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New steps to target DART thugs IARNRÓD Éireann has launched a new text alert service for DART customers to report incidents of anti-social behaviour on board trains and at stations. The initiative is among a number of steps being taken by the company in response to ongoing concerns about passenger safety on the DART. Customers can now report any issues to a live-monitored security



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‘Seabin’ launch Phone rage An innovative device called a ‘Seabin’ was launched in Howth last week to help remove plastic waste from the harbour.

centre by texting the word TRAIN, followed by location, carriage number (if possible) and details of the incident to 51444. The DART security centre, which will be staffed at all times during service operational hours, will then be able to make contact with security teams, Iarnród Éireann personnel or gardaí, as appropriate. Passengers will receive an automated response to confirm that


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New steps to target DART thugs From page 1 tackle anti-social behaviour issues, which include: • Significant increases in the number of security patrols; • New CCTV on board DART, and completing installation of in-cab screens; • Strengthened cooperation and planning with gardaí, both for specific events, and for response to incidents; • Joint operations with gardaí; • A recruitment process underway for a senior security specialist. A company spokesperson said: “We have listened to and responded to customers

in launching the new text alert service. It provides a discrete means of alerting us to any ongoing incidents so we can liaise internally and externally to respond. While the overwhelming majority of journeys on our services occur without incident, we are determined to ensure that we reduce the number of incidents for the benefit of those who travel with us and those who work for us.” Meanwhile, local Independent TD Tommy Broughan has received an update from Irish Rail in response to complaints about wheelchair accessibility and ongoing issues with broken lifts

at some train stations, including Howth Junction/ Donaghmede. In a parliamentary response to Deputy Broughan, the chief executive of Irish Rail, Jim Meade, revealed that the cost of repairs to the lifts at Donaghmede had reduced from €46,000 in 2017 to €1,850 in 2018 due to the installation of the lift passenger call remote monitoring system in 2017. This system had been installed to help reduce vandalism and anti-social behaviour issues. However, repair costs in 2019 have already reached €3,390. The system works by locking off the lift and

securing it until it is called into service. During 2018, there were 12 lift callouts and six up to the end of July 2019. Deputy Broughan was also informed that there were four misuse calls where doors had been forced open in 2018. This year, there have been two misuse calls due to rusted door tracks that had to be replaced.” Deputy Broughan said he welcomed the fact that Irish Rail introduced a measure to reduce vandalism of the lift at Howth Junction/ Donaghmede station. “Access to the lift is of huge importance to people with mobility

issues and those travelling with young children in buggies,” he said. “I have received many complaints over the years about these lifts being out of order. “While the reduced repair cost is welcome, it does highlight the need for the station to have a constant presence of security personnel. Wheelchair users should not be blocked from accessing any public transport and Irish Rail and the Minister for Transport have a responsibility to ensure that transport is available to all who need it, when they need it.” The Dublin Bay North TD added: “This small

The text alert system is now operational on the DART. improvement is welcome but much more needs to be done. I hope to see

accessibility measures being provided for in Budget 2020.”

Miss Ireland finalist to host brunch for children’s charity A MISS Ireland 2019 finalist from Sutton is putting the final touches to a charity event which will celebrate mental health and inner beauty. Megan Hurley (19), who is Miss Dublin North, will host ‘Beauty, Inside and Out’ in Marco Pierre White’s Courtyard in

Donnybrook on Saturday, August 31. Proceeds from the brunch, which runs from 12 noon-4pm, will go to children’s charity Variety Ireland. Tickets are priced €35. The busy young woman is also gearing up for a Breast Cancer Ireland outreach programme

where she will visit Irish transition year students and promote awareness of the condition and the importance of early detection. The Blackrock College business graduate balances her philanthropic work with part-time positions at SPIN 1038, 98FM and VERVE Marketing in their respective promotions teams. Megan has been greatly inspired by her mother, Aisling Hurley, who is CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland. “She is an incredibly successful woman and empowers women every single day in the work that she does with Breast Cancer Ireland and

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'Seabin' launched in Howth A NEW initiative to remove plastic waste from the sea was launched in Howth last week. The ‘Seabin’ is the brainchild of local man and marine enthusiast, Rowan Byrne, who used crowd funding to support the project. He also received sponsorship from his employer in the UK, Mott McDonald, along with the assistance of the Harbour Master in Howth, Harold McLoughlin. Last week, the Seabin was placed in the water in Howth and it will then be maintained and emptied by the harbour authorities. The initiative is also supported by Howth Tidy Towns. Harold McLoughlin, Howth Harbour Master, said: “Everyone knows just how important the sea and the marine life in there is to us. We hope this Seabin will have a big impact on the amount of rubbish floating around in the local area.” (ABOVE) Howth Harbour Master Harold McLoughlin and Rowan Byrne point to the Seabin recently placed in Howth Harbour. PHOTO BY DARREN KINSELLA

Senator Noone added: “These initiatives also highlight the issues regarding environmentally beneficial products that are taxed at the full 23 percent of VAT. We should be doing everything we can to remove barriers to products that will help us tackle one of the biggest challenges our generation faces.” “The Seabin removes litter and waste from the water and within minutes it was visibly working. This not only shows its effectiveness but also the scale of the problem we must combat. A wider

Senator Catherine Noone rollout of such measures, with cooperation between Government and communities, can help us meet our climate responsibilities.”

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Post office progress A NEW post office is set to open in Clontarf in the autumn. An Post has confirmed that the new post office will replace the former facility on St Gabriel’s Road, which closed in January. Work is underway on the new post office at Nolan’s of Clontarf on Vernon Avenue, with the project scheduled for completion in October. Customers in the Clontarf area are currently being catered for at Killester post office. Meanwhile, the post office on Berkeley Road is set to close on September 2, with customers being facilitated at Phibsborough on the North Circular Road. However, this closure is intended to be temporary as An Post says it is continuing to seek interested parties to operate the service.

Senator Catherine Noone (FG) has hailed the introduction of the Seabin in Howth Harbour as an example of what can be done around the country. “This initiative highlights environmental measures that can be taken to immediately begin cleaning our environment of pollution,” she said. “The efforts of local people like Rowan, with the support of Harbour Master Harry McLoughlin, Howth Tidy Towns and crowd funding, demonstrate that we can all show leadership on climate change issues.”

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Phones are a dangerous distraction when driving. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK • Over three in five (61 percent) of motorists in Ireland admit to glancing at incoming text messages and/or calls on their phone while driving; • A further nine percent of Irish motorists say they drive aggressively, tailgating other vehicles and/ or cutting other drivers off when running late. Irish drivers’ phone usage isn’t just limited to texting or emails.

Approximately one in five drivers in Ireland (21 percent) admit to using social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram and/or dating apps while at a stop sign or red light. Over one third (39 percent) read emails, texts and/or browse the internet while at a stop sign or red light, versus just 24 percent of UK drivers. The proliferation of smartphones and our obsession with social media

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Tony Gregory’s 10th anniversary marked AN EXHIBITION celebrating the life of legendary politician Tony Gregory is current running. A household name in Dublin, the late Independent TD struck the famous ‘Gregory

deal’ with then Taoiseach Charlie Haughey in 1982 which led to improved housing conditions and support for people living in the city. This year is the 10th anniversary of his death. To mark the occasion,

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Model railway is on track in Malahide FINGAL County Council has announced that the contract for the operation of the Fry Model Railway Museum in Malahide has been awarded to Shannon Heritage. The restoration and extension of the Casino building in the town was completed in April, paving the way for the installation of the railway to its new permanent home. The Casino building has been vacant since 2004 but thanks to significant

investment from the council, as well as a generous bequest from local resident Michéal Gaffney, it has been restored to its former glory. The Casino Model Railway Museum brings to three the number of Fingal County Council Heritage properties managed by Shannon Heritage. They have managed Malahide Castle and Gardens since 2012 and took on the management

of Newbridge House and Farm in Donabate last year. The Fry Model Railway was initially constructed in the 1920s-1930s, and developed and modernised to become the largest model railway collection in Europe. The railway includes models of stations, landmarks, locations and Irish landscapes from throughout the 20th century. Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien said the

Pictured at the announcement were (from left): AnnMarie Farrelly, interim chief executive, Fingal County Council; Niall O’Callaghan, managing director of Shannon Heritage; Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Eoghan O’Brien; and Emer O’Gorman, Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development, Fingal County Council. PHOTO: SHANE O’NEILL, SON PHOTOGRAPHIC LTD. project is one of the most eagerly anticipated in the Malahide area. “I am delighted to learn that it will be open to the general public shortly,” he said. “The restoration and conservation of the Casino building was completed earlier this year and now, with the awarding of the contract to Shannon Heritage, this wonderful historic building will soon be open for everyone to

enjoy. “It will be a great addition to the town, not only for local residents but also visitors to the area. “It is also timely to remember the generous €1.5 million donation from the late Michéal Gaffney towards the restoration of the Casino building. “I want to also pay particular tribute to the Malahide group who did a lot of work behind the scenes that helped massively with bringing

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sensational 16-piece string orchestra which was officially launched in March. Gillian will lead the Ensemble in Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons in Malahide and Draíocht, while the performances at Ardgillan Castle and Farmleigh will feature the Italian guitarist Marco Ramelli, Gillian and Arun along with other guests in chamber music of a distinctly Latin flavour. The event in the Grand Hotel Malahide takes place on Saturday, September 7 at 8.30pm, while the event in Ardgillan Castle takes place at 4pm on Sunday, September 8. You can

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is supporting Autumn Sounds. Deputy Arts Officer for Fingal County Council, Sarah O’Neill, said they were delighted that this popular classic music series is now moving around the county. “It is important for us to make sure that Fingal residents have access to art and culture and bringing Autumn Sounds to Blanchardstown, Malahide and Ardgillan as well as its traditional home in Farmleigh is a positive move that will give more people an opportunity to hear these accomplished musicians,” said Ms O’Neill.

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President John F Kennedy. Director of Sean Gilligan Performing Arts School, Sean Gilligan, also has a deep connection with the Artane School of Music having trained to play the trombone in 1992 in the Artane School of Music. Sean then joined the Artane Boys’ Band at the age of 10, travelling to

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Portmarnock man given top role at Irish Kidney Association A NORTHSIDE man, who once boasted members of U2 among his students, has been appointed to a top position at the Irish Kidney Association (IKA). Colin Mackenzie, from Portmarnock, is the IKA’s new National Honorary Chairman, replacing John Whelan who completed his two-year term of office.  Mr Mackenzie, an accomplished musician and keen artist, is married to Patricia. They

have two adult children and four grandchildren. Colin and Patricia have been active voluntary members of the Irish Kidney Association for two decades. They first became involved in 1999 when Patricia, who is also a musician, was diagnosed with kidney failure and she progressed to dialysis which she underwent for eight and a half years before undergoing a kidney transplant in 2007.

The couple's commitment to the Irish Kidney Association, a registered charity organisation which advocates for kidney patients and promotes the organ donor card, was soon rewarded as Mr Mackenzie was elected secretary of its North Dublin branch in 2002. In 2006 he was elected branch chairperson and in 2014 he was elected to the board of directors and became National

Honorary Treasurer in 2017. Mr Mackenzie holds a B.Mus degree from Trinity College Dublin and studied music with UCD and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and holds diplomas from Trinity College and the London College of Music. The retired assistant principal ran a music department at Mount Temple Secondary School and can boast members of U2 among his students,

as well as musician Damien Dempsey and Whitbread Book Prize author and poet, the late Christopher Nolan, who wrote about Colin in his award-winning book, 'Under the Eye of the Clock'. Mr Mackenzie is also the author of three school textbooks and he prepared students for Junior and Leaving Cert music examinations and other musical activities, including shows which he

co-produced with his wife Patricia such as ‘Mikado’, ‘Pirates of Penzance’, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘South Pacific’ and ‘The Beggar's Opera’. Speaking after his appointment, Mr Mackenzie said that an important objective was the promotion of organ donation for transplantation. “I look forward to working towards these goals for the next two years," he added. Colin Mackenzie



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Free Stop Smoking courses for women THE Irish Cancer Society has launched the latest round of its free smoking cessation programme in a number of local areas including Balbriggan, Darndale, Coolock and Kilbarrack. The ‘We Can Quit’ course supports local women to join forces and quit smoking together. Women from these areas are invited to sign up for the courses which will commence in midSeptember. The programme is open to all female smokers over 18 years who are interested in quitting smoking. Caitríona Reynolds,

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GAA club raises the roof to break human house record MEMBERS of a Northside GAA Club are celebrating after receiving official confirmation that they have broken a world record. During the summer Trinity Gaels GAA Club in Donaghmede took on the challenge of building the world’s ‘Largest Human House’. The Guinness Book of Records contacted the club recently to inform them they have achieved the incredible feat.   Craig Reilly and Sharon Keogh instigated the ambitious project which captured the imagination of club members and locals alike. Craig is a Trinity Gaels GAA Club committee members, a mentor for the Girls’ Under 9s and Minor teams and also finds time to play for the adult men’s team. “I brought up the fact to the committee that we haven't had a club day in a few years so the chairman said: ‘Off you go so’, and from that night, to hearing we got the record, was one hell of a road,” he told Northside People. “One of the parents on the team works for the Ronald McDonald House charity and we got chatting about the club day. “She said she was thinking of doing this ‘Largest Human House’ record, and that was that: we set the wheels in motion to get it done. “Myself and Sharon Keogh spearheaded everything along with our committee. We sat down and went through the how, when and why we were doing this. “The ‘why’ was to promote our club to the community while giving as much exposure to the charity about the new house they are building for the kids beside the new children's hospital. We got local companies on board for sponsorship which was a big help.”  As part of the record attempt, a number of events took place on the day including long kick, Puc Fada, balloon target game, sumo wrestling, sack races and a bungee rope game. Fire brigade personnel and mounted Garda horse patrols were in attendance along with an ice cream van, food truck and face painters, while Ruth Scott, from Dublin’s Nova FM, was MC for the event. Mini matches between the club’s juvenile teams also took place. Craig said that after these events were completed the “real stress levels” were tested because they had to line up around 1,000 people in different coloured ponchos and ensure they took the correct position in the ‘human house’. “We marked out the house the night before using the pitch marking we have at the club,” said Craig. “That took two and half hours. We had Darren from Dublin Snap (Drone) and clubman Alan

TEAM EFFORT: The organisers were rewarded for all their efforts.

The house after it was painstakingly marked out by the event organisers. O’Sullivan (on a cherry picker) to do all our recordings. “One of the main rules was we had to video it from start to finish - everyone walking in and taking their spot without moving. “It was a very hot day. Once that was done we had to do a five-

minute countdown of everyone in place while mammies were shouting at me saying there kids needed the toilet - but the rule was no one was to leave. “Sharon and I were frantically running around with our mega phones making sure people were

WHAT A RESULT: Trinity Gaels GAA Club managed to get 787 people to form the Largest Human House and smash the world record by more than 300 people. in place and giving them the countdown which we started and restarted a few times. “Anyway, to our amazement, when we got the count, we managed 787 people to make up the house. The target was 401.” Craig said it was a day he and the

club will never forget. “We had over 1,000 people on the day,” he added. “For a small community to have that in one day was amazing and so we are happy to say we have now officially broke the record.”  Well done to all involved!

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Keith Barry promises that his new 'Insanity' show is crazy

The acclaimed ‘Mind Magician’ is bringing his most daring show on tour.

KEITH Barry, the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, has announced details of his brand-new show 'Insanity'. The internationally acclaimed ‘Mind Magician’ is bringing his most daring and audacious show to date on tour across Ireland from December and will reach the Olympia Theatre on March 5. Featuring crazy and insane mind-reading, escapology and magic experiments designed to shock, amuse and amaze, Keith promises that this new show will blur the lines between sanity and insanity. This will push boundaries, and astonish even the most sceptical audience members, he says. Keith Barry has been blazing a trail across the globe for many years.

His mind-blowing skills have been showcased in over 40 international television shows, with Keith's series 'Hypnotize Me' currently airing on the CW network in the US. Based on the smash ITV hit 'You're Back in The Room', ‘Hypnotize Me’ is going down a storm with the American audience. He has also just finished production of his new RTÉ series 'The Keith Barry Experience' which will air on RTÉ One this September. As well as his own hugely successful US TV series, including ‘Deception with Keith Barry’, Keith has appeared many times on some of the most prestigious US shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Conan O’Brien Show. He has also brain-hacked many celebrities including Woody Harrelson, Bono,

Nicole Scherzinger, Morgan Freeman and many others. Keith has written, produced and performed many of his own stage shows in the last 15 years and has sold out venues in the US, Australia, Canada, Spain, South Africa, the UK and of course his native Ireland. He has also recently presented his keynote speech ‘Mind Magic’ at places such as The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, The Pendulum Summit and The Dublin Tech Summit. Keith’s TED Talk has been in the top 25 since 2008 and it currently boasts over 25 million views. Barry’s television career began with a series entitled Close Encounters with Keith Barry, which ran from 2003-2005. The show originally aired in Europe and has since

gone on to be shown in 28 countries worldwide. In 2004, Barry performed in a MTV television special entitled ‘Brainwashed’ and 2005 ended with Barry performing a live Christmas special in Europe. Keith Barry Live With Friends featured various celebrities such as magician Billy McComb, Jim Corr of The Corrs, and The Conway Sisters. Barry’s success throughout Europe coupled with his MTV special led to a four-year multi-special deal with CBS. His first special with CBS debuted on 12 May 2006 and was entitled ‘Keith Barry: Extraordinary’. The special later aired on New Year’s Eve 2006 on The CW and on New Year’s Day 2007 on TV3 in New Zealand and on the Arena channel.

Keywest to release new album ahead of Dublin gig KEYWEST released their brand new single ‘What Are You Waiting For?’ in July, the fourth song to be released off their upcoming Marshall Records debut album ‘Ordinary Superhero’. It kicked off a busy few months with Keywest embarking on their Ordinary Superhero Tour. The band’s debut album ‘The Message’ entered the top 20 in Ireland, second album ‘Joyland’ went to Number 1 in 2015, and third album ‘True North’ went to Number 3. They had a string of radio hits such as ‘Carousel’, ‘This Is Heartbreak’, ‘This Summer’, ‘Something Beautiful’ and ‘Cold Hands’. The band have sold out shows across Ireland, including three at The Olympia Theatre, The Academy and Whelan’s, all within 10 months. In addition to sold out headline gigs, the band has performed at festivals including British Summer

Time, Country 2 Country and Country Music Week in London and Longitude and Electric Picnic festivals in Ireland. The band have recently completed a 13-date Irish, UK and European tour, which included a sold out 1,200 capacity O2 Academy Liverpool show. Keywest are widely

known for their explosive live performances. The four-piece Dublin based band comprises Kav, Glover, Jimi and Harry. The band formed after being introduced during a trip to Los Angeles where they became friends. Starting out in Dublin, the band found the gig scene in Ireland very slow

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dropping out if you take up a course and find it wasn’t what you were expecting. You want your way back into learning to be a success so help yourself make sure it is. • FIND A SUBJECT YOU’RE INTERESTED IN It’s always easier to get into something if you find it stimulating. Don’t give yourself an extra challenge by choosing a subject you think you’d benefit from but are not really interested in. • GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO GET STARTED Pick a short course to let yourself build confidence with learning. If it’s an ongoing course try to commit yourself to six weeks to start. Don’t give up after two weeks if you are unsure – stay with it and don’t allow a fear of new information to stop you. • ADULT LEARNING IS NOT LIKE SCHOOL Expect to be treated like an adult. You might have had some bad experiences in school but adult learning is nothing like it. Adult learning is very different and takes place in a completely different environment. You will be treated like an adult and an equal. You have just as much of a right to be in the class as anyone else there.


• YOU ARE DOING IT FOR YOU No one is going to make you come to class and ultimately it is your decision to get involved with learning. However, everyone wants to do well and get something out of coming to class and you will soon find that your fellow learners will encourage you to keep going – help them by doing the same! • BE BRAVE! Picking up the phone to ask questions about the course and stepping through the door for the first time are always the hardest things. It is natural to feel a bit anxious and nervous – but be brave and do it. You’ll thank yourself for it. • ASK FOR HOMEWORK AND INFORMATION Don’t be afraid to ask for some homework or information to read about the subject between classes to keep it fresh in your head and stay motivated. • ENJOY IT Learning is about more than just learning – it is a social experience as well. You will meet new people and make new friends. Enjoy it! • LOOK AHEAD Before your first course comes to an end start looking for other classes in your area. By now you will have realised you can do it. Maybe you want to try something in another subject, something more in depth or maybe even a qualification?

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School meals pilot project to begin FOUR primary schools in the greater Dublin area are amongst 36 nationwide selected for the Hot School Meals pilot project. Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, announced the list which includes Goldenbridge Convent, Inchicore, Educate Together National School, Belmayne, Gaelscoil

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Phadraig, Ballybrack and St Philip The Apostle in Clonsilla. The initiative will provide a hot meal to an estimated 6,000 primary school children in the 36 schools on a pilot basis from September. This scheme was initially announced by Minister Doherty during Budget 2019, when she said that the initiative would be trialled in schools from September. The pilot project confirmed last week will build on the experience of the proof-of-concept project which has been running at Our Lady of Lourdes National School in Goldenbridge, Inchicore, since the beginning of the year. During this initial trial, almost 250 pupils attending the school received a hot meal at lunchtime each day and the initiative has been well received. This school will continue in the scheme along with the 35 new schools that have been selected for the pilot project today. “A hot school meal is not just about nutrition but it also guarantees a better education,” said Minister Doherty. “The research out there

shows us that children who benefit from a daily nutritious hot dinner have greater focus and better learning outcomes. “I would like to thank all the schools who applied for the pilot – we had an enthusiastic response. I am delighted to be extending this pilot to the 36 schools. “They represent a good cross sample of schools and I look forward to the insights we gather from their experiences.” The composition of schools selected for the pilot was made to ensure a proper variety of school sizes, a mixture of urban

and rural and DEIS and non-DEIS Schools to provide the best possible sample for the pilot. Funding will be allocated to schools to source suppliers and families will not be asked for additional contributions towards the meals. Each primary school participating in the pilot project will be expected to provide a menu choice of at least two different meals per day plus a Vegetarian/Vegan choice and an option that caters for students’ religious and cultural dietary requirements.

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Students reminded they have options MINISTER of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has reminded students that they have plenty of options regardless of Leaving Cert results. The minister was talking just after the release of CAO Round 1 offers during a visit to UCD where she congratulated three mature access students who got places on their desired courses. The Minister met with Laura Kinnear from Blackrock, who will be starting Social Policy and

Sociology in September, Kildare man Shane Black who previously had been in the army and is now starting Law, and young mum Maria Connor from Clongriffin who is looking forward to joining first year in Law with Social Justice. “Today’s offers are a milestone for many school leavers who can now progress on their chosen paths and look forward to the next stage in their future,” said Minister Mitchell O’Connor. “However for you three

this journey has taken a little longer. “What I am most proud of within the Department of Education and Skills is the significant progress we have made in widening participation in higher education in recent years, in line with the National Action Plan. “Real strides are being made in supporting students from groups who have been underrepresented in the student body and I am determined that we will continue to increase participation

in higher education by groups which have been underrepresented in the past. “You three are real beacons for all young people who have a desire to return to education. You have got your desired courses in your chosen institution and now you need to go on, work hard and great qualifications.” The three students were joined by other access students who wanted to share and advise freshers about life on the UCD campus.

Also congratulating them on their offers were Dr Anna Kelly, Director, UCD Access and Lifelong Learning, and Fiona Sweeney, Head of Outreach, Engagement & Transition. The Minister continued: “For those who haven’t received an offer that suits them, there is a myriad of options available to you. “The days of one path to a job or career are long over, now there is a huge range of opportunity and many, many ways to get to where you want to be. “And it’s alright if you don’t yet know where that is – I have met many school leavers who are not sure of their next step. Many of the jobs that people in the workforce are now doing didn’t even exist when they left school! “If you start with something you are interested in and can pursue something in that area, training and education will always be something to build on. “I would urge anyone who isn’t certain of their next step to take a good look at the many

opportunities available in new apprenticeships and in further education as well as in the wider higher education sector. There are so many courses and apprenticeships available, with options to earn while you are learning. “The helplines, your guidance counsellor from school and your local further education college are all there to support you. If you aren’t sure of your next step, reach out for help to find something that will interest and challenge you”. Already this year offers have been made through the CAO to over 9,700 students who are accessing courses on the basis of alternate entry routes including graduate and mature entry and holders of QQI FET/FETAC awards (entry to certain courses where specific quotas applied). The Minister highlighted two forms of further education and training outside the CAO system. “We now have an exciting new apprenticeship model in occupations such as

International Finance, ICT and Insurance at degree and postgraduate level, thanks to the work of the Apprenticeship Council, industry and our education providers,” she said. “There is great scope for take up in this area and school leavers should look carefully at this option – apprentices earn while they learn and build valuable work-ready skills for their chosen occupation while gaining a qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications at Levels 5 to 9. “There is a huge range of Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses on offer, and these can be very convenient and local. They offer a combination of general studies, vocational studies and work experience opportunities, and take place usually on a full time basis over one academic year. People do a PLC course and get their major award at Level 5 or 6. This can be an end in itself or can be used to progress within further or higher education.”

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Sleep tips for back to school

Child sleep consultant Erica Hargaden.

LET’S face it, we have had a great summer. The weather has been mostly kind and the kids have ruled the roost. Routines have well and truly gone out the window. That said September is only around the corner so it's time to start thinking about getting everyone back into a routine. Here are some tips from certified child sleep consultant, Erica Hargaden, to help you make it all go a bit smoother. 1. Scale bedtime back gradually by 15 mins every 2-3 days until you have reached the desired school bedtime. 2. Set a consistent wake up time and stick to it. This does mean actively waking a sleeping child. However it will assist them in shifting their body clocks back to term time mode. 3. Be consistent again with the bedtime routine. Do this by starting the wind down an hour before the desired bedtime. 4. Turn off all screens

including TVs an hour before bed. Blue light from these inhibits melatonin production, the sleepy hormone, and as such will impact on your child’s ability to settle to sleep easily. Encourage reading, colouring or quiet floor games instead. 5. Ensure that your child’s room is as dark as possible at bedtime. Dark evenings have not yet set in, thank goodness, so ensuring that your child’s room is dark sends the right signals for sleep. It will support their melatonin production which will help them to get to sleep and stay asleep for longer. 6. Determine how much sleep your child needs. A child of six will need 10-11 hours at night. Older children of 10+ will require 8-10 hours. 7. Encourage exercise and outdoor play at every opportunity. Getting out in sunlight helps the body to regulate. 8. Start regular nutritious meal times again. The evening family

meal is a great way to reconnect after a busy day. 9. Hydrate. Water is key to body and brain function. A hydrated child will sleep better at night & perform better at school. 10. Make sleep a priority in your family. Lack of

consistent consolidated sleep can make children tearful, fretful and lead to mood & behaviour issues. Erica Hargaden is a certified child sleep consultant, mum to three children and runs Babogue Sleep Solutions

to bring the gift of sleep to as many families as possible. For more information check out her Instagram @babogue_sleep, see, email or call 086-8260887.

A good sleep routine will help a child be content in school.


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the past, and a fantastic collection of scenes from the north inner city. A picture of schoolchildren, another of a mother solemnly pushing a pram as she protests for better housing. One more showing a community at a corner of the Square lining up for a turf delivery. The discussion and the stories have flowed in the learning group - the

places and people they remember, the flats and buildings sadly no longer there. One man said of the photographs: “They show a way of life, the way communities were when we were young.” The area around Mountjoy Square and Gardiner Street have changed so much that everyone welcomed the chance to capture their own memories of a

The photos show the way communities were in bygone days.

changing landscape and writing them down, with the help of a tutor if they need it. It has been a great chance to unleash their creativity. Mostly it has been a chance to have fun remembering the good times when they were young. A chance to retell what has been forgotten. The stories were on a variety of themes; swimming in Spencer Dock as a child, collecting

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A message from Director of Adult Education at Malahide Community School, Robbie Harrold OUR Autumn Term brochure once again gives details of over 40 classes and activities that will be available to adults from September right through until early December. Two major new courses are on offer this term to our adult students. They are A Certificate in Bookkeeping, accredited by the Institute of Bookkeepers and a very interesting course called How to Write Your Own Life Story. The Certificate in Bookkeeping offers a unique opportunity for a person to gain a professional qualification by December. It might suit a student who has just graduated or who is on a gap year or indeed anybody wishing to improve their chances of promotion or getting a well-paid job. It’s worth keeping in mind that even an inexperienced bookkeeper can earn a wage between €18,000 and €22,000. And with a little experience this can go up to €28,000 and with four years’ experience a salary of €50,000 can be commanded. Other new courses to look forward to include an Introduction to Holistic Therapies and Supporting Your Own Child’s Wellbeing. A number of other courses are back on our programme after an absence of a few years. These include French, Indian Head Massage and Public Speaking. After mainly a season of pleasant summer weather it’s time to sign on for one of the many interesting courses on offer. Please note that the Tuesday night classes will commence a week earlier than the Monday and Thursday night classes i.e. on Tuesday, September 17.



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Our super students snapped! Photographers Darren Kinsella and Gwen Kelly were on hand to capture some golden moments when local Leaving Cert students got their hands on the results that will help shape their futures.

Lucy Brennan, Bláithín Murphy and Rebecca O’Keeffe from Manor House, Raheny.

Niamh Loftus and Racheal King from St Mary’s, Baldoyle.

Hannah Jones and Zaira Gilbert from Manor House, Raheny.

Siobhan Gibbon and Isabella Malone from Santa Sabina Dominican College, Sutton.

Juliette Cullen and Katelyn Reynolds Fagan from St Mary’s, Baldoyle.

Aine Butler French and Emily Crawley from Santa Sabina Dominican College, Sutton.

David Foy, Jamie Wynne and Raymond Amuche from St Paul’s College, Raheny.


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Sean Hennessy and Ryan Egan from St Paul’s College, Raheny.

David Lyons, Aaron Benson and Brian Maher from St Paul’s College, Raheny.

Molly Gaffey from Manor House, Raheny, collecting her leaving cert results with her Grandmother, Angela Melligan.

Rebecca McCluskey, Holly O’Mara and Lydia Hansard from Manor House, Raheny.

Kayleigh O’Neill and Lauren Byrne from Manor House, Raheny.

Ardscoil La Salle students getting their Leaving Cert results.

Kellie Nagle from Santa Sabina Dominican College, Sutton.

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As part of our programme we are offering 2 very unique courses:

1. Certificate in Bookkeeping

This course gives a wonderful opportunity to acquire a professional qualification by December 2019! This Certificate is accredited by The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). Pre-requisites: Basic numerical skills and a good understanding of the English Language Course Content: Underpinning Knowledge, Preparation of Business Documents, Accounting for VAT, Entering Transactions, Reconciliation and Reporting Assessment: Three online assessments Cost: €595 Students will require their own lap top for four Sage Sessions and 3 Exam sessions


Transitioning to Dorothy Scarry

foes. This will be key to keeping your relationship on track and will also give you a heads up to noticing any changes in your child’s wellbeing. It is also important to take the time to check the school website and school social media channels to keep up to date with school events, meetings,

etc. SLEEP The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be underestimated. Establish a bedtime routine that is age appropriate and encourage a digital free bedroom after 9pm to give the mind time to rest and prepare for good quality sleep. This could be adapted

AS PARENTS we still remember the mixed feelings of excitement, loneliness, happiness, anticipation and anxiety the months before we ourselves started secondary school. We, like our children have gone from being the biggest fish in the pond in primary school to the smallest fish in the big sea that is secondary school. From our own personal experience, we already have a fair idea that school transitioning is a big deal and that it could even propose a challenge to some. With this in mind, here are some practical ways that you as a parent can use to support your child’s emotional and mental wellbeing through school transitioning in the coming weeks and months. CONNECT Make time to connect with your child each day. Talk and listen to them about their stories of all their new teachers, classmates, friends and Good sleep habits are so important for students.

throughout the household to help everyone’s wellbeing and to allow a true rest for our mental wellbeing. ORGANISATION Support your child in creating the habit of getting organised for school the evening before. Remind your child to check their timetable for the following day, pack

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a new secondary school their school bag and lay out their uniform if necessary. Practical subjects may require additional equipment and materials to be brought into school and pay particular attention to this as can be very hard source a mango or gold paint at 8am on a Tuesday morning on your way out to work! Eliminate the stress before it has the opportunity to take hold for the day. LUNCH Your child most likely attended a primary school where they experienced a healthy eating policy for the previous eight years. The tuck shops in secondary school are a real novelty and if they don’t offer healthy options all the great health promotion work of the previous eight years will become undone. Encourage healthy lunches from home and of course the odd treat is no harm. Hot soups and lunches are usually on offer in school canteens and could be an option once or twice a week if the family budget allows.

HAND OVER SOME RESPONSIBILITY Your child is taking their next step forward into secondary school and they need to learn to manage their time efficiently themselves. You will hinder this natural step for them by continuing to prepare all for them. They need to build their resilience and part of this is taking responsibility for themselves. SUBJECTS As a parent you must remain optimistic about all the new subject choices that your child will now encounter. Your child is still at a very influential stage and your choice of words around your experience of subject choices may influence their opinions. Instead of saying when they come at you with a question about the Modh Coinníollach, “I was never any good at Irish”, say instead “Do you know what I can’t exactly remember. Get me the book and we’ll figure it out together and

if we can’t there is always Aunty Una,” etc. Negative language is absorbed as equally as positive so make yours positive. COMPLETING HOMEWORK Secondary school involves more homework and usually weekend homework particularly in core subject areas. Support your child in deciding when is the most productive time for them to complete their homework. Some children are not able to settle into homework on arrival home from school. Would you be able to turn around after nine hours in the office, eat your dinner and start another two hours of work? Encourage them to eat, hydrate and chat to you on arrival home. This connect is very important for wellbeing. Encourage some form of exercise or creative activity or a walk in nature. Just sitting outside on a step for five minutes having a chat (positive) does wonders to

clear the mind. RECORDING HOMEWORK In primary school, it was typical for your child’s teacher to write all the homework up on the board and give time to the class to take it down. In secondary school your child may have up to seven or eight different teachers in any day and each may

want to give homework. This is usually given orally and needs to be recorded straightaway by your child. Check their diary frequently. POSITIVITY The more relaxed and positive you yourself are about school transitioning, the better your child will be in taking their next step forward.

Dorothy Scarry is a qualified primary and secondary teacher with a MSc in Workplace Health and Wellbeing. She is the owner of www.nextstepforward. ie delivering wellbeing and resilience workshops to those in school transitioning. Dorothy is a member of the Society of Occupational

Medicine, Association of Health Promotion Ireland, INTO and Teaching Council. She has taught 5th and 6th classes over the past six years and she has seen the heightened anxiety and worry experienced by pupils and indeed their parents with regard to the move from primary to secondary school.

Connecting with your child can help with transitioning to secondary school.

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Manor House is a Voluntary Secondary School for and an excellent pastoral care system. The school girls founded by the Poor Servants of the Mother has a record for academic excellence of which it is very proud. In addition there is a wide range of of God under the Trusteeship of Le Cheile. extra-curricular and sporting activities. It has a six-year cycle, which includes a In Manor House we aim to provide all our students compulsory Transition Year. It provides a broad with an academic programme appropriate range of traditional academic subjects to to their needs within a caring and supportive Leaving Certificate Higher Level and also offers a comprehensive programme of general education environment.

Congratulations to the Leaving Certificate Class 2019, their families and teachers on their results. Best wishes from all in Manor House for the future.

In Manor House we aim to provide all our students with an academic programme appropriate to their needs within a caring and supportive environment.

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More choice in adult courses at Colaiste Dhulaigh this term THE College of Further Education at Colaiste Dhulaigh has launched two new free courses for adults returning to education in September. Adult students will now be able to enrol for a full level 5 award in Professional Floristry, where the emphasis is on acquiring the skills necessary in the design and business area to start up, market and manage a professional floristry shop or online business. Indeed, it could be argued that the business, marketing and design skills covered in the programme could be used in the set up and management of any artisan/design based retail business. The course will compliment a range of other courses offered in this area by Colaiste Dhulaigh, such as Horticulture (Level 5 and 6), Café and Deli Skills, Hairdressing, Pottery,

Craft (Level 5 and 6) and Entrepreneurship for the Creative Arts. The second new course at Colaiste Dhulaigh Ccollege of Further Education is called Nutrition and Lifestyle coaching. This programme is designed to equip learners with the skills needed to work as an independent Nutrition and Lifestyle coaches. It is designed for those wishing to coach individual and groups towards longterm diet and lifestyle changes for improved health and wellbeing. This programme is ideally suited for the mature adult returner as they can bring their own life experience to the coaching process. The course compliments a host of other free courses for adult returners in the healthcare and childcare areas such as Physiotherapy Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Childcare and Community

Development. Last year the college launched a new course called Pre-Primary School Teaching, which enabled participants to acquire the skills and academic requirements for the B.ED (Primary Teaching). Adult students studied for Leaving Certificate honours Irish in addition to obtaining an Education and Training award (Level 5) that can also be used to apply for Special Needs Education posts. This course proved very successful in getting the learners where they want to go and Colaiste Dhulaigh is pleased to be able to offer it again this year. In addition to the courses mentioned above the college continues to offer the very successful course in IT maintenance, National Tour Guiding, Photography, Creative Writing, Interior and Fashion design. Colaiste Dhulaigh College

of Further Education also offers free courses for anybody who wants to improve their general education or English Language skills. The college will be recruiting for its Traineeship in Manufacturing, Supply

Chain and Customer Service Logistics all through September with a start date in early October. This traineeship has been (approx. 30 weeks) very successful in getting participants directly into employment on completion.

All the Post Leaving Certificate programmes offered by the college are also open to applications from mature students.   All in all there are many opportunities available to the Adult returner to Education in CDCFE. If you want more

information contact the college directly in the Raheny campus and ask for Deidre Moore or Patty Brown or call on 018471377 or see the website on or one of our brochures. Most courses begin in mid to late September.

Professional Floristry is one of the new courses availalble at Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education.

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Record number of CAO offers A RECORD number of CAO offers have been made to students following the Leaving Cert results. Dublin City University made its highest ever number of offers, with over 3,600 first round places offered to students nationwide. Demand for places on DCU’s degree programmes is surging and have increased by 5.7 percent from last year. The student population at DCU has grown by over 50 percent in the last five years. There has seen a significant uplift in demand for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degrees and DCU has made an additional 150 places available to students on these programmes. The interest in STEM is reflected in the popularity of degree programmes in the Faculty of Science and Health, with points for the BSc in Environmental Science and Technology

rising by 41 to 412. Demand for Psychology has also continued to grow with points rising by 21 to 509. Despite the increase in places offered, points for most degree programmes in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing have remained steady with Common Entry Engineering at 381, Biomedical Engineering at 402, and Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at 401. In DCU’s Institute of Education, an additional 39 places have been offered across the portfolio of education programmes. The new Post-Primary Teacher Education programme (Gaeilge with French, German or Spanish), aimed at addressing the shortage of language teachers at post-primary level, proved very popular with almost 45 places offered and entry points at 410. Points for the BEd in Early Childhood Education rose

by 10 to 398. In Humanities and Social Sciences, interest in DCU’s BA Joint Honours suite of programmes remained strong with points as high as 369. At least some of this popularity can be attributed to the inclusion this year of an opportunity for students to participate in a yearlong work placement, further equipping them with skills to flourish in the workplace. Two of DCU’s flagship degrees, the BCL Law degree (453 points) and Journalism (401 points), proved popular again this year. At DCU Business School, the business programmes that include opportunities for students to study abroad in partner universities have remained very popular, with Global Business (Transatlantic) and Global Business (Canada) achieving DCU’s highest points at 578 and 566, respectively. Global Business (Spanish) rose

to 501 points. Aviation Management was in demand this year, with points rising by 7 to 463. DCU President, Professor Brian MacCraith, said it was clear students were becoming more discerning in their choice of degree programmes. “Employment prospects and societal impact are major factors in that regard,” he added. “I am pleased that DCU has been able to respond once more to increasing demand not only by offering additional places but also by developing new or enhanced degree programmes in areas of national priority, across STEM, business, education and the humanities.” Maynooth University also offered its highestever number of places to CAO applicants with offers going to 3,225 students for 2019/20 academic year. This is the largest ever intake for the university and represents an increase of three percent

from last year. More than 4,200 students chose Maynooth as their first preference, an increase of seven percent from the previous year. As a result of the demand, the entry points have risen for a number of the University’s degree courses such as the BA Psychology (from 473 to 495 points), the BSc in

Biological and Biomedical Sciences (from 445 to 462), and the BSc Science with Education (from 434 points to 451). “Maynooth University has seen very strong demand for places this year,” said Professor Philip Nolan, President of Maynooth University. “We believe that our very flexible curriculum, which allows students

the freedom to specialise as they progress through their degree, combined with the quality of our staff, makes Maynooth University a very attractive choice for students.” Maynooth has more than 13,000 students, including 1,600 taught postgraduate students and more than 400 research students.

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Local teens scoop top prize A TEAM of local teenagers took home the top prize at Trinity’s recent STEAM+ICE Final Pitch Event with an environmentally-friendly product. Gabrielle Corballis (16) from Killiney, Katie Benson (15) from Rathdown and Adam Doyle (15) and Rhianna Meagher (15) both from Bray, developed SeaGreen in order to combat plastic waste pollution. SeaGreen is a bio plastic made from seaweed which was developed by the group as an innovative way to tackle plastic waste pollution in oceans and landfills. SeaGreen was

developed at STEAM + ICE; a week-long incubator where young people learn STEAM (science, technology, arts, engineering and maths) and ICE (innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship) skills through a series of workshops. STEAM + ICE is being run collaboratively by Trinity Walton Club, Fighting Words, and Tangent, with funding from the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Director of Trinity Walton Club and Assistant Professor in Physics, Professor Arlene Gallagher said he was delighted for SeaGreen and all of the

teams who took part in this year’s event. “They demonstrated true scientific, creative, and entrepreneurial spirit, and this is just the beginning for these highly creative students,” he added. “They are truly all winners. “We are now in our fifth year at the Trinity Walton Club and in that time we have had over 1,000 young people come through our doors. “It has been a privilege to work alongside such creative and inspirational young minds. STEAM+ICE is the bringing together of science and creative minds in a fusion of two worlds to tackle societal

challenges. “We are currently recruiting for our club programme and we would encourage second-level students with a curiosity in science, technology, engineering and maths to get in touch.” Each of the nine teams have developed their innovation, pitch and presentation over the course of the past week and competed in front of an audience of experts, peers and judges. The judging panel for the STEAM+ICE Final Pitch Event were: Professor Arlene Gallagher, Director, Trinity Walton Club and Assistant Professor in Physics; Patrick Lynch,

PhD Researcher, Trinity Robotics and Innovation Lab; and Gavan Drohan, Head of Entrepreneurship at Trinity College. “STEAM+ICE is a unique programme which represents a leading example of Ireland’s emerging STEM educational future,” said Drohan.

“Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit should be fostered in students from a young age. It cannot be underestimated how Ireland’s continued achievement in science, technology, and the arts is bolstered through support for programmes like this.” Patrick Lynch said there

was a very high standard of projects at this year’s STEAM+ICE. “Well done to the SeaGreen team and to all of the teams who took part this year,” he added. “STEAM+ICE is a brilliant programme that really fosters innovation and creativity in young people.”

Gabrielle Corballis (16), Katie Benson (15), Adam Doyle (15) and Rhianna Meagher (15) were the prize winning team.


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It’s girl power at football festival MORE than 500 girls descended on the AUL complex in Clonshaugh for the 17th installment of the Fingal Festival of Football. In recent years the event, run by Fingal County Council’s sports office, in collaboration with FAI/Fingal Development Officers Paul Keogh and Sharon Boyle, has become a

fantastic promotion for girls’ football in the county. It provides opportunities for some girls to put on a club jersey for the very first time and also acts as a pre-season warm up for the more established teams. Judging by the high skill levels on show, girls’ football in Fingal has a very bright future.

THE BEST BAR NONE: Ella, Georgia, Lilly, Violet, Saoirse, Sarah and Aoife, from the St Ita’s Under 9 team.

Anna, Olivia, Ciara and Sarah, from the Under 8 Baldoyle United team. ALL PHOTOS: ORLA MURRAY/ SON PHOTO

Idie, Ella Mae and Aoife from the Under 10 Bohemian FC team.

Summer, Holly, Rebecca and Caoimhe, from the Lusk Under 9 team.

HAVING A BALL: Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien with members of the Under 9 teams from Portmarnock, Lusk Utd, Baldoyle and Swords Celtic.

Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien pictured with the Malahide United Under 12 team at the festival.

34 Noticeboard CLONTARF

SINGERS NEEDED: Seafield Singers currently have vacancies in the tenor and bass lines. They also have limited spaces for sopranos and altos. Sightreading is not a priority. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the parish hall of St John the Baptist Church on Seafield Road East. The choir intends to hold auditions in September. Contact the secretary on 01-8212165 for more information.  

NORTHSIDE PEOPLE EAST 28.08.19 online to reserve your seat. SEA ANGLING CLUB: Howth Sea Angling Club meet on the second Tuesday of every month in the Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth, at 8.30pm. New members are always welcome, beginners and experienced. No experience is necessary as coaching is provided. For further details, phone 0861923529.  




VOLUNTEERS: Do you have time to volunteer? Are you interested in joining the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre as part of its Volunteer Service? They urgently need volunteers to train as Telephone Counsellors to cover their 24-hour Counselling Line outside office hours and Support Personnel who will be available on a rota basis to attend the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital. No experience is necessary as full training will be provided (applicants must be a minimum of 25-years-of-age). Please contact Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, 70 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, for application form. Phone 01-6614911 or email: volunteerservices@rcc. ie Closing date for applications is Friday, September 27. STOP SMOKING: The Stop Smoking Programme, an initiative developed in partnership with the HSE and Northside Partnership, offers a combination of one-to-one and group support or drop-ins to individuals, young and old, who wish to quit smoking. The services are free. For more information, text or call 0858478960.  


CAMERA CLUB: Swords Viewfinders have a few spaces available for their new season which starts on Wednesday, September 4. The meetings start at 8pm in the B.A.S.E. Community Centre on the Brackenstown Road, Swords. They have guest speakers, competitions and photo outings and meet every second Wednesday. If you have an interest and knowledge of photography and want to advance or meet likeminded people, phone Charlie O’Neill on 087-2446071 for further information about joining us. LITERARY AWARDS: Entries are now being taken for the annual Short Story & Poetry Competition in association with Swords Heritage. You can write on the subject of your choice: fact, fantasy or fiction. Results will be announced in late September. For details and form, emails or phone 01-8400080.   TABLE QUIZ: A fun table quiz in aid of St Francis Hospice takes place every Monday in the Estuary Pub, North Street, Swords, starting at 10pm. Why not go along and enjoy the craic? It’s for a very good cause!  


DRAMA GROUP: Riverside Drama Circle will return for its autumn season on Monday, August 26 at

Darndale Belcamp Village Centre (DBVC) has officially launched its 2018 Annual Report & Financial Statement. The report is packed with highlights and achievements outlining its impact during 2018, along with information about its services and strategic planning. DBVC would like to thank all their team, partners, funders and supporters for helping to make 2018 a wonderful year. Pictured are members and supporters at the launch. 7.30pm in St John of God's Girls’ School, Kilmore Road, Artane. Aspiring and experienced actors are most welcome, especially male actors. Drop in on the night and introduce yourself or contact Kevin Jones, PRO, on 086-2435478. The group plans to stage two one-act plays at Naomh Barrog GAA Club on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11th, 12th and 13th.  


OPEN NIGHT: Meet the members and committee of Rush Musical Society and hear all about the exciting season ahead including the annual Christmas Panto (a collaboration with Rush Drama Group), Musical Theatre Workshops and all the news on the musical thriller taking to the stage in April 2020, ‘Sweeney Todd’. Date: Wednesday August 28 at 8.30pm at Rush Cricket Club. New members welcome. For more information email secretary@ and like them on Facebook.  

BINGO: Bingo takes place at the Raheny GAA Clubhouse, 2 All Saints’ Road every Thursday, from 8.15pm to 10.15pm. Contact bingo@rahenygaa. ie or phone 01-8313530 from 7.30pm to 10pm for more details.    MEN’S SHED: A new Men’s Shed has opened in the Raheny area. They meet every Thursday at 10.30am in St Anne’s Park (City Farm) Raheny. Men who live in Raheny and surrounding districts are welcome to attend.  

BAYSIDE TENNIS: Trackside Tennis Club is open for membership, family, senior and junior. Six all-weather courts. Court hire available - rackets supplied. For details, call into courts at Seagrange Park (behind Bayside DART Station) or check out the website or Facebook page.


WRITING WORKSHOPS: Write your life stories in the natural setting of Ireland's finest muse, Howth. Author, workshop facilitator and writing coach, Lara O'Brien, has announced the opening of BALGRIFFIN Howth Writing Workshops. Write LADIES’ PITCH & PUTT: St Mary’s Pitch & Putt Club is seeking new lady to prompts, read and receive/give supportive feedback. Using crafted members. They play at Inisfails GAA Club, Balgriffin, on Saturdays at 10am prompts, Lara will help you unravel Why not go along and give it a try? For and reveal your pivotal life moments and events of importance. Go to Lara details, phone Pat on 086-3505384. O'Brien, Writing Retreats, Martha's Vineyard & Howth - Ireland and book

CARERS’ EVENT: Carers, the cared for and their families are invited to a new Community Worship Service, which will take place on the third Sunday of every month, from 4pm-4.30pm, at Sutton Methodist Church, corner of Church Road. A cuppa and a chat will follow. The venue is wheelchair accessible. It will consist of singing well-known hymns, prayer, bible reading and a short talk. Everyone is welcome.


COUNSELLING SEVICE: TARGET Counselling Service is available at 41 Grangemore Grove, Donaghmede (bungalow behind Holy Trinity Church). For further information, call 01-8670279 Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm and 3.30pm to 7.30pm.


SANTRY COMMUNITY GARDEN: New volunteer members are welcome in this four-acre walled heritage garden in a quiet corner of Santry Demesne. Those who share the work share the varied and healthy produce! It’s open Wednesday and Friday from 2pm to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1pm. Visit the garden or check the group out on


IRISH CONVERSATION: Practice your 'cúpla focal' every Thursday at 10.30am in Le Chéile Community Centre, Donnycarney. Contact Ben on 086-2663392 for information.



WALKING CLUB: A community walk catering for all ages and levels of fitness takes place every Tuesday at 9.45am in the Stardust Memorial Park, Coolock. Parents, grandparents and strollers are welcome after the school drop-off. No booking needed. Just turn up and join them for a walk. For more information contact David Phelan on 087-6525001 or Madeleine Ebbs on 086-8150286.


RUN ‘N’ ROLL: A Run ‘n’ Roll 5km and Stroll ‘n’ Roll 2.5km wheelchair accessible route around St Anne’s Park will take place on Sunday, September 1 at 12noon. The cost is €20 for adults and €10 for Under 12s. All proceeds will go to support youth services in the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA). For more information contact Sara Gregson on 01-8186478 or David Barry on 087-0506946, or email

The National Council for the Blind (NCBI) Cycle of Light fundraising event will take place on September 6 from 7.30pm till dark. It offers a unique nighttime cycle with a choice of two scenic routes along the stunning Dublin Bay to Sutton or Howth Head which spans either 25km or 35km. To join the team and participate in the Cycle of Light, register through Alternatively, contact Joanne Carney on 01 882 1970. Cycle of Light ambassador Joanna Donnelly is pictured with NCBI chief executive Chris White at the launch.

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This week’s Beauty Dial Star Buys


By Edel Cox of The Beauty Dial (

ALFA ITALIA LAZIO COLLEZIONI TRAVEL STYLING KIT RRP €44.95. Introducing the Lazio Collezioni, a limitededition travel styling kit inspired by delicious Italian desserts. Taking its name from the stunning mountainous region in central Italy, the Lazio Collezioni features deceptively powerful mini hair styling appliances for on the go styling. The limited-edition autumn/winter 2019 travel kit is the perfect travel companion. The ultra-compact and lightweight dryer and irons provide near salon performance and help ensure you maintain your look while on the go. The new Lazio Collezioni hairdryer utilises Alfa Italia’s powerful 1200w motor, which has two speed settings, to create the same styling power as its full-sized counterparts while the ceramic styling iron is capable of heating up to 190°C and comes with two sectioning clips. Available from September for a limited time only at


The Very High Protection Lotion for Children SPF50+ is formulated specifically for children with sensitive skin, light and very fair skin. The lotion is highly water resistant and soothing thanks to Avène’s Thermal Spring Water and leaves no sticky white residue. Fragrance, paraben, alcohol and silicone free, Avène’s Very High Protection Lotion for Children is gentle on skin and on the environment. The new formula also has improved biodegradability, minimising its impact on the environment. Eau Thermale Avène has partnered with the Pur Project, a program in Indonesia aimed at reviving and preserving coral reefs and preserving the marine ecosystem. More than 800 corals were planted in that year, and more than 1,000 corals were conserved. Mattifying, water-resistant, hydrating and ecoconscious, Avène’s latest sun care range allows you to have fun in the sun without any worries.

The Kennedy & Co Revitalising Eye Gel featuring a combination of Pro-Vitamin D, Vitamin E and the much-loved Sodium Hyaluronate alongside caffeine, works to not only tackle puffiness and dark circles, but also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines where you need it most. Use it first thing in the morning and last thing at night. The metallic nib applicator is instantly cooling to the touch and feels like a real treat. Keep it in the car or at your desk for last minute pick-me-ups. Kennedy & Co is available to purchase in selected Dunnes Stores and pharmacies nationwide or online at www. kennedycogrooming. com

WEIR & SONS Pay homage to our oceans’ most wonderful creatures as Alex Monroe has created a collection of jewellery to celebrate the most amazing species. Whether you love whales, fish or turtles, wear a piece of handcrafted jewellery that recreates your favourite underwater animal in beautiful detail. Available in a choice of sterling silver and gold plated, you pick up this enchanting collection at Weir & Sons, Grafton Street and Dundrum Town Centre and online at

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Staying safe on holiday NO MATTER where your family holiday takes you, having a happy and healthy trip should always be the main priority. To make that happen, your family needs to take certain precautions before and throughout the trip. Putting some of the following health tips from the travel experts at Tropical Medical Bureau (TMB) into practice can help make your holiday as carefree as possible.

ends well. Be sure to pack a bottle of sun cream for each person going on the trip and constantly reapply cream throughout the day. Another common issue? Sunstroke. Sunstroke is known to happen very easily so remember to take breaks from the sun regularly in order to rehydrate and recuperate.

BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS Do some research before your PACK A FIRST AID KIT holiday to see the safety level of the Pack a first aid kit complete with country you're going to. That can child-safe painkillers, antihistamine vary from the cleanliness of water, tablets, hydrocortisone cream, the safety of food, or the risks of the antiseptic wipes, and, of course, environment. bandages because having an extra If you're advised against drinking bandage, or five, is always a good the water from the tap, buy plastic idea. water bottles from the shop. If your child has a history of illness Exploration and children go hand at home, assume that they may in hand so watch out for those reoccur while abroad. Supplies of potentially dangerous caves, holes, medication for asthma, diabetes, migraine and other known conditions cliffs and street alleys. should be carried. KEEP THE CHILDREN GET HEALTH ADVICE BEFORE YOU ENTERTAINED Children need to be constantly TRAVEL entertained. With this in mind, it's It's important to gather as much essential that you book your holiday health advice as possible before in the knowledge that they will also travelling as a family. have a good time. Very often, children may need If you really want a peaceful holiday less vaccines than parents as their childhood vaccines will still be active. make sure you have a sufficient supply of games, toys and books to However, the recent trend to consider measles, mumps and rubella keep them amused. Don't forget your insect repellent as mild illnesses means that many Children love to play outside in the children have not completed their usual childhood vaccines and so they early hours of dusk. This is usually the worst time for mosquitoes and will frequently be at a higher risk as other nasty biting insects. they travel to countries where these Good insect repellent is essential air borne diseases are much more and there is only a very limited risk common. of toxicity, providing you wash it off Book an appointment in your local TMB clinic to find out everything you well before the children retire for the night. need to know ahead of your trip.   SWIM SAFELY STAY HYDRATED Small children love to swim and to Make sure that the whole family run around close to the pool edge takes in plenty of water - long days out in the sun, hiking, or sunbathing, remember to keep an eye on them at all times. can leave the whole family However, in the open sea it can dehydrated. be difficult to see your children's Carry refillable water bottles to whereabouts at all times-wearing a prevent headaches and dizzy spells. We would recommend children try brightly coloured bathing cap will make it somewhat easier to spot to drink about one to two litres of them. water per day and adults are best off drinking three. HAVE A PLAN FOR LOST KIDS Have a family plan in case someone EAT HEALTHY Eating healthy on holiday can seem goes missing. One idea is to return to the last spot where you can like an impossible task for some remember meeting together. families. Remember what clothing your Stop by a grocery store or a local children are wearing each day and, market to pick up some fresh fruit if you can, go for easily identifiable and vegetables to keep everyone healthy from the inside out. Why not colours. Even though you may feel a bit make it fun for the children and let silly, having a distinct 'family whistle' them pick out their own? is often a great asset in a crowded Choosing a hotel or resort with market or shopping centre. healthy dining options can also help With these precautions, you won't when trying to make the right food have to worry about you or your choices. family being anything but healthy! BE CAREFUL IN THE SUN One of the most common issues that For more travel health tips contact comes with a sun holiday is sunburn Tropical Medical Bureau on 01and, as we all know, sunburn never 2715200 or visit

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A Degree of Truth About The Author MURIEL Bolger is a best-selling author, a well-known Irish journalist and award-winning travel writer. Her books all have an element of foreign places in them. And this time she treats us to a glimpse of Spain, in Alcala de Henares. When not writing and travelling Muriel enjoys painting in watercolours, a relatively new and absorbing hobby, classical music and opera. ‘A Degree of Truth’ is her seventh novel. In addition to her bestselling fiction, which include ‘The Captain’s Table’, ‘The Pink Pepper Tree’, ‘Out of Focus’ and Dublin - City of Literature (O'Brien Press), won the Travel Extra Travel Guide Book of the Year.

A DEGREE of Truth follows Tansy Nugent from naive student to womanhood. The only child of older parents, her deep friendship with her flat mate, streetwise Phyllis, lands her in trouble more than once, but is a sustaining force in her life. Set in Dublin, around the flatlands of Rathmines and the hallowed halls of Trinity College, we follow Tansy’s struggles and triumphs. It’s because of Phyllis’s never-takeno-for-an-answer attitude that, as an undergraduate, that she spends the summer in the city. Tansy lands herself a job as research assistant to debonair university professor, anthropologist, Sean Pollard. Captivated by his sophisticated ways, his seemingly infinite knowledge and his affable personality, a new world unfolds before her – a world far from her sleepy roots and the country life her mother is so keen for her to return to. But Phyllis doesn't approve. Tansy begins to develop feelings for ‘her professor’ – feelings that she senses are not one-sided, but which she knows are ethically wrong. And there’s the age gap. He’s in his forties, she not yet 20. He is instrumental in the timely opportunity for her to take an Erasmus break in Spain in Alcala de Henares, close to Madrid. This is her first time abroad and gives her breathing space, while further expanding her horizons.

An unlikely friendship with the titled Alvaro has far-reaching implications, as does a three-day academic visit from Professor Pollard to Alcala. He takes her to some of his favourite haunts in Madrid, and the time they spend together endorses what Tansy feels about him and he about her. They both acknowledge that an intimate relationship would have negative consequences for them both at their college. Tansy is determined to put him out of her mind. She spends that summer with Phyllis, teaching in Malaga, and eventually falls for a fellow Irish student, Jack, whom she meets during that time. But despite this love, there is always an unspoken presence in the back of her mind. The flatmates graduate and find placements in various schools during their HDip semesters, while making plans for their post-grad futures. Tansy and Jack’s revolve around buying an old camper van and spending their gap year touring around Australia. However, they haven’t factored in Professor Pollard’s sudden reappearance, or the way he bulldozes into their lives, upsetting everyone and everything. She is captivated again by this man of the world, and he successfully uses his charm offensive on her parents and friends. But under the

charismatic and debonair exterior, there lies another side to him, a side she could never have envisaged. There is so much about him she does not yet know, as Phyllis keeps reminding her. But love can be blind, totally blind.

A woman's voice for justice speaks out WHEN Vicky Phelan delivered an emotionally charged statement from the steps of the Four Courts in April 2018 - having refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement in the settlement of her action against the HSE - she unearthed the medical and political scandal of our times. Since then, Vicky has become a woman's voice for justice on the issue, and her systemchanging activism has made her a household name. In her memoir ‘Overcoming’, Vicky shares her remarkable personal story, from a life-threatening accident in early adulthood through to motherhood, a battle with depression, her devastating later discovery that her cancer had returned in shocking circumstances - and the ensuing detective-like scrutiny of events that led the charge for her historymaking legal action. An inspiring story of rare resilience and power, Overcoming is an account of how one woman can move mountains - even when she is fighting for her own life

- and of finding happiness and strength in the toughest of times. Vicky Phelan is mother to Amelia and Darragh, married to Jim and living in Limerick. She is a lifelong learner and has always worked in the education field. She credits her education with giving her the tools to take on her greatest challenge - fighting for her life. By going public on her court action against the HSE in 2018, she broke the cervical cancer scandal, when 221 known sufferers, including herself, were not told of a clinical audit that had revised their earlier negative smear tests: as it turns out their cancers could possibly have been prevented. Since then she has become a household name in Ireland, for her powerful advocacy work to ensure that standards and accountability are brought to bear within the Irish health service so that what happened to her and others cannot happen again. You can follow Vicky on Twitter @PhelanVicky

Tansy slowly begins to realise that love sometimes comes at a price, and, that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is... A Degree of Truth by Muriel Bolger is published by Hachette Ireland in Trade Paperback.

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Notice of the Confirmation by Irish Water of a Compulsory Purchase Order made under The Water Services Acts, 2007 to 2013 (and, in particular, Section 7 of the Water Services (No. 2) Act, 2013 and Parts 2 and Sections 31 & 32 and Part 7 and Section 93 of the Water Services Act, 2007, as amended), The Planning and Development Acts, 2000 to 2014 (and, in particular Part XIV and Sections 213 and 217 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), Section 184(2) of the Local Government Act, 2001, Section 10 of the Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960 (as substituted by Section 86 of the Housing Act, 1966 and as amended by Section 6 and the Second Schedule of the Roads Act, 1993 and by Section 222 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), The Housing Act, 1966 (and in particular Part V, Sections 76 and 78 and the Third Schedule), The Lands Clauses Acts, The Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919 AS RESPECTS ALL OR PART OF THE LAND TO WHICH THIS COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER RELATES PUBLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 78(1) OF THE HOUSING ACT, 1966, AS AMENDED BY THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACTS, 2000 – 2014.

Compulsory Acquisition of Land Irish Water Compulsory Purchase (Kinsealy Wastewater Project) Order, 2019 Irish Water (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”), a Water Services Authority for the purposes of the Water Services Act, 2007, proposes for the purposes of the Water Services Acts, 2007 to 2013 and in exercise of its powers under Sections 32 and 93 of the Water Services Act, 2007 to acquire compulsorily the lands and rights over land hereinafter described and has made an Order entitled as above which Order is dated the 22nd day of May 2019 and which Order was submitted to An Bord Pleanála (hereinafter “the Board”). Irish Water on the 14th day of August 2019, made a Confirmation Order confirming the above named Compulsory Purchase Order as respects the land described in the Schedule hereto. The said Order, as so confirmed, authorises Irish Water to acquire the said land compulsorily for the purposes of the Housing Act, 1966. The Order, as so confirmed, will become operative three weeks from the date of publication of this Notice. A copy of the Order as so confirmed and of the drawings referred to in it may be seen at the following location:(a) Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26, Talbot Street, Dublin 1 between 9:00-17:00hrs. (b) Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin An application for judicial review of the decision of the Company under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (Judicial Review) 2011 (S.I. No. 691 of 2011) may be made to the High Court within eight weeks beginning on the date of the publication of this Notice in accordance with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as substituted by Section 13 of the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act, 2006. SCHEDULE PART 1 – LAND ACQUISITION Land other than land consisting of a house or houses unfit for human habitation and not capable of being rendered fit for human habitation at reasonable expense Plot Number shaded grey on the drawings deposited at Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 And

Quantity, Situation and Description of the Land Drawing No.

Area in Hectares


Owners or Reputed Owners

Description of Property

Lessees or Reputed Lessees


Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, County Dublin 011




Agricultural land

Crekav Limited Partnership, 7th Floor, N/A College House, Townsend Street, Dublin 2


PART 2 – PERMANENT WAYLEAVE Sub-Part A – Description of Wayleave The right for the Company, its successors in title, assigns, tenants, servants or agents, contractors or other licensees: (i) to construct, lay, keep, operate, maintain, renew, repair and inspect waste water works as defined in the Water Services Act, 2007 and all associated pipelines and all other associated physical elements used for collection, storage or treatment of waste water and such other works, services, facilities and other things as are necessary or expedient in relation thereto or are ancillary thereto or form part of such waste water works, in, on or under the land specified in Sub-Part B below, together with the right, (ii) to enter with all necessary vehicles, plant and machinery upon the said land at all times for any of the said purposes. Sub-Part B – Description of Land Plot Number coloured yellow on the drawings deposited at Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 And

Quantity, Situation and Description of the Land Drawing No.

Area in Hectares


Description of Property

Owners or Reputed Owners

Lessees or Reputed Lessees


Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, County Dublin 001




Openspace/ Agricultural Land

Mr. Edward Sugden, White House Bungalow , Kinsealy Lane Cul de Sac, Malahide, Co Dublin and Kinsealy and District Game Association, 11 Glen Ellan Close, Swords , Co. Dublin







Openspace/ Agricultural Land

Carley Properties Limited, 4th floor, 25 Merrion Square, Dublin 2







Openspace/ Agricultural Land

Carley Properties Limited, 4th floor, 25 Merrion Square, Dublin 2




NORTHSIDE PEOPLE EAST 28.08.19 Notice of the Confirmation by Irish Water of a Compulsory Purchase Order made under The Water Services Acts, 2007 to 2013 (and, in particular, Section 7 of the Water Services (No. 2) Act, 2013 and Parts 2 and Sections 31 & 32 and Part 7 and Section 93 of the Water Services Act, 2007, as amended), The Planning and Development Acts, 2000 to 2014 (and, in particular Part XIV and Sections 213 and 217 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), Section 184(2) of the Local Government Act, 2001, Section 10 of the Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960 (as substituted by Section 86 of the Housing Act, 1966 and as amended by Section 6 and the Second Schedule of the Roads Act, 1993 and by Section 222 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000), The Housing Act, 1966 (and in particular Part V, Sections 76 and 78 and the Third Schedule), The Lands Clauses Acts, The Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919 AS RESPECTS ALL OR PART OF THE LAND TO WHICH THIS COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER RELATES


Compulsory Acquisition of Land Irish Water Compulsory Purchase (Kinsealy Wastewater Project) Order, 2019 PART 2 – PERMANENT WAYLEAVE Sub-Part B – Description of Land (Continued) Plot Number coloured yellow on the drawings deposited at Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 And

Quantity, Situation and Description of the Land Area in Hectares

Drawing No.


Description of Property

Owners or Reputed Owners

Lessees or Reputed Lessees


Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, County Dublin 009




Openspace/ Agricultural Land

Carley Properties Limited, 4th floor, 25 Merrion Square, Dublin 2







Agricultural Land

Crekav Limited Partnership, 7th Floor, N/A College House, Townsend Street, Dublin 2






Development Land

Twinlite Services limited, 11 The Plaza, Tyrkelstown Centre, Dublin 15



PART 3 – PERMANENT RIGHT OF WAY Not applicable PART 4 – TEMPORARY WORKING AREA Sub-Part A – Description of Rights The temporary right for the Company, assigns, tenants, licensees, servants or agents, contractors and workmen in common with all others who have the like right to use the land specified in Sub-Part B below to enter with all necessary vehicles, plant and machinery upon the said lands and to use the land to pass and re-pass over same for the purpose of ingress and egress to and from the public road at all times, for all purposes of and by all means in connection with the use and occupation by the Company its successors in title, assigns, tenants, licensees, servants or agents, contractors and workmen in common with all others who have the like right of lands and rights over land acquired by it for the purposes of the KINSEALY WASTEWATER PROJECT. Such rights include the right to do anything reasonably necessary for or ancillary or incidental to the construction of the structures and the waste water works as defined in the Water Services Act, 2007 to be laid, erected, or constructed on the lands described in Part 1 of this Schedule and the wayleaves described in Part 2 of this Schedule in, on, under or over the lands specified in Sub-Part B below. Sub-Part B – Description of Lands Plot Number coloured green on the drawings deposited at Irish Water, Colvill House, 24-26 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 And

Quantity, Situation and Description of the Land Area in Hectares

Drawing No.


Description of Property

Owners or Reputed Owners

Lessees or Reputed Lessees


Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, County Dublin 002




Openspace/ Agricultural Land

Mr. Edward Sugden, White House Bungalow, Kinsealy Lane Cul de Sac, Malahide, Co Dublin and Kinsealy and District Game Association, 11 Glen Ellan Close, Swords , Co. Dublin







Openspace/ Agricultural Land

Carley Properties Limited, 4th floor, 25 Merrion Square, Dublin 2







Openspace/ Agricultural Land

Carley Properties Limited, 4th floor, 25 Merrion Square, Dublin 2







Openspace / Agricultural land

Carley Properties Limited, 4th floor, 25 Merrion Square, Dublin 2







Openspace / Agricultural land

Carley Properties Limited, 4th floor, 25 Merrion Square, Dublin 2







Openspace / Agricultural land

Carley Properties Limited, 4th floor, 25 Merrion Square, Dublin 2







Agricultural Land

Crekav Limited Partnership, 7th Floor, College House, Townsend Street, Dublin 2







Development Land

Twinlite Services Limited, 11 The Plaza, Tyrkelstown Centre, Dublin 15



Dated this 14th day of August, 2019.

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Brother’s kidney is gold for cyclist at Transplant Games A GLASNEVIN cycling athlete has attributed the gold medals he won at last week’s World Transplant Games to the ‘fast’ kidney he received from his brother 30 years ago. Despite harsh winds John Moran sped to victory in the 10km cycling time trial in the 60-69 age category with a time of 18.07 minutes and followed that up with a second gold medal in the 30km event. “I am delighted and thrilled - the pressure is off now,” said John after his first medal. “A big thank you to all of those who have supported me, my wife Angela who has travelled here with me and of course a special thanks to my brother Frank who gave me his ‘fast’ kidney 34 years ago." A day later, John was

back in the saddle for the gruelling 30km race around 17 laps with lots of turns and corners. But the near invincible 61-yearold put in an age-defying performance to finish first. "I'm really happy with that,” he said after the achievement. “I'm delighted to be able to achieve two golds in the sport that I love, cycling. “I found the course today easier than yesterday's. After three laps, four cyclists broke away and two laps later it was just myself and a British guy and then in the final last lap I managed to sprint away to the finish line and got the Gold. “My finish time was 55.43 and the British guy crossed the line at 56.04." This year’s World Transplant Games took place in Newcastle in the

UK. John has previously participated in several World Transplant Games and European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships, in countries including Canada, South Africa and Hungary. He was part of a strong Irish team supported by Irish soccer legend Niall Quinn who sent a video message from Newcastle where he had recently met team member, James Nolan. “I'm here with James Nolan from Transplant Team Ireland,” he said. “I want to wish all of the other competitors who have gone through all of the hard work to get to those brilliant games and to wish you well, to congratulate you and also to send you a message of spirit and hope from

Transplant Team Ireland cyclists Anna Pokajska, Anthony Byrne, Artane, and John Moran, Glasnevin. PHOTO: ROBBIE REYNOLDS the people like myself here who are very proud of what you are doing are proud of what you have done in your life

and proud that you are showing that there is a great route forward after you have had the major traumas in your life that

you guys have had.” Quinn added: “I would also like to say well done on getting people to donate because of course

you know the value of that and if we can push a little further for organ donor subscriptions that would be great too.”

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There is no mistaking the new version of the Mercedes A Class Seán Creedon

test, Mercedes added electronic stability control and spent a lot of money CAR companies are rectifying the problem. forever upgrading Many years ago I used their motors. Often to link Mercedes cars and the improvements are gold watches together. minimal and only the When you retired you pedantic among us can might be presented with speak with confidence a gold watch and at that about the changes. But there is no mistaking stage of your life if you were rich enough, you the new version of the might then treat yourself Mercedes A Class. The to a Merc. car which originally had Now every car event I high roofline has been attend at Mercedes’ Irish ‘flattened’ and now we headquarters on the get a gorgeous looking Naas Road, their sales motor, which is well able to compete with rivals like manager Ciaran Allen keeps reminding us that the BMW’s 1-Series, Audi the company continues A3 and the Volvo V40. This is the fourth version to attract younger buyers. The average age for an of the A Class and you A-Class buyer is now may remember that the first one in 1997 famously down to 35. This new version has a failed the ‘moose test.’ more sloping bonnet and The moose or elk test is lower, angular headlights used to test the breaking plus a grille that houses and swerving power of the famous three-pointed a car. After a Swedish star. The cabin has got journalist overturned a make-over with dual his test car in the moose

infotainment screens and all the usual Mercedes buttons and slave controls on the steering wheel. Black is the dominant interior colour, apart from some red stitching on what are very comfortable seats. There is now more head, shoulder and elbow space and it’s all rounded off with ambient light options that has 64 different colour choices. You also have access to a new ‘friend’ in the cabin and the voice activation service can be assessed by simply saying ‘Hey Mercedes.’ Then if the ‘lady’ understands your accent everything is fine, if not there may confusion. In the back there is room for three adults, but with that bulky power-train going right down the middle, it’s probably more comfortable with just two adults in the rear.

Boot space has been improved and while there is a ‘well’ for a spare wheel, initially you will have to settle for a repair kit, unless you are good at haggling. I drove a Polar white version and while the

weather in Ireland was good last week, it reminded me of holidays in the Canaries where all the taxis in use seemed to be Mercedes cars. Love Island star Maura Higgins, who says she wants to buy a Merc, will probably opt

for a white version also. Prices start at €31,600 for the A180d automatic, while my A200 AMG line automatic started at €36,635. There is a range of ‘goodies’ available as standard, but my 1.4-litre petrol test car did have a

few extras, which brought the price of the car as tested up to €43,332. In the past I would be nervous driving a brand new Mercedes, but it’s amazing what age and experience can do for you.

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Dublin City Council We, Donna and Glen Coughlan of 41 Ferrycarrig Park, Coolock, Dublin 17 (D17 Y754), seek Planning Permission from Dublin City Council to construct a (13.40.sq.m.) single storey dining room extension to gable of house with matching apex roof over. We also seek permission to retain recently constructed (2018) single storey bedroom (11.28.sq.m.) and storage area (11.12.sq.m.) to part side and rear of the dwelling. The planning application maybe inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00am - 4.30pm). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grand permission.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council On foot of the previous retention permission application (DSDZ2571/18) and Further Information submission, by Marcus Stewart of 4 Castleforbes Road, Dublin 1, we apply for retention permission for an extension at ground and first floors of the rear return (N-W corner of site), adjacent to the rear of Alexander Terrace; including modification of the door opening at ground floor and integration of a window, and new window at first floor level. This application relates to land within the North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council Sabine Louet intends to apply for planning retention at 39, Castlerosse Crescent, Baldoyle, Dublin13. The retention consists of dropping down of 2 no previously approved roof windows at the rear (East) (Planning application Ref 12B/0082) and 2 no windows to the side (South) of the existing two storeys semidetached house. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

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The Roaring Banshees, from Devious Theatre, takes place at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, until August 31 (7.30pm). After a failed assassination attempt on Eamon de Valera, a rogue Cumann na mBan unit flee across the Atlantic to escape the law. With Prohibition in full swing, they earn their keep by making bootleg poitín and selling it on to the Chicago mob. But it’s not long before a gang war breaks out with them caught in the middle, and the lethal skills they honed back home hunting Black and Tans are taken to the bullet-strewn streets of the Windy City. Tickets: €18/€16 student/OAP/unwaged.



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INTERCESSION: BRIGHTON COURT Presented by Halo Productions’, ‘Intercession: Brighton Court’, by Owen Jerome Ryan, is being staged at The New Theatre, 43 Essex Street East, Dublin 2 from August 27-31 (7.30pm plus Matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday, August 31). It is a play about the choices we make and the choices that were made for us. Because who really controls their own destiny? What if we could just go back and change that one little thing? This play answers those questions by flinging three very different skins together in a lane in dirty old Dublin. Tickets: €18 (€14 conc./groups). Show Length: 70 minutes.


An exhibition celebrating 100 years of space exploration has been launched by the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) at Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8. ‘Above and Beyond’ takes the visitor on a chronological journey through a century of scientific, technological and cultural advancements (1919 to 2018), highlighting some of the most recognisable places and events that contributed to the greatest achievements in modern astronomy and space exploration. The exhibition is available for the public to visit, free of charge, at Wood Quay from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, until August 29.

MARITIME EXHIBITIONS The Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire is hosting two new exhibitions this month. 'From Coast to Coast’ is a collection of Donal Murray's oil paintings based on the ruggedness of the Wild Atlantic Way and his travels along the East Coast of the United States from Boston up to Maine. This exhibition runs until September 10. The other, 'Truailliú, Not You’ is for children and features upcycled sea creatures made from coastal waste.

Red ‘n’ Blue Theatre Company presents Abi Morgan’s ‘LOVESONG’ at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, on August 29 and 30 (8pm). It’s the story of one couple told from two different points in their lives. We meet them as young lovers in their 20s, full of hope and expectation as they begin their married life, and as worldly companions looking back on their Contact the Civic Theatre on 01-4627477 or book online at or https:// Tickets: €19/Concession €17. Group booking 8+ people €15 with promo code SONG.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is running their popular Women’s Tours on the last Sunday of every month at 2:00pm until November. These tours focus on the legendary women to whom Glasnevin is home. On these tours, visitors will hear the stories of some of the following incredible women: • Maud Gonne MacBride – Revolutionary, Suffragette and Actress. She was a founding member of Inghindhe na hÉireann and organised relief during the War of Independence. • Delia Larkin – younger sister of the famed Trade Union leader, James Larkin. She played a pivotal role in the development of the Irish Women’s Workers’ Union, and during her lifetime she worked to earn equal pay and the right to vote for women. • Charlotte Despard –co-founder of the Women’s Franchise League. She supported workers during the 1913 lockout. In 1914 when war broke out, she refused to become involved in the arms recruitment campaign. Ironically her brother was Chief of Staff of the British Army. • Madeline ffrench Mullen –a member of Inghinidhe na hÉireann, she played an active role in the campaign to provide school dinners for children and during the 1913 lockout; she worked at the soup kitchen in Liberty Hall. During the Easter Rising, she was part of the St Stephen’s Green/Royal College of Surgeons Garrison. • Jennie Wyse Power –a founding member of Inghinidhe na hÉireann and Sinn Féin becoming VicePresident of both organisations. She was later on the Provisional Committee that set up Cumann na mBan. The 1916 Proclamation was signed in her home at 21 Henry Street, Dublin.


• Elizabeth O’Farrell –a member of both Inghinidhe na hÉireann and Cumann na mBan. She played a key role in the Easter Rising and had the difficult task of delivering the news to British forces that the rebels were surrendering!

A fun table quiz in aid of St Francis Hospice takes place every Monday in the Estuary Pub, North Street, Swords, starting at 10pm. Why not go along and enjoy the craic? It’s for a very good cause!

• Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington - a tireless campaigner for workers and women’s rights amongst many other things. She was one of the first women to graduate from an Irish university! These inspirational women played a pivotal role in shaping Irish history. Hear their stories and more, and discover Ireland’s herstory carved in stone! Not convinced? Go and see for yourself! Tickets are available online and at the museum reception. LAST CHANCE AUGUST PROMOTION! Enjoy a 20% discount for all 10:30am and 3:30pm General History tours running in August when you book online. Use the code GCMAUG at the check out to secure your discount! W: WWW.GLASNEVINMUSEUM.IE T: +353 (0)1 882 6550 E: MUSEUM@GLASNEVINTRUST.IE

Crossword Answers August 28th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 7 Orates; 8 Nipper; 10 Pontoon; 11 Parts; 12 Stew; 13 Suite; 17 Spell; 18 Alto; 22 Light; 23 Raiment; 24 Ballet; 25 Totems. Down: 1 Compass; 2 Painter; 3 Senor; 4 Dispute; 5 Spare; 6 Irish; 9 In full cry; 14 Spotted; 15 Sleeper; 16 Contest; 19 Clubs; 20 Agile; 21 Piton. QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 7 Nearly; 8 Quiver; 10 Elevate; 11 Raise; 12 Glue; 13 House; 17 Equip; 18 Beat; 22 Rinse; 23 Unusual; 24 Frenzy; 25 Scarce. Down: 1 Inveigh; 2 Hateful; 3 Gleam; 4 Sunrise; 5 Avoid; 6 Creep; 9 Melodious; 14 Squeeze; 15 Require; 16 Stilted; 19 Craft; 20 Under; 21 Quick.

From the Archives 55


We take a look back at extracts from old newspapers to see what was in the news this month in years gone by

Looking up Grafton Street, which links College Green and St Stephen’s Green, c 1910. The street is busy with shoppers. On the left, Yeates and Son, one of many jewellers in the area, has a prime spot at the junction with Nassau Street. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Dublin (Central Dublin)’, by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.

Irish Independent, August 28, 1924

Freeman’s Journal, August 13, 1828

Irish Independent, August 9, 1938

Freeman’s Journal, August 25, 1854

Irish Press, August 24, 1964

Freeman’s Journal, August 11, 1854



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Northside People (East) August 28th 2019  

Northside People (East) August 28th 2019