Broombridge Consulation

Mary made a submission to the Broombridge Royal Canal Public Consulation supporting the proposal to improve road safety and access on Broombridge Road and asked DCC to address the following issues in the final design: • Unrestricted commuter parking on Broombridge and Bannow Roads is a major safety hazard and inconvenience for residents on the…

Botanic SHD, update

In June 2019 following strong observations from Mary and others An Bord Pleanala refused planning permission for 299 apartments on the Smurfit site on Botanic Road.  On Friday 26th July, a new site notice was displayed on the Smurfit Site, see attached photo of site notice. The notice states Scanron Limited intends applying to Dublin…

Bus Connects, update

Mary welcomes the clarification and release of information by the National Transport Authority (NTA) of revised proposals for public realm “enhancements” in Stoneybatter and Phibsborough associated with their proposed Blanchardstown and Ballymun bus corridors. You can review the revised proposals for Stoneybatter HERE and for Phibsborough HERE. Mary supports the provision of a more affordable,…

Parnell Square Cultural Quarter blocked

Government’s lack of commitment and ambition for Dublin’s North Inner City caused Parnell Square re-development plan and regeneration of Dublin’s North Inner City generally to fail.  Since 2012 Mary has supported the plan for restoration and regeneration of Parnell Square into a vibrant, rich, cultural city quarter.  Unfortunately, Government made no funds available to the…

Ashington Train Station

At the first meeting of the Central Area Committee Mary asked for an update on the proposed new train station for Ashington, Navan Road.  In reply DCC provided Mary details across the following topics: Image of approved design Pedestrian and vehicle access arrangements Security and public lighting arrangements Hours of operation Consultation with residents Expected…

Men’s and Women’s sheds

The Department of Rural and Community Development operates a community enhancement capital grant scheme through the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Dublin City Council.  The Department has announced €0.5 million to be ring-fenced for small capital grants for Men’s and Women’s sheds. A total of €39,267 is available for Men’s and Women’s…

Cabra Hills, Update

Work on the excavation of the former CIE site on the Cabra Road for the construction of 420 apartments will continue until November 2019. In response to Mary’s representations on behalf of surrounding residents on Quarry, Cabra and Carnlough Roads Walls Construction made the following commitments: • No works will commence on site before 7am…

Stoneybatter BusConnects

Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick says the new traffic plan for Bus Connects will be devastating to residents of Stoneybatter, Oxmanstown Road and Blackhorse Avenue. Click HERE to hear what she has to say on NewsTalk. FacebookTwitter

Bus Connects falls short

The National Transport Authorities (NTA) piecemeal approach to public consultation on Bus Connects and Bus Corridors is falling far short of what is required for a project of this magnitude. The proposals released in the media today are alarming for city residents and will potentially lead to massive congestion and pollution for inner city communities. …

Greyhound Cruelty

Mary has called on the Government to end the massive state grants that are keeping the cruel dog-killing greyhound industry alive. The Government spends €16.8 million of Irish taxpayers money to the Irish greyhound industry annually where 5,600 dogs are killed every year for not being fast enough. This must stop. The RTE Investigates programme…