Bannow Road

Mary wants Dublin City Council to build affordable homes on a vacant site on Bannow Road, Cabra West, Dublin 7.  At the March 2020 Central Area Committee Mary proposed a motion calling on DCC to urgently secure funding for the development of social and affordable homes on the vacant site on Bannow Road and to…

Ventry Park Redesign

Mary works hard to get Dublin City Council to make public spaces in our community safer and more inviting for everyone to enjoy.  Mary supports Dublin City Council’s initiative to make the compound in Ventry Park more user friendly through a potential redesign. Following on from an initial meeting last September, Dublin City Council will…

St Finbar’s Court, delay

At the January 2020 meeting of the Central Area Committee Mary was disappointed that DCC did not bring a Part 8 Planning Application for St Finbar’s Court, Dublin 7 to Councillors for approval.   Mary asked for an update and following the meeting DCC advised that Sean Harrington Architects have completed the revisions requested and submitted…

Scrambler Free Christmas

Mary joined the Lord Mayor of Dublin City to support his appeal to adults not to Buy Quad Bikes or Scramblers this Christmas As chair of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee Mary is part of the Lord Mayors working group tasked with eliminating the use of illegal scramblers in residential city communities.  Once again…

Royal Canal Park

Yesterday Dublin City Council (DCC) confirmed that an application has been made by Ballymore to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) for a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) on the site of the former Ormond Printworks on Rathoath Road. Ballymore made the application on Dec 6th and describe the development as residential, mixed use and consisting of: 435…

Cabra Hills

Update On 19th November 2019, An Bord Pleanala received a revised Strategic Housing Development Planning Application for the former CIE Lands at 2-4 Carnlough Road, Dublin 7 for the construction of 485 residential units. The proposal includes 484 apartments (a mix of studio, one, two & 3 beds) in nine blocks ranging in height from…

Cabra Mens Shed

Mary has been a friend and supporter of Cabra Mens Shed since it was first established.  They are a great group of men who meet weekly to share knowledge, experience and skills.   They are always available and willing to get involved and help out with other community groups and activities.  They are a real positive…

Cabra Pitch

Together with Cllrs McGrattan and Perry, Mary’s motion calling on DCC to progress a proposal for a full sized all weather soccer pitch in Cabra, was unanimously passed at November 2019 Central Area Commiteee.  Mary will work with DCC, the FAI and the local soccer community to progress this exciting initiative.    Anyone involved in…

Community Policing

Cabra, Bridewell & Mountjoy Mary is a founding director of the Cabra Community Policing Forum. At the September meeting of the forum Gardai from Cabra, Bridewell and Mountjoy Garda stations gave detailed reports on activity in the area. Click on your area to see the respective reports: Cabra Bridewell Mountjoy Dublin City Council area staff…

Faussagh House Dereliction

Mary continues to pursue a resolution to the abandoned and derelict site to the rear of the Faussagh House on Faussagh Avenue.  Mary recently asked the Chief Executive of Dublin City Council for an update on action DCC is taking to address the dereliction and if DCC will consider purchasing the site.  In reply Dublin…