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Larkin Community College students have reached the regional final of Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2019. Pictured with Madison Rafferty (16) modelling the dress created for the competition (‘Me granny got it in Guiney’s’) was her sister Ruby (10), her mum Kelley Rafferty and her grandmother Betty Rafferty. See story on Page 3. PHOTO: JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY mfcu_Feb_13.pdf 1 07/02/2019 12:36









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MINISTER for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty has rejected calls from local TDs to scrap an initiative aimed at creating jobs. Dublin Bay North TD Denise Mitchell (SF) and Dublin Fingal TD Brendan Ryan (Lab) are among the public




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representatives calling for JobPath to be scrapped. However, Minister Doherty insists that claims about the programme are “without substance”. Deputy Mitchell said JobPath is nothing more than a moneymaking scheme for private companies which ignores

those most in need of support to re-enter the workforce. “JobPath is nothing more than an attempt to privatise and outsource our social welfare system and it has been a complete disaster,” she said. Continued on page 2





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Local TDs calling for end to JobPath Continued from page 1 ignore lower-skilled unemployed persons. “We see teachers who Deputy Mitchell said are working part-time the companies get paid a or as substitutes and registration fee for every jobseeker on their books. other skilled workers being shoved into jobs “It has decimated that actually don't suit many of our Community them whatsoever, simply Employment schemes so these companies because people who can collect their job would have preferred sustainment fee,” she to work in a CE Scheme added. found themselves being “So we have the threatened with having bizarre situation where their dole cut if they did a Government funded not sign-up to JobPath back-to-work scheme is instead,” she argued. Deputy Mitchell claimed actually ignoring those who are most in need that JobPath seems to

of supports because there is no financial gain to be made off of them as it is more difficult to help them re-enter employment. That is totally wrong.” Meanwhile, Deputy Ryan said pressure from the Troika to set up JobPath came in the context of very high unemployment. “The crisis of record high unemployment has been addressed, but much work remains to be done to help move back into work and education,”

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he said. “The greatest concern for policymakers and politicians was the prospect of a generation of workers becoming long term unemployed and lost to the world of work, as happened in the 1980s. Thankfully that has been avoided. It is our view that public and community services are much better placed now to deliver the tailored supports to workers, rather than for profit entities.” Deputy Ryan added: “The Department should go back to fully supporting the Local Employment Service, and resourcing Community Employment schemes, along with education and training programmes to help those most distant from the workforce to reskill and equip themselves for work.”

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In response to the criticism, Minister Doherty said the performance of JobPath has been above expectations; 46,000 people have gained jobs; there has been an innovative ‘payments by result’ system with the contractors carrying all upfront costs; and there

has been high satisfaction and low complaints. “Still we heard anecdote and allegation coming without substance being presented as fact by some members (of the Dail),” she said. “Their arguments are in fact simply that they don’t like JobPath; it is not about examining the outcomes for each


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one of those individuals who got a job, or about having a concern that our citizens have an expectation that they will receive assistance when unemployed and that this assistance will include financial support and support to find another job and to re-enter the workforce.” Minister Doherty reiterated that at cost to date of €160 million for 206,000 participants, it is less than €790 per individual for at a least a 52-week service. “This compares favourably with other activation services where the cost is closer to €1,000 and uniquely the JobPath contractors have to bear all the upfront costs, thereby reducing the risk to the State and ensuring that they must deliver results to recoup their costs,” she added.

Thornton uncertainty THE future of a site in north county Dublin that was once earmarked to house a ‘super prison’ remains clouded in uncertainty. In 2005 the Government purchased Thornton Hall with the intention of constructing a large-scale prison campus to replace the 19th century complex at Mountjoy Prison which the then Government planned to sell to fund the development. However, due to the downturn in the economy, the scale of the project could not be accommodated within the capital allocation available and the project did not proceed. Dublin Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien (FF) recently asked Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan his plans for the long-term use of the Thornton Hall site at Killsallaghan. Minister Flanagan said: “In the decade since the original plan, international research has tended towards smaller prisons within reach of support communities as the best option for rehabilitation. “In addition, in light

of the decision not to proceed with Thornton Hall, significant capital investment has been made at the Mountjoy campus over recent years to upgrade accommodation and eliminate the practice of slopping out. “In the meantime, the Thornton Hall site, which is fully serviced and adjacent to Dublin Airport, remains in my Department's ownership and in recent years a working group, which included representatives from the Office of Public Works (OPW), considered future use options for the site.” Minister Flanagan said this included discussions with Fingal County Council. “More recently, the site has also been flagged to the Department of Housing and Local Government, and to the Land Development Agency,” he added. “As such, the site will be considered both in the context of broader State requirements for land assets and future requirements in relation to detention of prisoners.”



Dressed to impress AN old wedding dress, net curtains and 100 reused shopping bags has secured Larkin Community College a place in the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2019 Regional Finals. The ‘Me Granny got it in Guiney’s’, dress was inspired by paper shopping bags that the model’s (Madison Rafferty) granny used to bring home from town. The thrifty students at the north inner city school collected a vast array of unwanted “junk” ranging from an old wedding dress to 100 refused bags to fashion their entry which sees them go forward to compete in the Eastern final of the competition on March 5 in The Helix.  Now in its ninth year Ireland’s leading fashion and art competition for secondary schools challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and

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Pictured at the announcement was Eros Farantsev, from Larkin Community College, Dublin 1, who is pictured wearing ‘Aqua Arno’, the costume created for the competition. PHOTO: JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY junk. For the full list of 320 silver ticket winners who have made it through to the regional finals next month, visit https:// BOIstudents 086 8092944 NOTARY PUBLIC Pictured at the announcement were Madison Rafferty (16), TV presenter James Patrice and Betty Rafferty (Madison’s grandmother). PHOTO: JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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Is there cause for optimism on housing? TONY McCULLAGH Editor Dublin People Group

IS THERE a chink of light at the end of a very dark tunnel on the housing front? Personally, I wouldn’t be taking the Government’s word for it. But when you hear positive noises emanating from reputable sources such as the Peter McVerry Trust, it certainly warrants attention. Last week, the charity welcomed the release of CSO figures showing

that housing completions increased by 20 percent in 2018. It hoped the increase in supply of new homes would make it easier to reduce the numbers of homeless people in hostels, hotels, B&Bs and other forms of emergency accommodation. Pat Doyle, CEO of the Peter McVerry Trust, said they were delighted to see progress continuing to be made on the number of house completions. “We all know that we started from a very low base, but a 20 percent increase year-on-year is a clear upward and positive trend,” he stated. “We are glad that the number of apartments has increased year-onyear, growing by 6.5 percent, but if we are to reflect on the need for one and two-bedroom homes in city and

FILE PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA urban centres, we’d hope to see that figure treble next year.” Mr Doyle also noted that many of the new homes were completed by local authorities and members of the Irish Council for Social Housing, such as the Peter McVerry Trust. In addition, private developments also accounted for a considerable

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Free Vacant housing unit is Minister pays Wifi established by council rolled tribute to FINGAL County Council has established a dedicated Vacant Housing Unit to ensure that numbers of empty houses around the county are kept to a minimum. As part of this, a specific Vacant Homes Officer has been detailed to manage the pressing need in bringing these properties back into use as demand for housing continues to grow. Fingal County Council’s Director of Housing, Margaret Geraghty, said although the amount of vacant housing stock in Fingal is one of the lowest nationally, there is an urgency to bring vacant stock back into use. Ms Geraghty said this has been recognised by Fingal County Council through its establishment of a Vacant Housing Unit.



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Ice mile challenge goes ahead THE venue may have changed at the 11th hour but the challenge didn’t get any easier for 13 hardy souls who took part in the seventh Eastern Bay Invitational International Ice Mile Swim. The event was due to take place at Lough Dan, County Wicklow, but had to be cancelled due to weather conditions which made getting access to the area difficult. After a series of phone calls over the a

few hours from the organising team, the event did take place though, at Clontarf Baths. Fergal Somerville, from Beaumont, one of the organisers, told Northside People: “No traffic could get in or out of the mountain lake resort (Lough Dan). Without hesitation the event had to be cancelled. “However, Bobby Nolan of Clontarf Baths fame rescued the biggest ice mile event in the world after weather wiped

out Wicklow. “Bobby, Clontarf Swim Club member and Leinster Open Sea Committee member, moved quite a large mountain to ensure the event went ahead.” Each swimmer, wearing only togs, hat and goggles, was attempting to achieve the unique milestone of an international ice mile: swimming one mile in less than five degrees of water. Three separate swims used the pool at Clontarf in consecutive waves. Of the

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Lego Movie 2 builds an awesome sequel LET’S face it, brand marketing doesn’t get any better than a blockbuster movie based around a successful kid’s game. The producers and toy manufacturers must be jumping for joy. As an audience member, you have never so accurately fit the title of ‘Consumer’, sitting with a large popcorn and drink, transfixed by the adverts and trailers which are followed by a film which reminds you how amazing this product would look in your child’s playroom. Many would complain about the commercialism, and they’d have a point, but then again, when everything is awesome, who cares.   And everything is indeed awesome with this sequel to 2014’s hugely successful ‘The Lego Movie’.









The songs are as catchy, the jokes are as funny, the action is as clever, heck, they may even be better. So take your kids, take your friends, go on your own, you’ll have a blast. We award it a review score of 4.5 awesome stars. Two very different films out for Valentine’s Day are ‘Instant Family’ and ‘A Private War’. The former is a comedy, the like of which you will have probably seen a million times before, where Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne star as parents who adopt a ready made latino family of three. It’s predictable but funny, has some real heart that is often lacking in similar offerings, and earns 3 watchable stars. ‘A Private War’ on the other hand, tells the harrowing real life story

of war journalist Marie Colvin (played brilliantly by Rosamund Pike) and it’s a compelling gritty affair that follows her to the front lines of Sri Lanka, Iraq and Syria. It deserves a hard fought and impressive 4 stars. Finally, the recently released ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, is an epic Japanese manga adaptation from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez. It tells the futuristic story of an abandoned cyborg called Alita who is put back together only to discover that she possesses amazing powers. Despite looking impressive on screen, the story lacks any real depth and fizzles out in the end to earn an average 2.5

stars. Paul O’Rourke

Bereavement information evening to be held in Swords ANAM Cara will be hosting a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday, February 20 from 7.20pm at the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords. The event, which is free, is open to all bereaved parents It provides a safe and comfortable space for them to hear a bereavement professional, experienced in supporting bereaved parents, give a short talk about the challenges families face into after the death of their son or daughter. Anam Cara chief executive Sharon Vard said the grief that follows the death of a child is devastating, isolating and at times overwhelming. “Some parents feel lost and struggle with their

conflicting and intense emotions,” said Ms Vard. “Anam Cara events like this do help. “The event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death or whether the death was recent or not. “Anam Cara gives bereaved mothers and fathers a chance to meet and connect with other bereaved parents in a safe and comfortable setting.” After the talk there will be an opportunity for this in attendance to ask questions and speak to other bereaved parents over a cup of tea or coffee. Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers. If attending, please RSVP to before February 19 or call 085-2888888.



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Seeds sown for children’s initiative PRIMARY school children across the Northside are to be given the opportunity to learn how to grow their own food this spring. Grow It Yourself (GIY) and innocent drinks have teamed up to launch

the eight annual food growing initiative, ‘The innocent Big Grow'. The 2019 event is now open for primary schools across the country to apply for a free Big Grow pack to be delivered to their school via



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This year the pupils will learn how to grow peas, cress and tomatoes. Each Big Grow pack includes enough soil, growing pots, seeds for a class of 30 along with an expert food growing kit devised by GIY plus details on how to cook and eat the produce that each child has grown. Over the last seven years, innocent and GIY have enabled more than 171,000 school children in Ireland to have their first growing experience in classrooms through the supply of seeds, grow pots, compost and expert growing advice and tips. Speaking at the launch, GIY founder Michael Kelly said: "Studies show that children who grow their own food are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables and show higher levels of knowledge about nutrition. “The children not only learn the science of growing, they also experience the joy of growing and eating their own food. “GIY calls this ‘Food Empathy', which is a deeper connection with

Pictured at the launch of the 2019 national Big Grow initiative at St Brendan’s School in Artane were from left to right: Cian Quinn (10) a fourth class pupil, Stefan O’Dowd (11), fifth class and Reece King (10), also in fifth class. PHOTO: MARK STEDMAN    food, and is proven to lead to a healthier life long-term.” Mr Kelly added: “We are delighted to launch this initiative again with innocent and we hope these life lessons continue all of the children who take part right into adulthood.” Marketing manager at innocent drinks Ireland,

Ali Gibbons, said: “We are big fans of fruit and veg at innocent and we are exceptionally proud of ‘The Big Grow’ as it is a fun way of teaching children how to grow their own. “Over the past eight years, we have reached nearly half of all primary schools in Ireland with this initiative with

students learning about the importance of healthy food. “We would encourage teachers to sign up today for their free Big Grow pack so we can see even more students getting involved in 2019.” Every school that registers for the event will receive a Big Grow certificate while the most

engaged or the ‘Best' Big Grow school will win a trip to Bloom for their class, a trip to Dublin Zoo and €500 worth of gardening equipment for the school. The winning school will be presented with their prizes at Bloom 2019, and two runners-up prizes of a €300 and a €200 GIY voucher are also up for grabs.

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Get your coins valued at fair in the RDS WE are all aware of value for money, but what about the old money put aside, forgotten and not exchanged for euros. Has it any value? The answer

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excellent condition or are scarce dates. Find out more at Ireland’s premier numismatic (study of currency) event which will take place on Saturday

and Sunday, February 23 and 24 from 11am to 6pm at the RDS, Ballsbridge. At the event, supported by the Numismatic Society of Ireland, there

will be leading dealers in coins, tokens, medals, banknotes, postcards, stamps and collectables. On both days there will be free expert valuations.



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Sing Ireland is calling a different tune Cara Sheerin A NEW name for the organisation that develops, supports and promotes all forms of group singing across Ireland has been announced. With over 300-member groups at present, Sing Ireland, formerly known as the Association for Irish Choirs, is focused on spreading the word about singing to encourage even more people to get involved. The organisation now has a new website (www. which lists singing groups across the country, and people on the Northside are being encouraged to get involved. Anyone interested is advised to log on to find details of groups and choirs in their own area. There is a group to suit everyone! Sing Ireland is encouraging all those interested in singing, regardless of their age or ability, to get involved in a group this year. Choir singing can, according to

studies at the University of Oxford, improve breathing, posture and muscle tension, as well as general mental health. Speaking at the launch at the National Concert Hall, Chairman of Sing Ireland Alan Kelly, said: “We are delighted to launch Sing Ireland which will be a more modern and inclusive organisation, reflecting changes in society and group singing over the past number of years. “Sing Ireland will look to build on the growing choral tradition in Ireland and expand to welcome all singing groups to our network. “There is a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved in this space to transform collective group singing in Ireland. We hope that by working together with partners and funders in the arts sector we can achieve great things.” Dermot O’Callaghan, chief executive of Sing Ireland, said: “Anybody who sings in a choir will tell you that participating fully can bring huge

rewards. Group singing is like a team sport your contribution is as important as that of every other singer in the ensemble. “At Sing Ireland, we are looking forward to encouraging more people to get involved and experience the positive impact singing can have on their health and creativity. Get out and get singing today! It really is true that singing can change your life.” Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council, said thousands of people throughout Ireland sing in groups and form an important part of arts actively in their local communities. “The Arts Council has supported these communities with funding at a national level of the Association of Irish Choirs, over many years,” said Ms McBride. “Sing Ireland represents an exciting new phase in the development of group singing, and we celebrate this achievement.”  For more information, visit



Locals dig in for tree initiative in Malahide A GROUP of Northside scouts and students came together recently to plant 1,000 trees in their community as part of a new initiative. Malahide Sea Scouts and students of St Oliver Plunkett’s, St Andrew’s, St John Paul II and Malahide-Portmarnock Educate Together schools gathered at Robswall Park to plant the trees. The ‘Easy-Treesie’ initiative is part of the UN sponsored ‘Plant-forthe-Planet’ programme inspired by teacher and

Nobel Laureate Wangari Mathai and aims to plant one trillion trees globally. It aims to plant one million trees in Ireland by 2023. Children in over 100 countries have come together to tackle climate change through the symbolic and practical means of planting a tree in their locality. Colin Gilhooley of Fingal County Council’s Operations Department attended the event. “This native-tree initiative extends the

existing shelter belt on the hill to provide welcome wildlife habitats,” said Mr Gilhooley. Fingal County Council supplied the recycled Christmas tree mulch, which the children ferried in wheelbarrows to the planted area. The scouts and students started the day with hot chocolate and cookies donated by the Gourmet Food Parlour. Fingal Mayor Anthony Lavin joined the students and scouts later at

EASY TREESY: The event at Robswall proved to be a big success. Malahide Parish Pastoral Centre where he awarded ‘Plant-for-the-Planet Climate Ambassador’ certificates to all the participants. This followed presentations by the pupils on the importance of tree planting for

capturing carbon dioxide. Mayor Lavin said: “It is a pleasure to properly recognise and thank the almost 50 children for giving up their Saturday to improve our public park. “The native Irish trees chosen here by Fingal

County Council will help improve the local amenity, combat global warming and increase biodiversity in the area. “We are delighted to be affording these children the chance to be stewards of their own local environment.”

Cllr Joe Newman (Ind) and volunteers from the Swords Woodland Association and Malahide Tidy Towns also attended the event. For more information on the initiative, please visit www.easyTreesie. com

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BINGO: Bingo takes place at the Raheny GAA Clubhouse, 2 All Saints’ Road every Thursday, from 8.15pm to 10.15pm. Contact bingo@ or phone 018313530 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 Tuesday at 3pm in Cara Hall, All Saints’ Drive, Raheny. Men who live in Raheny and surrounding districts are welcome to attend.  

Howth Road Mixed National School building on Clontarf Road will take place on Friday, February 15. A Service of Thanksgiving in Clontarf & Scots Church will take place at 11.30am, followed by the opening ceremony at the school, from 12.30pm-6.30pm. All past pupils and friends of the school are welcome to attend. Please let the school know by email, howthrdns@ if you are attending.




GARDENING TALK: Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society is holding a garden talk, BALGRIFFIN 'Medicinal Herbs and Safe CEILI: Kinsealy CCE and Natural Remedies' by Balgriffin Hall Committee are holding a ceili in Balgriffin Hall, Denise Dunne, on Thursday, February 21 at 8.30pm in the Malahide Road, on Saturday, Scouts’ Den, Market Green, February 23 from 9pm till Balbriggan. Including tea and midnight. Music by ‘Rise biscuits and plant and seed the Dust’. Admission is €10. swap. Admission is €4 plus a Refreshments served. All are raffle. For more information, welcome. phone 087-7520506.   ARTANE GARDENING: Dublin Five CITYWIDE Horticultural Society is REUNION: King's Inns Street holding a slide show and Leaving Cert Class 1969. Yes, it talk on gardens including really is 50 years this year and members' garden by Christine a reunion lunch is being held in O'Flynn, on Thursday, Dublin on May 22 at a venue to February 28 at 8pm in the be decided. Pauline Kavanagh, Artane Beaumont Family Lilian Trimble, Miraim Caverly, Recreation Centre, Kilmore Patricia Mc Dermot, Clare Road. Admission is €5. Call Britton and Marie Larkin are 087-2423020 for more organising the event and they information. would love to hear from more   of their classmates. Please CODERDOJO: Volunteers contact marielarkincahill@ are needed for a CoderDojo class. A free afterschool coding   class for children takes place CONFERENCE: Rare Diseases on Thursdays during term Ireland is holding a national time from 3pm-4.30pm and conference for parents needs volunteers. Contact and families on Thursday, the Artane Coolock Family February 28 in CA House, Resource Centre on 01-8512289 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, to if you can spare two Thursday mark the 12th annual World afternoons a month. Rare Disease Day. ‘Bridging   Health & Social Care’ will highlight the importance of HOWTH joined-up hospital, primary TALK: Howth Peninsula care and community services Heritage Society presents for people with rare diseases. a talk by Brian O’Connell People with an interest in rare and Cian O’Carroll, diseases can register their entitled ‘Brendan O’Regan: attendance at Entrepreneur, Innovator, rdd-2019 Peacemaker’, at the Howth   Angling Centre, West Pier, on VOLUNTEERS: The Dublin Tuesday, February 26 at 8pm. Rape Crisis Centre needs The cost for non-members volunteers (minimum of is €5. 25-years-of-age) to train as Telephone Counsellors to ART GROUP: Howth Art Group is seeking new members. staff its 24-hour Counselling Line outside office hours and They meet every Tuesday Support Personnel who will from 7.30pm to 10pm in the be available on a rota basis Old Courthouse, Howth. to attend the Sexual Assault Sessions consist of selfTreatment Unit in the Rotunda directed painting interspersed Hospital. No experience with demonstrations from necessary as full training professional artists. The will be provided to suitable friendly group has artists applicants. Phone 01-6614911 with a range of painting or email: volunteerservices@ experience from beginners to for more information. advanced. If interested, email: Closing date for applications is February 15.     CLONTARF SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SCHOOL INVITE: The official SUPPORT: A new six-week opening of the recently support group for people extended and refurbished

Seamus Griffith (fifth left), outgoing chairman of the Raheny Tidy Village Group, hands over his broom to John Herbert, incoming chairman, in the company of the group’s members. PHOTO: LEO ‘GEORGE’ DEVITT


Pictured at the launch night of Frame Creative Hair Design in Skerries were Amy Carroll (stylist), Jane McDermott, Daniella Tolan (stylist), Sarah Jane Nicholls, Emily Drumm (stylist) and Claire Linehan. PHOTO: PAUL NICHOLLS/MEDIAPIX recently bereaved by suicide begins on March 5 at 9c Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1. It is suitable for those in the first 12-18 months. Facilitated by trained volunteers and a professional Friends of Suicide Lost (FOSL) counsellor. This will be a closed therapeutic support group held weekly from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. If you wish to join or want more information contact 014927576 or 086-9371030, email or visit


FREE COMPUTER CLASSES: The Transition Year students at St Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle, are offering free one-to-one Computer Classes to senior citizens every Friday from 11.05am to 12.15pm. All are welcome including beginners. Participants can learn: sending and receiving emails, adding an attachment to an email, paying bills,

photos! shopping online, booking flights, using Skype, searching the internet, Social Media SUTTON and much more. For more CARERS’ EVENT: Carers, information phone 01-8325591. the Cared for, and their families are invited to a new Community Worship Service, KILBARRACK which will take place on the MEN’S SHED: A Men’s Shed third Sunday of every month, has recently opened in from 4pm-4.30pm, at Sutton Kilbarrack. They meet every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm Methodist Church, corner of Church Road. A cuppa and a at KLEAR, Swansnest Road, chat will follow. The venue Kilbarrack. Men who live in is wheelchair accessible. the neighbouring area are Everyone is welcome. welcome as members.  


COUNSELLING SERVICE: TARGET counselling service takes place at 41 Grangemore Grove,Donaghmede (bungalow behind Holy Trinity Church). For further information, contact 018670279, Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm and 3.30pm7.30pm.


TABLE QUIZ: A fun table quiz in aid of St Francis Hospice takes place every COMMUNITY CAFÉ: Doras ART EXHIBITION: The Monday in the Estuary Pub, Buí Community Café takes Parents and Friends’ North Street, Swords, starting place at Bunratty Drive, Association of the Central at 10pm. Why not go along Coolock, every Friday from Remedial Clinic is holding and enjoy the craic? It’s for a 10am to 12noon. All are its 2019 Art Exhibition at the welcome including your babies CRC, Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, very good cause!   and toddlers. Phone 01on Saturday, February 16 from 8484811 for more information. 11am to 6pm and Sunday, DARNDALE February 17 from 11am to MEN’S GROUP Golden Years 5pm. Admission is free. This REUNION: Community Men’s Group in Darndale is is the association’s main Mothers Area 8 is holding a looking for new members 65+ fundraising event, held to reunion on Friday, February to join them for weekly bowls support children who attend tournaments, art classes and 22 at 5pm in Parnell’s GAA the CRC. Club, Coolock. RSVP by text socialising in a fun and friendly   to Lisa at 085-7446148. Bring environment. Call 01-8771608.





New family homes are launched in Ashbourne REA GRIMES is delighted to announce the launch of ‘The Oaks’, Archerstown Demesne. Built by Lotara Developments Limited, this phase consists of new three-bedroom family homes priced from €365,000 and are approximately 117 sq m/1,258 sq ft. ‘The Oaks’ is located just off Bachelors Walk in Ashbourne and a short stroll of approximately 10 minutes from the plentiful supply of shopping, leisure and dining facilities in the town centre. Ashbourne has five primary schools and two post primary schools all within walking distance of the ‘The Oaks’. Situated approximately 24km from Dublin city centre, the development is very well connected to the city, Dublin Airport and Navan via Bus Eireann

services with the 103, 105 & 109A routes providing regular bus services. Excellent road infrastructure via the M2 motorway provides convenient access to Dublin Airport, the M50 and all national routes. Ashbourne is an increasingly popular suburb offering a fantastic balance of accessibility to Dublin city coupled with a broad range of local recreational facilities all within easy access of the ‘The Oaks’. The current phase of ‘The Oaks’, which is under construction, is expected to be ready for occupation this summer. Three-bedroom family homes are available for sale in this phase with

The Oaks at Archerstown Demesne, Ashbourne.

further phases consisting of three and four-bedroom homes planned for future release. A three-bed semi-detached showhouse has been built, which overlooks the large landscaped area to the front. These state-of-the-art houses are A3 rated, so heating costs will be substantially lower with numerous

special features to achieve this A-rating including photovoltaic solar panels and boilers with weather compensation for even higher efficiency, in addition to high performance windows and insulation. The houses are finished to a high standard and include Gallagher Fitted Kitchens with integrated appliances and feature kitchen island giving a contemporary and modern feel to the space. Fitted wardrobes, fitted bathrooms and ensuites are finished to a high

standard and quality finish. The attic is suitable for future conversion with A trusses in place. Externally Barleystone paving to the front driveway with decorative railing and secure, private rear garden are provided as standard. Viewing times: Saturday and Sunday, February 16th and 17th from 1.30pm to 3pm. Contact Siobhan on / phone 018350392. Also, visit www.archerstownhomes. ie for more information.  

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Dublin Racing Festival hailed a massive success by punters THE second Dublin Racing Festival that was staged at Leopardstown Racecourse has been hailed a resounding success by punters and participants.

The CEO of Leopardstown Racecourse, Pat Keogh, said: "For an event only in its second year we are absolutely delighted with how Dublin Racing Festival has established

itself. “A big thank you must go to all the owners and trainers for providing blockbuster entertainment on track and to our wonderful

sponsors from both days without whom, a day like this wouldn't be possible. “Finally, a big thanks to all our supporters and all those who attended. And we're delighted to see it

has made its mark with racing fans across the pond." Ed Nicholson of Irish Gold Cup sponsors Unibet said: “We were delighted to celebrate our third

year of sponsorship at Leopardstown and to be involved in the Dublin Racing Festival - this year has been the best we’ve seen so far. The festival is attracting the very best

of runners across the two days and it is gaining prominence on both sides of the Irish Sea. ALL PHOTOS: DARREN KINSELLA & INPHO

Mark Walsh onboard Le Richebourg comes home to win at the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Steeplechase.

Ciara, Pat, Shelley and Helen Walker at Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown Racecourse.

Cathy Corbett and Erin Walker study the form at the racing. Colin Lynch, Gerry O’Donoghue, Graham Hoey and Nicholas Reilly at Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown.

Delorentos on stage in the Big Tent at the Dublin Racing Festival, Leopardstown Racecourse.

A young fan enjoys the festival Dublin Racing Festival, Leopardstown Racecourse.

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Baldoyle boxers shine in Sweden A NORTHSIDE boxing club is flying high after a very successful trip to one of the world’s biggest all female boxing competitions. Baldoyle BC enjoyed major success at the 10th annual Golden Girl competition held in Boras, Sweden.  This year was the biggest ever competition with over 300 female boxers from countries all over the world, including Thailand, Canada, Taipei along with countries all over Europe, taking part.  European, World and Olympic champions entered with the aim of being crowned Golden Girl.  It was Baldoyle Boxing Club’s third time attending the competition and this year it opted for a smaller

team than previous years, comprising four girls and their two coaches. The Baldoyle contingent were delighted to bring home three gold medals and one silver along with being ranked fifth in the honours table of 35 teams. Indeed they finished ahead of many international and much larger teams. Megan Coleman was the first Baldoyle girl to box. Megan boxed very well in her first bout and won by a unanimous decision, settling the nerves and getting Baldoyle off to winning ways. Megan had two further contests and won both by stoppages to bring home the first gold for her team. Emma Flannery was

next into the ring and she again boxed brilliantly, also winning her bout by unanimous decision. Emma moved straight to a final where she came up against a very experienced and highly decorated Russian boxer. The Russian, with three European gold medals and two world championship gold medals, proved to be too experienced for Emma who was delighted to put on a great display and win the silver medal. Ellie Preston weighed in but as there was no one in her weight she chose to move up a full weight category to take a fight in a straight final. After moving up a weight class Ellie won the gold with a very impressive first round stoppage. Robyn Preston travelled

PRIDE OF BALDOYLE: Megan Colman, Robyn Preston, Ellie Preston and Emma Flannery performed brilliantly in Sweden. with the team but unfortunately as there was no one in her weight category she did not get a contest. Robyn was willing to take a bout at a higher category against more experienced boxers but there wasn’t anyone available so she got a gold without a contest. Baldoyle Boxing Club’s head coach Christy

Dunne said he was very happy with how the team performed over the weekend. “There was a lot of preparation put into this competition with the girls training very hard all over the Christmas and up to six times a week,” he said. “All the extra training and hours in the club really showed in the

(ABOVE): The Raheny GAA Under 11 team recently received sponsorship from Kevin Hollingsworth of Omega Surveying Services. The children are pictured with Kevin and Dublin and Raheny GAA star Brian Howard at the announcement; and (RIGHT): Brian Howard and Kevin Hollingsworth pictured with Kevin’s son Ryan.

ring over the weekend and with the results achieved.” Abbey Gibbons of Cherry Orchard Boxing Club also travelled with the team, making her coaches and club extremely proud with a great performance against a French girl who went on to win the category. Liam Murphy, from

Cherry Orchard BC, said he was very happy with how she performed and many people in the crowd thought the split decision could have easily went Abbey’s way. Baldoyle Boxing Club secretary Ronan Kelly said it was a great weekend’s boxing by all the girls and the club was very proud of how they all performed.

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Country legend Kristofferson confirms Dublin concert date LEGENDARY singersongwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson will play The Helix, Dublin on June 24. Kris will be joined by Merle Haggard’s band The Strangers. Kris Kristofferson has been making things happen his entire life. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he was a Golden Gloves boxer who studied creative writing at Pomona College in California. The Phi Beta Kappa graduate earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford, where he boxed, played rugby and continued to write songs. After graduating from Oxford, Kristofferson served in the army as an Airborne Ranger helicopter pilot and achieved the rank of Captain. In 1965, Kristofferson turned down an assignment to

teach at West Point and, inspired by songwriters like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, moved to Nashville to pursue his music. After struggling in Music City for several years, Kristofferson achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s. His songs ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’, ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’, and ‘For the Good Times’, all chart-topping hits, helped redefine country songwriting. By 1987, it was estimated that more than 450 artists had recorded Kristofferson’s compositions. His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson’s successful career as a performer and that, in turn, brought him to the attention of Hollywood, leading to

his flourishing career as a film actor. Kristofferson has acted in more than 70 films. In 1977 He won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in ‘A Star Is Born’. Heralded as an artist’s artist, the three time Grammy-winner has recorded 30 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. In addition to many other awards, Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame, and was honoured with the American Veteran’s Association’s ‘Veteran of the Year Award’ in 2002. For Kristofferson’s 70th birthday in 2006, his friends and admirers gifted him with a tribute

CD, ‘The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson’. Stars including Willie Nelson, Russell Crowe, Emmylou Harris, Gretchen Wilson, Rosanne Cash, and Brian McKnight recorded 17 of Kristofferson’s compositions for the tribute. In 2007, Kristofferson was honoured with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award from Country Music Television and in 2009 BMI lauded Kristofferson with the Icon Award. He received the Frances Preston Music Industry Award from the TJ Martell Foundation in March, 2012. In 2014, Kristofferson was honoured with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the PEN Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award.

Singer-songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson will play The Helix in June.

A haunting tale at Clontarf theatre INSIDE an eerie old house in Wicklow, two troubled men meet. Middle-aged Pete has come to rescue young Noel from his deadly obsession with a ‘Temptress’. But is Pete the rock of sense he claims to be?

And does the Temptress really exist only inside Noel’s mind? Speckintime and High Seas Productions present this spooky and darkly comic play. Written by international award-winning writer Philip St John, Temptress

is a startling new take on the Irish ghost story. Directed by Matthew Ralli (The Harvest, the Signalman, Deeds of Deceit), it stars Paul Kealyn (Game of Thrones, Vikings, Ripper Street) and Matthew O Brien (The Lobster, Penny Dreadful,

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Public Consultation Information Events A series of information events are being held about the BusConnects core bus corridors project public consultation. The core bus corridors project aims to deliver 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks along 16 of the busiest corridors in Dublin. The public consultation for the sixteen core bus corridors is taking place on a phased basis and will run until May 2019. The Public Consultation for Phase 1 is on-going. Phase 2, the corridors listed below has now commenced.

Public information events for Liffey Valley to City Centre, Clondalkin to Drimnagh, Greenhills to City Centre, Tallaght to Terenure, Kimmage to City Centre, and Rathfarnham to City Centre are being held in the following venues: CORRIDOR



Clondalkin to Drimnagh

Our Lady’s Hall, Mourne Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12, D12 DW68

Tuesday 19th February

Greenhills to City Centre

Red Cow Morans Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22, D22 YX80

Tuesday 26th February

Clondalkin to Drimnagh/ Liffey Valley to City Centre

Clayton Hotel, Fonthill Road, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22, D22 X4W6

Thursday 28th February

Kimmage to City Centre

Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08 RF3F

Tuesday 5th March

Tallaght to Terenure

St. Mary’s Rugby Football Club, Templeville Road, Dublin 6W, D6W X652

Thursday 7th March


Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2, D02 A893

Monday 11th March

All of the above corridors

Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08 RF3F Quay, Dublin 8, D08 RF3F

Tuesday 12th March

to City Centre

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3.00pm to 8.00pm

3.00pm to 8.00pm

3.00pm to 8.00pm

3.00pm to 8.00pm

3.00pm to 8.00pm

All are welcome to attend. The NTA team will be there to answer your queries. Phase 3 (remaining 6 corridors) will be published for Public Consultation shortly.

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Retention permission for existing home workshop/Dog Grooming Salon at 35 Riverside Road, Clonshaugh D17KP96 For Elaine Walsh. 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, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.). 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.

We Laura Cooney & Paul Dolan, intend to apply for permission for development at 3 Templeview Row, Clarehall, Dublin 13. The development will consist of an attic conversion to a storage room, including raised gable, a change of roof type from hipped roof to half-hipped roof, a new flat-roofed dormer to rear, and a new window to the side of the existing 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 Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.). 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.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We, Sean & Maura Sweeney, intend to apply for planning permission for development at 23 St Anne’s Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. The development will consist of the change of use of a newsagent on the ground floor of an existing dwelling back into a habitable living room and all associated site works. 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, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours. 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 Planning Authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council Planning Permission is being sought by W.B.D Farm Machinery for the modification of an existing Planning Permission (Reg. Ref. F15A/0506) on lands at the R132 road, Coldwinters, Blake’s Cross, Lusk, Co. Dublin to include the omission of the previously permitted Agri-Business Unit (total 796 sq.m) along with all car parking, internal hardstanding areas, landscaping, boundary treatments and all site and engineering works associated with this unit and the minor repositioning on site of the previously permitted Agricultural Machinery Sales and Maintenance Unit in order to maintain way leave distances to a public water main traversing the site. 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 may be made to the Planning 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 this application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We, Derek Traynor & Laura O’Hare wish to apply for retention of existing single story ground floor kitchen extension to rear and planning permission to construct a new 1st floor bedroom extension over existing structure to rear at 12 O’Sullivan Avenue, Ballybough, Dublin 3. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy between the hours of 9.00am - 4.30pm at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4,Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to Dublin City Council on payment of a fee of €20.00 within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Sarah Milner wish to apply for planning permission for proposed new flat roof dormer with window at attic level to front and all associated site works at 27 Sion Hill Park, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy between the hours of 9.00am - 4.30pm at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to Dublin City Council on payment of a fee of €20.00 within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Natasha Butler intend to apply for planning permission for development at this site 4 Greenwood Lawns, Blunden Drive, Dublin 13, D13 Y5C6. Development will consist of a proposed new dormer roof to the rear of the existing house roof and a proposed new ground floor porch to the front of the existing house and all ancillary works. 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, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.). 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 grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Permission sought for demolition of 2 no. existing single storey domestic garages/ outhouses to the rear garden areas of both 50 & 52 Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, D03 AK63 & D03 EP64, and for the construction of 2 no., 2 bedroomed, 2 storey, semi-detached mews dwellings on the same site, fronting onto the laneway behind and siding onto Orchard Road to include associated site development works and services connections. Works to include pedestrian access gates to the garden areas to the side of House 1 onto Orchard Road and for House 2 from the laneway behind. For: Martin Grehan. 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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NORTHSIDE PEOPLE EAST 13.02.19 PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We, Damien and Suzanne Whelan, intend to apply for Permission for development at No 88 Grattan lodge, The Hole in the Wall Road, Dublin 13, D13 HD51. The proposed development comprises; Demolition of existing single storey conservatory to rear (south) of existing dwelling; and construction of a single storey extension with part flat and part hipped roof with rooflights to rear (south) of dwelling, single storey porch extension to front (north) of dwelling, 2 new high level windows to side elevation (west) at ground floor, internal alterations, and associated elevation changes, landscaping and site works. 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 Dublin City Council We, Joseph and Deirdre Keegan, intend to apply for permission for development at 2 St Assam’s Avenue, Raheny, Dublin 5, D05 RD45. The development will consist of an attic conversion to a storage room with a dormer window and 2 no. rooflights to rear and all associated works. 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 We, Jon Paul and Karen Harrington intend to apply for permission for development at the site of No. 31 Yellow Walls Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of (a) Partial demolition of the existing residential structure to rear and side and demolition of existing storage sheds to the rear (b) Extension and alterations to existing residential house to include new fenestration (c) The construction of a two storey hipped roof extension to the side of the existing residential house (d) The construction of a part one, part two storey flat roof extension to the rear of the existing residence (e) Provision of Velux type rooflight windows (f) Replacement of the existing piers and gate to facilitate wider driveway entrance and provision of a new gate and (g) all associated site works. 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 may be made to the Planning 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 Dublin City Council We, Ciaran and Laura Regan, intend to apply for Permission for development at this site, 8 Celtic Park Road, Beaumont, Dublin 9, D09Y9A0 . The development will consist of 1. Conversion of the attic space for the use as a study / WC with roof extension to the side providing a new gable build up, and a flat roof dormer window to the rear. 2. All drainage, structural and associated site works to be implemented. 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.


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Starsaddiction jet in for Dublin film festival New team for Dublin 15 SOME of the world’s LOCALS with addiction leading movie stars problems in Dublin 15 and filmmakers will are to get access to a be in town later this new local community month when the 17th addiction team operated Virgin Media Dublin by Coolmine, the drug International Film and alcohol treatment Festival returns to the centre. capital from February 20 Based in Coolmine to March 3. Industrial estate, Dublin Ireland’s premier film 15 Community Addiction event a packed Teamfeatures – D15 CAT – will programme of over 120 enable locals to take events 12 part inrunning provenacross treatment days. programmes and get It includes the finest expert support. local and international The team will assist feature films, short films four specific groups in and documentaries, along Dublin 15 - young people, with dedicated children’s newacommunities, those and young people’s with alcohol addictions programme and a host of and adults misusing special events featuring drugs. industry leaders. The team will also Kicking off the and provide advice Virgin MediatoDublin assistance the families International Film of Festival of those availing inservices. style will be the Opening Gala and Irish premiere Welcoming the new ofservice, ‘Papi Chulo’, theof new Minister State film from Irish director for Health Promotion John knownDrugs and Butler, the National for the award winning Strategy, Catherine ‘Handsome andCAT Byrne, saidDevil’ that D15 ‘The Stag’. was a direct and effective Joining John on the red response to meeting the carpet for the premiere

will be the stars of the needs of target groups film, Matt Bomer, known identified in the Dublin for ‘A Normal Heart’, 15 community. ‘Magic Mike’ and ‘The “D15 CAT provides easy Magnificent Seven’, and access to tangible advice his co-star Alejandro and services for those Patiño. who want to overcome The comedy drama addiction in their own tells the story ofshe a wellcommunity,” said. heeled, TV the “The lonely, expertsgay refer weatherman strikes clients to thewho appropriate up an unusual services, offerfriendship advice with older straight and an assistance to their migrant worker from family members, as Mexico dealsspecific with well asand running themes of friendship, addiction programmes. class, ethnicity “I commendand Coolmine economic migration. for working with the Fans of cult TV show Government and the HSE The Office will be team. thrilled to establish this to hearmen that and Stephen “The women in Merchant visiting the Coolmineishave a proven festival for the premiere track record in delivering of his newaddiction movie, effective ‘Fighting With Family’, treatment andMy therapy bringing with him the for 45 years. true, colourful and crazy “This experience story of the rise WWE will ensure thatofthose Superstar Paige. attending D15 CAT will Merchant wrote and get internationally directed the which recognised film, service and tells the story of reformed assistance.” gangster and former Chief Executive of wrestler Ricky, his wife Coolmine, Pauline Julia, daughter Saraya and McKeown, said that D15 son who make a living CATZak will be the first port performing in tiny venues

across the country. of call for those with One of the most exciting addiction problems in talents to come from the area. Ireland in recent years and “The specialist team 2019 BAFTA Rising Star will be working in Award nominee, Jessie tandem with existing Buckley, will be attending services in Dublin 15,” the festival with her new she continued. film ‘Wild Rose’. “They will provide aStarring variety alongside of substance the much-loved and abuse programmes twice Oscar-nominated as well as referring Julie Walters and Hotel clients to appropriate Rwanda’s Sophie residential treatment.” Okonedo, Jessiecouncillor displays Green Party her considerable musical Roderic O'Gorman and dramatic talent as praised Coolmine at Rose-Lynn this the launchHarlan of D15in CAT inspiring, infectiously and the centre’s annual joyous report.heart warmer. Other high profile guests “Coolmine Therapeutic to walk the at in Centre hasred ledcarpet the way the festival include Josh innovative programmes Hartnett Harbour), for men (Pearl and women Lucy Fry (Wolf Creek) looking to break and Eiza Gonzalez (Baby addictions,” he said. Driver) who is in town “I was delighted to be for the world premiere present for the launchof ‘She’s Missing’. The drama of the new community thriller by Irish addiction teamwriter for and director Alexandra Dublin 15, based in McGuinness is about a Coolmine Industrial young woman, Heidi, Estate.” whose best friend goes has Coolmine currently missing at a rodeo after residential treatment meeting mysterious facilitiesafor men at man.

She sets out across Coolmine Lodge and the desert, unveiling Ireland’s only mother astonishing secrets and child residential and encountering treatment facilitythe at unexpected violence of life Coolmine Ashleigh on the road. House. Speaking It also hasabout a daythe care Virgin Dublin centreMedia at Coolmine International Film Festival House in Lord Edward 2019 programme, Grainne Street. Humphreys, Festival During 2017 Coolmine

Director, said: “As well as celebrating the best of Irish film talent, the programme for this year’s festival once again features a global line-up including world premieres and visits from the industry’s best known stars. We’ve found some fantastic titles for this year and we’re looking

forward to sharing these discoveries.” Ms Humphreys added that as always, the festival supports established and emerging home-grown talent and the programme is packed with a terrific line-up of new Irish features. There will be, for

example, Neil Jordan’s ‘Greta’, a psychological thriller about a lonely, mysterious widow whose friendship with a naïve young woman becomes increasingly disturbing. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz alongside French actress Isabelle Huppert.

was in contact with 9,000 people. The service was delivered with a budget of €3 million, the same allocation provided in 2016. A total of 119 men and 71 women availed of residential therapy during 2017. Those admitted were overcoming addiction to a variety of illicit drugs as well as prescription drugs and alcohol. Based on research, over 70 percent of those who availed of the services Coolmine TC Chairman Alan Connolly with local councillor Roderic O’Gorman (GP) will remain drug free. at the launch of the addiction centre’s annual report and D15 CAT. As drug abuse continues to rise in problems, with heroin benzodiazepine pills drugs for anxiety Ireland, there was a remaining the most continues to affect an disorders. dramatic increase in commonly used drug increasing number of A cocktail of DIFF Festival Director Grainne Humphreys pictured Howard, action hero Paul Sparkes, mystery addiction prescription among new clients. those with addiction alcohol, cocaine and with Eimear detective Robert McCarthy, Hilary Bowen Walsh (in period dress) and Sean Cassidy (Charlie Chaplin).

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An island of fabulous festivals WE’VE survived January, now let the fun begin! And there’s no fun like festival fun! Ireland loves festivals, from the big, cosy and quirky to the arty, sporty and foodie. With so many incredible events taking place throughout the year, it’s time to get planning - new diaries at the ready! To set you up for festival success here are 20 Great Irish Festivals in 2019 spanning the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and our own fair city to plan a trip around. ST PATRICK'S FESTIVAL (MARCH 14-18) As well as the traditional Dublin City parade on March 17, there will be other events taking place in honour of St Patrick. The five-day festival will offer a broad range of events including storytelling performances and Greening the City, which sees buildings, venues and spaces across the city illuminate green. This year parades will also be taking place in Swords and Skerries for the first time ever. Full details of all events will be announced over the coming weeks. See

BODY&SOUL (JUNE 21-23) Body&Soul will return in 2019 for its tenth anniversary. Set in the stunning grounds of Ballinlough Castle, the festival offers a holistic experience for all the senses including music artists, immersive theatre, art installations, gastronomic experiences, and indulgent wellbeing areas come together to provide a weekend of sensory exploration. Tickets are available to reserve now, and the music line-up will be announced early this year. See EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL (JULY 10-28) Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English), multidisciplinary summer festival which takes place each July throughout County Donegal. The festival goes on the road from West to North, showcasing inspiring performers and native artists providing opportunities for cultural exchange, in purpose-built theatres, galleries, Cork Choral Festival takes place from May 1-5. village halls, forests and beaches, creating a unique cultural experience in the most unlikely of magical places. See

KILKENNY ARTS FESTIVAL (AUGUST 9-18) Each year Kilkenny Arts Festival CORK CHORAL FESTIVAL (MAY 1-5) gathers some of the world’s finest Cork Choral Festival, which started musicians, performers, writers and in 1954, brings choirs from across artists in Ireland’s historic city. the world for a programme of gala For ten days, the city’s churches, concerts, schools concerts, national castle, courtyards, townhouses and and international competitions, gardens offer a magical setting for and world-class performances, as unique collaborations and intimate thousands of participants bring the encounters between audiences and city to life for a celebration of choral artists. music in all its many forms. One of Keep an eye out for what new festival Europe’s premier choral festivals, Cork is noted for its high standards, eclectic director, Olga Barry, has in store for and wide-ranging programme, and the 2019. See friendliness of its welcome. See www. FLEADH CHEOIL NA HÉIREANN (AUGUST 11-18) The Fleadh Cheoil festival will take MAY THE 4TH FESTIVAL (MAY 4-5) place in Drogheda for the second time May the fourth be with you! this year, after moving from Ennis Returning for a second year, the Star due to its growing success. It’s one of Wars festival returns to Kerry. Kicking Ireland’s most popular events in recent off on Star Wars Day, the festival years, and the world’s largest annual will see events for all ages taking Kerry Seanachie and author Batt Burns with his grand daughters Laoise and Aisling Burns at Listowel Writers’ week. celebration of Irish music, language, place across the Kerry villages of Ballyferriter, Portmagee, Ballinskelligs song and dance. This year’s festival will feature and Valentia Island. workshops, competitions, concerts, These include drive-in movie screenings, guided film location walks, céili’s, and much more. Keep up a fancy dress céilí and more, all within to date on event announcements throughout the year. See www. sight of Skellig Micheal where Luke Skywalker followed in the footsteps of ancient Irish monks by living in rugged A TASTE OF WEST CORK isolation. See www.wildatlanticway. (SEPTEMBER 6-15) com Featuring over 250 events taking place in 41 towns and villages and LISTOWEL WRITERS' WEEK (MAY 8 islands, celebrate West Cork’s 29-JUNE 2) food culture, set against a dramatic Listowel Writers’ Week has been backdrop stretching from the beaches bringing writers, artists and poets to of Inchydoney, to the Beara peninsula the stunning Kerry heritage town of and reaching out through the scattered Listowel, since 1970. It’s a festival for everyone, with events held for all ages islands off Roaring Water Bay. A Taste of West Cork is one of and interests. Ireland's longest running food festivals Full details for this year’s festival and is fast becoming a premier event will be announced later this year on the food calendar.  The festival is but you can expect the usual unique experiences, including book launches, one of the best opportunities for local producers and chefs to showcase their author readings, walking tours and poet’s corners. See www.writersweek. wares to people passionate about food. ie May the 4th be with you in Kerry this summer.

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No more range anxiety as the Hyundai Kona goes all the way Seán Creedon

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4. An extract from “The Ocean Voyage” (7) 8. A place where the match takes place may be covered with leaves (6) 9. An advertisement for a persevering type (7) 10. The composer we hear is certainly not German! (6) 11. Stick around at home like a dog (6) 12. Ruin a parachute drop (8) 18. Papal ruling about what actors take to heart (8) 20. Just the word for opening time (6) 21. Sandy is hot stuff! (6) 22. Being placed in a poor side produces an argument (7) 23. This will crush an insect (6) 24. Means rearranging tennis about the start of the day (7)

1. Be concerned about order for chemical compound (7) 2. Writes critical comments about certain scenes (7) 3. Isolated an electrical safety device (3,3) 5. It’s clear press contributions need to be rewritten (8) 6. He officiates at the ringside for a short time (6) 7. Where clubmen are putting the vegetables (6) 13. Apprehended a Communist holding the others inside (8) 14. They are very small insects round the tree-top (7) 15. Accounts for one being found in supermarkets (7) 16. Ignore revised tract (6) 17. Specimen maps reconstructed by the French (6) 19. From the bench I selected one tool (6)


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42 Happenings

A few things worth checking out this week



LIGHTNING COMEDY Gilna Promotions presents Lightning Comedy on Saturday, February 16 at the Lord Mayors in Swords. Some new and well-known faces on the Irish comedy scene will be appearing including Margaret McHugh, Níall Feiritéar, Conor Carey, Emily Ashmore, David Hynes, John Kelly and Stephen Harmon, along with MC and playwright David Gilna. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 8.30pm. There is a €10 cover charge. For more information call 086-0749111.


A co-production between Blacklight Productions and Purple Hare Theatre Company, ‘Have You Seen This Girl?’ a psychological thriller, takes place at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, on February 15 and 16 at 9.30pm. This is the case of Ellie. In the wake of a string of young women who have suddenly disappeared, Ellie’s parents have reported her missing. Friends, family, strangers reading about her on their commute - they all want her back. Their community has suffered too many losses to leave one more unsolved. But with no shred of evidence, are the authorities up against the perfect crime?’ Tickets and more information are available at

All walkers and runners are welcome to take part in parkruns every Saturday at 9.30am at a number of local venues including Tolka Valley, Poppintree Park, St Anne’s Park, Fairview Park, Darndale Park, Father Collins

Park, Newbridge Demesne and Ardgillan Demesne. Parkrun is a timed 5k walk/run which is a completely free to participate communitybased, volunteer-led initiative, and a great

kaleidoscopic sounds that traverse time. Beethoven’s final work, his Gross Fuge is the legacy of the master, who having blazed a musical trail knew when to rest his pen and make way for generations to come. His Gross Fugue speaks so convincingly, transporting the listener to his world and is as fresh today as it was 300 years ago! Don’t miss this scintillating performances by Jörg Widmann and the Irish Chamber Orchestra in Voices from the Edge at Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin on Wednesday, February 13. Tickets from

entertain children and adults alike. The tours include tales of graverobbing, yew trees that can poison, vaults and crypts and strange characters from Dublin’s past along with much more! Next tours take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 16 & 17 at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

way to meet people and keep fit. Junior Parkruns for four to 14-year-olds take place on Sundays at a number of venues over a 2km distance. For further details and to register, visit www.parkrun. steals from the rich and gives to the poor. But love blossoms during the plot to infiltrate this secret organisation.


OLD DUBLIN SOCIETY Brian McCabe will open the Spring Programme of the Society at 6pm on Wednesday, February 13 in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, with his lecture ‘Dublin to Kilcullen: Ireland’s First Toll Road’. All welcome - admission free.



The Victorian period saw a series of significant developments in the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. During the years of the Great Famine, the initial phase of the iconic wrought iron Curvilinear Range of glasshouses was completed. At this time, Curator David Moore was examining the cause of the blight while also becoming the first to successfully grow orchids from seed to flowering stage. You can find out more on a guided tour on any Saturday during February. Tours start at 2.30pm and cost €5 per person. Meet at the Education & Visitor Centre.

There’s a free screening of House of Flying Daggers at 2pm on Saturday, February 16 in The Chester Beatty, Dublin Castle as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. Beautifully choreographed, House of Flying Daggers tells the tale of a rebel force that



The Irish Chamber Orchestra oozes virtuosity with its team of extraordinary musicians, providing electrifying performances at home and abroad. Its February offering in Dublin on February 13 features a roller coaster of

The first midterm break of 2019 is coming up soon and Glasnevin Museum has a great tour designed to both educate and

This popular all-Ireland Angling Show is being held at the National Show Centre, Swords, Co Dublin this weekend (February 16 & 17). Exhibitors will be displaying their products, such as, rods, reels, lines, lures, flys, traces, artificial bait, clothing, magazines, charter boats excursions, kayaks, boats and a variety of accessories. All the latest gadgets and new products will be on display and experts will demonstrate a selection over the two days from 10am-5pm.

Crossword Answers February 13th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS

Across: 4 Passage; 8 Avenue; 9 Sticker; 10 Briton; 11 Canine; 12 Downfall; 18 Rescript; 20 Sesame; 21 Ginger; 22 Dispute; 23 Beetle; 24 Intends. Down: 1 Carbide; 2 Reviews; 3 Cut off; 5 Articles; 6 Second; 7 Greens; 13 Arrested; 14 Midgets; 15 Stories; 16 Region; 17 Sample; 19 Chisel.


Across: 4 Amatory; 8 Lulled; 9 Uncanny; 10 Summon; 11 Factor; 12 Obsolete; 18 Petition; 20 Seraph; 21 Coming; 22 Dignity; 23 Pistol; 24 Deflect. Down: 1 Blossom; 2 Glimpse; 3 Befool; 5 Manifest; 6 Thatch; 7 Ransom; 13 Emphatic; 14 Vitiate; 15 Snuggle; 16 Demise; 17 Carnal; 19 Ironic.

From the Archives 43


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

Charlie Haughey turns the first sod on the Stardust Memorial Park in Coolock in 1991.

Irish Press, February 22, 1951

Irish Independent, February 8, 1949

Freeman’s Journal, February 12, 1842

Irish Press, February 28, 1934 Evening Herald, February 16, 1938

These local students helped paint a drape that was hung from one of the Ballymun towers in 1997. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA



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Northside People (East) February 13th 2019  

Northside People (East) February 13th 2019