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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Mary Fitzpatrick

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# Dogfight
Social Democrats’ Gary Gannon takes final seat in Dublin Central battleground
The constituency takes in a broad stretch of Dublin’s northside, from the inner city out to Smithfield, and north towards Ashtown and Drumcondra.
# daneswell place
Plans for 299 apartments in blocks of up to 9 storeys in Glasnevin rejected after significant local objection
Plans were lodged in March for properties at the former Smurfit Printworks site.
# Not Quitting
"I genuinely think what I'm doing is right" - gender quotas appeal heading for Supreme Court
Fianna Fáil activist Brian Mohan is to take his legal challenge against gender quotas to the Supreme Court after his initial action was rejected today.
# internal affairs
Chaotic scenes in Bertie's backyard as Fianna Fáil picks his old foe
Mary Fitzpatrick will be the Fianna Fáil general election candidate in Dublin Central.
# internal affairs
Women only: Fianna Fáil issues a controversial order to Dublin members
Two controversial gender directives have been issued today.
# internal affairs
Does Bertie still hold sway in his old stomping ground?
An intriguing battle is underway in Dublin Central.
# internal affairs
Things are getting interesting for Fianna Fáil in Bertie's old stomping ground
David Costello has denied claims he has entered the race to be Fianna Fail’s Dáil candidate with the backing of the former taoiseach.
# shot across the bow
Yet another Fianna Fáil figure has had a go at "defeatist" party leadership
Mary Fitzpatrick said party strategists ‘lack ambition’ and are ‘defeatist.’
# deirdre clune
MEP defends spending €200,000 to get elected
Deirdre Clune was one of a number of Irish MEPs to run up expenses of over €200,000 during this year’s campaign.
# Local Elections
In Bertie's old stomping ground, claims of 'cute hoorism' and 'shafting' denied by Fianna Fáil hopeful
A row has broken out over whether or not Mary Fitzpatrick has endorsed a leaflet urging voters to give their number one to a Fianna Fáil candidate at the potential expense of two others.
# Election 2014
Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin
It’s the most geographically coherent of all the constituencies but the battle for three seats is a competitive one.
# Tales from the canvass
'Ah yeah, I probably will': Fianna Fáil looks for votes at Dublin's most competitive Luas stop
We spent the morning with the party’s Dublin candidate Mary Fitzpatrick as she sought votes in the heart of the city.
# Blame Game
Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity
Labour’s candidate says it was “the commission of Rehn and Barroso” that imposed hardship.
# poster wars
Traffic lights were blocked at this city centre junction because of election posters
One might be familiar, having blocked the traffic lights for a week now.
# The campaign trail
How much grief are Micheál Martin and Fianna Fáil getting on the doorsteps?
Fianna Fáil was launching its European election manifesto today but what sort of reception are voters giving its candidates on the doorstep?
# poster wars
Fianna Fáil has had more problems with Mary Fitzpatrick's posters
The party’s European candidate in Dublin has had a number of poster-related controversies this week.
# a vibrant capital
Cracking down on crime and eliminating parking fees - Fianna Fáil's plan for Dublin
The party also want to clean up the Liffey and create more pedestrian areas in the capital.
# Election 2014
Whoops: Fianna Fáil candidate's poster blocks traffic lights
The poster for MEP hopeful Mary Fitzpatrick was inadvertently put up blocking the lights at Custom House Quay.
# total mayor
Dublin City councillors in favour of having vote for directly-elected mayor
Fifty councillors voted for the motion, one abstained and one councillor was absent.
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Here are 9 things we learned at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Thousands of delegates, hundreds of motions, but what did we learn at the two-day gathering in Killarney. reveals all…
# locked out
Dublin off licences urged not to sell booze before 4pm on Paddy’s Day
Off licences in the north inner city have had this agreement with gardaí over the last few years and councillor Mary Fitzpatrick wants others to follow suit.
# quotas
Dublin Councillor calls for 50% of seats to go to women in local elections
Mary Fitzpatrick says she wants to see “a real commitment to gender equality”.
# Election 2014
'Let him give me his number one, that'll be fine': Mary Fitzpatrick on Bertie and FF's recovery
The Dublin city councillor is aiming to take one of three seats available in the capital in May’s European elections.
# Election 2014
Mary Fitzpatrick named as Fianna Fáil election candidate
Fitzpatrick was one of three possible candidates who were before a selection convention today.
# Meet the candidates
One of these three people will be a Fianna Fáil election candidate by this evening
The party is selecting its candidate to run in Dublin ahead of May’s elections for the European Parliament.
# Election 2014
Childers will confirm constituency at the end of January as FF nominations open today
We’ll have to wait until the end of the month to find out where the former Labour MEP will be running in May’s elections.
# Housing Grants
"A 15-year-old boy is paralysed and can't come home from hospital"
A Fianna Fáil councillor says that budget cuts for housing adaptation have left some people stranded in hospitals and nursing homes.
Phoenix Park concerts given go-ahead, subject to strict new conditions
It follows widespread criticism of the security operation at last year’s show by Swedish House Mafia.
# Retail
Councillors vote NOT to ban charity shops on Grafton St
Fianna Fáil councillor Mary Fitzpatrick tabled a motion to remove the ban from a draft plan for the city centre street this evening.
# Illegal dumping
Plans to end street cleaning in parts of Dublin described as 'insane'
An Taisce has heavily criticised plans to prevent illegal dumping by stopping street cleaning altogether in parts of the north inner city.
# Dublin
Sparks fly as Fianna Fáil fail to defer Dublin City Council budget
A Fianna Fáil councillor accused Fine Gael and Labour of voting through a ‘half-baked budget’, while a Labour councillor said that some behaviour was a “publicity stunt”
# Property Tax
Fianna Fáil councillors launch campaign to oppose property tax
The move has been described as hypocritical by Sinn Féin.
# Property Tax
Fianna Fáil to table city council motion opposing property tax
The opposition party will table a motion opposing the property tax before Dublin City Council at its monthly meeting tonight.
# Swedish House Mafia
VIDEO: Old people listen to Swedish House Mafia's fearsome 'electric music'
Gardaí singled out the group’s music as a factor in the Phoenix Park disorder. So what did these fine upstanding citizens think?
MCD ‘should face ban on similar music events until it answers SHM Garda report’
Dublin councillor Mary Fitzpatrick, head of a joint policing committee, calls on OPW junior minister to force response from concert promoter on Swedish House Mafia debacle.
# Fianna Fáil
FF councillor seeks information on ownership of St Luke's
A review of Fianna Fáil’s Dublin Central operations will ascertain whether the St Luke’s office is “available” to the party.