Hydrogen Fuel Buses

Mary was invited to take a short trip on the first Hydrogen fueled bus launched by the NTA. The three hydrogen fuel cell buses enter public service on Monday July 19th. Bus Éireann published its first sustainability strategy in May, their target is to halve GHG emissions while increasing passenger numbers by 30% by 2030. …

Stalking Bill

Mary was delighted to support her colleague Lisa Chambers by co-sponsoring her Bill which if passed will provide for the specific crime of stalking, which is characterised by repeated, unwanted behaviour that occurs as a result of fixation or obsession and causes alarm, distress or harm to the victim. To read more about the Bill…

8 & 10 Ferguson Road, Drumcondra

Mary has received the following update from Dublin City Council about 8 & 10 Ferguson Road: The current structures will need to be demolished and the structures of the adjoining houses checked also. Once a design team and contractor are appointed the Council are hopeful construction of two new social houses will commence Spring 2022….

Strategic Housing Developments- Update

Strategic Housing Development Planning law will end this year.  Fulfilling a promise in the programme for Government to end the Strategic Housing Development planning law, Minister for Housing and Planning Darragh O’Brien TD, has announced the following arrangements for ending the SHD process: Deadline to request a SHD pre-application consultation with An Bord Pleanala is…

Vaccination Centre Relocating

From July 12th the Community Vaccination Centre at the Helix, DCU will relocate to the National Show Centre in Swords to allow for the return of university students in September.  The National Show Centre, Swords is one of two Community Vaccination Centres operating in the Community Healthcare Organisation Dublin North City and County (CHO DNCC)…

Report on Homelessness

The Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage, this morning briefed media and stakeholders on their Interim Report on Homelessness. Read the report at http://bit.ly/3wAbX2D FacebookTwitter

Affordable Housing Bill Passed

Mary welcomed the most comprehensive Affordable Housing Bill in the history of the State passed by Oireachtas this week, highlights of the Bill include: Affordable Homes to purchase and rent Local Authority & AHB Affordable Homes Affordable Cost Rental 20% interest free Home Loan for 5 years To read the Affordable Housing Bill click here…

55 Amiens Street

Mary is delighted that 55 Amiens Street will benefit from €50,000 funding from Historic Structures Fund Irish Language Shopfront Scheme. No. 55 Amiens Street is a building of great historic significance due to its connection with the Irish Republican, Tom Clarke, who operated a tobacconist here from 1908 – 1911. Today’s funding will contribute to…

12 HOUSING CHANGES FROM GOVERNMENT IN 12 MONTHS

Biggest Housing Budget in history of the State Legislate to use PUBLIC LAND for PUBLIC HOUSING Introduce AFFORDABLE COST RENTAL HOUSING Legislate for Local Authority AFFORDABLE HOUSING DOUBLE Social and Affordable Housing on every PRIVATE site PROTECT 50% of all new developments for OWNER OCCUPIERS 20% INTEREST FREE Home loan for 5 years Enhanced HELP…

Changes for Renters

Government have approved plans for the reform and extension of the Rent Pressure Zone Model. What this means is that rent increases will be capped to Consumer Price Index in Rent Pressure Zones. The current cap of 4% on annual rent increases will be replaced and rents in RPZs can now only go up, if…