Proposed changes will lead to increased juvenile crime

Community ran Justice Youth Diversion Projects are a valuable crime prevention measure that make communities safer by diverting young people from crime and anti-social behaviour, towards being responsible young adults engaged in and respecting their own communities. Year on year, community ran youth diversion projects have resulted in reduced numbers of young people being prosecuted…

“Locked Out”

Today’s report from the Simon Community highlights the impossible situation facing people trying to rent a home in Dublin Central where rents have increased by more than 90% since 2010. Mary says the report confirms the devastating experience of people trying to find a home in Dublin Central.   “The toxic combination of inadequate housing supply…

Governments superficial PR led approach fails North Inner City

There is an undeniable link between the lack of meaningful Government commitment to the North Inner City and the spiralling gun crime on our streets. 15 murders in the past two years prove the Governments superficial PR led approach has failed and will continue to fail.   This is not acceptable for our community. Mary’ extends her…

Week 2 Planning Applications

This week there are six commercial and zero domestic applications for planning permission in Dublin Central. Some applications to note as follows: Proposed development 39-41A Dorset Street Lower includes the construction of a retail and student accommodation development comprising of a part-three to part-four storey building onto Dorset Street Lower, and a part-four to part-six…

Former Magdalene Laundry, Sean McDermott Street, D1.

Dublin City Council’s proposal to sell the site of the former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street fails to respect the the Magdalene survivors, the local community, the chronic housing need in Dublin Central and the historic and future strategic value of the site. It is five years since the Taoiseach apologized to Magdalene survivors…

Drumcondra Community CCTV Meeting

The next meeting of the Drumcondra Community CCTV Action Group will take place on Thursday 18th January 2018 @ 8.30pm in The Skylon Hotel, Drumcondra. In December 2017 Cllr Paul McAuliffe and Mary met with residents in the Skylon Hotel to discuss crime and anti-social behaviour in our area and to formulate a community response….

Decision to build on pauper’s graves should be overturned.

Mary is publishing HERE the records of more than 3,000 paupers buried in Glasnevin Cemetery and calling on An Bord Pleanala to respect these people, to overturn the planning permission granted by Dublin City Council and for the Government to withhold funding for any desecration of this burial site. Today is last day for observations…

MAKE DUBLIN CENTRAL A BETTER PLACE

Mary Fitzpatrick was unanimously selected as a candidate for the next General Election by more than 200 members of Dublin Central’s Fianna Fáil organisation. It is ten years since Dublin Central elected a Fianna Fáil TD and in that time Dublin Central has become a poorer, dirtier and more violent place.  Mary Fitzpatrick and Fianna Fáil…

Cabra Hills NEW Planning Application

An application for a Strategic Housing Development was lodged on 19/12/2017 with An Bord Pleanala for the former CIE Lands and 2-4 Carnlough Road, Dublin 7.    Permission is being sought for the construction of 420 residential units, a neighbourhood centre with supermarket, off licence, café, office, community centre, creche and parking spaces to be…