Budget 2022

Budget 2022 is a progressive budget which will underpin economic recovery and return 400,000 people to work, it will deliver the largest package of income support in over a decade. Budget 2022 prioritises low and middle income workers, young people, women and the elderly. For a full breakdown of supports, tax measures, investment in Health…

Housing & Urban Regeneration

Mary joined the Minister for Housing reviewing progress on social housing projects in Dublin Central and Urban Regeneration in the North Inner City. The Minister disappointed not to see greater urgency in progressing in the Fruit &Vegetable Market, Moore St, the City Library on Parnell Square, and the regeneration of Matt Talbot and Constitution Hill…

Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station

Mary was delighted to drop into the newly refurbished Fitzgibbon street Garda Station. The station has been missed by the community over the years while it was being refurbished. The focus will be on Community engagement and policing for the team working out of Fitzgibbon Street, and the public office is open 8am to 9pm…

Gaelscoil Coláiste Mhuire

Mary has continued to follow up with the Department of Education and the Minister, trying to drive progress of delivery of a new school for Gaelscoil Coláiste Mhuire. Mary recently met again with Minister of Education Norma Foley who is also working to find a solution to allow the school construction progress. Following the meeting…

Maternity Restrictions

Mary stood in solidarity with the Women of Ireland at the March for Maternity demonstration seeking equal access for one nominated partner in ALL maternity hospitals. Mary and her colleagues delivering a scroll to Minister Donnelly detailing stories of those Women who have had to experience pregnancy, childbirth and tragedy ALONE through these harsh restrictions….

The Cobblestone

A planning application has been lodged for a 114 bedroom hotel at the Cobblestone pub on North King Street which allows for retention of the pub. It is hard to see the need for another hotel in Dublin City and essential that this rich cultural venue in protected. To view the planning application click here…

DART+ West

Mary has submitted her observations to Irish Rail welcoming the proposed provision of more frequent, reliable, affordable, and environmentally efficient public transport service through the upgrading of the Maynooth line to a DART service. She has highlighted in her observation that the proposed compulsory purchase of Ashtown Equestrian Centre must be rejected. Ashtown Stables are…

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour is unacceptable in our Community, or any civilised Community. In the Seanad Mary raised the issue anti-social behaviour in Dublin Central. Mary called for adequately resourced Community Gardaí, for social media platforms to take responsibility for content shared on their sites and for the Seanad to debate the issue. As a founding member…

National Childcare Scheme

Mary is calling for equality of access to childcare for all children in North Dublin. She raised the issue in the Seanad with Minister for Childcare, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman TD, asking for a review of the National Childcare Scheme to ensure funding is in place to provide equality of access to…

DART+West Update

Mary has received an update from Irish Rail further extending the Public Consultation to October 6th this year. They also informed her there will be further Webinars on the following dates: Residents from Connolly/Spencer Dock – Ashtown area: Monday 27th September 19:00hrs  Residents from Coolmine – Castleknock area: Tuesday 28th September 19:00hrs Residents from Clonsilla…