Supporting Students

Mary recently met with the Union of Students of Ireland to discuss the supports announced in the recent Budget 2022, and how Housing for All gives Technological Universities the power to build not for profit student accommodation and the rent controls introduced by the Government to help students. The increase in the SUSI grant and…

Budget 2022

Budget 2022 is a progressive budget which will underpin economic recovery and return 400,000 people to work, it will deliver the largest package of income support in over a decade. Budget 2022 prioritises low and middle income workers, young people, women and the elderly. For a full breakdown of supports, tax measures, investment in Health…

Housing & Urban Regeneration

Mary joined the Minister for Housing reviewing progress on social housing projects in Dublin Central and Urban Regeneration in the North Inner City. The Minister disappointed not to see greater urgency in progressing in the Fruit &Vegetable Market, Moore St, the City Library on Parnell Square, and the regeneration of Matt Talbot and Constitution Hill…

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….

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is unacceptable in our Community, or any civilised Community. In the Seanad Mary raised the issue anti-social behaviour in Dublin Central. Mary called for adequately resourced Community Gardaí, for social media platforms to take responsibility for content shared on their sites and for the Seanad to debate the issue. As a founding member…

National Childcare Scheme

Mary is calling for equality of access to childcare for all children in North Dublin. She raised the issue in the Seanad with Minister for Childcare, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, asking for a review of the National Childcare Scheme to ensure funding is in place to provide equality of access to…

DART+West Update

Mary has received an update from Irish Rail further extending the Public Consultation to October 6th this year. They also informed her there will be further Webinars on the following dates: Residents from Connolly/Spencer Dock – Ashtown area: Monday 27th September 19:00hrs  Residents from Coolmine – Castleknock area: Tuesday 28th September 19:00hrs Residents from Clonsilla…

Stalking Bill

Mary is proud to be a co-sponsor of this will which seeks to make stalking a criminal offence. The bill provides for a specific offence of stalking, which is characterised by repeated, unwanted behaviour that occurs as a result of fixation or obsession and causes alarm, distress or harm to the victim and recommends a…

Matt’s of Cabra

The first stage in a Strategic Housing Development application for 137 Build to Rent apartments on the old Matts of Cabra site was made to An Bord Pleanála on 11th August 2021. This is good news that the Developer is in talks with Dublin City Council and An Bord Pleanala about progressing the building of…

Mary’s Weekly Update

Below you will find a brief update on some of of Mary’s work over the past week: Began work to end SHD’s and to restore local democratic planning decision making. As a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Heritage & Local Government Mary commenced pre-legislative scrutiny of the proposed Large-Scale Residential Development Bill which will…