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…

Cross Guns SHD- Public Meeting

On Saturday February 13th Mary and Cllr Eimer McCormack hosted public meeting online to review the planning application for the Cross Guns Strategic Housing Development. The application was made to An Bord Pleanala on 1st February 2020 and the deadline for submissions is 5.30pm on March 8th. For info on how to submit an observation…

Cross Guns

Mary & Cllr Eimer McCormack are hosting a public meeting to review a new SHD planning application for 205 apartments at the old bakery site at Cross Guns. The application was made to An Bord Pleanala on 1st February 2020 and the deadline for submissions is 5.30pm on March 8th.The agenda for our zoom call is: Overview…

Mary on the Last Word

Sinn Féin and Social Democrat TDs are opposed to government financially supporting people on modest incomes own their own home. Defending Government’s ambitious Affordable Housing Plan, on Matt Coopers The Last Word, Mary called on Cian O’Callaghan from the Soc Dem’s to read the plan and to support it. Listen back here

Opposition to Affordable Housing

As part of the biggest housing budget in the history of the State (€3.3billion) Government have an ambitious Affordable Housing Plan that Sinn Féin and Social Democrats are opposing. They appear to be opposed to modest income earners owning their own home. Fianna Fáil believes in home ownership and is determined to put it in…

Cross Guns

An application was made to An Bord Pleanála on 1st February 2020 for 205 build to rent apartments.  Observations must be made to An Bord Pleanála by 5.30pm on March 8th. The proposal includes the following: 55 studio apartments 85 one bed apartments 65 two bed apartments Up to 12 storeys (54m, slightly smaller than…

Affordable Housing

Mary has called for politicians of all parties and none to support Governments €3.3billion ambitious social and affordable housing plan. Access to secure, affordable, fit for purpose housing is one of the most immediate challenges facing young people and families in Ireland today.  Over the last ten years housing supply dropped, house prices inflated, and…

Affordable Housing Bill

Mary supports Governments Affordable Housing legislation, published by Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien TD, which will deliver affordable homes to both purchase and rent.  The legislation aims to support people who earn too much to qualify for social housing but insufficient to secure a mortgage to buy or rent an affordable home. For the first…

Affordable Housing & Cost Rental

Mary welcomes the announcement of new Government funded Affordable Housing schemes to provide affordable homes to both purchase and rent from Minister Darragh O’Brien TD. Legislation for Affordable Housing to purchase will be introduced in 2021 which will see the State take up to 30% equity in a home with a first time buyer.  This…

Housing Defects

Mary called for urgent establishment of working group to review with specific focus on legacy defects and report on implementation of the safe as houses report before July 2021.  Housing defects is an extremely serious issues affecting 10s of 1000s of homeowners.  They undermine individuals’ homes, their sense of security and wellbeing.  On a more…