Dalymount Development Update

In 2015 Mary supported Dublin City Council buying Dalymount Park to save this historic football stadium. In 2019 the then Government approved funding for Dublin City Council to appoint a design team to prepare redevelopment design plans.    Dublin City Council currently aims to make an application for planning in May 2023 and hopes to commence…

Sports Capital Visits

Sports & Community clubs in Dublin Central received over €1 million euro through the Sports Capital scheme earlier this year. Mary arranged for the Minister of Sport,  Jack Chambers to visit some of the clubs with herself & Cllr. Eimer McCormack Included in the recipient list were: Arbour Hill Boxing Club, Aughrim Street 9/10th Scout Group,…

Closure of Intreo Office Navan Road

The Dublin 7 Intreo office has been closed since April 2022. Mary raised the issue with the Minister. Please contact Mary if this is posing a problem for you at mary.fitzpatrick@oir.ie The closure was unannounced and took people by surprise when they saw notices were erected on the doors. For the surrounding area, which has…

Zero Tolerance Strategy to tackle Gender Based Violence

Government have launched a €363m five-year strategy to tackle domestic, sexual & gender-based violence. This zero tolerance approach has a particular focus on prevention & ensuring that the criminal justice system and other services better support victims. For more information on this policy click here Mary explains more here 👇

Vacant Property Tax

Mary has renewed her call for vacant property tax as CSO data reveals 166,00 vacant homes and more than 37,000 in Dublin. Renovating vacant properties is the fastest and most sustainable way to increase housing supply. This level of vacancy can’t be countenanced in the face of a housing emergency and the Minister for Finance…

PRIDE

The annual Pride festival has grown to become the largest demonstration and celebration for equality and the acceptance of diversity in our society. Mary was delighted to be invited to walk in the parade with her Fianna Fáil colleagues, celebrating Ireland at it’s best. It was fitting that during Pride month the “father of the…

Childcare Provision

Mary recently supported Childcare providers outside Leinster House raising awareness again on the need for better childcare provision for all. Mary highlighted the main prohibitive elements around childcare services currently; access, affordability and value, and sustainability. She asked that the Minister brief the Seanad on his Childcare provision plans. Read Mary’s previous contributions on this…

Fianna Fáil Policy to End Gender Based Violence

Mary, along with her the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party colleagues, and with the support of Jason Poole, who lost his sister to domestic violence launched their policy on tackling violence against women. The document is written from the perspective of the victims and their families. It is a comprehensive document that talks about the supports…

€30 Million Support Package for Postmasters

Mary was delighted to be informed of the three year support package for Postmasters. Our post offices and the people who run them are such an important part of our community and the commitment shown by our Postmasters, particularly in recent years during Covid-19 has been invaluable to communities all over Ireland. An Post will…

€60 Million for Health in Dublin Central

Mary welcomes the €60 million allocated to hospitals & care facilities in Dublin Central by the Minister in the 2022 Health Capital Plan. Projects include: Mater Hospital: New trauma bay and new 112 bed hospital block. Grangegorman: Community Nursing Unit & Primary Care centre Rotunda: Acute care unit block For more details and a full…