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…

Royal Canal Fence

Dublin City Council is in the process of finalising tender documents for the Royal Canal Greenway Phase 3. At a recent meeting in the Central Area Office, the proposed  fence at the boundary of the Irish Rail embankment and the greenway, between Cross Guns Bridge (Phibsborough Road) and Binn’s Bridge (Dorset Street) was discussed. From…

Local Researchers Wanted

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. The NEIC Programme Office is in the process of producing an Action Plan for Liberty Park and surrounding areas. One of the main tasks in this process will involve consultations with local residents…

Simon Botanic Road

UPDATE Mary accompanied members of the Iona District Residents Association (IDRA) and Prospect Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) to a meeting with Dublin Simon to discuss Dublin Simons plans for long term residential housing at 86 & 88 Botanic Road. Following a constructive conversation the key actions / minutes arising out of that meeting were as…

Royal Canal Park

Yesterday Dublin City Council (DCC) confirmed that an application has been made by Ballymore to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) for a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) on the site of the former Ormond Printworks on Rathoath Road. Ballymore made the application on Dec 6th and describe the development as residential, mixed use and consisting of: 435…

Hyde & Seek

UPDATE Mary has made further representations to the Dublin City Childcare Committee asking for their assistance to meet parents childcare needs.  In response they provided a list of Childcare Service Providers, attached HERE. Mary also asked them to identify and secure possible properties for a replacement childcare service in the area, should alternative care become…