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WORKING FOR

MARINO, FAIRVIEW

AND DRUMCONDRA

January / February 2013

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

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

The development of Fairview Bridge earlier this year was welcome and adds

both an aesthetic and practical asset to the area. The government made

€500,000 available for this redevelopment which was badly needed.

In adding to that, we should also acknowledge those who have brought pride to

Fairview over the last several decades, which is why we called for a local

plebiscite on a new name for the bridge. Suggestions have already included the

Maureen Potter or Bram Stoker Bridge.

FAIRVIEW PLAYGROUND

MARINO / FAIRVIEW SENIOR CITIZENS FORUM

Following years of campaigning which local residents will be

aware of, we were delighted that last year finally saw the

redevelopment of the Fairview Park Playground. The park is a

truly magnificent amenity and is a wonderful example of what

can be achieved when local communities, public representatives

and Dublin City Council work together.

CALDERWOOD / GRACE PARK

COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM

The Calderwood / Grace Park Community Policing Forum is an

on-going project which we have been working on with Clontarf

Garda Station.

The forum provides an opportunity for local residents to

address their policing concerns directly with the Gardaí and

their local community policing unit. Issues which have so far

been addressed at the forum include burglaries, anti-social

behaviour and advice on home safety improvements.

The next Calderwood / Grace Park Community Policing Forum

will take place on Monday February 18th in the Goose Tavern

at 8pm.

The Marino / Fairview Senior Citizens Forum is a local community based forum for senior

citizens that is coordinated by my office.

We try to arrange these forums once every quarter and past issues that have been

discussed include the digital switchover and Dublin bus routes. In the past we have also

arranged a Dáil Tour for those interested and if there was sufficient interest we would be

happy to do so again.

The next Marino / Fairview Senior Citizens Forum will take place on Friday, 15th

February at 2pm in the Carleton Hall.

Both Marino Home Help and the Casino Community

Forum are providing excellent services for the elderly

in the extended Faiview Marino Area. Protecting the

Marino Home Help service was extremely important

and the threat of closure of the service that occurred

at the end of last year must never be repeated.

Working together for Marino, Fairview and Drumcondra

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EDUCATE TOGETHER NC

The campaign for an Educate Together

school for the Dublin North Central

area was started in Fairview and now

has support from surrounding areas

including Marino and Drumcondra. The

recently announced results of the

Whitehall patronage survey have shown

a desire within this community for a

choice of schooling for local children.

We are working hard with the

committee to maximise the potential

of Minister Quinn’s Patronage and

Pluralism Forum. Please contact Educate

Together North Central at

info@educatetogethernc.com and

www.educatetogethernc.com

GATHERING PROPOSAL FOR FAIRVIEW MARINO

The 2013 Gathering initiative is aimed at

promoting tourism nationally to give this

important economic engine a boost. It is also

crucial that local communities re-ignite their

own sense of pride to encourage friends,

family and visitors from outside and

overseas to visit this area. As a result we will

shortly be publishing a ‘Gathering Booklet’

for Fairview / Marino to promote this area as

a tourist attraction, to promote local pride,

and to hopefully boost economic activity for local business. More details will be

available shortly.

FAIRVIEW CREDIT UNION

Aodhán met with members of the Fairview Credit Union recently about their

concerns with the upcoming Credit Union Bill and on the concept of volunteerism.

The Bill passed through the Houses of the Oireachtas in December and a lot of

feedback on the 2012 Bill was taken into account when it was at committee stage

with the Minister for Finance accepting a number of amendments.

The new Registrar for Credit Unions was appointed late last year and we are hoping

to meet with her in the coming weeks to address some of the concerns about the

future of the Credit Union movement in Ireland.

Your local Credit Union needs your support.

JOHN GILES NIGHT

FOR MARINO FC

We’re delighted to confirm that our

best known local campaigner John

Giles has agreed to help local Marino

Boys FC with a fundraising night in

the coming weeks. Marino Boys is an

excellent local club with its focus

always on participation and youth

empowerment. Details will be

available directly from the club

shortly.

DUBLIN BIKES FOR MARINO

Dublin City Council have announced that the Dublin Bike scheme will

be extended to Fairview / Marino area in the coming years. It will

provide a crucial linkage with the city centre and encourage extra

business for local employers. Residents with suggestions as to the best

locations for DublinBike stations should contact Cllr Jane Horgan-Jones

at horganjones.jane@gmail.com.

‘CONVENTION IN YOUR CLASSROOM’ IN

LOCAL SCHOOLS

Inspired by the Constitutional Convention which met for the first time

last December, Aodhán’s ‘Convention in Your Classroom’ project has

been rolled out in local schools

including Mount Temple and Jane’s

former school Dominican College

Griffith Avenue.

The concept in based on giving

students a voice in the deliberations

that are taking place in the

convention, and the reaction of local

students was extremely positive.

More information on the convention

can be seen at

www.facebook.com/classconv.

CONSTITUENCY OFFICE MARINO


THE CONVENTION

IN YOUR CLASSROOM

AODHÁN

Ó RÍORDÁIN TD

The Labour Party is determined to offer a local political service to the

communities of Fairview, Marino and Drumcondra. Our constituency

office is located at 203 Philipsburgh Avenue in Marino. There is a walkin

clinic every Friday at 12noon and other meetings for individuals or

for groups can be arranged by appointment.

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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