Competitive Start Fund

Early-stage entrepreneurs are invited to apply for two Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Funds (CSFs) which are now open for applications. The two funds for ‘All Sectors’ and ‘Women Entrepreneurs’ amount to a combined total of €2m. Enterprise Ireland can approve a maximum of 40 investments of up to €50k in equity funding to successful projects….

Taxi Supports

Mary welcomed the announcement from Government of the range of measures which can be accessed by self-employed taxi drivers, however she had renewed her request to the Minister of Transport to extend vehicle life until at least 2025, and also to extend the grant for electric vehicles to hybrid vehicles also.

Economic Recovery Plan

In preparation for post Covid recovery the Government will invest 4.5 billion into employment, environmental and post-Covid recovery plan. This will help the full resumption of economic activity and get people back to work. A jobs led recovery will stimulate the economy to a decarbonised, more digital & secure future. For full details click here

Hammerson’s “Dublin Central”

A planning application has been lodged by Hammersons for “Dublin Central”: The “Dublin Central” plan proposes to include two new public squares, new pedestrian routes and the restoration of historically important laneways. The plan also includes provision for a National Monument at numbers 14 to 17 on Moore Street,due to its role in the Easter…

Taxi Demonstration

Mary joined the Taxi Drivers at their demonstration in Merrion Street to show her support for their demand for a sustainable future. Taxis are essential public transport, enhanced sector specific Covid supports urgently required to support taxi industry. Mary previously raised this issue as a commencement matter in the Seanad, and also secured commitment from…

Taxi’s meet with Taoiseach

Taxi drivers were given commitment from the Taoiseach that he will consider specific supports for Taxi sector at a recent meeting with representatives from the sector, the Taoiseach & Mary. For full list of current business supports click here.

Rural Development Plan 2021-2025

Mary welcomes the publication of “Our Rural Future” by the Government- Our Rural Future represents the Irish Government’s blueprint for a post-COVID-19 recovery and development of rural Ireland over the next five years. It provides the framework to achieve the vision of transforming the quality of life and opportunity for people living in rural areas….

Family Leave Bill 2021

Mary supports Governments Family Leave Bill 2021 that will increase both parents leave from two to five weeks, give adoptive leave to same sex married male parents and strengthen Tusla by increasing their Board membership. Having a child is the most life changing thing any person can do.  As a mother and republican Mary believes…

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…