Bus Connects Update

Mary strongly supports the provision of more efficient, reliable and affordable public bus transport in Dublin City. The National Transport Authority (NTA) have announced details of the third round of public consultation, of Preferred Route Options for the 16 Core Bus Corridors of BusConnects Dublin. The Core Bus Corridors aims to deliver 230km of bus…

Referendum on Right to Housing

At the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government & Heritage Mary stated that once the COVID-19 pandemic is under control she will push for a date to be set for a referendum to be held on the right to housing. As the Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson for Housing, Local Government & Heritage says she…

Keep Well Campaign

The Keep Well campaign was launched on October 29th by An Taoiseach at Government Buildings and is focussed on five main themes: Keeping active – keeping active and being outdoors, even during the winter, is important to help physical and mental health and wellbeing. Staying connected – staying connected with people, addressing isolation, supporting volunteerism…

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,…

New FF Councillor for Cabra-Glasnevin

Mary is delighted to announce Fianna Fáil Dublin Central’s newest Public Representative Cllr Eimer McCormack.  Eimer has lived all her life in Dublin Central working in customer facing roles, dealing with the public.  Mary was proud to support Eimer’s candidacy as a hard working and long-standing member of Dublin Central CDC. I am confident Cllr…

Botanic SHD- Update

An Bord Pleanála has refused the most recent SHD application for the former Smurfit Site (now Daneswell Place) on Botanic Road. For more information click here FacebookTwitter

Water Environment (Abstractions) Bill Pre Legislative Scrutiny.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government & Heritage started to scrutinise proposal for new legislation to regulate, register and license water abstraction.  Important legislation to protect water ecology, comply with EU Water Directive, conserve water, minimise pollutants, measure and manage water abstraction.  Requested more details on proposed thresholds, measurement and enforcement.  Draft legislation expected…

Young Entrepreneur- Free Training

Inner City Enterprise Ltd are running FREE training for people aged between 18-30 interested in or starting or has recently started a business. The participants will have an opportunity to develop a business plan, engage in peer learning, hear from likeminded alumni business/social entrepreneurs and meet 1-1 with business mentors of Inner-City Enterprise. Click here…

Mother & Baby Homes Archive

The Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes Bill 2020 designed to protect and preserve all records collected by the Commission of Investigation was introduced in Seanad Eireann on Octorer 14th, 2020. The Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes was established in 2015 and due to be dissolved on Oct…

Budget 2021- Housing

Mary welcomes the much needed€3.3 billion spend in housing in this year’s budget.  As part of the measures announced today, 12,750 new homes will be added to the available supply of social housing through build, acquisition and long-term leasing.  Mary is pleased to see measures to address homelessness in today’s budget. Mary welcomes the range…