Shared Domestic Bins

In 2011 Mary opposed DCC’s withdrawal from domestic waste collection which led to chronic problem litter and illegal dumping in Dublin’s inner city.  Mary says that shared Dublin City Council streets bins for domestic waste could be the solution to inner cities chronic dumping problem and encourages inner city dwellers to sign-up to help DCC…

Business Support

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, has issued an information leaflet outlining key supports and resources available to help businesses impacted by COVID-19. You can download the document HERE. The Department is also operating a Business Support Call Centre to advise on the Government supports available to businesses and enterprises that are affected by…

Botanic Avenue, Pay & Display

Following representation from Botanic Avenue Residents, Mary approached Dublin City Council to address the request for Pay & Display parking. DCC have responded and confirmed that its Transport Advisory Group, at its meeting of 28/01/2020, recommended Pay and Display and Permit Parking at this location, subject to a ballot of residents. To read the full…

Clean-Up Dublin

UPDATE: DCC CEO has sent Mary the attached email by way of response to the matter raised below. In short, DCC is waiting for advice from the HSE & the Dept of Health to advise on how best to approach Covid-19 street cleaning. Fianna Fáil City Councillor for Dublin Central, Mary Fitzpatrick, has called on…

3 Month Mortgage Break

Homeowners with mortgages from Dublin City Council and Rebuilding Ireland home loans can now apply for a three-month payment break. The payment break is open to those who have already faced mortgage difficulties due to the Covid-19 emergency and any Rebuilding Ireland loan holder who is currently facing financial difficulties can now apply. A lot…

Dublin Litter Plan 2020

Like most people living in Dublin Central Mary is very proud of our area and frustrated with the persistent littering and illegal dumping that takes place.  Mary is working with DCC to re-introduce a municipal domestic waste collection service in the city and has renewed her call for the introduction of a bin waiver for…

Crime Prevention

During Covid-19 restrictions the Gardaí are providing direct community support to residents and businesses while at the same time reminding us all to be vigilant and alert for ourselves and our neigbhours.  Please report any suspicious activity by phoning 999.  An Garda Síochána have developed bespoke Crime Prevention Advice for all persons during the current…

Community Support

Dublin City Council has established a Community Response forum to ensure a co-ordinated response to support vulnerable people of all ages in Dublin City during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Membership of the forum includes elected public representatives, city council officials, An Garda Siochana, HSE, GAA and local community groups. Initiatives will include: Working with the…

Income Support

People whose income has been reduced or ceased due to Covid19 are advised to apply immediately for COVID-19 related income supports. They are being advised that the easiest and quickest way to apply is online on www.MyWelfare.ie. All applicants need are their email address, PPSN and bank account details. On www.MyWelfare.ie  all customers can: Apply…

Rent Support

Private residential tenants struggling to pay their rent because of reduced income during COVID-19 can now apply for Rent Supplement. In view of the difficulties created for many in the private rented sector who have lost significant employment income, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will use the full flexibility of the scheme…