Newsletter & Calendar 2022

Mary has been delivering her latest update on her work in Seanad Eireann over the last few weeks. If you missed it you can click here Mary has also been delivering her 2022 calendars, if you have not received one but would like to please contact mary.fitzpatrick@oireachtas.ie with your postal address and one will be…

Updated Digital Covid Certificates

Updated Digital COVID Certificates will now be issued to those who have received an additional vaccine dose from January 6th The process of issuing these certificates will take several days, and people are advised to check their email.  This service is available ahead of the new EU rules which will come into effect from 1…

Surrogacy

The campaign Irish Families Through Surrogacy want their children to be afforded the same provisions as every child in Ireland and have a legal relationship with both their parents. What they are asking for is to create an ethical framework so that everyone is protected. England legislated in 1985 for surrogacy and previous governments in…

Together for Safety

Everyone deserves privacy when receiving medical treatment.  As a member of the Oireachtas Cross Party Group on Reproductive Rights, Mary supports the national campaign for safe access zones at all medical health facilities providing information on and access to abortion services.  For more information on abortion services in Ireland click here My Options is a…

Maternity Restrictions

Mary stood in solidarity with the Women of Ireland at the March for Maternity demonstration seeking equal access for one nominated partner in ALL maternity hospitals. Mary and her colleagues delivering a scroll to Minister Donnelly detailing stories of those Women who have had to experience pregnancy, childbirth and tragedy ALONE through these harsh restrictions….

€30M Healthcare Investment for Dublin Central

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly has informed Mary that he has approved more than €30 million additional capital allocation in 2021 for Health facilities in Dublin Central including for the Rotunda, Mater, Temple Street, Grangegorman, St Mary’s and Adelphi House.  All funds will be used to upgrade health facilities to improve medical outcomes and…

Vaccination Centre Relocating

From July 12th the Community Vaccination Centre at the Helix, DCU will relocate to the National Show Centre in Swords to allow for the return of university students in September.  The National Show Centre, Swords is one of two Community Vaccination Centres operating in the Community Healthcare Organisation Dublin North City and County (CHO DNCC)…

Acceleration of Vaccination Programme

Positive progress still being made with the news of accelerated vaccination option for 18-34 year olds. As a response to rising concerns with regard to the Delta variant, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has provided further advice in the context of the threat of a further wave of Covid-19 infections. For full explainer on…

Safe Routes to School

170 Primary Schools who were successful in their application to the Safe Routes to School programme. It aims to create safer walking, cycling and scooter routes to primary and post primary. Huge interest with more than 900 schools applied, delighted to say that 6 schools in Dublin Central were successful including St Catherines, St Peters,…

Easing of Restrictions

An Taoiseach outlined the next steps in our recovery plan on Friday May 28th. Measures will continue to be in place to support the recovery and an Economic Recovery Plan to chart a course through the summer and beyond will be published next week. The Plan will set out a new phase of supports, investment…