Acceleration of Vaccination Programme

Positive progress still being made with the news of accelerated vaccination option for 18-34 year olds. As a response to rising concerns with regard to the Delta variant, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has provided further advice in the context of the threat of a further wave of Covid-19 infections. For full explainer on…

Safe Routes to School

170 Primary Schools who were successful in their application to the Safe Routes to School programme. It aims to create safer walking, cycling and scooter routes to primary and post primary. Huge interest with more than 900 schools applied, delighted to say that 6 schools in Dublin Central were successful including St Catherines, St Peters,…

Strategic Housing Process

Mary has called on the Minister to write to An Bord Pleanala to ask them to stop pre planning negotiations on strategic housing developments and to stop applications. The SHD process has not delivered what it should to Housing supply, and is undemocratic. Watch Mary speak here 👇 FacebookTwitter

Planning & Development Bill

Mary’s amendment to the Planning & Development Bill 2021 was accepted by the Minister this week in the Seanad. This amendment will give more power to Local Authority members to extend development plans and give them more time if they need it. Watch Mary speak here 👇 FacebookTwitter

DART South West

Mary made her submission to Dart+South West calling for a stop in Cabra and for the Cross Guns stop to designed to be a safe and inclusive public space that compliments the historic heritage architecture around Cross Guns and the Royal Canal. She highlighted the need for a stop for Cabra in the Seanad also….

Taxi Supports

Mary welcomed the announcement from Government of the range of measures which can be accessed by self-employed taxi drivers, however she had renewed her request to the Minister of Transport to extend vehicle life until at least 2025, and also to extend the grant for electric vehicles to hybrid vehicles also. FacebookTwitter

O’Devaney Gardens- Plans

The plans and model of the proposed redevelopment of the former O’Devaney Gardens site are now located in the Dublin City Council Cabra Projects Office at 27/28 Annamoe Terrace, Cabra, Dublin 7. Viewing is open to all via appointment. To make an appointment please contact the Cabra Area Office on 01 2227400. Click here for…

Renter’s Protections

The Residential Tenancies Bill 2021, will extend the application of the protections for tenants experiencing Covid-19 related arrears for a further 6 months until 12 January 2022. These are targeted protections which apply to those tenants who are negatively impacted by COVID, in arrears and who make the necessary declaration. If eligible they will be…

Planning Legislation

Amending Planning legislation to empower Local Authorities to extend time to make County Development Plans and Planning Permissions delayed due to Covid and importantly to ban bulk purchase of new build homes by investment funds.âś…Empower Local Authoritiesâś…Extend time to make County Development Plansâś…Extend Planning Permissions delayed due to Covidâś…Ban bulk purchasing of new build homes…

State Funded Housing

Mary has called on her party colleagues to urge ministers in Government to double capital spending on housing as a matter of urgency.  The motion is prompted by the imminent passing of the Affordable Housing and Land Development Agency Bills which will for the first time position the state to take the lead in the…