Tax Relief for Apartment Owners

Mary has been working with representatives of Apartment owners who have defects in their homes.She is campaigning to have Government provide tax credit and grants for social landlords, to allow them make their homes safe. Read Mary’s previous contributions on this issue here

Childcare Provision

Mary recently supported Childcare providers outside Leinster House raising awareness again on the need for better childcare provision for all. Mary highlighted the main prohibitive elements around childcare services currently; access, affordability and value, and sustainability. She asked that the Minister brief the Seanad on his Childcare provision plans. Read Mary’s previous contributions on this…

Fianna Fáil Policy to End Gender Based Violence

Mary, along with her the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party colleagues, and with the support of Jason Poole, who lost his sister to domestic violence launched their policy on tackling violence against women. The document is written from the perspective of the victims and their families. It is a comprehensive document that talks about the supports…

€30 Million Support Package for Postmasters

Mary was delighted to be informed of the three year support package for Postmasters. Our post offices and the people who run them are such an important part of our community and the commitment shown by our Postmasters, particularly in recent years during Covid-19 has been invaluable to communities all over Ireland. An Post will…

€60 Million for Health in Dublin Central

Mary welcomes the €60 million allocated to hospitals & care facilities in Dublin Central by the Minister in the 2022 Health Capital Plan. Projects include: Mater Hospital: New trauma bay and new 112 bed hospital block. Grangegorman: Community Nursing Unit & Primary Care centre Rotunda: Acute care unit block For more details and a full…

Dr. Dermot Fitzpatrick

My Dad sadly passed away on March 23rd 2022. Sincere thanks to everyone who was in touch to offer sympathy to my family & I. He loved his community and was happiest working as a public servant, firstly as a Dentist, then a G.P. on the Navan Road and as a public representative. It was…

Fruit & Vegetable Market

Dublin 7’s Victorian Fruit and Vegetable Market is in one of the oldest parts of our city where the streets date back to medieval times. Last year it was included in the €121million the North Inner City Urban Regeneration Funding for Dublin. Mary asked Minister Darragh O’Brien in the Seanad to outline how he can…

Childcare Provision

At a recent debate on Childcare in the Seanad Mary highlighted the main prohibitive elements around childcare services currently; access, affordability and value, and sustainability. Being able to access childcare is very difficult. Every childcare service provider in Dublin Central has a waiting list. Every parent with a child who is considering going back to…

Passports

Mary has recieved the following up from the Department of Foreign Affairs regarding Passport turnaround times. It is essential to check your passport in advance of booking trips abroad, and to ensure that everyone travelling with you has a valid passport. The quickest way to receive a passport is to apply online, it is consistently…

Moore Street

On May 17th 2022 Mary asked the Minister for Heritage again to update the Seanad on a commencement date for the Commemorative Centre on Moore Street. You can read transcript of the proceedings here Watch some of Mary’s contribution here