Bannow Road

Mary wants Dublin City Council to build affordable homes on a vacant site on Bannow Road, Cabra West, Dublin 7.  At the March 2020 Central Area Committee Mary proposed a motion calling on DCC to urgently secure funding for the development of social and affordable homes on the vacant site on Bannow Road and to…

COVID-19, DCC Arrangements

The Chief Executive of Dublin City Council has advised Mary that from today until March 29, 2020 the following will be closed to the public: Libraries Sports, Leisure and Community Centres The Hugh Lane Gallery 14 Henrietta Street Richmond Barracks The Lab at Foley Street Dublin City Hall (except for private functions with under 100…

East Wall SHD

Innovation Park An application for permission to build a Strategic Housing Development of 336 residential apartments at 128-130 East Wall Road, Dublin 3 has been made to An Bord Pleanala.  The developpers outlined their intention as follows: “EWR Innovation Park Limited intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a strategic housing development…

Community Policing

Drumcondra and Glasnevin Following the recent re-establishment of the Drumcondra and Glasnevin Community Policing Forum, Mary will chair the next meeting on Wednesday the 1st April 2020 in the Maples Hotel at 7.00pm.  Issues relating to planning, traffic, housing, parks, community and crime will be discussed.  Everyone living and/or working in the Drumcondra/Glasnevin area are welcome to attend. …

COVID19 Corona Virus

We all need to act responsibly to limit spread of the virus. We can help limit the virus by taking some simple acts :  Reduce and limit social contacts. Use technology to achieve social distance, phone, text,email msg Wash your hands with soap & water for minimum 20 seconds Cover nose and mouth when sneezing and…

Oxmantown Speeding

Following a canvass of the area, Mary made representations to Dublin City Council in respect dangerous speeding on Oxmantown Road. Dublin City Council have responded to Mary and confirmed they will undertake traffic calming works to address the issue. You can read the correspondence HERE. Specifically they have committed to encourage less speeding by narrowing…

Rent Freeze Supported

Fianna Fáil, Green Party, Labour, Social Democrat, Sinn Féin and Independent City Councillors have supported Mary’s motion calling for immediate introduction of a residential rent freeze. Fine Gael Dublin City Councillors opposed the motion. Dublin is currently the most expensive city in Europe to rent a home. Mary’s motion, calls for the urgent introduction of…

Royal Canal Fence

Mary met with engineers from Dublin City Council and Irish Rail to review their proposals for a safety fence on the Royal Canal boundary wall with the train tracks between Cross Guns and Binns Bridge.    In response to Mary’s representations Irish Rail have agreed to install wrought iron railings, consistent with the local architectural…

Moore Street Meeting

On March 2, 2020 Mary chaired the first meeting of Dublin City Council’s Expert Group established  to define the future of street trading on Moore Street. In attendance were representatives of Moore Street Businesses and street traders, independent market experts, City Council officials and elected representatives. Minutes of the meeting are available HERE. It was…

Rent Freeze

At the March 2020 meeting of Dublin City Council Mary proposed an Emergency Motion calling on the incoming government to urgently introduce a residential rent freeze in Dublin City. As a City Councilor Mary works every day to help people avoid becoming homeless and to try to secure adequate housing in Dublin Central.  Dublin is…