Anti Social Survey

Anti-social behaviour threatens and undermines the fabric of our communities. As Chair of the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Part Dublin subcommittee, Mary, along with her Fianna Fáil Dublin party members, have launched a public sentiment survey on anti social and criminal behaviour. The survey gives the public an opportunity to share their experience of anti social behaviour…

Scramblers and Safety

The misuse of scramblers and quads in Dublin Central has cost far too many lives and destroyed countless others and robbed public spaces from our communities. I welcome the Roads Traffic and Roads Bill 202 that will address this issue. An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority have urged parents not to buy scramblers…

Spring Newsletter

Please find below Mary’s latest newsletter. In this newsletter, Mary has provided information on a diverse range of topics including updates on the regeneration of Dalymount Park, government initiatives focused on increasing housing supply and fostering home ownership, essential women’s healthcare services, cost of living supports, and much more. If you have any questions please…

O’Connell Street Garda Station

We all want to feel safe where we live and work. The opening of a new Garda Station on O’Connell Street will ensure that our community and area is stronger and safer. Mary was pleased to secure the re-opening of Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station and the opening of this new Garda station is another significant…

Public Transport Safety Survey

Mary and her Fianna Fáil colleagues carried out a public transport safety survey throughout the Summer months to gauge the need for increased security on public transport in our city. These were their findings: 93% witnessed anti-social behaviour36% victim of anti-social behaviour80% want Public Transport Gardaí1300+ replies In light of these findings Mary said “Government…

Fianna Fáil Policy to End Gender Based Violence

Mary, along with her the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party colleagues, and with the support of Jason Poole, who lost his sister to domestic violence launched their policy on tackling violence against women. The document is written from the perspective of the victims and their families. It is a comprehensive document that talks about the supports…

Stalking Bill

The Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person (Amendment) (Stalking) Bill 2021 has passed all stages in the Seanad. Mary is proud to be a co-sponsor of this will which seeks to make stalking a criminal offence. The bill provides for a specific offence of stalking, which is characterised by repeated, unwanted behaviour that occurs as a…

The Online Safety and Media Regulation (OSMR) Bill

The Online Safety and Media Regulation (OSMR) Bill will be one of the most important pieces of legislation to be enacted by parliament.  One of the key measures of its success will be how effectively it tackles on-line harm.  It’s essential we get the legislation right so that it robustly deals with on-line harm. The…

Illegal Dumping

Mary launched the proposed Fianna Fáil Bill to allow Local Authorities use CCTV to stop environmental crime, such as illegal dumping. The Bill will give powers to Local Authorities to use CCTV, Drone and Automated Number Plate Recognition technology. Last year Local Authorities spent in total up to €100 million a year dealing with illegal…

Violence Against Women

Mary offered her commiserations to family, friends, pupils, colleagues of Ashling Murphy, when she spoke in the Seanad this week: The sadness and anger are impossible to adequately express. While the whole country and beyond is convulsed and repulsed by Ashling’ s murder, it is important that we recognise that Since 1996, 236 women have…