Stalking Bill

Mary was delighted to support her colleague Lisa Chambers by co-sponsoring her Bill which if passed will provide for the specific crime of stalking, which is characterised by repeated, unwanted behaviour that occurs as a result of fixation or obsession and causes alarm, distress or harm to the victim. To read more about the Bill…

Domestic Violence- National Strategy

Mary & her Seanad colleagues raised awareness of the launch of the Public Consultation on the 3rd National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual & Gender Based Violence (DSGBV). The Department of Justice is fully committed to combating this type of violence and to ensuring that anyone who is a victim of this type of abuse is…

Dublin Joint Policing Committee

Mary welcomes plans for Public Order Policing and increasing public safety in Dublin City outlined by the Assistant Chief Commissioner for An Gardaí at the recent Dublin City Joint Policing Committee. The Asst. Commissioner outlined their high visibility strategies to deter crime around the city. Burglaries are down 53% versus the same time last year….

Drug Related Reporting Programme

Mary welcomes the new ‘the Drug Related Intimidation Reporting Programme’ to respond to the needs of drug users and family members experiencing drug related intimidation by the Gardai. An Garda Síochána in dealing with any complaint of drug related intimidation or advice sought in relation to this issue, will do so with the utmost safety…

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…