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Vaccine uptake rate is worrying Keeping the Faith Holy Faith Clontarf players celebrate after they defeated St Vincent’s, Cork, in the Subway All-Ireland Schools Cup Under 19 A Girls Final at the National Basketball Arena. See more on Page 3. PHOTO: PIARAS Ó MÍDHEACH/SPORTSFILE

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A NORTHSIDE senator has warned that any decline in vaccination rates affecting children is a cause of worry and effort must be made to encourage a greater uptake. Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee (FF) issued the warning after leading disease watchdog, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), confirmed that in recent years the uptake of the Meningitis C vaccine fell to 75 percent in North Dublin.

Senator Clifford-Lee, Fianna Fáil’s Seanad spokesperson on Justice, Children and Youth Affairs, said: “The World Health Organisation advises that a 95 percent uptake of the vaccine is required to prevent outbreaks of this infectious disease. “It’s difficult to comprehend that Ireland has never fulfilled this recommendation despite it being provided for free and as part of the very helpful schools’ immunisation

programme. We must all work to dispel the dangerous myths shared by those against children receiving all of the recommended childhood vaccines including protecting against diseases such as MenC.” Senator Clifford-Lee said any drop in uptake is a matter of concern “for us all” given that vaccinations provided by the State against any form of meningococcal disease are absolutely essential. Continued on page 2




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Warning over drop Council’s plan for in vaccine uptake Continued from page 1 “If a child has missed an opportunity to get the jab, I urge every parent or guardian to get in touch with our local HSE clinic to arrange for the child to be immunised,” she added. Meanwhile, Dublin Fingal TD Louise O’Reilly (SF) called on the HSE to work more closely with parents to improve vaccination rates for children in north county Dublin. “Worryingly, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre reported that that a quarter of North Dublin children are not getting meningitis C vaccine,” said Deputy O’Reilly. “The MenC vaccination, along with a booster vaccine, is recommended to children of 12-13 years and was introduced to schools in September 2014. “Not vaccinating a child not only puts that child at risk, it puts us all at risk.

“That message needs to be reinforced at every possible juncture, and I would call on the HSE to work more closely with parents in north county Dublin to ensure that all advice needed is given to help improve vaccination rates for the MenC vaccine.” In a statement, the HSE said it is advising the public to be vigilant regarding meningococcal meningitis/septicaemia. Eleven cases were notified to the HPSU in the last week of December and first week of January. This compares with five cases for the same period the previous year. In 2018 a total of 89 meningococcal cases were notified compared to 76 in 2017. Sadly three people diagnosed with meningococcal disease have died in recent weeks. The HSE confirmed that all three deaths were directly due to this infection. Dr Suzanne Cotter, Specialist in Public Health


Concern has been expressed over the drop in vaccination uptake in North Dublin. Medicine, HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre, said although meningococcal disease incidence generally increases in the winter months, the recent increase is “cause for concern”. “The HSE wishes to alert the public to the signs and symptoms of this disease so that immediate medical attention can be sought if someone has symptoms that could be caused by this bug,” said Dr Cotter. “If anyone has any concerns about

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meningitis they should ring their GP in the first instance. Meningitis and septicaemia often happen together and symptoms can appear in any order. Some may not appear at all. Early symptoms can include fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, muscle pain, stomach cramps, fever with cold

hands and feet and a rash, but do not wait for the rash to appear. If someone is ill and getting worse, get medical help immediately. Dr Cotter added: “Parents of children should also check that they are up-todate regarding their childhood meningococcal vaccinations.”

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FINGAL County Council has vowed to continue identifying ways of supporting the broad range of different categories, including senior citizens and those with disabilities, who are in need of social housing support. The council’s Director of Housing, Margaret Geraghty, said while the local authority would continue to focus on the homeless and those at risk of homelessness, it would continue to look at the different categories of those in need of support and “mold its programme” around them as well. In 2018, Fingal County Council published its Age Friendly Strategy, which sets out an overview of the ageing population in the county. “Fingal County Council has to ensure that we provide and build in a lifecycle approach to our housing programme for people who are ageing but want to remain in the community,” she said. Ms Geraghty said the council had already identified a number of locations where it could bring forward planning applications to build housing for senior citizens. “This is not something Fingal County Council has done for a long number of years but it something we want to get started on again,” she said. Ms Geraghty cited an

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Kids wiser on road safety laws than some politicians

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brainer’. The children I spoke to fully understood that it doesn’t matter if you’re over the limit on Saturday night or Sunday morning – you’re still breaking the law if you’re driving a car and putting others at risk. They have zero tolerance for those who speak out of both sides of their mouths where road safety is concerned. There’s nothing like a child to call out hypocrisy when they hear it. Which is why I wished I could have had some of the kids come into Dáil Éireann and school their TDs on straight talking. They would have pointed out the sheer insanity


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Pictured at the launch were, from left, Rosemary Keogh, IWA chief executive; Edele Armstrong, Special Olympic athlete; John Treacy, chief executive of Sport Ireland; Declan Slevin, IWA; Minister of State at the Department of Sport, Brendan Griffin; Joe Geraghty, Vision Sport Ireland; and Una May, Sport Ireland. PHOTO: SAM BARNES/ SPORTSFILE and individuals responsible for outdoor environments including, trails, greenways, public parks, beaches, waterways and the built environment. Speaking at the launch, Minister Griffin said Ireland is renowned for its scenic landscapes and natural beauty and the great outdoors provides excellent opportunities for people to

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Statistics show worrying increase in local crime Callum Lavery  STATISTICS released by the Fingal Joint Policing Committee ( JPC) show a serious increase in crimes such as assault, public order offences, robbery, domestic violence and incidents of domestic dispute in Fingal. Figures were based on the period between January 1 and October 31, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. There were 181 incidents of public order offences in 2018, a 37 percent increase on the same period last year. Similarly, there was a 50 percent rise in robbery offences with mobile phone theft accounting for one in five of these cases. There were 35 incidents of assault causing harm, a 30 percent increase from last year with 16 of these cases involving a “domestic violence motive.” Most shockingly, domestic violence was among the most notable increases with 300 cases taking place in 2018, a 219 percent rise. However, gardaí in the area have been praised as 'Possession of Drugs for Sale' saw a detection

rate of 57 percent, ‘Possession of Drugs for Personal Use’ had a detection rate of 75 percent and 'Offensive Weapon' had a detection rate of 81 percent despite limited resources. Dublin Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien (FF) blamed the spike in violent crime on the low number of gardaí in the area, and criticised the lack of assistance given to local gardaí. “Garda numbers are down 20 percent in the past eight years while the population in the area is growing,” said Deputy O’Brien.   “We are the youngest county (Fingal) in Ireland firstly and we are the fastest growing. “My colleagues and I are pushing very hard to set up a campaign to insist on getting proper resources for our gardaí because they are basically trying to do their job with one hand tied behind their back. “We have a new superintendent in Balbriggan, who has responded already to some of the violent crime by setting up a rural crime unit. “But our superintendents in Coolock and Balbriggan need more resources

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and that is what I’m fighting for.” Deputy O’Brien added: “It’s just not acceptable and we are seeing now the impact of the lack of resources with more violent crime both detected and undetected.” Despite an overall increase in crimes in the area, the report also found a reduction in areas such as aggravated burglary, robbery from establishments and ‘theft from persons.’ Earlier this month, Northside People reported that Dublin Fingal TD Alan Farrell (FG) received confirmation from Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW), Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran that the procurement process for work to reopen Rush Garda Station will now

commence. “Minister Moran has informed me that An Garda Síochána has provided the final sign-off on the revised layout plans for Rush Garda Station which incorporated the revisions requested by An Garda Síochána following an on-site meeting in December,” said Deputy Farrell at the time. “As a result of this, works to reopen the station to serve Rush and the surrounding community can now move forward. “The reopening of Rush Garda Station will be greatly beneficial to the local community and I am pleased that progress is being made in this regard.” Deputy Farrell said it is vital that Rush and every community in the north

The spike in crime has been blamed on the lack of assistance given to local gardai. county is provided with the policing facilities and resources they require. “It is of the utmost importance that local residents can feel safe in their own homes and on their local streets,” he added. “The reopening of Rush Garda Station will certainly be positive in this regard.” As part of Government

cutbacks during the recession, Rush Garda Station was closed down in early 2012 causing a serious void in policing in the area. Since then there have been numerous calls from local residents, residents’ associations and public representatives to have the station reopened as a matter of urgency.

Parade invites open FINGAL County Council’s events department is inviting applications for community groups or business to participate in this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parades in Balbriggan, Swords and Blanchardstown.  Those interested can apply by downloading an application form from www.fingalparades. com and submitting the completed form to The closing date for applications is Friday, February 15. Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Anthony Lavin, said St Patrick’s Day is a significant cultural event and the parades allow Fingal residents to celebrate in their communities. “The St Patrick’s Day parades are an opportunity for residents to learn about local community groups and the businesses in their area,” he said. “I look forward to seeing the diverse and creative floats at the Fingal parades this year.” Fingal County Council chief executive Paul Reid said that over 55,000 people attended the Fingal St Patrick’s Day parades last year. “I look forward to seeing the turnout for this year,” said Mr Reid.



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Project to open up local landbank for housing FINGAL County Council said it expects to move forward with its second project funded under the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) scheme in early 2019 in order to open up a landbank to the west of Swords for further housing. The local authority is hoping to move forward with plans for road infrastructure at OldtownMooretown, just off the Rathbeale Road, shortly. A new school is due to open on the site in September. Speaking about the Swords project, Director of Planning and Strategic Infrastructure AnnMarie Farrelly said the site will ultimately deliver 3,400 homes. “There’s around 400 houses completed and occupied to date,” said Ms Farrelly. It’s a very busy site and housing continues to be constructed there









and delivered month on month.” And with a new secondary school expected to open there in September, Ms Farrelly said this was really good news for the west of Swords. “The area needs a new school and infrastructure is needed to service the land where it is located,” she said. “The developer is constructing the internal roads that will ultimately provide access to the new school.” The development of the Donabate Distributor Road was the first project under the LIHAF banner to get underway in 2017, and with work progressing this year, it is expected to be completed on target in 2019. “The completion of the Donabate Distributor Road is very much on target to be completed by next summer,” said Ms Farrelly.

Completion of the Donabate Distributor Road, which includes the construction of a new bridge, is on target for this summer. “ I was delighted to see the new bridge going as it is real evidence of the function of the road as the new way into Donabate. “The Donabate Distributor Road is really important as it delivers

alternative access into Donabate as well as opening up lands for the delivery of housing over the next decade or so.” Meanwhile, work is also continuing to progress the Stapolin lands in Baldoyle,

which was the third project granted funding under LIHAF. Work is progressing on the Compulsory Purchase of lands at the Hole in the Wall Road. An application has been submitted to

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Ice mile swim IMAGINE swimming a mile in water that is less than five degrees wearing only togs, hat and goggles. This Saturday, February 2, Dublin’s Eastern Bay Swim Team will assemble 16 renowned winter swimming athletes at beautiful Lough Dan, County Wicklow, to take on this challenge.  Each swimmer will attempt to achieve the unique milestone of an international ice mile: swimming one mile in less than five degrees of water. Ice swimming is an extreme sport and only top swimmers are invited to the event. Strict qualifying criteria are upheld including ECG and medical assessment. Only 300 hundred swimmers worldwide hold the distinction of being an ‘International Ice Miler’.





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new waves after 35 years LOCALS with addiction problems in Dublin 15 are to get access to a new local community addiction team operated by Coolmine, the drug and alcohol treatment THE Lord Mayor of centre. Dublin, Ring, was BasedNial in Coolmine the guest of honour at a Industrial estate, Dublin ceremony last week to 15 Community Addiction mark return the Teamthe – D15 CAT of – will much-loved Noto11take Liffey enable locals Ferry. part in proven treatment Following a complete programmes and get restoration in a joint expert support. project by Dublin Port The team will assist Company andgroups Dublin in City four specific Council, the historic ferry Dublin 15 - young people, officially returned tothose the new communities, capital’s waters after a with alcohol addictions 35-year absence. and adults misusing The service had been drugs. vital inteam linking the The will also North docks and South provide advice and docks communities at a assistance to the families time when the nearest of those availing of river crossing was Butt services. Bridge. However, was Welcoming the itnew decommissioned service, Ministerin of1984 State following the completion for Health Promotion of thethe East Link Bridge. and National Drugs But now the No 11 is Strategy, Catherine set to become a familiar Byrne, said that D15 CAT sight once again the was a direct andineffective heart of Dublin as she the response to meeting

needs of target groups identified in the Dublin 15 community. “D15 CAT provides easy access to tangible advice and services for those who want to overcome taxis passen-gers addiction in theirbetween own three points - the community,” she3Arena said. to“The Sir John Rogerson’s experts refer the Quay toto MV Cill Airne clients the appropriate at North Wall Quay and services, offer advice back. The service will and assistance to their commence on Monday, family members, as February 11 and run well as running specific from Monday to Friday addiction programmes. between 7am and 7pm. “I commend Coolmine Lord Mayorwith of Dublin, for working the Nial Ring, said:and “The Government the HSE Liffey Ferry isthis part of to establish team. Dublin’s story and to seein “The men and women the No 11 back onathe Coolmine have proven river all this time is trackafter record in delivering fantastic. is testament effective It addiction to those who had the treatment and therapy foresight to preserve for 45 years. this important piece of “This experience history. will ensure that those “The ferryD15 willCAT be will attending returning to a very get internationally different Dublin thanand recognised service the one she left, but I assistance.” have no Executive doubt thatof a new Chief generation DublinCoolmine, of Pauline ers will enjoy thisthat very McKeown, said D15 welcome addition to port the CAT will be the first

Coolmine Lodge and of call for those with Ireland’s only mother addiction problems in and child residential the area. treatment facility at “The specialist team Coolmine Ashleigh will be working in House. tandem with existing It also has a day care services in Dublin 15,” centre at Coolmine she continued. House in Lord Edward “They will provide Street. a variety of substance During 2017 Coolmine abuse programmes was in contact with as well as referring 9,000 people. The clients to appropriate service was delivered residential treatment.” Green Party councillor with a budget of €3 million, the same Roderic O'Gorman allocation provided in praised Coolmine at 2016. the launch of D15 CAT A total of 119 men and the centre’s annual and 71 women availed report. “Coolmine Therapeutic of residential therapy Centre has led the way in during 2017. Those admitted were innovative programmes Richie Saunders, of Ringsend,overcoming one of the original crew. addiction to for men and women back driving Dublin’s historicaNo.11 Liffey variety of Ferry. illicit drugs looking to break as well as prescription addictions,” he said. be commended for their city same.”to be drugs and alcohol. “I just was the delighted and over The Lord added: energy, Based foresight on research, present forMayor the launch commitment to bringing “I acknowledge Dublin 70 percent of those who of the new community back thisoficonic piece of Port for playing availed the services addiction team its forpart Dublin history.” in securing the return of will remain drug free. Dublin 15, based in On boardabuse for her first what was, and I have no As drug Coolmine Industrial official trip across the doubt will once again be, continues to rise in Estate.” again willwas be Richie a much-loved service. has river Ireland, there a Coolmine currently Saunders, from Ringsend, “Dublin City Council dramatic increase in residential treatment who worked on the No 11 and Dublin addiction prescription facilities forPort menare at to

The No 11 Liffey Ferry aka the ‘dockers’ taxi’ is back in service after 35 years. following a restoration project. when it was given a Royal three-minute journey originally as a coxswain, Charter by King Charles II point to point – with who was instrumental the vessel equipped to and went on to last more in preserving the boat in 300 years. recent years, and who will accept bothO’Gorman Leap Card(GP) Coolmine TC Chairman Alanthan Connolly with local councillor Roderic The new service will be back at the helm again and cash fares. The No 11 at the launch of the addiction centre’s annual report and D15 CAT. to ferry a new generation have capacity for 18 was essential transport people at a time,pills and of passengers north and for workerswith at the docks problems, heroin benzodiazepine drugs for anxiety commuterstoacross south of the river. and becamethe affectionately remaining most continues affect the an disorders. Docklands number making the The serviceofto cross the increasing known by Dubliners as commonly used drug of A cocktail trip will payaddiction €2 for each Liffey dates back and to 1665 ‘the dockers’ taxi’. among new clients. those with alcohol, cocaine

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Green Book is making some audiences see red IN a world where many people are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to be offended, one Oscar frontrunner is doing its fair share of provoking. ‘Green Book’ tells the true story of AfricanAmerican pianist, Dr Don Shirley, who goes on a tour of the Deep South in 1962, taking a tough Italian-American driver with him for protection. The cultured Dr Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and the streetsmart Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), strike up an unlikely friendship in a sweet, funny, and entertaining road movie that feels like it has borrowed heavily from ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ and ‘Planes Trains and Automobiles’. The film is taking heat lately as some call it a ‘White Saviour’ film, while

others object to old tweets from one of the writers. It has even led to a movie critic in the States criticising the film while admitting that he hasn’t even seen it, and refuses to do so. If we start trawling through old tweets from everyone who works on every movie, it’s likely that every film will be blacklisted. Perhaps that’s where we’re headed. All this at a time when the Oscar ceremony is without a host, as the organisers, surprise surprise, were unable to find someone who has never caused offence. So we award Green Book a review score of 4.5 deserving stars, but don’t tell anyone you enjoyed it. Another film out this week is ‘Escape Room’ which is based on the physical adventure game

where competitors try to solve clues and escape from a locked space. While there are no Oscar nominations for this offering, it’s perfectly serviceable popcorn fare, and it does what it says on the tin. We give it 2.5 average stars. Two more films recently released are ‘The Mule’, starring Clint Eastwood and ‘Destroyer’, headlined by Nicole Kidman. ‘The Mule’ is an entertaining and amusing real life story about a 90-year old drug mule that deserves 4.5 stars, and ‘Destroyer’ is a grim and gritty cop thriller that drags, and despite another excellent performance from Kidman, it’s a middling 4.5 star affair. Paul O’Rourke

Tell the story of your stuff THE Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging secondlevel students to creatively trace the life cycle of their everyday items and tell its story. The call was made as part of the EPA’s ‘The Story of Your Stuff 2019’ competition which inspires students to use their artistic talents to visually tell the story of any item they use – from mobile phones to deodorants or a hairbrush.  Students are invited to use a visual creative medium of their choice, including video, animation, drawings and photography, to tell the story of their chosen item, considering the entirety of its life cycle. The winner of ‘The Story of Your Stuff’ will receive €500 for themselves and €500 for their school. Competition guidelines and tips are available at www.thestoryofyourstuff. ie. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 8.

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Further preparatory work on dredging project expected

Guerin seeks re-election in the Howth Malahide area

CLLR Jimmy Guerin (Ind) has announced tender on October 3, 2018 for a in Howth,” Senator Noone told vessels. It is also causing that he will be seeking FURTHER preparatory works difficulties to all those who work consulting engineering practice re-election for the Howth for a dredging project in Howth Northside People. to bring the project through in and around the harbour, Malahide Local Electoral are expected to continue under “The urgent need to dredge to planning, environmental in addition to members of Area (LEA) in the local the 2019 Capital Programme, Howth harbour is an issue permitting and design phase,” the yacht club and tourism elections in May. which is due to be announced I have been working on for she added. initiatives, which use the Cllr Guerin said he is in the coming weeks, according the last number of months, “Should a decision be made harbour on a regular basis.” looking forward to the to Senator Catherine Noone in conjunction with local to progress the project, Senator Noone said the upcoming campaign (FG). fishermen in Howth and the this consultant will also be and is well aware of the “Moreover, an announcement Department of Agriculture, Food Department allocated  €100,000 to progress the dredge responsible for the supervision difficult challenge that lies is also due to be made by the and the Marine. of onsite works. The successful permitting and preparatory ahead. Department of Agriculture, Food “The build-up of silt has tender was commissioned for works to Howth Harbour in “The number of and the Marine, in the coming become an urgent issue for these works on the December 19, councillors in Howth2018. weeks, regarding plans for local fishermen as it can cause “The Department also went to 2018.”  Malahide has been improvements to the East Pier significant damage to fishing reduced to seven,” he said. “As well as the eight outgoing councillors, it is expected that there will be an additional four candidates run by the established political parties along with a number of community candidates who have expressed their intention to run. Cllr Guerin believes that in the last five years as a councillor he has made a positive contribution to his community and has also worked hard for the people of his area. “During my first term I have assisted many people with a wide range of issues and am well aware of the problems that people continue to face,” he told Preparatory work on a dredging project in Howth is expected to continue in 2019. FILE PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA Northside People.




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Cllr Jimmy Guerin (Ind) “I believe that, if reelected, I am better placed with the experience of the last five years to assist people into the future. “There are many issues such as housing, the environment, mental health and crime that continue to have an impact on people’s lives. “As an Independent councillor I believe that I will be well placed to help tackle these problems.” Cllr Guerin added that he is looking forward to meeting as many people as possible during the course of his campaign.

Local athletes set for Special Olympics IN March, 26 Dublin athletes will travel to Abu Dhabi to compete in the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games.  Part of a 91-strong Team Ireland squad, these athletes will represent their country at the highest level of sporting competition for Special Olympics athletes. Taking place from March 14-21, Abu Dhabi 2019 will be the largest sporting and humanitarian event in the world this year. Supported by a volunteer management team of 39, Team Ireland will join 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 170 countries at the games. Emma McMenamin, Head of Delegation for Team Ireland, said: “These athletes are extremely focused and determined and like any athlete facing into a major competition, they are putting 100 percent into their training. It was great to see how excited the athletes are to be part of this huge event. To represent Team Ireland and compete on the world stage in Abu Dhabi is a big honour and one these Special Olympics athletes are not taking lightly.”



Croí-Chonair Bhus BusConnects Comhairliúchán Poiblí Is mórchlár infheistíochta é BusConnects chun feabhas a chur ar an iompar poiblí i mBaile Átha Cliath. Is é is aidhm dó an córas bus reatha a leasú ó bhonn trí chlár comhtháite 10 mbliana de ghníomhartha comhtháite chun córas bus ar féidir brath air agus atá níos éifeachtúla agus níos fearr a chur ar fáil do níos mó daoine. Is é is aidhm do thionscadal na croí-chonaire bus ná 230 km de lánaí bus tiomnaithe agus 200 km de raonta rothar a chur ar fáil ar 16 cinn de na conairí is gnóthaí i mBaile Átha Cliath. Tá tús curtha ag an Údarás Náisiúnta Iompair le comhairliúchán poiblí i ndáil leis na moltaí seo. Reáchtálfar an comhairliúchán poiblí do na sé chroí-chonair bhus de réir a chéile. Cuireadh tús le Céim 1 i Samhain 2018 agus tiocfaidh deireadh léi Dé hAoine, an 15 Feabhra 2019. Tá sonraí le fáil ar Tá tús curtha anois leis an gcomhairliúchán poiblí do chéim a dó agus tiocfaidh deireadh leis Dé hAoine, an 29 Márta 2019. Táimid ag lorg aighneachtaí agus tuairimí anois do na conairí seo a leanas:

Is féidir sonraí faoi na 6 chonair seo a íoslódáil ar an suíomh gréasáin www. nó is féidir iad a fháil ach glaoch ar Shaorfhón 1800 303 653. Fóram Pobail – Bunóidh an tÚdarás Náisiúnta Iompair Fóram Pobail do gach conair áit a mbeidh deis ag ionadaí ó Chumainn Cónaitheoirí, ó Ghrúpaí Pobail agus ó Ghrúpaí Leasmhara, agus ag Ionadaithe Poiblí, eolas a fháil agus a bheith páirteach sa chomhairliúchán poiblí. Seol ríomhphost chuig, le do thoil, chun bheith páirteach. Imeachtaí eolais an chomhairliúcháin phoiblí – Mar chuid den chomhairliúchán poiblí, tionólfar sraith cruinnithe in ionaid ar na conairí seo. Beidh sonraí ina dtaobh sin ar fáil ar an suíomh gréasáin agus i nuachtáin áitiúla sna seachtainí atá amach romhainn. Foilseofar sonraí faoi na sé chonair eile (Céim 3) le haghaidh athbhreithniú ag an bpobal i lár mhí Feabhra. Tá liosta de na conairí thíos mar aon leis na dátaí atá molta le haghaidh an chomhairliúcháin phoiblí do chéim 3. Dátaí an Chomhairliúcháin Phoiblí: Lár mhí Feabhra go dtí deireadh mhí Aibreáin 2019 Baile Munna go dtí Lár na Cathrach

Gleann na Life go dtí Lár na Cathrach

Fionnghlas go dtí Baile Phib

Cluain Dolcáin go dtí Droimeanach

Bré go dtí Lár na Cathrach

Na Glaschnoic go dtí Lár na Cathrach

COBÁC, Droichead na Dothra go dtí Lár na Cathrach

Tamhlacht go dtí Tír an Iúir

An Charraig Dhubh go dtí Muirfin

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Is féidir aighneachtaí agus tuairimí i scríbhinn a chur isteach maidir leis na sé chonair: Ar líne: Tríd an bhfoirm ar líne sa chuid “Public Consultation” ar leathanach na Croí-Chonaire Bus ar an suíomh gréasáin Tríd an bpost chuig: Tionscadal na Croí-Chonaire Bus, An tÚdarás Náisiúnta Iompair, Dún Scéine, Lána Fhearchair, Baile Átha Cliath 2. D02 WT20 Tríd an ríomhphost chuig:

BusConnects Core Bus Corridor Public Consultation BusConnects is a major investment programme to improve public transport in Dublin. It aims to overhaul the current bus system through a 10 year integrated programme of integrated actions to deliver a more efficient, reliable and better bus system for more people. The core bus corridor project aims to deliver 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200kms of cycle tracks along 16 of the busiest corridors in Dublin. The National Transport Authority has commenced a public consultation in relation to these proposals. The public consultation for the sixteen core bus corridors will take place over a phased basis. Phase 1 commenced in November 2018 and will conclude Friday 15th February 2019. Details can be found on The public consultation for phase two has now commenced and will end Friday 29th March 2019. We are now seeking submissions and observations for the following: Liffey Valley to City Centre Clondalkin to Drimnagh Greenhills to City Centre Tallaght to Terenure

Details of the proposals for these 6 corridors are available for download on the website or call Freefone 1800 303 653. Community Forum - The NTA will establish a Community Forum for each corridor where there will be an opportunity for a representative from Residents’ Associations, Community Groups, Public Representatives and Interested Groups to get informed and engaged during the public consultation process. Please email to get involved. Public Consultation Information events - A series of Public Consultation meetings will be held in venues along these corridors. Details of these will be available on the website and in local newspapers in the coming weeks. Details of the remaining six corridors (Phase 3) will be published for public review in mid February. Below is a list of the corridors and the proposed public consultation phasing for phase 3. Public Consultation Dates: Mid – February to End April 2019 Ballymun to City Centre Finglas to Phibsborough Bray to City Centre UCD Ballsbridge to City Centre

Kimmage to City Centre

Blackrock to Merrion

Rathfarnham to City Centre

Ringsend to City Centre

Written submissions and observations on the six corridors may be made: Online: Through the online form in the “Public Consultation” section of the Core Bus Corridor page on the website By post to: Core Bus Corridor Project, National Transport Authority, Dun Sceine, Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2. D02 WT20 By email to:

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TUSSLE: Ciara McGuigan’s route to goal is stopped by Orlaith Higgins during the recent DLGFA Dublin vs Dub Stars match at St Clare’s, DCU. PHOTO: MAURICE GREHAN/GAAPICS.COM Shaun Watts pictured at his Drive-in as Junior Captain of Saint Anne’s Golf Club. PHOTO: LEO ‘GEORGE’ DEVITT

MY BALL: Caroline Conway (left) reaches higher than her opponent Jenny Meagher during the DLGFA Dublin v Dub Stars match, held recently at St Clare’s, DCU. PHOTO: MAURICE GREHAN/GAAPICS.COM Irish Life Health Ambassador and European 400m Hurdles Medallist Thomas Barr with Roisin Woods (8) and Patrick Ryan (8), both from Raheny, at the announcement of Irish Life Health as an official partner to Athletics Ireland. PHOTO: RAMSEY CARDY/SPORTSFILE

Dublin and Skerries Harps star Lyndsey Davey receives the trophy from Brian Sullivan, Head of Sales Operations at New Ireland Assurance Company, following the DLGFA Dublin vs Dub Stars match, held recently. PHOTO: MAURICE GREHAN/ GAAPICS.COM

Niamh McEvoy of DIT and Dublin at the launch of the Gourmet Food Parlour HEC Ladies Football Championships. Gourmet Food Parlour are the official sponsors of the HEC Ladies Football third-level Championships. PHOTO: DAVID FITZGERALD/SPORTSFILE




84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts ( S.I. No. 15 of 1986 ) is duly made to the High Court within eight weeks of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with section 50 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 , the court—

Fingal County Council has, on the 18th day of January, 2019 made a confirmation order confirming, without modification, the above-named compulsory purchase order as respects the lands described in the Schedule hereto. The said order, as so confirmed, authorises Fingal County Council to acquire the said lands compulsorily. A copy of the order as so confirmed and of the map referred to in it may be seen at the offices of Fingal County Council, Property Services Division, County Hall, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin, K67 X8Y2 and Fingal County Council, Reception Desk, Civic Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Fingal, Dublin 15, D15 W638 - Monday to Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., Friday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. (excluding Bank Holidays). It may also be seen at Baldoyle Library, The Mall (Off Strand Road), Baldoyle, Dublin 13, D13 Y304 and Malahide Library, The Mall, Malahide, Co Dublin, K36 EW63 during normal working hours (excluding Bank Holidays).


may by interim order suspend the operation of the compulsory purchase order as so confirmed either generally or in so far only as it affects any property of the applicant until the final determination of the proceedings;


if satisfied upon the hearing of the application that the compulsory purchase order as so confirmed is not within the powers of the Housing Act, 1966 , as extended by section 10 of the Local Government (No. 2) Act, 1960 (as substituted by section 86 of the Housing Act, 1966) (as amended) or that the interests of the applicant have been substantially prejudiced by any requirement of the Housing Act, 1966 , as so extended and amended, not having been complied with, may quash the order as so confirmed either generally or in so far only as it affects any property of the applicant.

The order, as so confirmed will become operative three weeks from the date of publication of this notice but if an application for judicial review of the decision of Fingal County Council under Order

Dated this 29th day of January, 2019

SCHEDULE The lands to which the Order relates are shown delineated in red and coloured light grey (permanent acquisition) and dark grey (temporary acquisition) on the map attached to this notice. 11








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18 Noticeboard RAHENY BINGO: Bingo has resumed at the Raheny GAA Clubhouse, 2 All Saints’ Road on Thursdays, from 8.15pm to 10.15pm. For more information, contact bingo@ or phone 01-8313530 from 7.30pm to 10pm. COUNTRY MARKET: Raheny Country Market will reopen on Friday, February 1 at Johnston Hall (Church of Ireland), Howth Road, from 10.30am to 12noon.   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.  


VOLUNTEERS: The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre needs volunteers (minimum of 25-years-of-age) to train as Telephone Counsellors to staff its 24-hour Counselling Line outside office hours and Support Personnel who will be available on a rota basis to attend the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital. No experience necessary as full training will be provided to suitable applicants. Phone 01-6614911 or email: volunteerservices@ for more information. Closing date for applications is February 15.

badminton or are an improver, try out this social badminton club. It takes place from 10am to 12noon on Wednesdays. For more information phone Ger Conroy on 086-3177354 or email gerconroy62@gmail. com 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, shopping online, booking flights, using Skype, searching the internet, Social Media and much more. For more information phone the school on 01-8325591.  




TALK: Clontarf Gardening Society will present ‘The Burren’, a talk by George Sevastopulo, in St John’s Parish Centre, Seafield Road on Thursday, January 31 at 8pm. Admission for non members is €5, tea and homemade cake included. Admission for members is free. All are welcome.


TALK: Dublin Five Horticultural Society is holding a talk, ‘Garden Plans for 2019’ by Christopher Heavey on Thursday, February 7 in the Artane SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT Beaumont Family Recreation SUPPORT: A new six-week Centre, Kilmore Road. support group for people Admission is €5. Phone recently bereaved by suicide 087-2423020 for more begins on March 5 at 9c Abbey information. Street Lower, Dublin 1. It is suitable for those in the first KILBARRACK 12-18 months. Facilitated HEALTHY FOOD: Want to by trained volunteers and learn how to cook, shop and a professional Friends eat healthier in 2019? Healthy of Suicide Lost (FOSL) Food Made Easy is a fun sixcounsellor. This will be a week course run between the closed therapeutic support Northside Partnership and group held weekly from the HSE. All are welcome. 6.30pm to 8.30pm. If you Contact Linda for details on wish to join or want more 01-8320995. information contact 014927576 or 086-9371030, MEN’S SHED: A Men’s email or Shed has recently opened in visit Kilbarrack. They meet every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm at KLEAR, Swansnest Road, KILLESTER Kilbarrack. Men who live in TALK: The Irish Fuchsia the neighbouring area are & Pelargonium Society welcome as members. is meeting on Thursday,   January 31 at 7.45pm in St Brigid's Resource Centre, to COOLOCK the rear of the car park at St COMMUNITY CAFÉ: Doras Brigid's Church, Howth Road, Buí Community Café takes Killester. Slideshow: ‘The place at Bunratty Drive, Garden Isle of Mainau on Lake Coolock, every Friday from Constance’. Admission is €5. 10am to 12noon. All are Everyone is welcome. welcome including your   babies and toddlers. Guest speakers and much more. Join BALDOYLE us on Facebook. Phone 01BADMINTON: Wednesday 8484811 for more information. Morning Ladies Badminton   takes place at Baldoyle Badminton Centre. If you SUTTON would like to get back to CARERS’ EVENT: Carers,

Mairead McGuinness, MEP and first Vice-President of the European Parliament, recently addressed a conference in Dublin, held to mark 100 years since Irish women first exercised their right to vote and to stand for national election. Ms McGuinness is pictured at the event with Niall Cox, teacher, and Alina Gull and Ella Power, students at Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan. the Cared for, and their families are invited to a new Community Worship Service, which will take place on the third Sunday of every month, from 4pm-4.30pm, at Sutton Methodist Church, corner of Church Road. A cuppa and a chat will follow. The venue is wheelchair accessible. It will consist of singing well-known hymns, prayer, bible reading and a short talk. Everyone is welcome.



TENNIS: Start playing or improve your tennis with adult or junior coaching at Trackside LTC, Seagrange Park, alongside Bayside DART Station (www. Lessons start on Wednesday, February 6 for adults and Friday, February 8 for juniors, and are open to members and non-members. Phone 083-8367075 or email for details of coaching or if you are interested in joining the local tennis club.


ART GROUP: Howth Art Group is seeking new members. They meet every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 10pm in the Old Courthouse, Howth. Sessions consist of selfdirected painting interspersed with demonstrations from professional artists. The friendly group has artists with a range of painting experience from beginners to advanced. If interested, email:

Ruth Murphy, Legal Director, BT, presents the Biological and Ecological Category Junior Individual 1st place Award to Belvedere College student Garret Molloy, from Clontarf, for his project: ‘Amplified Renewable bioelectrical energy in Reduced Carbon Footprint Livestock Waste Treatment System’, at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2019 awards ceremony in the RDS. PHOTO: CHRIS BELLEW/FENNELL PHOTOGRAPHY WALKING GROUP: Howth Ramblers Walking Group hold weekly walks of Howth every Thursday at 8.30pm. Meeting point: The gates of Howth Parish Church in the village. get in shape and meet new friends. All ages and levels of fitness are welcome. For more information contact Susan Butterly at howthramblers@ or check out the

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CUPLA FOCAL: Try out your cúpla focal Every Thursday at 11.45am in the Seán O'Casey Community Centre in East Wall. For more information, phone Ben on 086-2663392.

DRUMCONDRA ART GROUP: Ross Art Group is welcoming new members, male and female, to join their friendly weekly painting sessions. They meet on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm, at the Ierne Sports & Social Club, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra. Contact Patricia Doyle 087-7431142 (



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t’s the biggest day of our lives so let’s make it the most joyful experience possible. Inside, we’ve got some great ideas to help you get ready for everything from walking down the aisle to jetting off on a fantastic honeymoon.

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Make your wedding truly unique IF YOU’VE been to one wedding, you've seen it all. From the flowers and the candles to the dress and the music, the typical wedding can be as predictable and generic as your Uncle Paddy’s dance moves. For your wedding to stand out, you need to involve your guests in the sentiment and process of the day. It's not the cake or the great food that will be remembered, but all the little details that will make your wedding as unique and memorable for your guests as it will be for you. These simple ideas will make it the event that will be talked about for years to come: • Write a welcome note for your out-of-town guests on postcards from the city your wedding takes place. It's a nice personal touch that shows tremendous thought as

well as a keepsake that can be saved with photos of the wedding. • Place an ‘About the Wedding Party’ on the reception tables for your guests to learn more about the members of your bridal party. Not everyone will know that you and your maid of honour have been best friends since preschool. • If you're planning on taking pictures prior to the ceremony, clear everyone out of the wedding venue and have your groom at the end of the aisle. Walk down the aisle, so it's only the two of you. It's a very sweet and special moment that you can share. • Have each bridesmaid carry a bouquet made entirely of their favourite flower. The bride’s bouquet can be a combination of their choices. • Read your vows to

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Create a wedding that reflects your character. candlelight. All your guests will receive a candle on their way into the ceremony. When it comes time for the vows, have your ushers or groomsmen go around and light the candle at




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the end of the row and let them "pass the flame." It's a nice romantic touch to a very sentimental and powerful moment. • For family members who have passed away or cannot physically be there with you, wear something of theirs so that they are with you. • Write special love quotes on the inside of everyone's place cards. • Forget the clinking glasses and ringing bells. Have your guests sing loves songs to get you and your groom to smooch during the reception. • Have guests sign a tablecloth to be used at special dinners in the future in lieu of a guestbook. • Set small photo

albums, notecards and a disposable camera at each table. Create a sign asking each guest to write some words of wisdom on the notecards and put the card into the photo album. Make sure they take a photo of everyone at the table. After the wedding you can combine the notecard on the same page as the photograph and you'll have a special keepsake of every guest at your wedding. • Assign table numbers by age and accent the decor with pictures of you and fiancé from that time. For example at table sixteen you could show pictures of your fiancé with his new car and you at your sweet 16 birthday

party. • Be sure to have a kid oriented table. Lay down block paper for them to draw on, have them make you cards, serve hot dogs, chicken fingers, ice cream sundaes. Perhaps even have a side room for them with Disney movies playing or a magician for entertainment. Your guests will love you for getting the kids out of their hair for the night. • Remember that this wedding is about celebrating your love and inviting your family and friends to see a glimpse of who you are. Don't be afraid to do things a little differently your guests will appreciate and remember your day all the more for it!

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RECTANGLE: • Rectangular body shapes have evenly sized shoulders and hips and less of a pinched in waist. • What dress shapes work: To try and make you look curvier around your waist look for a dress that has an upside down triangle shaped top half with the apex ending at your middle. Go for a full skirt with detailing only either on the skirt half or the top of the dress. TRIANGLE: • Triangle body shape means your shoulders will be wider than your hips. • What dress shapes work: A straight lined elegant dress looks great as do ball gowns. High necks and halter necks balance your top half and make it look smaller. You probably have great legs so why not go daring in white mini wedding dress. HOUR GLASS: • You have evenly proportioned shoulders and hips and a smaller cinched in waist. • What dress shapes work: Go for a low cut top either V-neck, scooped or strapless and show off those curves. Keep the top half of the dress fitted and have the skirt fall down into an easy A-line. PEAR: • Your shoulder’s and hips are smaller than your waist. • What dress suits: A lines usually look great as do Empress Style dresses but why not try something more interesting, as one shouldered dresses looks superb on pears.

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Theme your autumn wedding SPRING and summer may be the seasons that first come to mind when you begin planning a wedding, but autumn has a lot to offer too. From cooler, dryer weather and the glorious backdrop of pre-winter colours to the opportunity to land a great deal on a reception venue, autumn delivers many rewards for couples on the road to wedded bliss. Women generally love the natural colourfulness of the season and it can be incorporated into the wedding plans to make a great themed occasion. Vibrant reds, dazzling oranges, glittering golds and bold browns – autumn’s palate is a glorious profusion of colours unique to the season. Autumn brides should revel in the season's colours, drawing

the hues of autumn into all aspects of their weddings, from bridesmaid gowns to table linens, floral arrangements and even invitations. Autumn colours offer many advantages when it comes to planning a wedding. For example, it's easy to mix and match more than one colour because they tend to naturally complement each other. For a spring wedding, it might be difficult to find just the right floral colours to enhance a particular shade of lavender bridesmaid gown. But pair bronze gowns with flowers that sport autumnal reds and golds, and you'll have a sure win. You can continue the autumn theme throughout the wedding with seasonal themed wedding accessories.

You’ll find leaf-motif unity candles, napkins and guest towels in autumn colours, autumn-themed invitations, cake serving sets with leaf details, and a host of other items that all play to the theme.

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Floral arrangements also offer a chance to convey an autumn theme and do something unique at the same time. Whether you opt for arrangements that feature autumn flowers, or out-of-

What’s on the wedding menu? WEDDINGS are one of life's most celebrated occasions and an incredible amount of creativity and planning is rightly poured into this all-important day. From the wedding gown to the ceremony, and from the invitations and flowers to the wedding cake itself everything is planned in minute detail. One of the most-remembered details is what guests are served, so the wedding menu should reflect the couple-to-be's unique style and personality. Here’s some tips to get the menu as perfect as the bride-to-be. * Find your inspiration.


season flowers that sport the season’s colours, you can accent arrangements with brightly hued leaves, branches, berries and other natural or natureinspired touches that are special to the season.

Couples should think back on their relationship, and choose a meaningful place or a time that will inspire their food and wine choices. * Indulge. This is a celebration so forget about calories and choose the food and wine that truly reflects the couple. * But don't lose yourself. Remember, the wedding day is supposed to reflect who the bride and groom are. If they aren't fans of foie gras and caviar, now is not the time to serve it. * Personalise. Consider displaying menus at each place setting that describe the couple's food and wine pairings - and

include anecdotes for why they were chosen. * Last all night. It's a marathon to make it from the ceremony to the reception for the bride and groom and their guests. Make sure the food is substantial enough to keep everyone filled, yet light enough that they don't slip into a groggy fog. * Ah, dessert. It might be your guests’ favourite course, and for a wedding, it can truly be a showpiece. Let the dessert reflect the couple's sweet tooth. Riesling is a good wine pairing option, because it can be paired with both the first and main courses, as well as dessert.


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Wedding idea from ISPCA THE ISPCA is highlighting an alternative to chocolates when searching for wedding favour ideas. The animal charity is calling on all brides and grooms-to-be to include their adorable pets in their special day, and in doing so, they can also support the less fortunate animals without a home to call their own. “ISPCA wedding favours are a unique way to include our furry friends in our wedding celebrations, while at the same time helping support the animals in ISPCA care,” said ISPCA Public Relations Manager Carmel Murray. “Brides and grooms-to-be can present their guests with not only a really thoughtful gift for them, but a life-saving gift for the charity by including a photo of their own pets, or alternatively pets the ISPCA has rescued. “We can even colour-match the wedding favour cards to tie in with the wedding theme as well. “All you need to do is take a photo of your pet on a digital camera or phone so that it will be highresolution enough to print on your wedding favour cards. “Your wedding guests will love the idea, and you will be giving back by supporting our work.” Animal lovers Rachel and Andrew got married last year and were thrilled to include their own animals in their big day. “We were delighted with our ISPCA wedding favours and many of our guests commented on the beautiful favour cards,” said Rachel. “ISPCA were very easy to work with and they created lovely favour cards from the images we sent to them of our own pets. It’s such a nice memento we can keep forever, and we are delighted we helped contribute to such a worthy cause”. For more information about ISPCA Wedding Favours, visit, call 043-3325035 or email




The big day budget IT MIGHT be the single most expensive day of your life but that doesn’t mean you have to throw your money away. After all, you’ll need plenty of cash to get your married life off on a sound financial footing. Before deciding on your budget, think about how you want your wedding to look. Talk to your fiancé so you’re both agreed on what kind of a day you want. Talk about the things that have always featured in your dream wedding and make sure you agree on a theme or look and feel that you’re both happy with. Next, work out how much money you have to spend. Don’t be afraid to ask for financial help if you need it, and the best place to start is your parents. Find out if they’d like to contribute to the wedding, or if there are any specific things they’d like to pay for. Make a note of this along with any savings you’ve put aside for your big day and this should be your wedding budget. Fix it there. Don’t try and add to the amount with loans as this will only give you additional stress in the run up to your wedding and the beginning of your married life. It might be a good idea to open

a special wedding bank account or get a wedding credit card as these will help you keep track of all your payments. That way each month, you’ll know exactly how much you’ve spent on your wedding. If you do get a credit card, ensure it gets paid off each month. The interest charges shouldn’t add to your budget. Think about if you’ve any talented friends or relatives for things like photography, chauffeur with beautiful car, stationery designer, dressmaker, beautician etc. You’d be surprised how much your friends and family will want to help on your big day and it’s a special honour for them to be involved. It’ll also make your wedding a lot more personal as well as help the wedding budget. The next task is to work out rough numbers of guests. This can be quite hard as it’s easy for the numbers to creep up, especially if you have to invite Great Aunt Mary, who you haven’t seen since you were five. You’ll need to be quite ruthless here. Invite friends, but not work colleagues and include relatives up to and including first cousins only. Make a no children rule if you can get away with it. Once you have a rough idea of

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the number of guests and all your helpers in place, start to think about some of the major costs such as venues, drinks, catering and place costs in your wedding budget planner. Give your preferred suppliers a quick call and see if they’re free on your day and the likely costs for your numbers. You’ll be able to quickly rule out if they’re within your budget or not. If you’re happy with the rough quote, ask for a more accurate, written quote. Now you’ve decided on your suppliers for the more costly items, start totting up the smaller stuff as you go along. Don’t forget to keep updating your budget with the most accurate figures. Having done all the ground work, are your costs still way over your budget? You may want to consider if the four layer cake or the 12 piece band are really that important. This is a good time to think about prioritising what’s really important for your big day. You could splash on one area and save on others. Perhaps that designer dress is a must, but you’re happy to design and make your own stationery? Discussing those little extras and prioritising with your fiancé is crucial to making sure you stay on budget

Create a big day budget, and stick to it! and out of debt. Alternatively, put the wedding date back and have a longer engagement to ensure you’ve got enough money to pay for all those little extras. Most brides think that it’s the big stuff that puts them over budget. Of course, if you splash out a little on one of the more costly items, it can send you thousands over budget. However, it’s the smaller stuff that will really start to make your budget creep up. Spending an extra $20 here or there soon mounts up. So watch out, and don’t forget to keep all receipts and update your wedding budget regularly. the o..


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Dream honeymoon destinations WHEN it comes to your honeymoon, the world can be your oyster but you’ll find better value and top quality if you stick to Europe. Have a look at these super destinations that are ideal for a shorthop honeymoon.


Check out this laid-back island with amazing white powdery sandy beaches if you’re looking for a relaxing honeymoon mixed with culture and delicious food and wine. It might belong to Italy, but Sardinia has its own unique twist on Italian cuisine. Visit Alghero, a picturesque walled small city on the north-western corner of the island, and Cala Sinzias beach for its spectacular sweep of broad, white beach backed by Mediterranean pine forest.


Where East meets West, Turkey caters for just about every taste. It’s a hugely popular destination with Irish holidaymakers and for good reason. Traditions and history on your doorstep along with modern holiday resort facilities, Turkey quite simply, fascinates. Feel the warmth of the welcome, taste the fabulous food, smell the spices and see for yourself all that this fabulous country has to offer.

After all, this land has the best in fine wine, strong cheese, exquisite breads, extravagant The perfect relaxing experience chateaus, fantastic architecture and and a truly beautiful location, the attractions as unique as they are Algarve is mostly considered a beach destination, ideal for nautical breathtaking. And don’t forget the cafes and sports with some of the best beaches for sailing, surfing and windsurfing. bistros, museums and garden, all inspiring the sublime essence of That’s hardly surprising, given it’s love. got one of Europe’s best coastal As well as Paris, the city of love, strips with just over 150km of France boasts extraordinarily stunning scenery. diverse and beautiful terrain The Algarve also boasts exquisite from rolling hills and lavender gastronomy at affordable prices. fields in Provence, majestic Alps in Bordeaux, a wind-swept coast ITALY in Brittany to the west and balmy Always popular with newly-weds, luxuriousness of palm trees and Italy is a romantic and beautiful warm sun in the Riviera down south. country, from the sophisticated elegance and natural beauty of Sorrento to the inspiring energy of CROATIA Rome. Competing with France and Italy Venice is truly one of a kind in the romantic destination stakes and a seductively romantic place is the famous Dubrovnik Riviera in that everyone must visit in their Croatia. lifetime while Lake Como is a place The area enjoys an old world where you can be content with just atmosphere and unspoiled beauty, strolling for hours around the towns coupled with top class hotels in situated along the lakes, admiring stunning locations and boasting the beautiful gardens and villas, panoramic views of the Adriatic and visiting boutique shops and eating Elaphite Islands. delectable meals al fresco as you The Croatian Riviera is defined enjoy each other’s company. by blue seas, gorgeous pebble beaches, rolling green hills, golden Renaissance cities and delightful FRANCE: Rome has everything a loved-up couple could desire. informal resorts - all at considerably A romantic honeymoon in France greater value and with far fewer may seem obvious but a trip here crowds than most European goes far beyond a photo op in front hotspots. of the Eiffel Tower.


Tips for making it extra special! A HONEYMOON should be the holiday of a lifetime. Everything should be perfect so the newly-weds can get married life off to the best possible start. We have some top tips to help make sure the happy couple stay that way – at least until they get back home. 1. Be sensible with your budget. Does your wallet allow for a couple of nights in a quiet hotel at home in Ireland, a round-the-world trip, or something in between? You don’t want to start married life with a massive honeymoon bill to pay off. 2. Discuss your idea of the perfect vacation. Who likes sports? Who likes sun? Who wants to explore an exotic destination? Make a list of the things that mean most to you, and compare notes.

3. Use a travel agent. It doesn't cost any more and in fact usually works out cheaper. A travel agent also reduces stress as they’ll make all the arrangements so all you have to do is turn up at the airport and take off to your dream destination. 4. If you're going abroad, leave plenty of time to make sure your passport is current and you have the visas needed. If inoculations are required, get them well before the wedding. 5. When you make reservations, let everybody know you're on honeymoon. You may get upgraded to a better room at no charge, receive a welcome bottle of champagne, and who knows what else. 6. Protect your privacy. This is especially important if you have a

destination wedding where the guests tend to hang around. A honeymoon should be just for the two of you. No kids, no pets, no company. 7. Be considerate of your partner’s wishes. A new husband mightn’t enjoy shopping for shoes while the bride is unlikely to be impressed by a visit to the golf course. 8. Splurge a little, it’s your honeymoon! Do something special that you wouldn’t normally do on holiday. Spend a little extra for a room upgrade, or the honeymoon suite. Plan a romantic dinner at a gourmet restaurant or go on a sunset cruise. 9. When packing for your honeymoon, think about taking along some romantic items like candles, massage oil and some new lingerie.

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Leonie Garlick and wedding planning website presents six ways to achieve perfectly kissable lips on your wedding day... From kissing your newly-wed to posing for photos and sipping on Prosecco, your lips will be in high demand on your wedding day. Brides are no longer opting for barely-there makeup and a conservative up do - 2019’s brides are showing there is much more fun to be had. Big, bold lips are here to stay and we couldn’t be more excited for those bells to chime. UKbride presents the best trends of 2019 to give you some great wedding makeup ideas and, most importantly, to make your lips POP! is the social networking website for brides to be, with 720,000 members and 164,000 Facebook likes.

BLOOMING MARVELLOUS IDEAS FOR YOUR WEDDING… There are so many ways to use flowers to create a stunning looking wedding reception. Here, Tilly Wilkinson, editor of, provides a couple of blooming imaginative ideas...


CREATE HEIGHT ON YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION TABLES There’s nothing worse than trying to strain your neck around an obstructive table decoration at a wedding reception. By making your floral arrangements really (really!) tall, not only will you allow your guests to see a bit more of one another, you’ll also create masses of colour above head height, making your floral investment more visible and more dramatic. This is also a great way to ensure you make the most of reception venues which have soaring ceilings!


ENJOY BOLD COLOURS Traditionally, brides opt for pastel shades, but for real impact, go bold. These buttonholes make use of a bit of pastel pink, but with bright fuchsia pink shades and big blooms (think peonies) they create a real impact. You can also use unconventional foliage like holly with red berries for winter weddings, ears of wheat for summer weddings and employ scented foliage like lavender in sum-mer or rosemary for rustic buttonholes.


STAY CONSISTENT WITH YOUR STYLING Have you taken some time to determine your overall wedding vision? This is the best place to start when it comes to creating the perfect tablescape to suit. Your wedding table styling should be consistent with the other areas of your wedding, such as your ceremony furniture, floral design and stationery suite. Draw inspiration from the existing elements of your wedding day, rather than trying to create a whole new theme for your reception settings. For example, if the rest of your wedding styling is minimal, modern and elegant, you’d want to continue this feel for your table settings, too. This will help you create a cohesive aesthetic that flows nicely throughout each area of your day.

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26 Planning & Notices PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Right Price Tiles & Wood Flooring intend to apply to Dublin City Council for planning permission for development at Unit 5, Malahide Road Retail Centre, Malahide Road, Dublin 17, for revised plans and elevations to that which differ from planning granted under 4042/18 with the position of the fire escape stairs changed from the side to the rear of the building, along with 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 (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.


Dublin City Council We, Mark & Emer Kenny intend to apply for planning permission for development at this site 91 Elm Mount Avenue, Beaumont, Dublin 9, D09 R970. Development will consist of a proposed new dormer roof to the side of the existing house roof 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 PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Permission sought for proposed side/front single storey extension with associated internal and external alterations to dwelling house at 13 Beechlawn Grove, Artane, Dublin 5, D05 YW28 for Brian Earley. 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.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We Brian and Helen Kelly intend to apply for planning permission for a development on this site at 30 Beau Park, Square, Clongriffin, Dublin 13. The development will consists of single storey dining and kitchen room extension to rear of existing house. The planning application can 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 of 20 euro within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of the 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.

Dublin City Council I, Catrine Farley intend to apply for outline planning permission for development at this site 1 Glin Park, Coolock, Dublin 17, D17 CX79. Development will consist of a new 2 storey 2 bed end of terrace house in the side garden of 1 Glin Park and a new pedestrian entrance to the front of the new 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.



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New courses at Open evening to Loughlinstown be held for Leaving Training Centres Cert students Loughlinstown Training Centres are offering a wide range of day and night courses for the new year. Courses are not only delivered in the Training Centres but are also delivered in local areas making it easier to access training. The range of courses provide training to those who are entering the labour market for the first time as well as those who wish to upskill or even change their career path. The courses are delivered via a range of full-time and part-time day courses along with a choice of night training options. Courses are designed to equip learners with the skills necessary to progress to further

training options and/or seek employment. All day courses are certified and lead to a range of single or major awards. All courses are certified by several awarding bodies including QQI, City & Guilds, CompTIA, Microsoft etc. Choose to take a course at Loughlinstown Training Centre and you will find lots of great facilities at the easily accessible and selfcontained campus. There is plenty of free car parking available and the Training Centre is well served by public transport. With excellent, affordable canteen facilities and modern training equipment, pleasant and comfortable environment is provided

to carry out training. Small class size and expert instruction will ensure students receive the support required throughout their course. A full range of courses can be found on www. dublintrainingcentres. ie, where you can apply online. Baldoyle, Loughlinstown and Tallaght Training Centres form part of the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) which serves the three County areas of Dun LaoghaireRathdown, Fingal and South Dublin. Small class size and expert instruction ensures all students receive the support the require throughout their course so they can reach their full potential.

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THE Institute of Education on Lower Leeson Street is holding open evenings for fourth, fifth and sixth year students on Monday, February 4 at 6pm. The Institute has three main points of entry for students looking for a proven path to academic and career success. There’s a three year Leaving Certificate programme for fourth year students, enabling them to

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way for their examinations. Yvonne O’Toole is the Managing Principal at The Institute of Education and she explained what students who enrol can expect. “Here at The Institute of Education we help our students achieve their potential by providing an excellent academic education in a uniquely supportive and dynamic learning environment,”

she said. “Our students are at the centre of everything we do and we provide flexibility and encouragement to ensure a rich and fulfilling educational experience for each individual”. To reserve a place for the open night at 6pm on February 4 visit www. or for more details email info@instituteofeducation. ie.

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Bridgestone joins Audi on an exciting new electric journey BRIDGESTONE, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, has been chosen to join Audi as they embark on a new journey with the release of their first all-electric SUV, the Audi e-tron. The two companies established a list of demands that would highlight the specifications of the new model, from its spectacular acceleration to the in-vehicle comfort and silence, and all while ensuring ultimate safety and without any drop in performance. Audi has selected Bridgestone for supply of six different tyres from 19’’ to 21’’ - four summer and two winter sizes - as original fitments. Driven by two electric engines, the Audi e-tron has incredible acceleration - from standstill it reaches 100 km/h in less than six seconds.

This immediately established the need for tyres with excellent contact to ensure top-level handling and excellent braking performance. Bridgestone fitted Alenza 001 summer tyres, specially designed for SUVs. The tyre has a block structure that optimises contact with the road to improve steering response on corners and stability when driving on a straight. It has been awarded the EU label Grade A for wet grip - the best on the market. For winter conditions, Bridgestone delivered the Blizzak LM 001 for its dependable cornering and handling on wet, dry, icy, slushy and snowy roads. The tyre combines a high-silica compound imbued with Bridgestone’s Nano ProTech polymer to ensure excellent grip. Autonomy is one of



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Top model Alison becomes Honda brand Ambassador CLONSKEAGH Motors revealed recently that Alison Canavan is their new Honda brand Ambassador. The international model, bestselling author and health and wellness coach collected her brand-new Honda Civic today at the Clonskeagh Motors dealership. Alison said: “Honda has a special place in my heart as my late father Tom was a proud Honda dealer. “So it means a lot to me to be partnering with such a honoured family dealership like Clonskeagh Motors. “Hondas brand’s reputation for safety and reliability are values I am highly aware of and are so important to me as a mother with a young son.” Speaking at the handover Fiona Murphy, Company Director of

Clonskeagh Motors, added: “For many reasons we are delighted to partner with Alison at this exciting time for Honda. “Firstly, the Honda association goes back a long way with the Canavan family and we are pleased that our partnership with Alison rekindles this tradition. Secondly, the Civic has been a very popular family car with Irish buyers for generations. “Its core strengths of style, reliability and safety are a great fit with the work that Alison does.” Fiona added: “We look forward to a mutually beneficial collaboration with Alison and some exciting events in our Honda showroom over the coming year.” See the website www. for more Sharon Murphy, Director of Clonskeagh Motors, is pictured with Alison Canavan information on all the Clonskeagh Motors Honda brand Ambassador and Fiona Murphy, Director of latest Honda news. Clonskeagh Motors.

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This Renault Megane would suit any age and style of driver Seán Creedon LAST week’s car, the Renault Megane RS I was driving got a lot of curious glances, from people in the shopping centre cark parks, students on their way to and from school and curious pedestrians. Now the inquisitive looks had nothing to do with the design of the car, it was all about the colour of this hot hatch. The test car came in a bright Volcanic Orange which drew nearly as many glances for me as I got when driving the powerful Ford Mustang a few years back. A lot of new cars no longer use the traditional ‘turn-key’ ignition system. You can start the car by pressing the start button on the dash, once the key is your pocket. But with the Renault Megane you need never touch the key fob, until are changing

your clothes. You can open the car door once the key is in your pocket and then you simply press the start button. Then when your journey is over and you would normally be searching to see where you placed the key fob, you just walk away from the car and it automatically locks itself. Brilliant. This boy-racer is set fairly low and my wife and daughter were not big fans of the sporty front seats, which had a ‘lip’ and can be a big awkward to get in and out of. My wife has a touch of arthritis, but my daughter is young and has no such problems; I think she just prefers regular seats. True those sportinglooking seats are more suitable for ‘boy racers.’ In the front the driver also gets racing-type aluminium pedals. Power is provided by a 1.8-litre

turbo petrol engine which has 280 brake horse power. You can get from zero to 100km/h in just under six seconds, so it’s difficult to stay within the speed limits. The exterior look in complemented with a wider front and rear track with bespoke front and rear wings. You also get a rear spoiler to improve aerodynamic performance, rear bumper with diffuser and central exhaust. One of the unique features of the Megane RS is the ‘4control’ fourwheel steering system. At high speeds, the front and rear wheels turn in the same direction for extra stability. At low speeds, the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions for more agility. The RS is available with a manual gearbox or an EDC 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Then you can choose different driving modes that suit your age and style. The back seat could cope with three people at a squeeze, two in comfort. There is a decent-sized boot, but not surprisingly for a car like this, no spare wheel. Prices for the regular Megane start at €22,140, while the RS version starts at €41,995. The price of my test car, which included a few extras, came to €48,270. Road tax is a bit steep at €750. Naturally the RS is aimed at boy-racers, but how many boys can afford one of these cars? And of course, you will need the 19-inch black Interlagos alloys, which complement the Volcanic Orange. They will cost you an extra €350. It’s gorgeous and brilliant to handle. But at this stage I am a bit too old for a boy-racer. One of the unique features of the Megane is the ‘4control’ four-wheel steering system.

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Five simple steps to make Dr Claire O’Neill

WASTE We are keen recyclers. THE start of a new year is We have conquered the a great time to set yourself recycling bin. Or so we thought. and your family some If you were diligently new commitments that recycling all your will make your home plastics, you may be a bit more sustainable. According to the reports disappointed to realise that any soft plastic (e.g. last year, we have only any plastic you can crunch 12 years left if we don’t up in your hand) is not act now – we need to cut currently recyclable. global carbon emissions Remember the slogan – by 45 percent by 2030 and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? completely decarbonise There is a reason that by 2050. ‘reduce’ and ‘reuse’ come But right now, our before ‘recycle’. One emissions are still rising. proactive way of tackling The following five steps your waste is to reduce the will ensure you do your bit for global sustainability amount of plastic you buy. Next time you’re in 2019. standing in the fruit and vegetable aisle in the STEP 1. TACKLE YOUR Dr Claire O’Neill: PHOTO BY TOMAS TYNER, UCC supermarket try to choose as much of your fruit and veg as ‘plastic free’ or ‘loose’ as you can. You’ll find excellent selections in farmers markets or fruit and veg stalls too. But remember, don’t fall into the trap of putting them into one of the plastic bags on offer, just throw them into your basket loose, or bring your own reusable bag to hold them. Any plastics you do n radesme T have, especially hard d e fi li Qua plastic containers, try to re-purpose them – can any be used to hold toiletries TO VIEW & SELECT FROM or makeup in your bathroom? Or use some OUR QUALITY DOORS, to pot some home-grown


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Our food is inextricably linked to all the previous steps – waste food, using too much energy and water for production and cooking, and the multiple journeys food takes by air, sea and road. Waste food continues to be an issue in Ireland with over one million tonnes of food wasted every year, with a third coming directly from households. Buying less overall and

buying loose fruit and vegetables may allow you to lessen the waste that you may have from multipacks. Freeze food such as fish and meat so that you can defrost and use as you need it, an easy way to ensure it doesn’t end up in the bin. Juicing or making soup from vegetables that are turning is a good way of reducing food waste too.

Buying local produce, whenever possible, is an easy way to ensure that your grocery shop is not contributing to unnecessary food miles while at the same time supporting the local economy. Several farmers or local food providers offer an online ordering service or box scheme, with regular pick-up points or deliveries.

Of course, one of the most effective ways of reducing your carbon footprint is to reduce your consumption of meat. Shops and restaurants are increasingly offering food choices that are plantbased. One easy way to start integrating more plantbased foods into your diet is to get on board with ‘Meatless Mondays’.

Dr Claire O’Neill is a lecturer and researcher at Cork University Business School and along with colleagues Professor Mary McCarthy and Dr Shadi Hashem, is involved in a research project, funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, in collaboration with the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) in UCC and research partners in four other European

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Disconnected at The New Theatre ‘Disconnected’ continues at The New Theatre (43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar) until February 2 at 7.30pm nightly. Tonight is the biggest party of the year. Emma and Clementine are prepped to impress, it’s all they have been waiting for. But Cassie is acting weird. She has a secret. It’s not pretty. Only pretty fits in Emma’s world. When appearance is no longer enough she dares to dig a little deeper and with it, risks everything. Tickets: €17 (€14 concession). Show Length: 70 minutes. For more information, visit www.

MEDAL SOCIETY OPEN DAY The Medal Society of Ireland is holding an open day on Saturday, February 2 from 11am to 4pm at Knox Hall, Monkstown Village, Co Dublin. Visitors can bring, buy, trade, swap or get free valuations or identifications of medals. Contact Pat on 087-2447522 or Austin on 0872344890 for more information. For more on the Medal Society of Ireland see


Over 3,000 secondary students and teachers from all over the country are expected to attend this year’s HealthFest event at the National Sports Campus in Dublin 15. This year’s event is being held on Thursday January 31. The full day seminar is designed to educate young people about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in a practical, engaging and fun environment. Activities on the day will include physical challenge zones, engaging talks, cookery demos, Zumba, hip-hop and yoga to name but a few. For more information visit https://

BOHS VS EAST FIFE The Irish soccer season is fast approaching and Bohs fans can get an early taste of competitive football when the Gypsies take on Scottish League One side East Fife in an IrnBru Cup quarter final tie at 3pm on Saturday, February 2. The Scottish side will be brining over a contingent of fans so a great family experience is expected. Advance tickets can be bought online at

Tower - the most famous building in world literature where James Joyce’s masterpiece begins and The Oratory - a tiny building that is home to some of the most spectacular artwork from the first half of 20th Century Ireland.


Ever wanted to hear the history of Cabinteely House or Marlay House, or see some spectacular Celtic Revival Art? Take a step back in time with the Winter of Heritage free guided tours until March 3. Among the highlights are the James Joyce


The February First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association, will take place in the Shankill Old Folks Association Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, between 10am and 1pm on Saturday, February 2. Donations of books, which must be in a good and clean condition, will be accepted on the day.




course of rearrangement. MacLeman articulates the interrelationship of inner city built and natural environments through materials inspired by or directly sourced in the area. The exhibition continues until March 10.

Fans of the dark and spooky rejoice! Horror Month features a night of macabre performances and dark humour in the form of Bloody Divine in the Workman's Club on February 1. The event will be hosted by Belfast based powerhouse Soup du Jour and boasts performers both homegrown (UnderCurrent, Santina Spitfire) and international (Peach Lee Ray, Luna TikTok). The excitement doesn't stop there, as February 8 sees the Mx Horror competition, an all-inclusive, multi-disciplinary pageant for the strange and unusual. Tickets and full information are available now on Eventbrite and social media.

A new exhibition, 'In Course of Rearrangement' by Marielle MacLeman, has opened at the LAB Gallery on Foley Street, Dublin 1. Two hundred years after the Earl of Meath was told a greater return could be made growing grass than collecting weaver’s rents, Dublin City Council was developing green spaces for the Buddleja-infested sites, as the title borrowed from museology suggests, in

An exhibition, entitled ‘Jurassic Skies’, has opened at the National Museum of Ireland. ‘Jurassic Skies’ tells the story of the evolution of flight, offering visitors the opportunity to view a number of important, rarely seen fossils from the National Museum of Ireland’s collections. The focal point of the exhibition is the Archaeopteryx, a small dinosaur with special feathers shaped to catch the wind. ‘Jurassic Skies’ is a temporary exhibition at National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, and runs until March 24. For more information, visit

Crossword Answers 30th January CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Tabs; 3 Motorway; 9 Neutral; 10 Drift; 11 Cabinet-maker; 13 Tennis; 15 Chopin; 17 Disconsolate; 20 Ashen; 21 Itemise; 22 Murderer; 23 Gnat. Down: 1 Tenacity; 2 Blurb; 4 Oolite; 5 Old-fashioned; 6 Write-up; 7 Yeti; 8 Frankincense; 12 Interest; 14 Neither; 16 Entire; 18 Asian; 19 Harm.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Etch; 3 Immunity; 9 Trainer; 10 Anvil; 11 Make a mistake; 13 Tights; 15 Sordid; 17 Discriminate; 20 Hotel; 21 Piebald; 22 Contrite; 23 Sham. Down: 1 Estimate; 2 Crank; 4 Morbid; 5 Unauthorised; 6 Invoked; 7 Yell; 8 In particular; 12 Addendum; 14 Glisten; 16 Limpet; 18 Awash; 19 Chic.

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

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Freeman’s Journal, January 17, 1860

Irish Press, January 30, 1992


Irish Press, January 10, 1964

Evening Herald, January 30, 1938

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