On July 19th Mary spoke about the progress being made by Government to address the Housing crisis, and about the work she is doing in the Seanad. Listen back here:
Dublin Funding Shortfall
On Mon 25th November Dublin City Councillors will meet at City Hall to try to agree a budget for 2020. Dublin City Council’s Chief Executive has forewarned City Councillors that this will be a difficult budget: “Despite a relatively benign economic environment, the City Council faces difficult challenges in preparing a balanced Budget for 2020….
Mary is determined that Dublin City Council will deliver social and affordable housing and introduce the Vienna style housing model of affordable rental in Dublin City. In October, Mary and her colleagues rejected a bad Fine Gael / Sinn Fein proposal for O’Devaney Gardens: only 30% social housing, un-affordable housing for average earners and no guaranteed…
Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick offered her perspective on the latest National Transport Authority (NTA) plans for BusConnects and Phibsboro as well as calling for better consultations with local Councillors. Click HERE to read the full article in the Dublin InQuirer.
Councillor Mary Fitzpatrick says the new traffic plan for Bus Connects will be devastating to residents of Stoneybatter, Oxmanstown Road and Blackhorse Avenue. Click HERE to hear what she has to say on NewsTalk.
For years Mary has campaigned for secure affordable housing in Dublin Central. On behalf of Fianna Fáil Mary successfully agreed ambitious objectives for affordable public housing with Green, Labour and Social Democrat City Councillors in the Dublin City Agreement 2019-2024. The Journal.ie interviewed Mary and other City Councillors about how they intend to challenge and…
Dame Iris Murdoch
Deputising for the Lord Mayor, and on behalf of Dublin City Council, Mary was proud to unveil a plaque to commemorate the birth of famous writer, philosopher and Phibsborough woman Dame Iris Murdoch. Click HERE to read the Irish Times coverage of the event.
Local Property Tax
Mary says it is unfair that Local Property Tax paid by homeowners in Dublin City is not spent in the city. Mary is calling for Local Property Tax collected in Dublin City to be spent in Dublin City. Mary successfully negotiated an inclusion of this objective in the Dublin City Agreement 2019-2024 with Green, Labour…