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…

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…