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School rising above adversity Continued from Page 1 Many of the pupils’ mothers and grandmothers had themselves attended the school. Parents’ Association Chairperson, Helena Healy, described her first reaction to the fire as a “feeling of despair, not just because it was my school but we [other parents] were like: what’s next?” Another member, Nicola Reid, said: “It was a horrible feeling, like a death had happened.” Offers to help the pupils and staff came flooding in from all directions in the weeks following the fire. One of the most notable losses was the new library that only been opened earlier that year. Around a thousand books were lost in the blaze. The Parents’ Association, along with staff, decided to rebuild the library entirely by themselves. Through promotion on social media,

they received donations of books and shelving from the local community such as schools, libraries and clubs as well as other parents. They now have a huge collection of books that can be borrowed from the makeshift library that has been set up by the parents in the other half of the school. “You couldn’t see the floor,” said Ms Healy. “There were so many boxes of books.” Chairs, pens, papers, tables were also donated by schools in the area. In order to continue class time as normally as possible, pupils from the senior school were moved to spare rooms and spaces in St Brendan’s Boys’ National School and Mercy College Secondary School while emergency temporary classrooms were built beside the damaged school. “No matter what

happened, we would have to stay in the Measc Avenue area,” said Ms Whelan, speaking about finding a new premises. “We’re all about the community and we weren’t ever going to leave here.” Both Mercy College and St Brendan’s share the same land as Scoil Chaitríona, which made it an easy transition for the pupils of Scoil Chaitríona. Ms Healy added: ‘The kindness that was shown, not even just by the principals and teachers but the boys and students too… the girls were sad leaving.” Since Christmas, the pupils have moved into those temporary classrooms which were built on the school’s sports field and they are now awaiting the beginning of the reconstruction of the senior school. It is expected that the new school should be up and running by the Pictured are members of the Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní Parents’ Association with books that were donated by the end of 2020. community towards the new school library.

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Broughan bows out THE spate of retirements among some of North Dublin’s highest profile politicians continued last week when Independent TD Tommy Broughan announced he would not be contesting the general election next month. Mr Broughan, a long-time public representative for the constituency of Dublin Bay North (previously Dublin North East), said it was a “very difficult” decision to make after being a public representative for three decades. Mr Broughan was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1992 as a Labour Deputy, became an Independent in 2011 and successfully contested the 2016 General Election in what was regarded as one of the most competitive constituencies in the country. During the 32nd Dáil, he was a member of the Independents4Change Technical Group which was made up of likeminded Independent Deputies from around the country – Thomas Pringle, Joan Collins, Catherine Connolly, Maureen O’Sullivan and recently elected MEPs, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace.  Mr Broughan introduced a number of Private Members’ Bills during the 32nd Dáil and indeed during his political career, most recently the Thirty-Ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2019.  His priorities always included Housing, Health, Disability Rights, Road Safety, Crime and Justice, Education and Local Government.  Throughout his career Mr Broughan was a vocal and committed supporter of the Stardust Relatives and Victims’ Committee, as well as Sustainable Planning of Dublin Bay North and Animal Welfare.  As a member of the Budgetary Oversight

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my family, staff and long deliberations, I decided not to contest the upcoming general election. “It was a very END OF AN ERA: Tommy Broughan difficult decision since I have been a public representative for almost 29 years.” Mr Broughan added: “I wish my former Technical Group colleagues, Catherine Connolly, Joan Collins and Thomas Pringle Post Experience Certificate all the very best on in Diabetes Care. February 8 next.” Mr Broughan’s announcement follows the earlier decision of Finian McGrath (Dublin Dept., of Health Listed Bay North), Maureen O’Sullivan (Ind) and Brendan Ryan (Lab) not to contest the election, which will lead to a lot of new faces in Northside constituencies when the 33rd Dáil is formed.

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The scene of the Stardust tragedy in 1981. spokesperson for the Stardust Victims’ Committee, said they were looking for volunteers to help out

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New model railway pulls into Malahide THERE was great excitement in a Northside town last week for the official opening of an eagerly awaited visitor attraction. Fingal County Council unveiled the Casino Model Railway Museum in Malahide following the completion of a €4 million restoration programme on the historic Casino building and conservation of the Fry Model Railway Collection. The Casino, which occupies a prominent position at the entrance to Malahide, is the only cottage Orne of this type in Fingal and is of significant historical importance to the county’s architectural heritage. It has been carefully conserved, restored and

extended to become a modern visitor attraction that is now the permanent home of the Fry Model Railway collection. The collection is of great historical importance not only to the people of Malahide but also to model train enthusiasts worldwide. It is truly a national treasure that will now be displayed permanently for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. As well as the Fry Model collection, the museum will also accommodate a large modern model railway layout depicting several railway scenescapes in Ireland, interactive displays, soundscapes, an education and exhibition space and historical

interpretations and memorabilia from Irish Railways. The project was funded through Fingal County Council’s capital programme and a generous donation of €1.5 million from the late Michael Gaffney of Malahide. Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien said: “The redevelopment of the Casino has been one of the most eagerly-anticipated projects in the Malahide area so it fills me with pride to be able to open this wonderful heritage property. “It goes without saying that the Casino Model Railway Museum will be a spectacular amenity for local and visitors, both young and old, to enjoy for

Fingal County Council chief executive AnnMarie Farrelly, Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development Emer O’Gorman and County Architect Fionnuala May with Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien at the official opening in Malahide. PHOTO: SON PHOTOGRAPHIC years to come. “I would like to pay tribute to the Malahide Group, comprising GV Wright, Colette Smith, Michael Howard, Matt Ryan Jnr, Nora Owen, Matt McNulty and Alfie O’Dowd, who worked tirelessly over the years to ensure this project got to this point.” The Mayor also

commended Fingal County Council for investing significantly in the project, and paid tribute to the late Michael Gaffney for his generous donation towards the restoration of the building. Fingal County Council chief executive AnnMarie Farrelly said the restoration and

redevelopment of the Casino building has been a major capital project for the council “This is a truly wonderful day for the Malahide area, and indeed Fingal as a whole, and I have no doubt that the Casino Model Railway Museum will become a popular tourism attraction going forward,”

said Ms Farrelly. “The Casino is a unique property and the meticulous restoration and conservation work will ensure that the public will get to enjoy this modern visitor attraction accommodation in such an architecturally significant and historic building.”



Northside coffee shop forced to close because of break-ins Clarehall on the night of June 22, 2019. He also admitted criminal damage A STARBUCKS coffee shop and possession of a claw hammer on the night. in a north Dublin retail Garda Judge said that park was forced to close Brady was not a suspect because of the number for the other raids on the of break-ins, a court has coffee shop. heard. Brady's lawyers told the Garda Brian Judge told court he had smoked crack Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that the coffee shop cocaine before carrying in the Clarehall retail park out the burglaries and that he was committing crimes was unable to renew its to feed an “out of control” insurance after “multiple incidents” of robbery and drug habit. CCTV footage from burglary at the premises. Starbucks showed him The business was then using a crowbar to try to forced to shut down last July. A month earlier, Jason open a staff toilet and later Brady (34) had used a claw pulling the disabled toilet hammer to break into the alarm off the wall. The court heard Brady shop, causing over €1,300 had relapsed into heroin of damage. and crack cocaine use Brady, formerly of after his partner died Moatview Avenue, weeks after the birth of Priorswood, pleaded their child. guilty to burglary of the His 59 previous Starbucks and burglary convictions include of the adjoining ‘Star burglary, robbery and Buys’ discount shop at

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[7ft] from the ground. Neither a guide dog A DRUMCONDRA based nor cane can alert a pedestrian to a low charity that supports hanging poster, posing the visually impaired a risk of a minor head and people with injury.” sight loss has called Mr Kelly added: “The for a national ban on NCBI has seen multiple election posters. examples where this The National Council requirement is being for the Blind of Ireland ignored in the race for (NCBI) is highlighting votes. It is time for a that election posters national ban on election hung too low can posters to eliminate this pose a real danger to risk and reduce waste people who are blind in favour of a greener or visually impaired. environment.” It says that this risk to Mr Kelly told injury, coupled with how environmentally Northside People that unfriendly they are, while the problem has advances the argument been ongoing for some in favour of a national time, there was a rise in ban on posters. complaints from NCBI’s Kevin Kelly, Head of service users during last Policy, Advocacy and year’s local elections. Campaigns with NCBI, He claimed there were said: “At every election a number of posters in campaign, there are the Drumcondra area, some candidates and close to the charity’s their parties who show headquarters, that had a blatant disregard for been positioned too electoral law and in low. particular the safety of “A guide dog is trained people with impaired to avoid obstacles at vision. Election posters their eye-level and are required to be a cannot be expected minimum of 2.1 metres to detect a poster that

Guide dogs can’t be expected to detect low hanging election posters. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK is hanging too low for a visually impaired person,” he said. “Avoiding a collision with these posters is presenting our service users with a serious challenge.” NCBI is encouraging people to directly

contact any candidates found to be in breach of poster height regulations. Separately, the charity has identified a number of key actions the next Government needs to take to transform the lives of the 55,000

people who are blind or visually impaired in Ireland. This includes: • Ensuring all major eye clinics in the Republic of Ireland have a dedicated Eye Clinic Liaison Officer to support patients to understand the impact

of their diagnosis and to link them in with support organisations as needed. Such a system has been operational in Northern Ireland for decades. • Make Ireland’s bus and passenger rail services equally

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People with disabilities, as well as the elderly and parents of very young children want to play their part in reducing carbon emissions by switching to public transport

stations out of order means that effectively they still have to depend on their car or someone driving them.” Mr Mulvany said he also backs People Before Profit's policies for a fairer tax system, a publicly discriminated against, it is DART stations “regularly” funded national health system and the access to public disgraceful that the basic and restoring the right to public transport is transport is a climate pension back to the issue. denied to them,” said Mr “People with disabilities, age of 65. He also Mulvany. supports the party's as well as the elderly and Mr Mulvany said that if “radical measures” to parents of very young elected, he is committed children want to play their address climate to making sure that change - like part in reducing carbon disability rights remain emissions by switching to free public at the top of the political public transport,” said Mr transport, agenda. penalising Mulvany. He also argued that the big “Having lifts at so many lifts being out of order at

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PRIVATE ADS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS One of the world’s greatest living playwrights & is clearly the number one playwright in Ireland at the moment (who’s better)? Now prolific Irish playwright John Ruane has created a staggering 78 new roles/ characters for stage actors in an astonishing 12 new one-act plays (duration of most 1 hour with large casts) contained within new unique theatre book “Twelve Stories From Aevinom” (available Amazon, auditions for 78 working class roles in all 12 plays coming soon, don’t miss out) HORSE RACING BOOKS FOR SALE. Large collection of horse racing books for sale. Autobiographies / biographies and memoirs of famous trainers, jockeys, owners, stories of great racehorses, infamous racing scandals, Dick Francis novels etc etc. Books are in excellent condition and sold in boxes of 6. Would make an ideal present for a true racing fan or for the real enthusiast, an opportunity to build your own library. For further info call Ray at 087 2509040 The Medal Society of Ireland is holding a Medals, Militaria and Collectables Fair on Saturday, February 1st 9th May 8th August 7th November from 10am to 3pm at Knox Memorial Hall, Monkstown Village, Co Dublin. Visitors can bring, buy, trade or swap with tableholders. Free valuations and identifications offered. Admission for Medal Society of Ireland members is €2 and €4 for non-members. O.N.E National organisation of ex-service men and women will be guests on the day For more information contact Pat on 087-2447522 or Austin on 087-2344890 or visit www.msoi.eu or www.facebook.com/ MedalSocietyofIreland. DATING Older Male clean cut seeks female friendship-age not an issue-genuine only. 087 737 8898 PERSONAL SERVICES Girl Guides - Buion Colette Baldoyle Parents, Would you like your daughter to join Cygnets or Brigins (girls between 4 and 11 years)We meet every Saturday morning in Baldoyle. We play games, do Art and Crafts and other fun activities and go on outings. We would love to hear from you. For more information please see our website: bcb@dublin13. com or contact Pauline Green on 087 2975452 PERSONAL SERVICES Mobile Podiatry Service Ms. Dara McCoy BSc. Podiatry 0871924794 PERSONAL SERVICES CHIROPODIST / Podiatrist in South Dublin & Rowan Family Practice D14. Call Lauren 01-2951238 0876853259 PRAYERS Prayer to the Blessed Virgin – never known to fail. O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my Mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you form the bottom of my heart to succour me in this my necessity (make request) there are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (three times). Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for three consecutive days. After the third day the request will be granted, and the prayer must be published. With grateful thanks MBM Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus in the past I Have asked you for many favours. This time I ask this special one (mention). Take it Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your Father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your prayer not mine Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail. EK


COLLEGE: Access to College for All. An Information Session for Parents and Students organised by DCU, College Connect and Northside Partnership will take place on Monday, January 27 from 6pm to 7.30pm at Parnell’s GAA Club, Coolock village. Register with Jennifer.collins@ dcu.ie or phone 017008052. VOLUNTEERS: Are you interested in joining the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre as part of its volunteer service? They currently need volunteers to train as:

Telephone Counsellors (females and males) for their 24-hour Counselling Line outside office hours; and Support Personnel (females) who will be available on a rota basis to attend the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital. Applicants must be a minimum of 25 years old and reside in the ‘01’ telephone area. For an application form, phone the DRCC on 01-6614911 or email volunteerservices@rcc. ie The closing date for applications is Friday, February 14.


GIRL GUIDES: Raheny Irish Girl Guides is taking names for new female members commencing September 2020. They run a comprehensive programme aimed at giving girls confidence through weekly meetings with badge work, activities, outings and events. Ladybirds for ages 5-7 meet Saturday lunchtime, Brownies for ages 7-10 meet Saturday morning and Guides for ages 10-14 meet Thursday evening, all in the Raheny area. Text Andrea on 0876301634 for more details

or to enquire about membership, visit www. irishgirlguides.ie 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 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.  


MEN’S SHED: Kilbarrack Men’s Shed meets every Wednesday from 11.30am to 1pm at KLEAR, Adult Education Centre, Swansnest Road, Kilbarrack. All men in the general district are welcome to join the meetings, held in a friendly atmosphere. For more information phone KLEAR on 01-8671845.

At a special awards ceremony held at University College Dublin (UCD), 15 students from Science and Engineering disciplines were awarded UCDIntel Masters Student Scholarships, including Ciaran McNamara (Mechanical engineering), from Malahide, pictured above. Each recipient is provided with a €3,000 bursary to support their academic studies and given the opportunity to experience practical learning aligned to the needs of industry.



LECTURE: The Howth Peninsula Heritage Society will present a

lecture by Prof. Mary McAuliffe, UCD, entitled ‘Activism, militancy and feminism: Dr. Kathleen Lynn, a life of service to social justice’ at Howth

Angling Centre, West Pier, on Tuesday January 28 at 8pm. Admission to nonmembers is €5.


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Volunteers needed for Wish Day

Make-A-Wish fundraising volunteer Hannah Poynton is urging people to volunteer for Wish Day.

Creative project awards FINGAL County Council is inviting grant applications for the Creative Fingal Project Awards 2020. The fund will provide support to individuals and/or local groups, operating on a not for profit basis, for projects which promote creativity and encourage community participation in the county. Applications are open from now until Friday, February 28 and will offer between €3,000 and €10,000 to projects that creatively address the themes of community wellbeing and culture, heritage, music, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and the Irish language.  Further information on the Creative Fingal Project Awards 2020 can be obtained by emailing creativefingal@fingal.ie or on the Fingal County Council website at https:// www.fingal.ie/creativefingal-project-awards-2020

A CHARITY that makes wishes come true for seriously ill children is looking for Northside volunteers to support its national fundraising day. Make-A-Wish is looking for volunteers at locations across Dublin for Wish Day, which will take place on Friday, March 13. The children’s charity is urgently seeking support to help grant ‘rush wishes’ for children with a life expectancy of less than nine months. Wish Day began in 2013 and the event has grown each year since then with thanks to Make-AWish volunteers and the public. Last year’s event raised more than €60,000 which was vital for the granting of wishes. In 2019 Make-A-Wish granted the wishes of 44 children in Dublin, as well as 137 wishes of other seriously ill children across Ireland.

Funds raised this Wish Day will help the charity to grant more magical wishes for children in Dublin who are living with conditions such as cystic fibrosis, leukaemia and cognitive heart conditions. Make-A-Wish understands that a granted wish can have a lasting impact on the life of a child, bringing them and their families hope, happiness and a welcome change from the drudgery of medical treatment. The chairty does not receive any Government funding and is solely dependent on the generosity of the public

to continue granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Ireland. According to Make-AWish Ireland, children's wishes can range from being a superhero for the day or meeting their idol, to going on a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday. Wherever possible, the child’s family is invited to share in the wish experience. This helps to create lasting memories for the family, the wider local community and all of those involved in granting the wish. Make-A-Wish Ireland chief executive Susan

O’Dwyer said: “To date, we have granted more than 2,600 wishes for Irish children. “This would not be possible without the support of the Irish public, but we need your help to continue granting wishes. “If you could spare a couple of hours on March 13, you will be making a life-changing difference to a seriously ill child and their family, in your community.” For information about how to volunteer, contact Stephen or Claire at Make-A-Wish on 01-2052007 or email volunteer@makeawish. ie








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Arnoldas Juska of St Patrick’s College, left, in action CHAMPIONS: Malahide Community School players celebrate with the trophy following their victory over St Patrick’s College. ALL PHOTOS: against Oran Flannery of Malahide Community School.   HARRY MURPHY/SPORTSFILE

Sean Fitzpatrick of Malahide Community School is presented with the trophy by Chief Operations Officer Louise O’Loughlin.

Daniel Oyeleye of St Patrick’s College, right, in action against Liam Rowley of Malahide Community School.

Malahide school triumphs in final MALAHIDE Community School put in a stunning second half performance to defeat St Patrick’s College of Cavan in the Under 16A Boys’ All Ireland Schools Cup final at the National Basketball Arena.

Standout displays from Most Valuable Player (MVP) Christian McDonnell, Sean Fitzpatrick and Matthew Poole of Malahide saw them combine for a big 37 points for the North Dubliners to see them home to a

hard-earned victory. Malahide led by just two points at half-time (20-18) but surged ahead in the third quarter and lead 36-21 going into the final quarter. St Patrick’s weren’t going down

without a fight though, and a superb final quarter from Arnoldas Juska kept the game tense and nervy throughout, as he opened the period with four quick points. Good scoring from Fitzpatrick, McDonnell and Eoin

Timmons at the other end managed to keep Malahide out in front, and despite a solid fourth quarter from St Patrick’s, time ran out and Malahide were crowned champions on a final scoreline of 43-30.




Dubliners Inhaler to play two headline shows at the Academy ON the back of selling two sold-out gigs in the Button Factory last December, Inhaler will now step up for headline shows in The Academy Dublin in May. The hotly-tipped Dublin quartet also released their new single ‘We Have To Move On’ on Polydor Records. It’s the follow-up to their first single on the label, ‘Ice Cream Sundae’ which was released in September. The jubilant indie-rock of We Have To Move On showcases the band’s way of combining sharp, hooky melodies with expansive, atmospheric brooding. Inhaler were recently announced in fifth place in the BBC Sound Of 2020 and recently completed a UK and European tour that saw them sell over 7,000 tickets and play to frenzied, sold-out crowds. They will follow that run with an extensive UK tour this year that will include a sold-out show at London’s Heaven on Thursday, February 20, their biggest headline show to date. Kasabian recently announced Inhaler as one of the support acts at their huge hometown show at Leicester’s Victoria Park next summer. Four friends, they

formed the band while they were still at school. Elijah Hewson, Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon and Josh Jenkinson bonded over a love of similar groups, taking in The Stone Roses, Joy Division, The Strokes, Depeche Mode, Interpol, Kings Of Leon, The Cure and more. Over a handful of singles, they have amassed a diehard fanbase, with their tracks being streamed over seven million times. They make songs about being young and finding your way, music that connects. “I’m just trying to write about the joy of being alive, being a teenager, and the bad things that can come with that. I don’t like it to be all happy, I don’t like it to be all sad,” says frontman Hewson. Eventually, the boys started writing their own music, learning how to compose a song as they expanded their musical vocabulary through bands such Nirvana, Metallica, Depeche Mode, Sonic Youth, New Order, etc. The result was the recent single, ‘Ice Cream Sundae’, a song five years in the making. Catch them on May 14 and May 15. Tickets (€20) are on sale. Hotly-tipped Dublin quartet Inhaler have announced details of their new single .

Dermot Kennedy adds extra Dublin show AFTER selling out his massive Irish outdoor summer 2020 shows, global star Dermot Kennedy has announced additional concerts for next June at Gleneagles INEC killarney and St Anne’s Park, Dublin. This follows two sold-out 3Arena shows last December and the incredible international success of his debut album ‘Without Fear’. Kennedy, who grew up in Rathcoole, has described his debut 12-track album as “my best effort in presenting myself to the world”. And as ever, it shows his ability to span a range of emotions, often in the space of just one song.

“I wanted it to represent darkness and sorrow but also hope, and that battle between them, and the way that in life you’ll inevitably experience beautiful things and terrible things,” he says of the LP. ‘Without Fear’ dwells directly on a time when, just as he fell in love, he lost a close family friend. Writing songs has helped him deal with that rollercoaster time. “This is the only way I know how to put feelings across,” he says. “Great people like Van Morrison, they did this too.” Undeniably, Kennedy is on the way to becoming one of the greats himself. Thanks to the success

of songs like ‘Lost’, ‘Outnumbered’ and the career-defining ‘Power Over Me,’ he has gained over 750 million streams and boasts 11.5 million listeners monthly on Spotify alone. He has received a nod in the BBC Sound Of 2019 and was voted NPR Slingshot’s Best New Artist of 2018. He has toured Europe, America and Australia, and made his debut on US television on the Stephen Colbert show, soon followed by an incredible performance on The Ellen Show. “I’m still pinching myself every time we put a tour on sale and it sells out,” says Kennedy, whose

hypnotic live shows have become word-of-mouth sensations across the globe. The singer-songwriter and musician who started playing guitar at age 10, says that he didn’t begin to take music “seriously” until the age of 17. Signed to Interscope Records in the US, and Island Records for the rest of the world, his debut major-label, studio album, ‘Without Fear’, which was released in October of last year, was described by The Irish Times as his “wearing anguish of his sleeve and conveying a lifetime of emotional warfare in one note, proving himself as a lyricist and vocalist”.

Dermot Kennedy has announced details of additional summer shows.

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Ministers provide Brexit assurance to students MINISTER for Education and Skills Joe McHugh and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor have announced that current fee regimes and grant supports are being maintained for Irish students going to higher education institutions in the UK from September 2020. The Ministers also confirmed the current system will apply for students from Britain and Northern Ireland who are applying to attend colleges in Ireland. The announcement provided certainty for prospective students applying before the upcoming CAO closing date of February 1. The decision ensures that eligible Irish and EU nationals wishing to

enrol on approved third level courses in the UK for the 2020/21 academic year will be able to avail of SUSI grants. It also means that eligible students from the UK, who enrol for courses for the 2020/21 academic year in a third level college in Ireland, will be treated under the same terms as Irish students. This includes the student contribution fee for Irish and EU citizens which currently stands at €3,000 for the 2019/20 academic year. The college must be recognised for the purposes of free fees and student grants. The arrangements for students beginning courses in September 2020 will also be maintained for the

duration of their studies. “I am delighted to make this commitment well in advance of the 2020/21 academic year,” said Minister McHugh. “This will give students from Britain and Northern Ireland time to plan their education options. “We are heading into a period of change but student mobility between Ireland and the UK has always been a strong feature of our education systems. “I am determined that this should grow and serve to remind us all of our shared respect and understanding. “I can assure prospective students from Britain and Northern Ireland that their contribution to our higher education

institutions will always be very welcome.” Minister Mitchell O’Connor said the announcement would also provide certainty in terms of the SUSI scheme and free fees initiative. “Student grants will be maintained for Irish and EU students heading to the UK to pursue their studies on approved

courses for 2020/21,” she continued. “I am also pleased to confirm for British citizens that access to the SUSI scheme will continue. “Students from Britain and Northern Ireland will also continue to avail of access to the free fees initiative subject to compliance with the

eligibility criteria.” The announcement builds on the Memorandum of Understanding on the Common Travel Area, which was signed last May by the Irish and UK Governments. This commits, amongst other things, to the maintenance of access to all levels of education

in either jurisdiction on “terms no less favourable than those for the citizen of that State”. The Department of Education and Skills says it is continuing its Brexit preparations including meeting the commitment of the Government to maintain the Common Travel Area in all circumstances.

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Open night at Dunboyne College DUNBOYNE College had a successful open night on Thursday, January 16 when new kitchen facilities were opened and some fantastic new courses launched. The new kitchen in Dunboyne College opens up super opportunities in the culinary area and on the night, lecturer from DIT, Tony Campbell, spoke about links Dunboyne College has with TU Dublin into degree courses. The new kitchen offers students a chance to train in a fit-forpurpose fully equipped professional cookery facility. The current culinary students took advantage of open night to show off their skills by providing tasty food, much to the delight of visitors. Also new to the college is an excellent hairdressing facility and a science lab. Minister of State for European Affairs and local TD Helen McEntee attended the open night to officially open

Graduate gig for Flowers LIAM Ó Maonlaí and Peter O’Toole from the Hothouse Flowers will play a special free gig in Dunboyne Castle Hotel on January 30 at 7pm. The event is organised by the Dunboyne College Graduate Association. They get together every year for a free organised event to welcome back graduates and inform members of the public of the college’s courses and successes. This year the college is delighted to have two members from the Hothouse Flowers play at the event. The current music students will play support at the gig and the college’s sound engineering students will do the set up. Renowned Belfast comedian and BBC presenter, Nuala McKeever, will host the night. The strictly over 18s gig is free but ticketed and tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Dunboyne College’s new cutting edge training kitchen. Minister McEntee congratulated the college on its massive achievements to date and pledged her continuing support to the college’s need for a new building. Principal Denis Leonard launched 12 new courses for the coming academic year 2020/21. The new courses of offer include: Journalism; Digital Media and Public Relations; Forensic Science; Business and Accounting; Youth and Community Work; Office; Accounts; Administration and Information Processing; Architectural Technology and Design; Physiotherapy Studies; Art Portfolio with Fine Art and Design 2D Options; Pre-Paramedic Fire and Ambulance; Criminology and Psychology; Environmental Science; and Animation. The open night was attended by an estimatd crowd of 600 people

interested in learning about the college’s many and varied courses. Visitors attended talks about the college, chatted with staff, toured the campus and had access to career guidance on the night. There are now a whole range of places available to Dunboyne College graduates in certificate and degree courses in Maynooth University, DCU, DIT, IT Blanchardstown, DKIT, UCD, TCD, and with many other institutions around the country through the QQI Links Scheme. This year 350 of the students received offers to colleges all around the country, almost 300 of them at level 8. Many of the offers were to colleges in the area or nearby regions including 90 to Maynooth University, 29 to DCU, 15 to UCD, 116 to ITB, 97 to DIT, and 21 to Dundalk IT among others. In fact, that is an impressive total of 223 offers at levels 7 and 8

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Drivers hit by price rise at the pumps MOTORISTS have been greeted with the unwelcome news that average fuel prices in Ireland have increased over the past month.

According to the AA’s latest monthly survey of fuel prices, a litre of petrol now costs 144.5c on average – an increase of just under 3c on last

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Have a happy honeymoon AFTER all the excitement of the big event the happy couple’s first trip as married partners should be a relaxing, romantic holiday. And the ideal honeymoon for most is a stress free break in an exotic destination with plenty of sunshine and culture. Our grandparents probably never got further than the Isle of Man for their honeymoon while our parents were lucky if they managed to get any kind of a holiday abroad. However, these days the world really is your oyster when it comes to choosing the ideal honeymoon location. Always popular with newly-weds, Italy is a romantic and beautiful country, from the sophisticated elegance and natural beauty of Sorrento to the inspiring energy of Rome. Competing with Italy in the romantic destination stakes is the Dubrovnik Riviera in Croatia. The area enjoys an old world atmosphere and unspoiled beauty, coupled with top class hotels in stunning locations and boasting panoramic views of the Adriatic and Elaphite Islands. Many Irish long-haul honeymooners are now opting for Mauritius often described as the ultimate paradise with white sandy beaches, coral lagoons and sweeping sugar plantations. Mauritius has dozens of quiet romantic hideaways and has traditionally been one of the most popular honeymoon destinations with lots of top-class resorts to choose from. St Lucia is another honeymoon hot spot. The island is one of the most scenic in the Caribbean, with a stunning coastline of powder fine sandy beaches overlooked by volcanic peaks. It’s the perfect postwedding destination for a quiet and relaxing escape. Further afield, New Zealand is

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32 Planning & Notices





Dublin City Council Retention Permission sought for retain side first floor level extension to dwelling house at 36 Raheny Park, Raheny, Dublin 5, D05 DR67 for Padraic & Emer Lang. 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 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 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.

Fingal County Council We, Markus Josef Odermatt, Manuel Ambrosio Sanchez and Paul Fox, intend to apply for retention permission and permission for development at Leaca Bán, Tooman, Lusk, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of the proposed change of use of the single storey workshop to a place of worship (186.5sqm); relocation of the existing vehicular access off the public road to the north to form a new shared vehicular access that will serve the new place of worship and the existing dormer dwelling on site. The place of worship will be served by 30 no. car parking spaces and 2 no. spaces serving the existing dwelling. The development also consists of the retention of works to the workshop that includes the retention of the filling in of doors and windows on the west and north elevations of the building; retention of the removal of the rooflights above; as well as the retention of new double doors to the south elevation; and the retention of all landscaping and paths. The works will include the decommissioning of the existing septic tank that serves the dwelling on site and the implementation of a new waste water treatment system to serve both the existing house and the place of worship as well as all ancillary service and other works required to facilitate the development. 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 Fingal County Council Owen Lennon Intend to apply for planning permission For a development on this site at Driftwood, Carrickbrack Road, Sutton, D13.The development will consist of subdividing internally an existing house to form two semi-detached houses. House (A) - 3 bedroomed house to front and House (B) - 5 bedroomed house to side/rear with external alterations to front and rear dormer also dividing the existing garage into two, including site works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding a reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Fingal County Council Planning Authority, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 16.30 pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority 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 We, Barry and Helen Tighe, intend to apply for planning permission for works to the existing dwelling house at 27 The Demesne, Killester, Dublin 5, D05 KC65, comprising of the demolition of an existing side extension and shed, construction of a new single storey extension to the southeast, alterations to an existing roof light to attic storage space, provision of external wall insulation, associated internal works, widening of existing vehicular entrance gateway, increase the area of on-site car parking 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 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 Planning permission is sought by Alan and Liz Brennan at 135 The Stiles Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3 for the construction of a new single storey extension at first floor level to the side of the house and an attic conversion with a dormer to the rear of the house. The proposed works include 2 new rooflights to the front together with all associated drainage 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 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.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council We, Anthony Yvonne Fenton, intend to apply for permission for development at ’Brookdale’, Kinsaley lane, Malahide, County Dublin.The development will consist of building (i) a single storey tiled roof family flat extension at the rear of the dwelling comprising 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room and kitchen with access from the hallway of the main house. (ii) A new vehicular entrance with electronically controlled entrance gates using the existing private access road on the North Boundary of the house from Kinsaley Road. The works also include all associated internal, site and drainage 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 Planning Permission is sought for widening of an existing pedestrian access to create a vehicular access to the front of 36 Furry Park Road, Killester, Dublin 5, D05 WC79 for Rory Durkin. 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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Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 19 of the Foreshore Act, 1933 that Celtix Connect Ltd., 51-54 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 has applied to the Minister of Housing, Planning and Local Government for a license under Section 3 of the said Act for the purpose of installation and maintenance of the fibre-optic Havhingsten Telecommunication Cable - landing site at Loughshinny, Fingal, Co Dublin. A copy of the updated application, and the relevant maps, plans, and drawings, are available for inspection for the next 30 calendar days, free of charge, at Balbriggan Garda Station, Drogheda Street, Tankardstown, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. An earlier version of this application was previously displayed between 21st August and 27th September 2019. The documentation is also available on the Department’s website https://www.housing.gov.ie/planning/foreshore/applications/celtix-connecthavhingsten-telecommunication-cable-dublin Any person who wishes to make an objection to, or a representation in respect of the grant of the license sought should do so in writing, giving reasons, within 30 calendar days of publication of this Notice (quoting ref: FS006915), to the Marine Planning Policy and Development Section, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Newtown Road, Wexford, Co. Wexford or foreshore@housing.gov.ie. The closing date for submissions is close of business on 28th February 2020. All objections and representations received will be forwarded to the applicant for comment prior to any decision being made in the matter. Material upon which the Minster shall determine this application may be published on the Department’s website. In this regard the Department wishes to draw attention to its policy on defamatory material that may be contained in submissions it receives, which may be found at: http://www.housing.gov.ie/planning/foreshore/ public-participation-foreshore-consent-process Dated 29th January 2020 Celtix Connect Ltd., 51-54 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, D02 KA66

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The Chinese Year of the Rat is here and the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival continues until Monday, February 10. Take an Asian Flavours Walking Tour and enjoy some delicious authentic Asian cuisine at different stops, while guide Yang Zhang explores the integral role of food in the Chinese New Year celebrations and traces the history of the Chinese community in Ireland. Meet at the O’Connells Street Spire on February 1 or 8 at 1.30pm. Tickets cost €20. For details see www.dublinchinesenewyear.com.

Invincible at The Helix on Saturday, February 1.

INVINCIBLE Featuring a collection of classics with music from The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Peter Pan, Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter and many more, The Kinsella School of Ballet presents its 15th Anniversary Celebration, Invincible at The Helix on Saturday, February 1 at 3pm and 7pm. Produced and directed by Fiona Kinsella this is a production to entertain audiences of all ages. Tickets cost €20 from www.thehelix.ie.


SB Theatreworks presents their bi-annual school production, showcasing the diverse talents of their students of all ages, at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum, on Saturday, February 1. The show will include a selection of West-End favourites, old and new, bringing the audience on a magical journey through story, song and dance. Tickets cost €14 for adults and €8 for under 12s. For more information see www.sbtheatreworks.com.

The Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown this weekend.

DUBLIN RACING FESTIVAL Join in the celebration of the brilliance of jumps racing, music and culture at the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown Racecourse. Witness new heroes as they emerge and watch the best of talent from Ireland and Britain fight it out for two massive titles this weekend (February 1 & 2) - the Unibet Irish Gold Cup and the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle. Expect a full family entertainment programme that supports culture, music, culinary delights, and of course world class sport.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE FAMILY OVER THE MIDTERM BREAK, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN GLASNEVIN CEMETERY MUSEUM. THE POPULAR MID TERM TALES TOURS WILL RETURN TO THE MUSEUM IN FEBRUARY 2020! This engaging tour is tastefully designed to entertain and educate. The history of Glasnevin Cemetery is brought to life on this family friendly tour. DATES AND TIMES Saturday, February 15th, at 11:00am Sunday, February 16th, at 11:00am

What I (Don’t) Know About Autism runs at the Abbey Theatre.


Performed by a cast of autistic and non-autistic actors, this performance is a sometimes comic, sometimes heartbreaking look at the world of autism. Inspired by the writer’s own experiences with autism, the play mixes narrative, song, dance and direct address to explore this contentious and often misunderstood subject matter. It runs at Abbey Theatre from February 1-8. Tickets cost €16-25 from www.abbeytheatre.ie.

TICKETS COST JUST €7.50 PER PERSON. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Fr. Browne and the Titanic - the man who captured rare photographs of the famous ship! Grave-robbing - Why does Glasnevin Cemetery have such high walls and watch towers? Yew Trees - there is more to them than you think! William Fogarty’s pesky parrot! Maria Higgins - the only person in the cemetery who was buried twice! DON’T JUST TAKE IT FROM US, READ THE REVIEWS! “We had a great afternoon with our tour guides! They were so engaging and our children took in all the facts as the stories were told in such a fun way.” – Fav, TripAdvisor Review, Feb 2019 “Excellent tour during mid-

term break for children of all ages. Interesting stories about strange deaths and grave robbing delivered brilliantly. Highly recommended. Great value.” – Sharon R, TripAdvisor Review, Feb 2019 “Did the 11am midterm tales for children this morning. Absolutely brilliant. The guides were fantastic. They were funny, informative and had great rapport with the children.” - Martina V, TripAdvisor Review, Feb 2018 To book, visit www.glasnevinmuseum.ie or ask a member of staff at our museum reception desk. Please note, all attending adults must be accompanying a child or children. We advise that all visitors arrive at the museum reception at least 15 minutes before the start of their chosen tour. For group bookings (15 or more people) please contact booking@glasnevintrust.ie or +353 (0)1 882 6570 for further information and group rates. W: WWW.GLASNEVINMUSEUM.IE T: +353 (0)1 882 6550 E: MUSEUM@GLASNEVINTRUST.IE

Revolting Children at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum, on Saturday, February 1.

Crossword Answers January 29th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS

Across: 7 Contravention; 8 Complete; 9 Bone; 10 Roared; 12 Treaty; 14 Repair; 16 Defame; 18 Disc; 20 Taciturn; 22 Jet propulsion. Down: 1 Monotone; 2 Stupor; 3 Lake; 4 Defeated; 5 Stable; 6 Down; 11 Duration; 13 Tomorrow; 15 Accept; 17 Fetish; 19 Item; 21 Club.


Across: 7 Contamination; 8 Addendum; 9 Oily; 10 Picked; 12 Column; 14 Always; 16 Lustre; 18 Slur; 20 Intrigue; 22 Confectionery. Down: 1 Goodwill; 2 Streak; 3 Amid; 4 Inimical; 5 Stroll; 6 Soil; 11 Distinct; 13 Mortuary; 15 Adrift; 17 Skinny; 19 Loom; 21 Trim.

From the Archives 35


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

Sunday Independent, January 20, 1935

Irish Press, January 9, 1970

Sunday Independent, January 20, 1935

Big crowds gather for a car race in the Phoenix Park in 1936.

Irish Press, January 31, 1935

Irish Press, January 6, 1995

The legendary Woolworth store on Dublin’s Henry Street, home of the famous pick ‘n’ mix.

Freeman’s Journal, January 13, 1851



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