€23m Regeneration of Mary’s Mansions

Mary welcomes the €23m redevelopment of St Mary’s Mansions which provides 80 high quality homes for inner city residents.  Mary says: “It’s so encouraging to see 25 original residents moving back into St Mary’s Mansions today. The scheme will be a model for future regeneration projects, which we hope will be built quickly and to…

Maynooth Train Line- Upgrade

Mary welcomes the opening of Public Consultation on the proposed upgrade of the Maynooth line to a more frequent and increased capacity DART service.   The upgrade of the Maynooth line to a DART service will provide a more sustainable, reliable, frequent rail service for our community of Dublin Central.    The proposal will increase the number…

O’Connell Street- Regeneration

Mary welcomes the appointment by Hammersons of a design team for Dublin Central.  The Dublin Central scheme is one of the city’s largest regeneration projects to date, set on a 6-acre site bordered by O’Connell Street, Parnell Street, Moore Street and Henry Street.   Mary says “I very much welcome the appointment of a design team…

Moore Streets future

The public are being asked to help define a future for street trading on Moore Street.  Dublin City Council’s Expert Group, Chaired by Mary Fitzpatrick, is determined to identify a viable future for Dublin’s oldest fruit and vegetable street market and is inviting the public to help define the future of street trading on Moore…

Drug-related research

The Drug-Related Intimidation Initiative (DRII) offers a free and confidential support service to people who are living and working in the North East Inner City The DRII are carrying out an important piece of research and are looking for your support. Do you live in Dublin’s North Inner City?  Are you over 18yrs?  Have you,…

Dorset St, Re-generation

Fianna Fáil City Councillor for Dublin Central, Mary Fitzpatrick, welcomes the Department of Housing’s recent Stage 1 approval of Dublin City Councils proposal to demolish and regenerate the DCC owned flat complex at St Mary’s Place and Dorset Street. Cllr Fitzpatrick has called for a “Fasttrack” approval process for such developments by the next Government. …

Extra Garda Resource

The Gardaí in Dublin’s North Inner City, DMR North Central Division,  have received 2 extra vehicles to provide increased community support and engagement.  If you require assistance please contact the Gardaí by phone on 01 666 8000 or e-mail dmr.northcentral.community@garda.ie.   Please report any illegal or suspicious activity immediately by phoning 999.

McSweeney House, Cabhrú

Following concerns raised by Mary and other Dublin City Councillors regarding Cabhrú’s management of the senior citizen housing on at McSweeney House on Berkley St, it has been decided that Dublin City Council will take possession of the property.  Cabhrú (also known as CHAS) will surrender the property immediately and Dublin City Council will seek…

Moore Street Meeting

On March 2, 2020 Mary chaired the first meeting of Dublin City Council’s Expert Group established  to define the future of street trading on Moore Street. In attendance were representatives of Moore Street Businesses and street traders, independent market experts, City Council officials and elected representatives. Minutes of the meeting are available HERE. It was…

Magdalene Laundry Site

Despite claims in the media, Dublin City Council Senior Management confirmed to Mary and other Central Area City Councillors that there is no plan, no funding or no development permission for the former Magdalene Laundry site on Sean McDermott Street. This two acre, state-owned site is less than 500m from O’Connell Street and Mary believes…