Women’s Health Policy

Mary is proud to have worked alongside her female Fianna Fáil colleagues to help develop this policy document on Women’s Health. Fianna Fáil is the first political party to have a stand alone policy on Women’s Health. The policy has been developed over the last 10 months with engagement across more than 30 organisations and…

Achievements: 2 Years in Government

It has been two years since the coalition Government was formed, and in that time we have seen progress in many areas including women’s health, housing, equality, childcare and climate action. There is still a lot more work to do and Mary will continue to support this Government to achieve as much as possible over…

Public Transport Safety

Public transport helps to reduce our cost of living, congestion & carbon footprint, however unfortunately not everyone feels safe using public transport. Would you feel safer with Gardaí on public transport? Please take 2 minutes to complete our Public Transport Survey.

Intreo Office Dublin 7

Mary is disappointed that the future of the Dublin 7 Intreo Office is looking more uncertain and the Minister for Welfare Protection has given no timeframe for a re-opening of the office. To read the Minister’s response to Mary click here. The removal of Community Welfare Officers in Dublin 7 and face-to-face support for people…

Vacant Property Tax

After her persistent campaigning for a vacant property tax to be introduced Mary was delighted to receive confirmation from the Minister for Finance that he intends to look at this tax for Budget 2023. To read the Minister’s most recent correspondence to Mary click here.

Moore Street Commemorative Centre

Mary asked the Minister for the OPW to confirm a date for the appointment of a design team for the national monuments site at Nos. 14-17 Moore Street. She was delighted to receive a positive response from the Minister which confirmed the Government has decided to proceed with a scheme of works to create the…

Dalymount Development Update

In 2015 Mary supported Dublin City Council buying Dalymount Park to save this historic football stadium. In 2019 the then Government approved funding for Dublin City Council to appoint a design team to prepare redevelopment design plans.    Mary recently received an update from Dublin City Council outlining the work of the design team to date,…

DART+West Update

The railway order has been lodged July 29th to upgrade the existing Maynooth train line to a DART service. Changes to the line include: 40Km of electrification of the Maynooth and M3 Parkway lines to the city centre, this will allow a significant increase in the amount of trains able to use the line. Construction…

Apartment Defects: Working Group Report

Mary welcomes publication of the Defects in Apartments Working group report.  The 260 page report is a damning indictment of the construction of apartments and duplexes built between 1991 and 2013.  The report identifies three types of defects including structural, fire and water ingress defects.  Government has already increased the regulation and control of new…

First Home Scheme

New financial support to help buy a first home or make a fresh start has been launched. Most renters would rather pay a mortgage than rent, this will give them a chance of owning their own home. The First Home Scheme provides financial support to bridge the gap by providing buyers with part of the…