Wind Energy

Mary was pleased to receive a briefing from Irish Wind Energy Association and congratulates the more than 4,000 workers who have made Ireland #1 for on shore wind energy generation in the world.  Ireland generated 30% of its electricity from on-shore wind farms in 2018.  This wind energy allowed Ireland avoid €432m in foreign fossil…

Climate Action

Mary welcomes the judgement of the Supreme Court that the National Mitigation Plan fails to comply with the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 because it does not set out how the decarbonising Irish Society will be achieved.   Mary congratulates Friends of the Irish Environment for taking this important case which Mary was…

Climate action

Senator Mary Fitzpatrick has long been advocate for government action to mitigate against global warming and was proud to lead Fianna Fáil’s support in the Seanad for important legislation to address the Climate Change. The bill (offically, the National Oil Reserves Agency (Amendment) and Provision of Central Treasury Services Bill 2020) will put the Climate…

Dublin City Mobility

Dublin City Council is proposing to introduce temporary changes to roads, paths and public spaces to allow for safe social distancing, a tripling of cycling, doubling of walking, efficient public bus service and private vehicle traffic in the city. You can read the full proposal HERE. The proposed road lay-out changes aim to : Allow for…

Not Here Not Anywhere

Like most people Mary tries to be environmentally responsible. Click HERE for more on how she does her bit and the priorities she would set in government. But all our individual efforts alone are not going to protect our bio-diversity or save our environment and the longer Government delays action on Climate change the more…

Drumcondra Road Trees

Dublin City Council are undertaking greening improvement work on the central median on Drumcondra Road Lower and Dorset Street.  Before the works commenced 21 of the 22 trees on Drumcondra Road Lower were dead.  The works will remove the dead trees and hard surfaces and introduce new trees and ground planting.   The new trees will…

#Climatestrike

Well done to planet earth’s next generation for the fantastic turnout at yesterday’s #climatestrike. An estimated 20,000 people marched on government buildings in Dublin. Mary is proud to be part of the millions of young people and adults all over the world calling on governments to take the radical action now!

Climate Case Ireland

Yesterday September 19th, Friends of the Irish Environment lost its case arguing that Ireland needs to do more on climate change. Ireland’s High Court sided with the government on all three grounds, ruling that the current National Mitigation Plan is lawful. This legal action was the first case in Ireland in which citizens sought to…

#ClimateStrike

Across 6 continents, in 120 countries, over 3500 strikes are planned. Be sure to join the #Climatestrike in Dublin on Friday 20th September. The Dublin route starts at the Customs House from 12 noon, going towards Merrion Square for a rally in front of government buildings at 1pm.

Climate Action

For more than a decade Mary has campaigned for Climate Action, attending marches, lobbying within Fianna Fáil and challenging Government inaction. Mary welcomed the cross party support for the Fianna Fáil Dáil motion making Ireland the second country in the world to declare a Climate Emergency. However Mary warned that strong Government action must follow…