Moore Street, Expert Group

Moore Street suffers from years of neglect and requires ambitious and radical interventions to revive it as a vibrant trading street.  What was once a vibrant street market with more than ninety street traders has been reduced to less than twenty street traders today.  Mary challenged the states failure to protect and develop the national…

Connolly SHD

On Friday last, An Bord Pleanála granted fast tracked planning permission for a development including over 700 “build-to-rent” apartments beside Connolly Station. In light of this decision, there was unanimous support for Mary’s emergency motion to Dublin City Council, calling for newly elected TDs for Dublin Central to stop the give away of public land….

Save 16 Moore St

Mary was delighted to deputise for the Lord Mayor and to join with 1916 relatives and Moore Street traders at the Save 16 Moore Street workshop in Dublins Mansion House today. This campaign aims to protect the historic Moore Street 1916 Battlefield, described by the National Museum as the most important and significant modern Irish…

NEIC Sail Training Voyages

Dublin’s North East Inner City’s (NEIC) Initiative has been tasked with oversight of the long-term social and economic regeneration of the area. Last summer 30 people from the North East Inner City of Dublin took part in the NEIC Sail Training Voyages aboard the tall ship Pelican of London and the Dublin based vessel Brian…

Moore Street

Call on Government to release funds As reported in the Irish Times, at the January meeting of the Central Area Committee Mary’s motion calling on the Government to commence restoration of the National Monument on Moore Street was unanimously supported by City Councillors at the Central Area Committee.  Emergency Motion : Moore Street The elected…

Capuchin Day Centre

Mary thanks everyone who generously donated to her annual collection for the Homeless Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin 7.  More than 100 crates were collected of non-perishable foods, toiletries and baby supplies all of which were delivered in time to be used to fill the more than 2,000 parcels handed-out from the day centre before…

Parnell Cultural Quarter

Six years on from the launch of the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, Mary renews her call to the Minister for Finance and the Government to provide funding for the redevelopment of Parnell Square. In 2013 Mary welcomed the announcement by Dublin City Council to regenerate the old Colaiste Mhuire buildings on Parnell Square, build a…

Connolly SHD

At the November meeting of the Central Area Committee Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick called for Dublin City Council to reject the Connolly SHD proposal for 741 “build to rent” residential units on a 7 acre state owned site adjacent to Connolly Station.    This is a hugely important state owned site with the potential to provide…

Moore Street

Mary chaired the second meeting of the Lord Mayors Forum on Moore Street in City Hall on November 4th 2019, draft minutes HERE. Mary welcomed the update from Dublin City Council that two new traders will commence on the Street and a third applicant is being processed. The Lord Mayors Forum has been tasked by…

Markets MUGA

Mary was delighted to represent the Lord Mayor at the official opening of the Markets Multi Use Games Area (or MUGA) in this ancient part of our capital city. Community Leaders from Saint Michans House, Kevin Barry House, Henrietta House, Ormond Square, Constitution Hill & Chancery House as well as members of the Markets Muga…