Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station Open

Mary was delighted to attend the official re-opening of Fitzgibbon Street Garda station recently. Mary opposed the closure of Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station and she congratulates everyone who worked for and supported its reopening.

Vacant Property Tax

Mary asked the Minister for Finance to update the House on the introduction of a Vacant property tax in Budget 2023, in light of the recent CSO figures showing more than 166,000 vacant homes across the country, with more than 30,000 vacant properties in Dublin alone. We are in a housing emergency and renovating vacant…

Bus Connects Update-Blanchardstown Route

The NTA have notified Mary that they will seek approval from An Bord Pleanala for construction of the Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor.Some changes have been made to the route following submissions made during public consultation, as follows : A small number of changes have been made to this scheme following consideration of…

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 👇

Accessible Housing for All

Mary supports “Think Housing, Build Accessible“ petition. Each and every one of us is accountable for ensuring people with disabilities have the right to accessible housing. If you would like to sign the petition, click here Mary spoke about this at a recent Housing Committee 👇

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…