Biggest Housing Budget in history of the State Legislate to use PUBLIC LAND for PUBLIC HOUSING Introduce AFFORDABLE COST RENTAL HOUSING Legislate for Local Authority AFFORDABLE HOUSING DOUBLE Social and Affordable Housing on every PRIVATE site PROTECT 50% of all new developments for OWNER OCCUPIERS 20% INTEREST FREE Home loan for 5 years Enhanced HELP…

Changes for Renters

Government have approved plans for the reform and extension of the Rent Pressure Zone Model. What this means is that rent increases will be capped to Consumer Price Index in Rent Pressure Zones. The current cap of 4% on annual rent increases will be replaced and rents in RPZs can now only go up, if…

Strategic Housing Process

Mary has called on the Minister to write to An Bord Pleanala to ask them to stop pre planning negotiations on strategic housing developments and to stop applications. The SHD process has not delivered what it should to Housing supply, and is undemocratic. Watch Mary speak here 👇

Planning & Development Bill

Mary’s amendment to the Planning & Development Bill 2021 was accepted by the Minister this week in the Seanad. This amendment will give more power to Local Authority members to extend development plans and give them more time if they need it. Watch Mary speak here 👇

O’Devaney Gardens- Plans

The plans and model of the proposed redevelopment of the former O’Devaney Gardens site are now located in the Dublin City Council Cabra Projects Office at 27/28 Annamoe Terrace, Cabra, Dublin 7. Viewing is open to all via appointment. To make an appointment please contact the Cabra Area Office on 01 2227400. Click here for…

Renter’s Protections

The Residential Tenancies Bill 2021, will extend the application of the protections for tenants experiencing Covid-19 related arrears for a further 6 months until 12 January 2022. These are targeted protections which apply to those tenants who are negatively impacted by COVID, in arrears and who make the necessary declaration. If eligible they will be…

Planning Legislation

Amending Planning legislation to empower Local Authorities to extend time to make County Development Plans and Planning Permissions delayed due to Covid and importantly to ban bulk purchase of new build homes by investment funds.âś…Empower Local Authoritiesâś…Extend time to make County Development Plansâś…Extend Planning Permissions delayed due to Covidâś…Ban bulk purchasing of new build homes…

State Funded Housing

Mary has called on her party colleagues to urge ministers in Government to double capital spending on housing as a matter of urgency.  The motion is prompted by the imminent passing of the Affordable Housing and Land Development Agency Bills which will for the first time position the state to take the lead in the…

Renters Protections

Mary has asked Government to urgently extend protections for renters from rent increases and evictions until the end of the year and to fix loopholes in Rent Pressure Zone regulations. For more information on Rent Pressure Zones click here.

Right to Housing

On behalf of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party, Mary is leading the debate for a constitutional amendment to insert the right to a secure home for every citizen in Bunreacht Na hEireann.  To view Mary’s motion click here. You can watch the debate live HERE on Friday June 4th from 4.15pm.