Gaelscoil Áine

Further to Mary’s recent visit to Gaelscoil Áine she asked the Minister for Education, Norma Foley to make a statement on the proposed location for the school for September 2022. You can watch back Mary’s contribution below, and read the response from the Minister here The school is 3 years old and still expanding. Mary…

Moore Street

Mary pressed Minister for Heritage Malcolm Noonan this week on why there has been no progress on the Moore Street National Monument. Watch Mary’s contribution here. For full video watch here.

Childcare Funding

Mary welcomed the report from the Expert group on Childcare this week and the Government has accepted its recommendations. Highlights of the report include: €270Million extra funding to the sector which will help to Control fees, which have been a barrier for so many parents. Improve pay & conditions for this dedicated work force. It…

North East Inner City Progress Report

Mary attended the launch of North East Inner City 4th Annual Report in Larkin Community College. An Taoiseach Micheál Martin gave the opening address at the event launching the report. The partnership between the NEIC community, local and national government to make north inner city safe, attractive and vibrant place to live and work is…

Fruit & Vegetable Market

Dublin’s Fruit & Vegetable Market has been left idle for too long. Government has approved record funding of €121M to regenerate our North Inner City. Mary has requested an update from Dublin City Council on plans to re-open the market as a retail/culture/food space following on from her recent visit to the the market with…

Constitution Hill Flats

The Department of Housing has approved funding for regeneration of Constitution Hill flats which will see: ✅New energy efficient own door homes ✅Two extra blocks ✅Childcare facility ✅Open green space & playground Design Team to present proposals to residents early 2022 Dublin City Council to apply for planning permission Summer 2022 Commencement of works Summer…

Social Housing- Dorset Street

The new development will replace the existing housing estate with the construction of 163 quality homes. Mary recently attended a special briefing for public representatives outlining the plans for the 163 A rated social homes. The development will also consist of green spaces and a community creche. This development will provide quality inner city social…

Connecting Cabra

Connecting-Cabra is a voluntary organisation who are seeking to engage as many people as possible to create a sustainable, low-carbon community in Cabra. They are scheduled to present to the Dublin City Council Central Area Committee on December 14th about safe cycling and walking routes in Cabra and in preparation they are carrying out consultation…

Gaelscoil Coláiste Mhuire

Mary has continued to renew representations to both the Department of Education and Minister for Education Norma Foley regarding the new school building project for Gaelscoil Coláiste Mhuire. Further to her most recent representations she received a positive update on the new school building project which indicates that stage 2b approval should be completed by…

Tax Relief for Apartment Owners

Mary has called on the Minister for Finance to  make a provision in Budget 2022 for owner occupiers and social landlords to claim income tax relief to fix fire defects in their apartments.  Owner occupiers are living in what can only be described as ticking time bombs. They are living in homes with totally inadequate…