Dublin Bus Connects

Last year the National Transport Authority, NTA, commenced public consultation on redesigning Dublin’s Public Bus Network.  Their stated objective is to reduce journey times and increase reliability and capacity of the bus service. Mary believes an affordable, efficient and reliable public transport service is essential for our city and increasing the capacity and efficiency of…

Dereliction in Dublin Central

Mary works to ensure derelict and vacant sites in Dublin Central are developed to provide affordable homes. In the short video below Mary shares her suggestions for what more could be done to ensure derelict sites are developed to provide affordable homes in Dublin Central. Mary welcomes feedback on her suggestions, you can email her…

Cleaner Dublin Central

As a Dublin City Councillor 2004-2014 Mary supported environmental improvements, opposed the privatisation of domestic bin collections and abolition of the waiver for low income households in Dublin Central. Since the privatisation of domestic bin collections and abolition of the low income household waiver in 2012 Dublin Central is persistently recorded as a litter blackspot…

Local Property Tax Review

Following recent media reports that homeowners in Dublin Central are facing Local Property Tax increases of more than €500 a year Mary has sought clarification from the Government on this important issue. Mary says, “People are well used to our Government using the media to float their ideas before implementing policy changes. Therefor it is…

Dublin Bus Connects

In December 2018 the NTA launched the public consultation phase of their core “Bus Corridor” project, which is part of their overall “Bus Connects” Dublin Bus re-design programme.    The NTA commenced public consultation on the Bus Corridors before releasing the outcome of the “Bus Connects” consultation because it says the Bus Corridor improvements are…

Use it or lose it

More than ten years ago Mary started making representations to Dublin City Council to address dereliction in Dublin Central.  Finally late last year DCC commenced the compulsory purchase order process for  two derelict properties on Connaught Street, Dublin 7. Mary says “The process is tortuously slow and a different approach is required. ” “There are…

Dublin Bus Redesign

A reliable, efficient and affordable public bus service is strategically important for Dublin City and it must be protected.  Mary thanks everyone who signed her petition calling for the retention of and investment in local bus services in Dublin Central. Mary included the petition with her submission calling for the retention of local, accessible and…

Burglary Spike in Glasnevin & Drumcondra

This week Mary attended meetings of the Glasnevin-Drumcondra Communities Policing Forum and the Cabra Community Policing Forum where a spike in burglaries in Drumcondra Glasnevin over the last three months was confirmed.  Gardaí reported that thirty burglaries were reported in Glasnevin as compared to five in Cabra from July to the end of September ’18….

Rotunda Hospital

Mary recently accompanied Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Stephen Donnelly TD to meet with the Master of the Rotunda Hospital, it’s Chief Operations Officer and the Chief of Midwifery and Nursing. Commenting following the visit, Mary said, “The Rotunda on Parnell Square is not just one of Ireland’s leading providers of antenatal and perinatal care, it’s…