.  Since re-election…

Lindsay Road Dumping

As a resident of Lindsay Road, Mary is conscious of the all too frequent illegal dumping at the top of the road near Harte’s Corner. Following Mary’s representations DCC Public Domain Office has advised that Greyhound have been asked to remove their two bags, sighted recently by a resident, and that the litter warden will…

Home Farm Pruning

Its been over 6 years since the trees along Home Farm have been pruned. Following representations from Mary, Dublin City Council have confirmed that DCC Parks have carried out an inspection and commited to complete the necessary pruning works within the coming months.

Shandon Drive Trees

Following Mary’s representations to Dublin City Council asking for better tree management on Shandon Drive, DCC has advised Mary that the Parks Division have inspected the trees along Shandon Drive and they have been added to the annual tree care program. Parks plan to crown raise these trees before the end of the year but…

Irish Water

Mary recently met with Irish Water to address issues in the Cabra Glasnevin ward with water supply and flooding.  Included in the issues Mary raised were : Poor water pressure in Cabra and the Navan Road areas Flooding in Cabra East – Click HERE for latest response from Irish water Quality of path/road works related…