Faussagh House Dereliction

Mary continues to pursue a resolution to the abandoned and derelict site to the rear of the Faussagh House on Faussagh Avenue.  Mary recently asked the Chief Executive of Dublin City Council for an update on action DCC is taking to address the dereliction and if DCC will consider purchasing the site.  In reply Dublin…

O’Devaney Gardens

Mary is determined that Dublin City Council will deliver social and affordable housing and introduce the Vienna style housing model of affordable rental in Dublin City. In October, Mary and her colleagues rejected a bad Fine Gael / Sinn Fein proposal for O’Devaney Gardens: only 30% social housing, un-affordable housing for average earners and no guaranteed…

Phibsborough Dereliction

After ten years Mary’s determination to address and reverse dereliction on Connaught Street is paying off.  Dublin City Council compulsorily purchased 19 & 21 Connaught street, is renovating them and restoring them to family homes. 

Connaught Street Dereliction, Update

For more than a decade Mary has campaigned to get Dublin City Council to tackle dereliction in our community.  Finally, in July 2019 Dublin City Council confirmed to Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick that it is finalising acquisition of 19 & 21 Connaught Street, Dublin 7.    The Transfer of Ownership to DCC is expected to be…

Housing

The provision of affordable, secure homes for working people in Dublin Central is a long standing priority for Mary. Mary’s housing priorities are: All state owned lands zoned for housing to be used for public housing Introduction of Vienna Housing model and co-operative housing Re-introduction of affordable housing End dereliction You can read Mary’s detailed…

LE19 Manifesto

Mary joined Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin TD and first time Dublin local election candidates to launch their Local Election 2019 Manifesto. The 2019 Fianna Fáil Local Election Manifesto prioritizes action on climate change, housing, safer communities and stronger local democracy. You can read the Fianna Fáil Local Election manifesto HERE. Mary’s priorities if elected…

Dereliction in Dublin Central

Mary works to ensure derelict and vacant sites in Dublin Central are developed to provide affordable homes. In the short video below Mary shares her suggestions for what more could be done to ensure derelict sites are developed to provide affordable homes in Dublin Central. Mary welcomes feedback on her suggestions, you can email her…

Use it or lose it

More than ten years ago Mary started making representations to Dublin City Council to address dereliction in Dublin Central.  Finally late last year DCC commenced the compulsory purchase order process for  two derelict properties on Connaught Street, Dublin 7. Mary says “The process is tortuously slow and a different approach is required. ” “There are…

Connaught Street Derelict Properties

Mary has renewed her call for a different approach to be taken to deal with Derelict Sites in Dublin Central so that properties are not allowed to remain in prolonged unproductive use and dereliction.   Mary’s comments follow confirmation from Dublin City Council that the properties at 19 and 21 Connaught Street, Dublin 7 have been re-inspected…

State should not sell former Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street.

Fianna Fáil General Election Candidate in Dublin Central, Mary Fitzpatrick has said the former Magdalene Laundry Site on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1 should not be sold to private developers. Mary Fitzpatrick has called on Dublin City Councillors to reject the proposal to sell the site and to back her proposal to retain the last remaining Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street…