Ó RÍORDÁIN LAUNCHES ONLINE SURVEY ON FUTURE OF BOI SITE, COLLEGE GREEN
'College Green Ideal Location for Central Library'
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has launched an online survey to gauge the reaction of Dubliners to the proposed transfer of the Bank of Ireland site on College Green to the state for cultural purposes.
'I understand that the proposed move of the Dublin City Central Library to the Ambassador site is now off the table because of the limitations of the Parnell Square location, so to me College Green would be a fantastic proposal.'
'If this site is to be acquired by the state, then the use of the building as the City Library would be extremely appropriate considering that Dublin City is now a UNESCO City of Literature.'
“Dublin is the City of Beckett, Joyce, Yeats and Stoker. We have a rich literary heritage that other cities would give anything for, therefore we should celebrate such achievements with an iconic dedication to literature such as the historic former Parliament Building at College Green.'
'As a library with an interpretive centre detailing the history of literary Dublin, it would be a huge tourist attraction for visitors to Ireland. It would be something that all Dubliners would be extremely proud of.'
Politicised by his experiences as a teacher in Sheriff Street, Aodhán was first elected to Dublin City Council for the North Inner City Ward in'04. Re-elected with a huge vote in the Clontarf Ward in '09, Aodhán is a consistant advocate of the most vulnerable in society with a track record of strong representation and practical solution-driven politics. In the 2011 General Election, Aodhán was one of 17 new Labour TDs elected to serve in Dáil Éireann.