Deliveroo

Mary called for the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment to come to the Seanad and outline what action his department is taking to address the precarious, dangerous and exploitative working conditions of Deliveroo workers. You can watch the debate below. During the pandemic we’ve all become more reliant on home deliveries and Deliveroo workers have…

Deliveroo

Everyone, regardless of the age, sex or race should be able to reasonably expect to live and work in our city without the threat of violence. Mary is working the Deliveroo workers, the Gardai and all of the community stake holders to ensure the Inner City is a safer place for everyone to live and…

Scrambler Legislation

Mary strongly supports the legislation passed this week giving Gardai additional powers to help tackle the anti-social use of Scrambler bikes, quad bikes and other similar off road vehicles in places such as public parks. Scrambler bikes will now be prohibited on public or private land, except in cases where there is permission from the…

Coco’s Law & Safer Internet Day

Mary welcomes the commencement of Coco’s Law, by the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD, to mark “Safer Internet Day” 2021. Mary supported the passing of Coco’s Law which criminalises the publication, distribution or sharing or threat of distribution or sharing of intimate images without consent.   Coco’s Law creates two new offences which criminalise the…

Knife Crime

Following a recent spate of knife crime incidents in the north inner city, which tragically resulted in two people loosing their life and six people being injured, Mary condemned the violence and offered her condolences. Mary requested the Gardaí urgently increase “stop and search” foot patrols and organise a knife amnesty. Mary arranged for Taoiseach…

Coco’s Law

Mary supported the passing of Coco laws which criminalises the publication, distribution or sharing or threat of distribution or sharing of intimate images without consent.  The Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017, referred to as Coco’s law in memory of Nicole Fox Fenlon, provides for a number of measures including increasing the maximum…

Fagin’s Law

Mary supports Government proposed legislation to make the grooming of children into crime a crime. The Criminal Justice (Exploitation of Children in the Commission of Offences) Bill will, for the first time, create specific offence where an adult compels, coerces, induces or invites a child to engage in criminal activity. While current law already provides…

Scrambler Bikes

Mary is calling for Government to tackle the illegal use of Scrambler Bikes which costs lives and torments urban communities.  Speaking in Seanad Eireann, Senator Fitzpatrick called for Government to support and adopt The Road Traffic (All-Terrain Vehicle and Scrambler Motorcycle) (Amendment) Bill 2020 would strengthen the law through several key provisions. Paul McAuliffe TD…

Criminal Justice Covid19 Bill 2020

Mary supports the introduction of the Criminal Justice Covid19 Bill 2020 which aims to enforce Covid19 regulations for bars, restaurants and clubs as follows; Makes non-compliance with Covid19 Regulations a criminal offence for anyone operating a bar, restaurant or club Gives Gardaí powers to immediately close premises which are non-complaint with Covid19 regulations for periods…

Crime Prevention

During Covid-19 restrictions the Gardaí are providing direct community support to residents and businesses while at the same time reminding us all to be vigilant and alert for ourselves and our neigbhours.  Please report any suspicious activity by phoning 999.  An Garda Síochána have developed bespoke Crime Prevention Advice for all persons during the current…