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…

Extra Garda Resource

The Gardaí in Dublin’s North Inner City, DMR North Central Division,  have received 2 extra vehicles to provide increased community support and engagement.  If you require assistance please contact the Gardaí by phone on 01 666 8000 or e-mail dmr.northcentral.community@garda.ie.   Please report any illegal or suspicious activity immediately by phoning 999.

Community Policing, Cabra

Public meetings for Cabra Community Policing Forum have been suspended due to health and safety concerns relating to COVID-19.  In the meantime, click HERE for minutes of the last meeting.  A public forum meeting will be convened as soon as it is safe to. In the meantime, any issues or concerns can be raised directly…

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. …

Scrambler Free Christmas

Mary joined the Lord Mayor of Dublin City to support his appeal to adults not to Buy Quad Bikes or Scramblers this Christmas As chair of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee Mary is part of the Lord Mayors working group tasked with eliminating the use of illegal scramblers in residential city communities.  Once again…

Community Policing

Joint Policing Committee (JPC) Mary chaired the first meeting of the City Council Term’s Dublin City Joint Policing Committee (JPC).  You can watch the full meeting webcast HERE. Members of the Dublin City Joint Policing Committee approved Mary’s suggestion that the JPC will focus its work on three themes of Safer Communities, Drug Dealing and…