PAYE Taxpayers

Mary has been informed from Revenue that they have issued balancing statements to all PAYE taxpayers which means potentially those on PUP or TWSS will receive tax bills. Here are some FAQ’s which may help if you are affected by this: WHY AM I FACING A TAX BILL? If you received the PUP or the…

Young Entrepreneur- Free Training

Inner City Enterprise Ltd are running FREE training for people aged between 18-30 interested in or starting or has recently started a business. The participants will have an opportunity to develop a business plan, engage in peer learning, hear from likeminded alumni business/social entrepreneurs and meet 1-1 with business mentors of Inner-City Enterprise. Click here…

Community Employment Supervisors-Pension Update

Mary welcomes an update from Minister Michael McGrath on recent progress made by the Department of Public Expenditure on provision of state funded pensions for Community Employment Supervisors. Click here for full update from Minister. I am hopeful a solution will be reached at some stage in the future.

Government Announces €16m Package for Pubs

Mary welcomes the announcement from Goverment of support package for pubs, bars & nightclubs on August 28th last. With the announcement from Government today, September 8th that wet pubs will be re-opening September 21st this will be much needed funding for the sector. The package includes new measures including: Restart Grant Plus 40% Top Up…

O’Connell Street- Regeneration

Mary welcomes the appointment by Hammersons of a design team for Dublin Central.  The Dublin Central scheme is one of the city’s largest regeneration projects to date, set on a 6-acre site bordered by O’Connell Street, Parnell Street, Moore Street and Henry Street.   Mary says “I very much welcome the appointment of a design team…

Women 4 IT- Training

Before politics Mary had a great career in Tech and would highly recommend it as sector to any woman.  If you are a young woman in Dublin, aged between 18 and 29 years and interested in free professional digital skills training check out https://www.ics.ie/ FREE training available to prepare 120 women for careers in the…

Jobs stimulus

Mary welcomes the Government’s Jobs Stimulus , the single largest state investment in Irish workers and economy in the history of our state.  The €7.4billion is designed to get Ireland’s businesses back on their feet and get as many people as possible back to work quickly. It is the next stage in Ireland’s response to…

Credit Guarantee 2020

Mary supported Government’s Credit Guarantee (Amendment) Bill 2020 that will make money available to small and medium size enterprises negatively affected by the pandemic.   Small and medium enterprises which have been negatively impacted by the pandemic urgently need cash to continue trading, continue employing and continue serving our communities. This is the largest state backed…

Justice for Debenhams Workers

In Seanad Éireann Mary called for justice and fair treatment for Debenhams workers who have been treated appallingly by their former employer. The “great British retailer” Debenhams opened their first shop in 1996 in the Jervis Centre.  Their business grew and they expanded to the old Roches Store shop on Henry Street and an additional…

Climate action

Senator Mary Fitzpatrick has long been advocate for government action to mitigate against global warming and was proud to lead Fianna Fáil’s support in the Seanad for important legislation to address the Climate Change. The bill (offically, the National Oil Reserves Agency (Amendment) and Provision of Central Treasury Services Bill 2020) will put the Climate…