The F2 Centre and Enterprise Management Board
was established in June 2010 as the successor to the Fatima Regeneration Board. The Regeneration Board had been responsible since 2001 for overseeing the physical, social and economic regeneration of Fatima Mansions.
With the physical project largely complete and substantial progress achieved in relation to improving the social conditions of local residents, it was agreed that a successor structure would be required to consolidate the gains made in the regeneration process, promote social integration between existing and new residents and to manage the community and enterprise facilities which have been provided as part of the regeneration infrastructure.
The F2 Centre and Enterprise Management Board held its inaugural meeting on 21st June 2010. Eibhlin Byrne has been appointed as Chairperson of the new structure.
F2 Centre and Enterprise Management Board Members
|Eibhlin Byrne||– Independent Chair (Director)|
|Bruce Phillips||- Dublin City Council (Director)|
|Vincent Healy||– Dublin City Council|
|Cllr. Rebecca Moynihan||– Elected Representative (Director)|
|Cllr. Críona Ní Dhálaigh||– Elected Representative|
|Cllr. John Gallagher *||– Elected Representative|
|Cllr. Clare Byrne*||– Elected Representative|
|Joe Donohoe||– Fatima Groups United (Director)|
|Dorothy Walker||– Fatima C.E. Scheme|
|Ann Malone||– Fatima Health Initiative|
|Deirdre Reid||– Fatima Residents Panel|
|Inspector Declan Downey||– An Garda Síochána|
|Niamh Thornton||– Herberton Residents Forum|
|Damien Farrell||– Rialto Residents Forum|
*Can attend Board meetings but without voting rights
The F2 Centre and Enterprise Management Board has the following primary responsibilities:
◊ Management of the F2 Community Centre, Enterprise Units and 12 two-bedroom apartments;
◊ Management of the F2 Trust Fund;
◊ Support and development of Social Programmes;
◊ Promote social integration between existing and new residents in Fatima / Herberton and the wider Rialto community.
The regeneration of Fatima included the provision of 500 square metres of enterprise space in four separate units. Three of these units have been assigned to date, for the Fatima Community Launderette, Reidy’s Cabs and the Cafe ToGo in the F2 Centre. The Cafe is being managed by the F2 Centre in partnership with the successful Cafe ToGo chain. Café Togo @F2 opened on 6 October 2010.
A special Trust has been established to provide ongoing funding to social programmes in the Fatima / Herberton development. Twelve two-bedroom apartments have been assigned by Dublin City Council the rental from which will provide an ongoing income stream. Income from the letting of enterprise units and from trade from the Launderette and Cafe will also be channelled into this Trust.