Right to Housing

On behalf of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party, Mary is leading the debate for a constitutional amendment to insert the right to a secure home for every citizen in Bunreacht Na hEireann.  To view Mary’s motion click here. You can watch the debate live HERE on Friday June 4th from 4.15pm.

Social Housing- Stoneybatter

Mary was delighted to view the 23 brand new social housing units delivered in Stoneybatter for Dublin City Council. These beautiful apartments in the heart of Dublin will give homes to 23 families who have been on the Dublin City Council waiting list.

Cross Guns SHD

The application has been granted by An Bord Pleanala for 205 Build to Rent apartments at Cross Guns bridge. You can view plans here.

O ‘Devaney Gardens SHD

A Planning Application for 1,047 A-rated private, social and affordable homes, creche, community facility, playground, cafe and retail lodged to An Bord Pleanala for O’Devaney. The final day to make an observation on PL. 310327 (O’ Devaney SHD) is 29 June 2021. A fee of €20.00 must accompany the observation. The observation can be submitted…

Housing- Investment Funds

The activity of private institutional investment funds in the Irish housing market is undermining the Governments response to the housing crisis. Every week private institutional investment funds are outbidding, outspending and gazumping aspiring homeowners, first time buyers, Approved Housing Bodies and the state.  In the past few weeks private institutional investment funds have purchased 100s…

Affordable Housing Bill

Mary is urging all members of the Oireachtas to support the Governments proposed Affordable Housing Bill which includes: First scheme of direct state built affordable homes starting at €160k in over a decade First ever national cost rental scheme, with rents at minimum 25% below market rents Financial support for 1st time buyers to buy…

Affordable Housing Bill- Update

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing is preparing our Pre-Legislative Scrutiny report on the Affordable Housing Bill. As Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing Mary made the a submission calling for the following: Affordable homes to be required on private developments.Every Local Authority must set annual targets to build Affordable Homes to purchase and Rent. Departments…

Primetime Housing Debate

Mary outlined the Governments medium and long term plans for Affordable housing to rent and buy on Primetime recently during a debate with Sinn Fein. She stated we need to provide certainty to people, so that people know that they can afford a home and get on with their lives and do all of the…

Park Shopping Centre SHD

An application has been lodged to An Bord Pleanala for a Strategic Housing Development at Park Shopping Centre on Prussia Street. The development proposes the building of a new mixed use District Centre, Student Residential Housing and Build-to-Rent Housing development in 2 buildings, separated by a new pedestrian and bicycle street connecting Prussia Street with…

Land Development Agency

The crisis in housing supply and affordability requires a massive and strategic state intervention in the provision of social and affordable homes.  One of the most significant costs in the provision of any home is the cost of land.  The state is the biggest landowner and must use state owned land, suitable for social and…