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CLONTARF

AODHÁN

Ó RÍORDÁIN TD

Dáil Office: 01 618 3209 Constituency Office: 01 857 4020

e: aodhan.oriordain@oir.ie @AodhanORiordain

Working with

CLLR. JANE HORGAN-JONES

086-837-5219

horganjones.jane@gmail.com

DEAR CLONTARF RESIDENT:

The Clontarf area deserves strong and effective political

representation. Your local Labour Party team are working hard

all year round to represent your interests on Dublin City

Council and in Dáil Éireann. This newsletter outlines just some

of our ongoing work on your behalf. If you wish to discuss any

matter of concern to you, be it local or national, please do not

hesitate to contact us at any time.

DEFENDING THE

SEAFRONT AND

DUBLIN BAY –

CLONTARF FLOOD

DEFENCES CAMPAIGN

■ In December 2011 a motion proposed by Councillor Jane Horgan-Jones effectively

stopped the Council’s plans to build the controversial flood defences on our seafront.

■ This would not have been possible without the huge community support and the

tireless work of hundreds of volunteers.

The campaign for the flood defences we all want for our area is well underway – and

we will continue to work with the community to achieve that goal over the coming

months and years.

■ We are also continuing to support the community in the campaign to protect and

preserve Dublin Bay against any proposed infill.

DEFENDING OUR COMMUNITIES – LOCAL

POLICING FORUM IN HOLLYBROOK

■ In response to community concerns about anti-social behaviour,

we have set up a local Community Policing for Hollybrook Road

with the support of the Clontarf Gardaí.

■ This follows on from the successful Anti-Head Shop campaign in

that area.

The group will continue to meet on a regular basis to monitor

anti-social behaviour and develop a whole of the community

response to tackle the problem.

■ If you would like a community policing forum set up in your

area, please get in touch with us.

COMMUNITY GAMES IN

CLONTARF TAKES OFF

■ For the first time in many years, we have an

active Clontarf Community Games

organisation again.

■ In its first year, the group (made up of

volunteers and parents) has gone from

strength to strength, with teams of local

children participating in swimming, athletics,

cross-country and the table quiz event and

even winning medals at the Dublin finals.

■ If you would like to help out or find out more,

please contact clontarfgames@gmail.com

Working together for Clontarf

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DEFENDING OLDER PEOPLE’S INTERESTS –

CLONTARF SENIOR CITIZENS FORUM

■ We will shortly set up a Senior Citizens Forum in Clontarf similar to those we

already run in Donnycarney and Marino.

■ Through this group, we hope to maintain regular contact with the senior

community in Clontarf and raise their concerns directly with both the City Council

and with the government to ensure their voices are heard by those in power.

■ We have also arranged trips to Dáil Eireann for members of the senior citizens fora

and hope to continue this initiative in Clontarf.

■ If you have an interest in getting involved in this forum please do not hesitate to

contact us.

DEVELOPING BUSINESS AND TOURISM STRATEGY

FOR CLONTARF

■ We are working closely with the Clontarf Business Association to encourage a

long-term business and retail strategy for local businesses

■ Encouraging a national and local tourism strategy establishing Clontarf as a

distinct local area on the tourist trail

■ Using the 2013 ‘Gathering’ and ‘Decade of Commerations’ to maximum local

effect.

CHERISHING CLONTARF HISTORY AND HERITAGE

■ We are pro-actively working with Dublin City Council and Governmental Departments

to ensure that the anniversary of the 1014 Battle of Clontarf gets the support it

deserves

■ We are promoting the local literary heritage by encouraging Dublin City Council to

establish a permanent memorial to Bram Stoker in the Clontarf / Marino area.

■ Promoting the vibrant history of the Labour Party in the Clontarf area with an annual

event at the grave of Tom Johnson at his grave in Castle Avenue, and also by celebrating

the achievements of former Clontarf resident Evelyn Owens with an annual award in

her name.

BEST WISHES TO SCOIL UÍ CHONAILL IN CELEBRITY BAINISTEOIR

■ We were delighted to learn that one of our local GAA clubs Scoil Uí Chonaill has

been chosen to participate in this summer's Celebrity Bainisteoir competition

which will feature on RTÉ television

■ Both Scoil Uí Chonaill CLG and Clontarf GAA club contribute greatly to youth

development in this community and are justly proud of their contribution to

Dublin teams that will compete in Championship action throughout the summer

■ We were delighted to celebrate the achievements of Belgrove Senior Girls team

in winning their Cumann na mBunscol competition with a reception in the

Mansion House last December

The sporting heritage of Clontarf in GAA, rugby, soccer, hockey, cricket and other

sports goes from strength to strength and if you feel we can support your club in

anyway please do not hesitate to contact us.

YOUR LOCAL LABOUR TEAM WORKING FOR YOU

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD

Leinster House,

Kildare St, Dublin 2

Tel: 01 618 3209

Fax: 01 618 4345

Email: aodhan.oriordain@oir.ie

@AodhanORiordain

Working with

Cllr Jane

Horgan-Jones

086-837-5219

horganjones.jane@gmail.com

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