St. Peter’s School Visit to Leinster House

Mary was delighted to welcome 6th class pupils from St. Peter’s School in Phibsborough to Leinster House for a tour of the Dáil & Seanad, and they even got to have a chat with the Minister for Education! There are some future leaders amongst this class for sure!

Community Heritage Scheme Open

The Heritage Council has opened 2023 applications for the community heritage scheme. Applications are sought for projects that will improve access to heritage sites, and the maximum grant available is up to €25000. The closing date for applications for this round of the scheme is Monday, 20th of February 2023 at 5pm. Applications must be…

Construction Defects Update

Mary has been working closely with homeowners dealing with construction defects in our constituency of Dublin Central. On behalf of all those affected by defects in Dublin Central Mary wrote this letter to Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien. **** “Dear Minister,Thanks to you and your staff for your ongoing engagement with the Dublin Fianna Fáil…

New School for St. Laurence O’Toole’s

Mary was delighted to attend the official opening of St. Laurence O’Toole’s new, state of the art school. It was fantastic to have Minister for Education, Norma Foley in Dublin Central to mark this exciting neew chapter for the St. Laurence O’Toole’s National School community. The school gave Mary a very warm welcome and it…

Metrolink Submissions Extension

TII have informed Mary that the consultation period for the application for the Railway (MetroLink to Charlemont via Dublin Airport) Order [2022] has been extended from November 25th, 2022 to January 16th, 2023. A number of constituents have asked Mary if the fee of €50 per submission applies for people living in close proximity (within…

Recording: First Time Buyers Webinar

This week Mary moderated the First Time Buyers Information Webinar for Fianna Fáil. In collaboration with Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien and Paul Merriman of askPaul.ie this seminar addressed viewers questions on all the supports currently available for first time buyers. To view a recording of the seminar please click the link below:

Public Transport Safety Survey

Mary and her Fianna Fáil colleagues carried out a public transport safety survey throughout the Summer months to gauge the need for increased security on public transport in our city. These were their findings: 93% witnessed anti-social behaviour36% victim of anti-social behaviour80% want Public Transport Gardaí1300+ replies In light of these findings Mary said “Government…

Winter Eviction Ban

This month we passed the Eviction Ban through the Seanad. The winter months will be a time of heightened pressure for a lot of renters and I am glad to support this measure which will provide tenants with a greater sense of security over the next few months. This is one of the many steps…

Naomh Fionnbarra – New Indoor Astro Pitch

Naomh Fionnbarra held a fantastic family open day this week to officially open their new state of the art indoor Astro pitch. This is a great addition for all the club’s players, young and old. I am delighted to have been able to support the club in my own small way in collaboration with Minister…

Cost of Living Supports

Across the world we are seeing a rising cost of living. In Government Fianna Fáil have identified where the support is most needed and have worked on a number of payments and supports we believe will be a big help to you and yours this winter. Budget 2023 aims to give support to individuals and…