Bus Connects Update

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has published a finalised plan of the BusConnects New Dublin Area Bus Network. Following three rounds of public consultation which began in 2017, the National Transport Authority has published the new Dublin Area bus network. This new bus network plan is the final version resulting from previous redesign proposals and…

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…

Coláiste Mhuire TY

Mary was delighted to meet with Transition Year students of Coláiste Mhuire, Cabra to hear their ideas for improvements to the area.  Over ten weeks the students undertook a survey of the area, detailed their findings, produced art work capturing their experience of the area, identified pros, cons and suggested improvements.  Included in their excellent…

Community Policing

Navan Road, Ashtown and Pelletstown On October 10th 2019 Mary chaired the Community Policing Forum for the Navan Road, Ashtown and Pelletstown area. The meeting was attended by Dublin City Council area staff, the Gardaí, Deputy Jack Chambers TD, Cllr Roderic O’Gorman and Cllr Colm O’Rourke. The Gardaí provided a detailed report on crime in…

Cabra Community College

Mary actively supported the campaign for a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school in Dublin 7.  Resulting from the campaign Cabra Community College will operate from September 2020 under the partnership of City of Dublin ETB and Educate Together. On Tuesday 22nd October, at 7pm there will be an open evening in the college where the school…

Our Lady Help of Christians

As a former pupil of Our Lady Help of Christians Girls National School on the Navan Road, Mary was honoured to be invited by the school community to join their 50th anniversary celebrations.  In June with permission from the OPW the girls from the student’s council, teachers, parents and Mary planted a tree in the…

Irish Water

Mary recently met with Irish Water to address issues in the Cabra Glasnevin ward with water supply and flooding.  Included in the issues Mary raised were : Poor water pressure in Cabra and the Navan Road areas Flooding in Cabra East – Click HERE for latest response from Irish water Quality of path/road works related…

BusConnects, Blanchardstown CBC

On September 10th, 2019 Mary attended the Blanchardstown CBC Community Forum organized by the NTA.  You can see the full presentation HERE.    There was a relatively small attendance at the meeting, certainly no more than 100 people from an area with a population of more than 10,000.  Mary asked the NTA to relax their…

Cabra Community College

Having actively supported the campaign for a co-educate, non-denominational secondary school in Dublin 7, Mary was delighted to join the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) and Educate Together (ET) to announce that will work together to operate Cabra Community College as a co-educate, non-denominational secondary school according to their shared ethos.  Their…

Thanking Tommy McGregor

For more than 30 years Tommy McGregor has dug, weeded, planted and maintained a long stretch of green area on Blackhorse Avenue from Darling Estate as far as the Hole in the Wall.  Mary was delighted to be invited to join residents who organised a celebration, with support from Dublin City Council,  to mark Tommy’s…