Mother & Baby Homes Archive

The Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes Bill 2020 designed to protect and preserve all records collected by the Commission of Investigation was introduced in Seanad Eireann on Octorer 14th, 2020. The Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes was established in 2015 and due to be dissolved on Oct…

Homeless Crisis

Mary drew the Seanad’s attention to the death of five homeless persons in one week.  Mary called for the Minister for Housing to examine the issue of homeless deaths, supports and provision of homeless services in Dublin City and to update the Seanad on Governments plan to provide permanent homes for all homeless persons.  Mary…

Justice for Debenhams Workers

In Seanad Éireann Mary called for justice and fair treatment for Debenhams workers who have been treated appallingly by their former employer. The “great British retailer” Debenhams opened their first shop in 1996 in the Jervis Centre.  Their business grew and they expanded to the old Roches Store shop on Henry Street and an additional…

Seanad Reform

Mary co-signed an Amendment Bill from Senator Malcom Byrne that if passed will give a vote to DCU, TU Dublin and all Irish 3rd Level Students in future Seanad elections.  The Seanad Electoral (University Members) (Amendment) Bill would give effect to the result of the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution which provided for the extension…

Covid-19 Financial Support

Mary supported the Covid 19 Finance Bill which will allow our government participate in €100b European Union solidarity fund dedicated to providing member states with financial assistance to respond to the exceptional financial circumstances caused by Covid19.  Mary specifically called on Government to fund and support young people to secure employment, avoid unemployment and particularly…

Seanad Éireann 2020

On June 28th 2020 An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin nominated Mary Fitzpatrick to the 26th Seanad Eireann. On 29th June Mary took her place in the 26th Seanad, meeting in the Convention Center, and committed to champion the ambitious Programme for Government and make the Seanad deliver for Dublin Central. Click HERE to see Mary speak.