Croí Cónaithe Fund for Dublin City

The Croí Cónaithe fund provides for Grants of up to €50,000 to bring vacant properties back into use in Dublin City. Since the initial launch of the fund Mary has been pushing to have the scheme extended to Dublin City. She is pleased to announce that on Tuesday alongside Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien the…

Grangegorman Update

The Grangegorman Filtered Permeability trial has been in place since July.  Dublin City Council is extending the trial until January to allow for a public consultation to take place.  The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2020. For more information on this programme please visit: It is important to have your say before 1 December….

Grangegorman access

In response to Mary’s requests, Dublin City Council has approved the installation of a pedestrian crossing on the North Circular Road to facilitate safer pedestrian access to the Grangegorman campus.  It is expected to be installed and operational by September 2020.

Community Policing

Drumcondra and Glasnevin Following the recent re-establishment of the Drumcondra and Glasnevin Community Policing Forum, Mary will chair the next meeting on Wednesday the 1st April 2020 in the Maples Hotel at 7.00pm.  Issues relating to planning, traffic, housing, parks, community and crime will be discussed.  Everyone living and/or working in the Drumcondra/Glasnevin area are welcome to attend. …

Oxmantown Speeding

Following a canvass of the area, Mary made representations to Dublin City Council in respect dangerous speeding on Oxmantown Road. Dublin City Council have responded to Mary and confirmed they will undertake traffic calming works to address the issue. You can read the correspondence HERE. Specifically they have committed to encourage less speeding by narrowing…

BusConnects, Update

The NTA advised Mary that there will be BusConnects Community Forums in respect of the following routes over the coming weeks: Blanchardstown to City Centre in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown on Tuesday 10th September @6.30pm. Ballymun to City Centre/Finglas to Phibsborough in The Axis Centre, Ballymun on Thursday 19th September @6.30pm. Swords to City…

Up the Dubs!

The very best of the luck to the ladies and mens Dublin GAA teams over the month of August. We are all rooting for you and All-Ireland success!

Dublin Agreement 2019-24

At Dublin City Councils July 2019 Monthly Meeting, on behalf of Fianna Fáil, Mary proposed the Dublin Agreement and called on all City Councillors to support its ambitious objectives for the city. Click HERE to read the Dublin Agreement. Click HERE to watch webcast of Mary proposing the Agreement to full City Council.

Grangegorman Car-park

The Grangegorman Development Agency intends make a planning application for the construction of a temporary surface car park onsite. This is to be located off the North Circular Road entrance to the campus, Phoenix Lane. The GDA will hold a drop-in information evening prior to submitting the planning application in their offices in the Clocktower on Grangegorman…

Education Policy launch

Every parent wants the best education for their child.  Most parents want to send their child to school locally.  A failure to reform school admission policies, abolition of dedicated career guidance, school completion and DEIS programmes is limiting access to and damaging the quality of education being delivered in Dublin Central.   It is preventing young…