Housing Adaptation Grant

Great news for older people and people with disabilities! The government has announced €83.125 million in funding for Housing Adaptation Grant for Older and Disabled People. This will benefit 12,300 people and will help them to live independently. Dublin City will receive €8.7 million in funding to help older and disabled people in the city…

Rent-A-Room

If you have a spare room in your home, you can rent it out and earn up to €14,000 tax-free with the Rent-A-Room scheme. Previously, Rent-A-Room relief applied only to property owners, but the cabinet has agreed to extend this to all housing types, including local authority homes and medical card owners. This will not…

Vacant & Derelict Grants

The fastest and most sustainable way to increase our housing supply is to reuse properties that already exist. To increase the pace at which vacant and derelict properties are renovated for new housing supply, the government has increased the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant and extended the criteria for qualifying homes. The changes are listed below:…

BusConnects Update

An Bord Pleanala have notified Mary that they will determine the application for the Ballymun/Finglas to City Centre Bus Corridor Scheme before the 27th of October, 2023. Mary supports improved public transport services for the people of Dublin Central and believes that it should be made accessible and affordable. For more details on the scheme…

SUSI

Applications to SUSI for the 2023/2024 academic year are now open. SUSI offers grants and funding to eligible students in approved, full-time courses at PLC, undergraduate and postgraduate levels and in some instances, to certain students studying outside Ireland. You can use SUSI’s eligibility reckoner to see if you are eligible for a grant. Click…

Cabra DART Stop

Mary is deeply disappointed that the proposed DART+ South West project does not include a stop in Cabra. The absence of a stop in Cabra unnecessarily limits the potential of this project. The latest IPCC report reminded us of the need for urgent climate action to make our planet liveable for future generations. Cabra residents…

Moore Street

Mary has called on the Minister for the Office of Public Works to announce a date for the commencement of works on the Moore Street National Monument site at 14-17 Moore Street. Mary has actively supported the Moore Street Traders and relatives of 1916 by advocating for the restoration of the National Monument, the establishment…

First Home Scheme

A decade of housing undersupply, the pandemic, the war in Europe and raw material supply shortages has resulted in double-digit construction inflation driving-up house prices. To financially help first-time buyers and those making a fresh start buy a new home, the Government introduced the First Home Scheme to help pay up to 30% of the cost.  The…

Dr Kathleen Lynn

This month we will commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. Mary will speak at the 1916 Relatives Association commemoration Easter Rising Commemoration at 11:30, this Saturday, April 8, at the Garden of Remembrance. The Proclamation of the Irish Republic declared the values of “cherishing all the children of the nation equally”. Dr Kathleen Lynn, as a…

Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire

After two decades of waiting, the construction of Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire’s new school is finally set to go ahead. This is a momentous occasion for the staff, parents and pupils of Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire! It was deeply disappointing for the whole school community when the project was recently put “on hold” by the Department of…