Are you registered?

Deadline is Wed 22nd Jan You may have been aware of recent publicity regarding the electoral register and the possible confusion as to voter eligibility. The register of people entitled to vote is normally updated annually. The process involves the maintenance of a separate, Draft register of new voters throughout the year and which is…

Claremont, Clareville Pay & Display

Following on from Mary’s canvass of Claremont Lawn & Clareville Grove and subsequent request to the Transport Advisory Group, Dublin City Council have confirmed receipt of the application to extend pay & display parking at the entrance to Claremont Lawn & Clareville Grove, off the Finglas Road. The application (ref No: 7013294) must now go…

St Finbar’s Court, delay

At the January 2020 meeting of the Central Area Committee Mary was disappointed that DCC did not bring a Part 8 Planning Application for St Finbar’s Court, Dublin 7 to Councillors for approval.   Mary asked for an update and following the meeting DCC advised that Sean Harrington Architects have completed the revisions requested and submitted…

MetroLink Consultation

The NTA advised Mary that the planned public consultation on the MetroLink proposal for an Intervention Shaft in Albert College will commence on February 12th 2020 and not on January 23rd as earlier indicated. The NTA explained the reason for this short delay is to avoid any confusion which might arise by holding this consultation simultaneously…

Sale of Public Lands

At the January 2020 meeting of Dublin City Council, Mary called for Councillors to reject the CEO’s proposal to sell-off €90m of public land. The disposal of public assets is a reserved function of Dublin City Councillors i.e. public land can only be sold with the approval of elected City Councillors. Mary urges all City…

Scrambler Free Christmas

Mary joined the Lord Mayor of Dublin City to support his appeal to adults not to Buy Quad Bikes or Scramblers this Christmas As chair of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee Mary is part of the Lord Mayors working group tasked with eliminating the use of illegal scramblers in residential city communities.  Once again…

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…

Capuchin Day Centre

Mary thanks everyone who generously donated to her annual collection for the Homeless Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin 7.  More than 100 crates were collected of non-perishable foods, toiletries and baby supplies all of which were delivered in time to be used to fill the more than 2,000 parcels handed-out from the day centre before…

O’Devaney Gardens

Despite opposition from Sinn Féin and Independents and working with Fianna Fáil, Green, Labour and Social Democrat City Councillors, Mary succeeded in gaining approval for the biggest housing project in more than nine years in Dublin City at O’Devaney Gardens.  The plan will deliver a mix of private, social and affordable homes. The key benefits…

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…