Bus Connects Update

Mary has been notified by the NTA of an extension to the time for observations in relation to the Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme. This is due to an administrative error, relating to figures 6.1 to 6.12 in Volume 3 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report were not available for inspection on…

Daneswell/Old Smurfit Site

An application for a Large-scale Residential Development was declared invalid on the 9th of August for the Daneswell/Old Smurfit Site. Dublin City Council said the description contained in the application was insufficiently detailed for the public. The application was resubmitted on the 22 Aug 2022. The development will consist of 168 apartment units, a creche…

Right to Housing Submission

In June 2021 Mary received almost unanimous support in Seanad Eireann for her proposing a constitutional referendum on the right to housing.  Following on from the debate Government established a Commission on Housing tasked with examining the issue. In response to the Housing Commission’s public consultation on a referendum on Housing Mary made a submission supporting…

Bus Connects Submission

Closing date for observations/submissions to An Bord Pleanala regarding the application by the NTA for the construction of the Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor is 5pm August 30th . While Mary supports the enhanced provision of bus services, she has highlighted serious concerns around some elements of the project and asked they be addressed…

Women’s Health Policy

Mary is proud to have worked alongside her female Fianna Fáil colleagues to help develop this policy document on Women’s Health. Fianna Fáil is the first political party to have a stand alone policy on Women’s Health. The policy has been developed over the last 10 months with engagement across more than 30 organisations and…

Achievements: 2 Years in Government

It has been two years since the coalition Government was formed, and in that time we have seen progress in many areas including women’s health, housing, equality, childcare and climate action. To read the Programme for Government agreed between the coalition in 2020 click here. There is still a lot more work to do and…

Public Transport Safety

Public transport helps to reduce our cost of living, congestion & carbon footprint, however unfortunately not everyone feels safe using public transport. Would you feel safer with Gardaí on public transport? Please take 2 minutes to complete our Public Transport Survey.

Intreo Office Dublin 7

Mary is disappointed that the future of the Dublin 7 Intreo Office is looking more uncertain and the Minister for Welfare Protection has given no timeframe for a re-opening of the office. To read the Minister’s response to Mary click here. The removal of Community Welfare Officers in Dublin 7 and face-to-face support for people…

Vacant Property Tax

After her persistent campaigning for a vacant property tax to be introduced Mary was delighted to receive confirmation from the Minister for Finance that he intends to look at this tax for Budget 2023. To read the Minister’s most recent correspondence to Mary click here.

Moore Street Commemorative Centre

Mary asked the Minister for the OPW to confirm a date for the appointment of a design team for the national monuments site at Nos. 14-17 Moore Street. She was delighted to receive a positive response from the Minister which confirmed the Government has decided to proceed with a scheme of works to create the…