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…

O’Connell Street- Regeneration

Mary welcomes the appointment by Hammersons of a design team for Dublin Central.  The Dublin Central scheme is one of the city’s largest regeneration projects to date, set on a 6-acre site bordered by O’Connell Street, Parnell Street, Moore Street and Henry Street.   Mary says “I very much welcome the appointment of a design team…

Women 4 IT- Training

Before politics Mary had a great career in Tech and would highly recommend it as sector to any woman.  If you are a young woman in Dublin, aged between 18 and 29 years and interested in free professional digital skills training check out https://www.ics.ie/ FREE training available to prepare 120 women for careers in the…

Trees- Mobhi Road

On Sunday 23rd Aug 2020 Dublin City Council will remove Three Acers and one Platanus trees on Mobhi road.  The trees are being removed because they have failed and replanting of more appropriate specimen trees at this location on Mobhi Road will be prioritised by DCC.  FacebookTwitter

Housing Adaptation Grant

Mary welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Housing increasing the funding for the Housing Adaptation Grant earlier this month. The funding will help older people, and people with disabilities living in private houses. The increased funding continues to support home adaptations for older people, people with a disability and people with mobility issues. It…

Back to School Allowance

If you haven’t received the Back to School Allowance, applications are still being accepted until September 30th.The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BTSCFA) helps you meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for children going to school. You will need to apply online for the BTSCFA. The closing date for applications is 30…

Wind Energy

Mary was pleased to receive a briefing from Irish Wind Energy Association and congratulates the more than 4,000 workers who have made Ireland #1 for on shore wind energy generation in the world.  Ireland generated 30% of its electricity from on-shore wind farms in 2018.  This wind energy allowed Ireland avoid €432m in foreign fossil…

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…

Climate Action

Mary welcomes the judgement of the Supreme Court that the National Mitigation Plan fails to comply with the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 because it does not set out how the decarbonising Irish Society will be achieved.   Mary congratulates Friends of the Irish Environment for taking this important case which Mary was…

Renters Protection

On July 31st Mary supported the passing of the Residential Tenancies Bill, which protects Renters. It includes the following supports: -Protection for Renters whose income has been reduced due to Covid-19. -A ban on evictions and rent increases for Renters. -Provisions of essential state support for Renters. Anyone who’s income has been negatively impacted by…