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…

30kph speed limit

To improve road safety Dublin City Council is considering lowering the standard city speed limit from 50kph to 30kph and is asking the public for feedback on the proposal.  Bye-laws to legislate for this change, the Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws, 2020 are available to view HERE or a hardcopy is available at all opened Dublin…

River Road, Pedestrian Crossing

In response to Mary’s request for an update on the installation of a signalised pedestrian crossing on the River Road, Dublin City Council has advised that the planned installation has been delayed pending the resolution of a dispute between DCC Planners and the developers.  The dispute centres around the developers obligation to provide a signalised…

Bike Bunker Beta

Bike Bunkers are being trialled in Stoneybatter and Phibsborough by Dublin City Council as new option secure bike storage option for city dwellers.  BikeBunkers are secure hangars for city residents to securely stow their bicycles close to their home and under cover, saving space and worry, and for just €100 per year.  Currently DCC has…

St Mobhi Laneway

Dublin City Council have advised Mary that DCC Dangerous Buildings section have closed the laneway linking St Mobhi Boithrin and Church Avenue. The decision was made as a safety precaution because there are structural issue with the Church wall adjoining the lane.  The wall is the responsibility of the Church and Dublin City Council will…

Homestead Court, Emergency Access

Following feedback from residents of Homestead Court on Quarry Road, Mary requested Dublin City Council consider the genuine need for continuous, unobstructed access for emergency vehicles to their homes. Dublin City Council have since advised that it intends installing double yellow lines on the southern side of the road leading to the complex.    To…

Botanic Avenue, Pay & Display

Following representation from Botanic Avenue Residents, Mary approached Dublin City Council to address the request for Pay & Display parking. DCC have responded and confirmed that its Transport Advisory Group, at its meeting of 28/01/2020, recommended Pay and Display and Permit Parking at this location, subject to a ballot of residents. To read the full…