55 Amiens Street

Mary is delighted that 55 Amiens Street will benefit from €50,000 funding from Historic Structures Fund Irish Language Shopfront Scheme. No. 55 Amiens Street is a building of great historic significance due to its connection with the Irish Republican, Tom Clarke, who operated a tobacconist here from 1908 – 1911. Today’s funding will contribute to…

€50 Million: Live Performance Funding

Mary welcomes the announcement from Government today of €50 Million in supports for the Live Performance sector. Key features of the Live Performance Support Scheme include: ·       Support live performances that will occur on or before 30th September 2021. ·       Support the creation of employment and wellbeing opportunities in the culture and creative industries and…

Clonmult Boys- 100 Years

On Feb 20th 1921 in Clonmult, east Cork, twelve young Irish men were shot dead, including two of Mary’s grand-uncles, and eight more taken prisoner by British forces.  Clonmult was the single greatest loss for the IRA in the War of Independence.  It is always sweeter to remember battles won than those lost and so…

Sports Capital Grant

The closing date for applications for the Sports Capital Grant has been extended to 5pm on March 1st. The Sports Capital & Equipment Programme (SCEP) is operated by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of…

Swimming Pools Fund

Mary welcomes the announcement from Sport Ireland of a €2.5 million fund for swimming pool operators. Sport Ireland has appointed Ireland Active, the representative body for the leisure, health and fitness sector to administer the swimming pool grant scheme 2020, supported by Swim Ireland. It has been recognised that the changing environment of restrictions has…

Sport Ireland- Funding Scheme

Sport Ireland has opened applications for Funding Scheme . Full details are available here – https://www.sportireland.ie/news/sport-ireland-invites-applications-from-national-governing-bodies-and-local-sports It comprises of four grant schemes: The FAI, the GAA and the IRFU to receive up to €40 million. The National Governing Bodies, Local Sports Partnerships & Other Funded Bodies to receive up to €10 million A Sports Club…

Griffith Park tree removal

Following a Visual Tree Assessment of trees located in Griffith Park, sadly Dublin City Council has advised Mary that 14 horse chestnut trees in the park must be removed.  The horse chestnuts have been badly hit by a disease called Horse Chestnut Bleeding Canker and the situation is exacerbated by a caterpillar feeding on the…

Moore Streets future

The public are being asked to help define a future for street trading on Moore Street.  Dublin City Council’s Expert Group, Chaired by Mary Fitzpatrick, is determined to identify a viable future for Dublin’s oldest fruit and vegetable street market and is inviting the public to help define the future of street trading on Moore…

Ventry Park transformation

A transformative redesign is proposed for the compound in Ventry, Cabra West which would redesign the hard surface tarmac dominated compound into a multi-use bio-diverse neighbourhood park. Mary encourages everyone to have a look at the proposed plans which are on display on the compound railings or HERE and to give their feedback before the…

Dalymount regeneration

Mary actively champions the regeneration of Phibsborough as a prime urban village at Dublin City Council.  When re-elected in May 2019 Mary secured the inclusion of redevelopment of Dalymount as an objective in the Dublin Agreement 2019-2024.  Unfortunately its regeneration is largely dependent on the redevelopment of the shopping Center (in private ownership) and Dalymount…