Phoenix Park

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Mr. Patrick O’Donovan TD, today announced the publication of a Phoenix Park Transport and Mobility Options Report. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, recreational use of the Phoenix Park increased significantly prompting the establishment of a Steering Group comprising four organisations; the Office of Public Works…

Bus Connects Submissions- 3rd Round

On Wednesday December 16th Mary commended all stakeholders who have made submissions up to now on the proposed Bus Connects project. She also urged her colleagues in the Seanad to make submissions and to include in those submissions: Park and Ride for county commuters Request for Free public transport for young people under 23 years…

DART+ Maynooth Line

Mary welcomes and supports the proposal to upgrade the existing Maynooth mainline railway service to an electrified DART+. This proposal is welcomed by the communities in and around the line who hope it will provide a cleaner, greener and more efficient public transport service from Dublin City Centre to Maynooth. Mary has asked Irish Rail…

Grangegorman Update

The Grangegorman Filtered Permeability trial has been in place since July.  Dublin City Council is extending the trial until January to allow for a public consultation to take place.  The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2020. For more information on this programme please visit: http://www.dublincity.ie/covidmobilityprogramme. It is important to have your say before 1 December….

Dublin Bus- Increased Capacity

Mary has called for Dublin Bus to increase capacity on their bus routes to meet the needs of essential workers who are still travelling to work.  Level 5 restrictions came into effect last week, limiting capacity on public transport to 25% of its normal load.   The level five restrictions introduced are different than earlier this year,…

DART+West- Update

Due to feedback from residents and  public representatives along the route, the public consultation period for DART+ West has been extended until 21st October at 17:00hrs, for details on how to make a submission click HERE     The upgrade of the Maynooth line to a DART service will provide a more sustainable, reliable, frequent rail…

Bus Connects Update

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has published a finalised plan of the BusConnects New Dublin Area Bus Network. Following three rounds of public consultation which began in 2017, the National Transport Authority has published the new Dublin Area bus network. This new bus network plan is the final version resulting from previous redesign proposals and…

Maynooth Train Line- Upgrade

Mary welcomes the opening of Public Consultation on the proposed upgrade of the Maynooth line to a more frequent and increased capacity DART service.   The upgrade of the Maynooth line to a DART service will provide a more sustainable, reliable, frequent rail service for our community of Dublin Central.    The proposal will increase the number…

Luas Extension to Finglas

Mary welcomes the announcement from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the National Transport Authority (NTA), of the Emerging Preferred Route for the proposed extension of the Luas Green Line from its current terminus in Broombridge to Finglas. The Emerging Preferred Route for the proposed extension of the Luas Green Line is approximately 4km long with…

Climate action

Senator Mary Fitzpatrick has long been advocate for government action to mitigate against global warming and was proud to lead Fianna Fáil’s support in the Seanad for important legislation to address the Climate Change. The bill (offically, the National Oil Reserves Agency (Amendment) and Provision of Central Treasury Services Bill 2020) will put the Climate…