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Vol.31. No.16

18 April - 24 April ‘18




A plea for help

1 WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS North Dublin hero returns


Shauna Bowers A NORTH DUBLIN man has broken a Guinness world record by being the oldest person to circumnavigate the world by bike. Dermot Higgins (56), who is currently living in Skerries, started his journey when he retired in July 2017 and completed it on April 1. Dermot trekked through 21 countries on his adventure. He kicked off in Madrid last July, travelling through Europe, Central and SouthEast Asia, Australia/New Zealand, across the US and back to Europe. “I am immensely proud and somewhat a little bit sad that it’s over because it was so exciting and brilliant,” Dermot told the Northside People.

▪▪ Dermot Higgins arriving at Dublin Airport after cycling around the globe to raise money for Trócaire. PHOTO: MAXWELLS “The impact that it’s made has been phenomenal. It’s opened up so many new opportunities for me. At the moment I’m still on the crest of the wave; it hasn’t crashed yet.” continued on page 2

▪▪ Sharon Keogh with two of the baby gowns she made. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA creates Angel Gowns from donated wedding dresses, which are used as burial gowns for babies. However, without a central storThe Irish Neonatal Health age facility for the donated Alliance, founded by Sha- wedding gowns, the work ron Keogh, from Balgriffin, the charity does is in jeopA CHARITY that supports parents of premature babies is seeking urgent help.

ardy. The current logistics of the operation means volunteers all across the country are storing dresses wherever they can find space in their homes. See story on Page 6



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▪▪ Dermot Higgins pictured after arriving at Dublin Airport to meet family and friends after cycling around the globe to raise money for Trócaire. PHOTO: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE



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Musical society working 9 to 5 on their new show AFTER enjoying sell-out crowds for their pantomime in January, Baldoyle Musical Society is excited to bring its latest production to the stage. With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, '9 to 5 – The Musical’ is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie of the same name. The show runs from April 24 to 28 at 8pm in St Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to breaking point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee, played by Kathryn Gibbons, Nicola Smith, and Karen McCourt respectively, live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While he remains ‘otherwise engaged’, the women

give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Set in the 1970s, the musical confronts some of the attitudes common in the workplace and society in that era, and the empowerment lessons the three women learn are still relevant today. Damien Hurley, a long time performer with the Baldoyle Musical Society, returns as director following his directorial debut in last year's hugely successful show, 'SeussicalThe Musical'. “It has been a great experience working again with the talented gang in Baldoyle,” said Hurley. “The group have worked very hard over the last few months and with such a great cast of characters, alongside Dolly Parton's music and great dance numbers, I can assure audiences that this show will jump off the stage. Oh, and watch out for Dolly making a special appearance!” Trisha McDermott, choreographer, and Dave Mc-

Crime helpline hours increased THE Crime Victims’ Helpline has announced expanded hours in response to an increase in demand for its services. Calls to the helpline increased over 40 percent in 2016 and an additional 10 percent in 2017. The new hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am to 5pm; Tuesday and Thursday: 9.30am to 6.30pm; and Saturday: 2pm to 4pm. The helpline is a listening and support service for victims of crime in Ireland. Victims are provided with the time and space to talk about their experiences. The helpline can also answer questions about the criminal justice system and provide information on specialised and local support services. Executive director Michele Puckhaber said: “The feedback we have received from people accessing support and information from the Crime Victims’ Helpline is that they are very satisfied and grateful for our services. However, we have also heard that people want it to be easier to get in touch. Our phone number, 116 006, is free to call.”

▪▪ Nicola Smith (Judy), Kathryn Gibbons (Violet), Karen McCourt (Doralee) and Michael Evans (Franklin Hart Jnr) are looking forward to taking to the stage next week in Baldoyle. Gauran, musical director, complete the production team. Chairman of Baldoyle Musical Society, Karl Hoffman, is very enthusiastic about the spectacle that awaits patrons. “We have enjoyed the challenge that producing this

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I’m getting a Celtic Tiger déjà vu feeling Perhaps they have lost their job and then their home; others may be in the midst of a complicated relationship breakdown; some are possibly victims of a chaotic lifestyle involving drug or alcohol abuse. It’s nearly impossible to tell – every car seat has its own story. Those queuing to stake their claim on a new property by sleeping rough in their cars or languishing for days on deckchairs in the freezing cold also attract our sympathy, but perhaps to a lesser degree. We might consider them to be the Comment: Tony McCullagh, lucky ones, fortunate enough to be able Dublin People group editor to secure a deposit that is prohibitively RELAND’s housing crisis is probably out of reach for many first-time buyers. best exemplified by people having However, the reality is that we don’t known their full story either. to sleep in their cars: at one end What sacrifices did they have to we have those who are homeless; make in their personal lives to save that at the other there are the anxious first-time buyers queuing to put down type of money? What are the financial implications for the many generous a deposit on a modest property in a parents who have loaned their life Dublin suburb. savings to get their children on the Both sides are united by the common property ladder? Last week we learned that the dream purpose of wanting to put a roof over of owning a family home is now beyond their heads, albeit in very different the reach of couples with a joint income circumstances. of €92,000 due to spiralling prices. It’s undoubtedly a stressful situation The main difference between now for both sets of demographics. Some of and the boom is that there are tighter those putting their heads down for the restrictions on lending these days, even night in the back of their vehicle may have become homeless for a multitude of if property prices are creeping back to their 2007 peak levels. reasons.


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Charity issues appeal for help Orla O’Driscoll APPROXIMATELY 4,500 babies are born prematurely every day in Ireland. However, the tragic reality is that not all these newborn babies get to go home. The Irish Neonatal Health Alliance is a voluntary charity that relies solely on public donations to support parents of premature babies. The charity creates Angel Gowns from donated wedding dresses, which are used as burial gowns for babies. Sharon Keogh, from Balgriffin, is a founding member of the charity. Her baby Emily died prematurely in 2010. “I champion this project,” Sharon tells Northside People. “I am absolutely all for the work it does because of my own personal circumstance.” However, without a central storage facility for donated wedding gowns, the work the charity does is in jeopardy. At her 29-week scan, Sharon discovered one of her twins, Emily, had died in the womb. “I had to bury Emily in a

doll’s outfit, and it’s affected me,” she says. One in 10 babies are born prematurely and last year in Ireland, neo natal loss equated to approximately 650 deaths. “I see first hand why this is so important, burying your baby in dolls clothes should never have to happen to anyone else,” says Sharon. “The response has been overwhelming, but now we are struggling. We don’t have a central place to store the dresses. It means we have to put a pause on taking them.” The current logistics of the operation means volunteers all across the country are storing dresses wherever they can find space in their homes. Seamstresses, both professional and novice, operate voluntarily to create essential Angel Gowns. Sharon acknowledges dress donation can be emotional too. “Your wedding dress is the dress you have thought about all your life,” she says. “I have collected dresses, and had women cry handing them over. “But for them it means so much too, and the flip side

is it’s bittersweet, and that’s what gives them the strength to share their dress with us.” Mandy Daly is the director of policymaking for the charity. “Volunteers have on occasion made an Angel Gown and delivered it across the country in the same day due to the death of a baby and the need for a gown for burial,” she says. Mandy notes how the support of a courier company would allow the many volunteers concentrate on the job of making gowns which are currently supplied to all 19 neonatal intensive care units (NICU) facilities across the country. Sharon says: “It is not just ‘preemie’ babies who need these gowns, babies die for other reasons too and these might be full term. “So we supply a range of sizes of gowns, from 16/17 weeks all the way to full term.” For many families birth does not bring fanfare or celebration. They are instead faced with the devastation of planning a burial. In the abyss of this tragedy, many parents are faced with the

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18 APR 2018

Mitchell backs call for a new Stardust inquest A NORTHSIDE TD has backed a call from the Stardust Relatives and Victims’ Committee for a fresh inquest into the fire which killed 48 people at an Artane nightclub on Valentine’s night 1981. After attending a press conference, held at Buswell’s Hotel last Friday (April 13), alongside the Victims’ Committee, their legal representatives and Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan, Dublin Bay North TD Denise Mitchell (SF) said she attended the event to show her support for the call

by the relatives and friends of those who died on that awful night for a fresh inquest into the fire. “For the past 37 years these families have had no justice,” said Deputy Mitchell. “They have never got the full truth of what happened on St Valentine’s night, 1981. They have been let down by the justice system and by the State. “The families and their legal team have announced that they have written to the Attorney General urgently requesting an inquest into

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The Cured is one sick, slick and scary movie And the challenge in the current DOES the world really need another zombie movie? If you ask Irish writ- era where we’ve seen it all cinemater/director David Freyne, the answer ically, is to come up with something fresh and unique rather than having will surely be a resounding yes. a bunch of extras shuffling around ‘The Cured’ is set in a dystopian Ire- the streets of Dublin in their nightland where a crippling virus has turned gowns. It has to be said that Freyne remany into muscle munching monsters, a portion of whom are no longer of- sists that particular cliched urge fending, but still haunted by their can- until the film’s closing sequence and he manages to infuse the preceding nibalistic past. One such individual is Senan (played 90 minutes or so with just enough by Sam Keeley) who is taken in by his frights to keep you satisfied. In widowed sister-in-law Abbie (Ellen fact many of the scares come from Page of ‘Juno’ fame) as he tries to re- what we don’t see in a clever use of store some normality to his otherwise the camera and a directorial debut that shows promise. hollow existence. There are strong performances And as Conor (Tom Vaughan Lawlor), an ex-politician turned zombie (it can from Keeley in the lead, Vaughan be hard to notice the difference), or- Lawlor and of course Page, while ganises a resistance movement against Dubliners will spend much of the the Government’s plans to exterminate time trying to recognise locations those infected, we are left wonder- around the capital. We recognised one Dublin 9 ing will Senan give into his animalistic cravings, or chose a different and street sign and hope that any zombies previously residing in peaceful path. The attraction of the zombie movie, the Glasnevin area have long genre and we score it a reloved as it is by Irish filmmakers, is no since moved on. Overall, ‘The Cured’ should provide view score of 3 meaty stars. doubt the ability to shoot one on a very something to chew on for lovers of the Paul O’Rourke      low budget.


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Kids go bananas for Temple Street BUDDING chefs Lily Ella Stenson (8), from Malahide and Dylan Hall (9), from Swords, went bananas at the launch of National Banana Day, which takes place on Wednesday, April 18.

▪▪ Patrick Coomey, from Skerries Community College, Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mary McCamley, Caoimhe Cunningham, from Santa Sabina, Sutton and Jigsaw chief executive Dr Joseph Duffy pictured at Blanchardstown Library at the launch of the Read Your Mind project. PHOTO: CONOR HEALY

Hosted by Swords-based banana importers Fyffes, all proceeds raised will go to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. In Dublin, residents, workers and those many visitors to the city can give their backing to the campaign by savouring an array of quirky banana-infused dishes, which will include starters, main courses and desserts, being served through the pop-up Fyffes Kitchen appearing over three days at Spencer Dock Market (April 18), Mespil Road Market (April 19) and Sandyford Market (April 20). Those wishing to support with a €4 donation can do so also by texting the word BANANA to 50300, of which a minimum €3.25 will go directly to the hospital.

Mental health book initiative launched JIGSAW Dublin 15 and Jigsaw North Fingal, in collaboration with Fingal Libraries, recently launched a project for the county. Self-help books are now recognised as a vital source of support for people experiencing mental health difficulties. Read Your Mind is a catalogue which brings together an invaluable collection of over 113 books on a range of mental health related topics, that are available for free to young people, their parents, and friends at all libraries across Fingal. David Kavanagh, Project Manager of Jigsaw Dublin 15, said: “We know that one

Fingal Libraries, are enabling our local community to support young people and their mental health.” Senior Executive Librarian, Lilian Whelan, said Jigsaw and Fingal Libraries have already enjoyed working together. “Jigsaw has delivered some very informative presentations and courses to our staff, and we look forward to working together on the Read Your Mind proj▪▪ Ameen Shopeju, Joana Loghin, Rob Moore, Niamh ect to support the health May, Roxanne Nagy and Orlaith Whooley, from and wellbeing of our young Hartstown Community School, at the launch of the borrowers,” said Ms Read Your Mind project. PHOTO: CONOR HEALY Whelan. “The Read Your Mind catin five young people will ex“Read Your Mind is yet alogue will be available to perience mental health diffi- another way through which help people find the right culties before the age of 25. Jigsaw, in collaboration with book for them, covering top-


ics including anger, anxiety, autism, bullying, creativity, low mood, mindfulness, parenting and families, social media and much more.” Copies of the catalogue will be available through Jigsaw Dublin 15 and Jigsaw North Fingal, and also in all Fingal libraries, post primary schools, primary health care providers and youth and community groups in the local area. To find out more about the Read Your Mind project or request a copy of the catalogue, contact Jigsaw Dublin 15 on 01-8905810, email: or Jigsaw North Fingal on 01-9603020, email:

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Howth set for Colourful fundraiser Wave Regatta HOWTH and the Fingal region will be showcased over the June Bank Holiday weekend with a spectacular maritime event organised by Howth Yacht Club.

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The inaugural Wave Regatta will also be the basis for an even bigger event to be held every two years. Three days of racing between Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island is already attracting many of the top racing boats from around Ireland and overseas and as many as 1,000 competitors are expected to take part. For more information, visit

STARS of RTE’s ‘Young Offenders’ were up to their usual colourful antics last week but this time for a good cause as they announced the line-up of the Irish Cancer Society’s 2018 Colour Dashes.


DRAFT WATER ANIMATION STRATEGY Dublin City Council has prepared a Draft Water Animation Strategy for the Docklands. The document addresses how the water amenities of the Docklands area are managed and used and how we hope to increase further the use of these areas. A draft strategy has now been prepared and we are seeking feedback, opinions and comment on the document. The document can be viewed on our webpage: or At Dublin City Council’s Docklands office, Custom House Quay, Docklands, Dublin 1 from 09.00hrs to 16.30hrs Monday to Friday Submissions can be sent by email or post to: Email: Post:

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PJ Gallagher, who plays exasperated headmaster Brian in the hit RTE show, was joined by Chris Walley and Alex Murphy, teenage terrors Jock and Conor, for a riot of colour as they urged members of the public to sign up for the fun 5k. Colour Dash, sponsored by Aldi Ireland, takes place in four locations this year: Phoenix Park, Dublin (June 17), NUI Galway (June 10), University of Limerick (June 23) and Pairc Uí Chaoimh, Cork (June 24). All money raised is used to support cancer patients and to fund vital cancer research. PJ Gallagher said Colour Dash is a fantastic opportunity for families in Ireland to enjoy a fun day out, while helping the 40,000 people who will get a cancer diagnosis this year. “We all know someone who has been affected by cancer, and I lost my dad to the illness,” he said. “Colour Dash, sponsored by Aldi, is a fun event with a serious cause at the heart of it. We can all play our part in the fight back against cancer. “Sign up now at cancer. ie/colourdash and help raise crucial funds for cancer research and supports for cancer patients and their loved ones.”

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▪▪ James Sullivan (Aldi Long Mile Road); Darragh McCallion, Pawel Panko and Daniel Maloney (all from Aldi Coolock); and Akacia Lacerda (Aldi Santry) pictured with PJ Gallagher, Chris Walley and Alex Murphy at the launch of Colour Dash 2018. PHOTO: ANDRES POVEDA Averil Power, chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society, said: “As the number of Irish people with cancer increases, record numbers are turning to the Irish Cancer Society for information, care and support. “Only two per cent of our funding comes from the State. We are therefore hugely dependent on money raised through events like Colour Dash to fund vital lifesaving cancer research and services such as our Night Nurses, Volun-

teer Drivers and Freephone Cancer Nurseline. “Inject some colour into your summer by taking on a Colour Dash and show your support for people affected by cancer.” Since 2016 Aldi have supported the Irish Cancer Society to raise over €600,000 through Colour Dash and other fundraising including sponsorship, staff ‘Bric a Brac’ collections, staff donations, sales of Daffodil Day daffodils and charity cards at Aldi’s

stores. Aldi Ireland’s Group Buying Director, Finbar McCarthy, said they are very proud to partner with the Irish Cancer Society for the event. “This is a wonderful event for a cause that is close to the hearts of our customers and staff,” he said. “Staff across our 130 Irish stores are gearing up to make this year’s Colour Dash a success, having already raised over

€600,000 since 2016 to help provide essential services for people affected by cancer. “We look forward to seeing the Aldi teams and supporters out in force around the country for this great initiative.” Sign up at colourdash as spaces for each Colour Dash are limited and expected to sell out again this year. Registration is €30 per person, and €5 for children under 12.


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Local man rewarded for hole-in-one feat for shooting a hole-in-one in the past year. Both Paul and Anne Marie are members of the Hole-inOne Club which is run by Rush local Paul O’Loughlin. A €50 per annum membership fee guarantees you Paul’s wife and Lady Cap- a payment of up to €1,500 in tain Anne-Marie has also the event of you shooting a been the recipient of €1,500 hole-in-one, subject to terms AT the Captain’s Drive-in at Rush Golf Club, captain of the club Paul Brennan was the lucky recipient of a cheque for a hole-in-one he had shot a couple of weeks earlier.

and conditions. With over 200 members across North Dublin and beyond, the Hole-in-One Club is growing in popularity with three claims having been processed already this year. To join the Hole-in-One Club or for more information, call Sarah on 01-8408060 or email 

▪▪ Colm McDonald of Parnell’s GAA Club with Jane Rowley of Supermac’s Newtown, Coolock.

Parnell’s GAA get kit boost “We are delighted to partner with SUPERMAC’S and Papa John’s in Newtown, Coolock, have teamed up Parnell’s GAA,” Paul Fitzgerald of Suwith Parnell’s GAA Club to promote permac’s Newtown, Coolock said. “We have strong ties with clubs in a Kits for Clubs initiative. the area having sponsored teams and The initiative means that the club events over the past few years. “Parnell’s GAA Club is one of Dublin’s will be able to get a set of jerseys for most iconic clubs and, more importantwhatever team needs them. The club will have a box in Super- ly, it is at the heart of the local commac’s Newtown, Coolock, on the Mala- munity.” Colm McDonald of Cumann Parnell’s hide Road, and when a meal is purchased the receipt will be put into the Juvenile Sports said the prospect of debox. Once the box is full Supermac’s veloping a relationship with the team at Supermac’s Newtown, Coolock was a will order the kit of choice.

productive one. “Supermac’s is very active on a national basis in the promotion of sports and has been a major supporter of the GAA in particular,” said Mr McDonald. “They have produced the Food for Life Range specifically for active sportspeople on the move. “As a club we are in continuous need of gear and jerseys and the ability to access high quality gear while developing a relationship with Paul and his team at Supermac’s Newtown, Coolock will be a ▪▪ Paul O’Loughlin (centre) of Hole in One Promotions Ltd pictured presenting a productive one for all involved.” cheque to Anne-Marie Brennan and Paul Brennan.

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Osteopathy is highlighted during awareness event


THE Osteopathic Council of Ireland is encouraging people of all ages to visit their local osteopaths during international Osteopathy Awareness Week, which takes place from April 15-21. With almost 600,000 people in Ireland suffering from chronic pain, 20 per cent with severe pain and 90 per cent of those opting not to discuss their pain with family, the council believes Osteopathy Awareness Week is a perfect time to find out how an osteopath can help. Osteopathy is the hands-on approach to healthcare recognising the important link between the structures of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths can help identify the cause of the pain or injury and develop a safe and effective course of action to manage health issues. In treatment, an Osteopath uses anatomical and physiological knowledge, along with skilled clinical evaluation to assess and diagnose the source of pain. The Osteopath looks at the whole body for the causes of the problem, as well as barriers to recovery. The techniques used include stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation of

IN THE OFFICE: I suggest selecting a suitable chair for your desk, taking regular breaks from the computer screen and moving around the office periodically. Without these precautions, you may experience back and neck pain, eyestrain, headache pain or general stress and tension. AROUND THE HOUSE: simple tasks such as lifting grocery shopping or carrying young children can easily cause injury. I advise bending your knees as you lift heavy items and avoiding sudden, jerky movements as they can damage the lower back or straining muscles. EXERCISE: to avoid muscle strain, I recommend performing warm up and cool down stretches before and after exercise. This is especially important during the colder weather as the risk of injury becomes greater. Osteopathy is regulated worldwide, including European countries, France, Finland, Iceland, England and Switzerland. The Osteopathic Council of Ireland is a member of EFFO (European Federation & Forum for Osteopathy). For more information about the osteopathy awareness event or to find your ▪▪ Cameron Paulberg, President of the Osteopathic Council of Ireland, said: TIPS TO AVOID PAIN IN DAY TO DAY nearest registered osteopath go to www. “We work to ensure that members have qualifications that mirror those of LIFE European standard.” PHOTO: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE specific joints and soft tissues. Research shows the effectiveness of osteopathic treatment for headaches, low back pain, spinal pain, and improved range of motion, acute neck pain, ankle sprains and back pain during pregnancy. So the advice is to visit a registered osteopath in your county. There are osteopaths registered with the Osteopathic Council of Ireland. The Osteopathic Council of Ireland, as the voluntary self-regulatory body, believes it is time to work with the Government to put in place regulations that protect the profession, its members and the public and limit those who fail to meet the standards to practice. According to Cameron Paulberg, President Osteopathic Council of Ireland, one of the council’s major objectives is to achieve statutory regulation to allow for protection of our title. “We work to ensure that members have qualifications that mirror those of European standard. “We insist they continually meet high professional and ethical standards and complete annual continuing professional education to practice,” he said.



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OUT & ABOUT Youths’ voyage of discovery RECENTLY a group of young Northsiders took to the River Liffey as part of a cultural project they are working on.   Members of NYP2, a youth project in Ballybough, together with theatre performance students from Marino College of Further Education – along with poet Colm Keegan and musician Nick Roth, converged on the river as part of Dublin’s Culture Connects’ The National Neighbourhood. Starting at Islandbridge, they paddled into the city centre looking for inspiration in the Liffey itself. Along the way they explored themes around identity on the journey – discussing what you get called by others, what do you call yourself, what do you want to be called? Next month, Marino College students will perform

the words and music written by the NYP2 young people with Colm Keegan and Nick Roth at a special outdoor multimedia performance to be held on Charleville Mall (North Strand), where the youth project is based. This is just one of the many National Neighbourhood projects that are taking place around the city with community groups, artists and some of best known cultural institutions. Communities involved range from craft groups to walking groups, choirs to colleges, nursing homes to hospitals, and scout dens to schools. Projects are taking place in Ballybough, Ballyfermot, Bluebell, Cabra, Coolock, Clontarf, Crumlin, Donnycarney, Fairview, Finglas, Inchicore, Raheny, Rathmines, Stoneybatter and the Liberties – to name a few! ▪▪ Pictured is Collins Unokan (14) enjoying himself on the River Liffey.

▪▪ Pictured are Sergio Rositis (14), Maggie Jungan (19) and Anthony Corcoran (NYP2) ▪▪ Pictured are, clockwise from top left, Sergio Rositis (14), Pritish Gurriah (13), Michael Isong (15), David Toure (13), enjoying the event on the River Liffey. Collins Unokan (14) and Leon Byrne (12) before getting into the river. PHOTOS: MARK STEDMAN


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▪▪ Hilary Griffin of Tullow RFC, left, is tackled by Aifric O’Brien and Roisin O’Driscoll of Suttonians RFC during the Women’s Division 2 League Final match between the clubs at Naas RFC. PHOTO: RAMSEY CARDY/SPORTSFILE ▪▪ Team Gaelscoil Cholmcille pictured during the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s first Lá Náisiúnta Blitz na gClub Gaeltachta, in association with TG4 and Lidl. Twenty-four clubs and schools from all over Ireland took part in the blitz at Croke Park. PHOTO: BRENDAN MORAN/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Craobh Chiarain GAA Club, Donnycarney, during Day 1 of the The Go Games Provincial days, in partnership with Littlewoods Ireland, at Croke Park. PHOTO: DAVID FITZGERALD/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Fingal Ravens during Day 1 of the The Go Games Provincial days, in partnership with Littlewoods Ireland, at Croke Park. PHOTO: DAVID FITZGERALD/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Katie O’Brien of Tullow RFC is tackled by Lauren Retig, left, of Suttonians RFC during the Women’s Division 2 League Final in Naas. PHOTO: RAMSEY CARDY/ SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Margaret Kelly of Tullow RFC scores her side’s second try during the Women’s Division 2 League Final against Suttonians RFC. PHOTO: RAMSEY CARDY/ SPORTSFILE


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ENTERTAINMENT He may have Ska boys bring their Madness nothing but back for 3Arena Dublin show he’s going somewhere

SOMEWHERE, in a cluttered basement in rural Vermont, you will find ‘Nothing, Nowhere’ creating in solitude. In this very basement a socially anxious kid has ironically managed to reach not only the rest of the country, but the globe. Since creating the project in April of 2015, the

that perform with him for live shows under the ‘ Nothing Nowhere’ name. Before creating music, Mulherin had an interest in filmmaking. He attended film school at Burlington College in Vermont and while in college co-created a minor hit movie. The project's first album, ‘the nothing, no-

▪▪ The artist known as ‘Nothing Nowhere’. project has surpassed a million plays on SoundCloud in just 10 months and has found a home within the new wave of internet music. Described as midwest emo meets southern trap with heart wrenching guitar riffs, forget a genre, it is what it is - and Nothing, Nowhere wouldn’t have it any other way. Nothing, Nowhere is the pseudonym of American musician Joe Mulherin. He was born in Massachusetts and currently lives in Vermont. While the music composed by ‘Nothing Nowhere’ is entirely written, produced and performed by Mulherin, he maintains a group of musicians which consist of friends

where lp’, appeared in June 2015, followed by the EP ‘Bummer’ later the same year. Working on some of the tracks with producers he'd met on SoundCloud, the latter was recorded in his parents' basement in Vermont around the time he committed to pursuing music full-time. The EP ‘Where Are You?’ followed on Synergy Records in early 2016, and in 2017, the single ‘Clarity in Kerosene’ arrived via Pete Wentz's CD2 label and Equal Vision Records. And now he has just released the latest single ‘Ruiner’ on Fueled. Nothing, Nowhere. plays The Academy Green Room on Friday, October. 19.

MADNESS have announced a headline date at 3Arena, Dublin on Saturday, July 28 with special guests The Lightning Seeds. Madness is a band that retains a strong sense of who and what it is. Many of the same influences are still present in their sound – ska, reggae, Motown, rock’n’roll, rockabilly, classic pop, and the pin-shap vernacular of their beloved London streets. It may be refined and updated, but its essence remains clear and true. This is what they do best. “You may use the same colours,” says Cathal, “but you don’t want to paint the same painting.” Most colourful of all is Madness’ ability to write songs that sparkle with the stuff of British life; that find poetry in everyday reality – not the faux bright lights of celebrity. These are songs that may not shy away from death or darkness but retain the right to employ wit and warmth. They are songs that have

left their mark on British pop culture; their spirit endures in the music of Blur, the Streets, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Sway and Plan B (Cathal cowrote Great Day for a Murder on Ill Manors and appeared briefly in the film.) Madness are in the unique position of having their legacy celebrated by the nation with historic performances at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert, and at the Olympic Games closing ceremony. And all the while at the same time enjoying a creative renaissance that has led to some of their finest work. This purple patch began with 2009’s critically acclaimed album ‘The Liberty of Norton Folgate’, and now ‘Oui, Si, Ja Ja, Da Da’. Turns out they never lost their songwriting edge after all, they just misplaced it for a few years.

Tickets priced from €48.90, inclusive of booking and fees, are on sale now via Ticketmaster Outlets and ▪▪ The boys are back!

Joan as Police Woman heads out for Irish tour FOLLOWING the release of ‘Damned Devotion’, Joan As Police Woman is taking her captivating live show on the road and has just announced a three date Irish tour.

▪▪ Joan heads out on tour.

Tickets for the Dublin date in Whelans on Thursday, August 16 are priced €24.50 Already acknowledged as a thrilling live performer and starkly honest lyricist, new album Damned Devo-

tion finds Joan Wasser at her rawest. While her 2014 album ‘The Classic’ was a soulful celebration of life and her 2011 album ‘The Deep Field’ a lush moody expansion, this

new release sees her stripping her compositions back to the core. The bare-all lyricism and timeless melodies hark back to her accolade-winning album ‘To Survive’ (2008) and the universally acclaimed debut album ‘Real Life’ (2006). Joan says: “My maxim is: if it feels scary to say it, it’s the thing you must say.” And on Damned Devotion the thoughtful lyricism is married to Joan’s most accessible music to date. The American musician, singer-songwriter and producer, began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders and played with Black Beetle, Antony and the Johnsons, and Those Bastard

Souls. Famously a collaborator and muse to artists as diverse as Anohni, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and Beck, since the release of her last album Joan has worked alongside fashion designers Viktor & Rolf as well as a growing list of musicians including Sufjan Stevens, Lau, RZA and most recently Daniel Johnston. “I say yes to almost everything,” she admits. “I just want to be making music all the time. “I can comfortably say that music has saved my life and continues to save my life. I am a devotee. It’s not something I can even choose or not choose, it’s just what is.”



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DRAMA: Riverside Drama Circle will present Frank Vickery's hilarious comedy, 'Trivial Pursuits', on April 25, 26 and 27 at the Sean O'Casey Theatre, off East Wall Road. For tickets please contact 01-8509000 or 087-2030321. See RivDramCir/.


EVENING OF MUSIC: ‘You Raise Me Up’, starring Red Hurley with special guests, Whitehall Church Adult Choir, will take place on Friday, April 27 at 8pm in the Church of the Holy Child, Swords Road, Whitehall. An entertaining evening of music is promised. Proceeds are in aid of a new church organ. For tickets, which cost €20, call 01-8375274, Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm.  


TALK: Pat Murphy will give a talk on ‘Sailing around the World’ on Thursday, April 19 from 11.30am to 1pm at Artane Coolock Family Resource Centre, 55 Gracefield Road. TALK: On Thursday, April 19 at 8pm Dublin Five Horticultural Society will host a very interesting talk on ‘Bees and Honey’ by Khalid Hilmi at the Artane Beaumont Family Recreation Centre, Kilmore Road. Admission is €5. Tea/ biscuits and raffle. Phone 087-2423020 for more information.  


ROAD SAFETY MEETING: Naul Road Safety would like to invite you to its third road safety meeting of the year on Wednesday, April 25 at 7.30pm in the Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, north county Dublin. Open to all members of the public. Stay up to date with Naul Road Safety by following us on our Facebook page @ naulroadsafety.


IRISH CONVERSATION: Practice your 'cúpla focal' every Thursday at 10.30am in Le Chéile Community Centre, Donnycarney. Contact Ben on 0862663392 for more information. ACTIVITIES: Le Chéile – Donnycarney Community Centre holds daily activities and classes to suit all age groups. Classes range from art, knitting, writing, ballroom dancing and fitness. For full listings, visit or call 01-8329676.  


Baldoyle Musical Society presents '9 to 5 - The Musical' from April 24-28 at 8pm in St Mary's Secondary School, Baldoyle. This hilarious musical comedy is based on the 1980 movie and features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Tickets are priced at €15, and €12 for concessions and groups (of 10 and over). Book now at 085-1378329 or www. FREE COMPUTER CLASSES: The Transition Year students at St Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle, offer 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.



HEALTHY FOOD: Healthy Food Made Easy is a fun nutrition and cookery course run between the HSE and Northside Partnership. Spaces are open to all in Kilbarrack and Donnycarney. Phone Linda on 01-8320995 for further information.


TALK: Clontarf Gardening Society will present ‘Showing At Chelsea Flower Show’, a talk by Christopher White in St John’s Parish Centre, Seafield Road on Thursday, April 26 at 8pm. Admission for non members is €5. Tea and homemade cake included. Admission for members is free. All are welcome. WALKS: Clontarf Walkers with MS and/or family members meet every Wednesday - sunshine or rain - at 10am in the St Anne's Red Stables carpark. The walk takes approximately an hour in the park and ends with a casual chat in a coffee shop. If you are interested in joining the walkers, email   ICA MEETINGS (DOLLYMOUNT): The Irish Countrywomen’s Association meet every Wednesday at 8pm in the Irish Wheelchair Association building in Blackheath Avenue, Clontarf. Numerous craft activities, exercise classes, folks outings etc. New members always very welcome. For further information contact Attracta Berkery on 086-1638494 or Kay Dwyer on 086-6042268.  


VOLUNTEER KITCHEN ASSISTANTS: Would you like to volunteer your time for two hours a week for a worthy cause? KARE Social Services is looking for kitchen assistants for its community kitchens in Raheny. This is a vital service to provide hot nutritious meals in the local community. Contact KARE Social Services on 01-8058574 for more information. MARKET: The St Anne's Park Red Stables Market takes place every Saturday from 10am to 4pm.


QUIZ NIGHT: A quiz night in aid of St Francis Hospice will take place on Saturday, April 28 in Killester Sports & Social Club from 7.30pm. Tables of four cost €10 per person. For more information contact


ICA MEETINGS: Swords ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association) meet every Thursday at 8pm in BASE Centre, Brackenstown Road, Swords. They do various crafts, dancing, ten-pin bowling and other activities. The guild has ladies of different age groups and you will make friends very

▪▪ Sr Margaret Cashman and Bernadette Gillis. from St Francis Hospice, Raheny, are pictured being presented with a cheque for €21,330 by David Blair, Pat Treacy and Mick Whelan, from The Inn, Raheny Golf Society. The money was raised from the society’s annual golf outing that took place in St Anne’s Golf Links last September. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA easily. New members are welcome. For more information, contact PRO Mary Nugent on 086-3218167.



SEA ANGLING CLUB: Howth Sea Angling Club meet on the second Tuesday of every month in the Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth, at 8.30pm. Their 2018 season is about to get underway with a full calendar of events. New members are always welcome, beginners and experienced. No experience is necessary as coaching is provided. For further details, phone 086-1923529. AA MEETINGS: If you feel you have a drink problem or want to stop drinking you are welcome to attend AA meetings which are held every Wednesday from 8.30pm–9.30pm at Columbanus Hall, Parish Centre, 12 Main Street, Howth. This is a fellowship of men and women who share a common problem and help others to recover from drinking.  


OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Do you worry about the way you eat? Does food rule your life? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answer. A meeting takes place in Malahide Parish Centre every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. No weigh-ins, no fees. Call Catherine on 087-3576335 (www. for full list of meetings).


RELOCATION: Trinity Adult Resource Group for Education & Training has temporarily relocated to Donaghmede House Community Centre, Newbrook Road Donaghmede. Phone 01-8671967. Places available for Beginnners Art Class, phone 018671967 from 9am to 3.30pm.

▪▪ Sharon Cook pictured at a special event in the Gibson Hotel, hosted for GAA fans, with Dublin GAA senior football players Niall Scully and Michael Darragh MacAuley. The Gibson Hotel is a sponsor of the Dublin GAA senior football team. PHOTO: ANDRES POVEDA


BRIDGE: Are you interested in improving your bridge? If so, why not join a friendly and welcoming group in St Fintan's Community Centre, Greenfield Road, Sutton, on Thursdays at 7.30pm. For more information, phone 0872135576.


IRISH: Try out your forgotten school Irish every Saturday at 11am in COSTA, Northside Shopping Centre, Coolock. Forgotten it all? Then this is for you. Contact Ben on 086-2663392 for more information. WALKING CLUB: A community walk catering for all ages and levels of fitness

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


ROCKFIELD TENNIS: All-weather newly refurbished tennis courts are available on a pay and play basis (floodlit) in Rockfield Park, Whitethorn Estate (beside Artaine Castle Shopping Centre). Contact Jean at 086-3785147 or Pauline at 018329753 for more information.


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Perfect cities for short breaks LAST week, we showed you three of Europe’s great cities to visit for a short break. Well, sit yourself down, grab a cuppa and learn about three more fabullous destinations that are just perfect for a quick getaway.


Modern Lisbon is a vibrant, cosmopolitan and creative city that has managed to successfully marry the historic with the modern and the traditional with the cutting edge. Lisbon is at its best on languorous summer evenings, when the pavement cafés and riverside restaurants bustle with steamy life. Even in winter, when rain sweeps in off the Atlantic, any brief snatch of sunshine brings the tables back outside, in a city where enjoying life and taking time to appreciate it is still paramount.

Lisbon’s superb natural setting, spread across seven hills and hugging the banks of the wide River Tagus estuary, attracted settlers as far back as 900BC, with the arrival of the Phoenicians. However, most of the city centre Baixa area only dates back to the 18th century, when a large swathe of Lisbon had to be rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755. Lisbon’s famous fado music mournfully recounts the passing of the maritime golden age and such traumas as the earthquake. However, Lisbonetas today have a renewed spring in their step and have come a long way, in a very short time, from the introspection and fatalism of fado. Getting around Lisbon is all part of the fun, with a city centre that is easily navigable on foot for reasonably fit

▪▪ Spitfire Hall in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

visitors. When the gradients become too much, the rapidly improving metro system is on hand and there is also the bus network, as well as the enjoyable array of clanking trams, bobbing ferries, crawling funiculars and lofty elevadors. São Jorge Castelo also commands impressive vistas, with the rambling Alfama old town rumbling away below the ramparts and the grid-like order of the Baixa visible just to the west. Visitors should head for Lisbon’s once neglected docklands which have been revamped over the last decade, with ▪▪ Riga is an under-visited gem of a city. new shops, bars and restaurants spicing now has Europe’s most impressive array up the old warehouses. of Germanic Art Nouveau architecture. A fact recognised by UNESCO, on their RIGA: While the Latvians have come to World Heritage List. Across Bastekalns Park lies the New Ireland in their thousands there’s also been an exodus in the other direction, Town, the commercial and business heart of the city, with its broad avenues albeit for a rather shorter stay. Known throughout east Europe as the and grid-like layout, while further down Paris of the north, Riga is now firmly on river is the city’s sprawling port. Winter can be long, dark and bitter in the tourist map and is the only Baltic the Latvian capital but spring and sumcapital to have a real big-city buzz. Any lingering images of Communist mer days are often blessed with balmy deprivations are quickly blasted away daytime temperatures and long hours by a stroll around this city, with its of daylight. When the sun shines, the city’s nugleaming renovated buildings, its fashion conscious mobile-phone carrying merous parks fill up, tables spill out of youth and the new bars and cafés that cafés and revellers laze along the city seem to be opening just about every- canal in rowing boats, in a scene that is more Mediterranean than Eastern Eurowhere. The focus in Riga has always been pean. firmly on its Old Town, which tumbles towards the banks of the Daugava River GLASGOW: in a maze of cobbles, voluminous spires Glasgow has seen more changes over and impressive squares. the past two decades than almost any It is ironic that the city that was once other British city. besieged and captured by Germany Once a declining industrial centre

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with widespread pessimism about its future, Glasgow has been transformed into a forward-looking city and one of the hippest spots in Europe. In 1999, Glasgow was awarded the title of UK City of Architecture and Design, which is a tribute to the great variety of high-quality design within the city, with Victorian, Regency, Art Nouveau and ultra-modern styles all represented. Glasgow is home to over 90 parks and gardens, such as the beautiful People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, and, just out the city lies Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell, which is perfect for walk around the loch. The Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve in New Lanark is also not to be missed! You’ll never forget the serene beauty of the woodlands or the raw power of the spectacular falls. And of course Glasgow’s pub scene is legendary with plenty of watering holes available to ensure you’re never too far from a ‘wee dram’.



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The Night of the Party ABOUT THE AUTHOR THE Night of the Party is the fourth book from RTE Morning Ireland presenter, Rachael English. A journalist for more than 25 years, she has always been an enthusiastic reader but only started writing in recent years. Her first novel, ‘Going Back’, was shortlisted for the most-promising newcomer award at the Irish Book Awards and spent two months in the top 10. Her third book, ‘The American Girl’, was a number one best-seller earlier this year. Rachael and her husband live in Dublin.

IT’S JANUARY 1982, and Ireland is in the grip of the biggest snowstorm the country has seen in decades. In the Co Clare village of Kilmitten, the Crossans are holding their annual party. While people drink and dance, a blizzard engulfs the village.

The village is besieged by gardaí and journalists. Rumours are traded and locals start wondering how well they know their neighbours. It becomes clear that whoever was responsible must have been at the party. Fingers are pointed at various people including Tess’s mother who refuses to go to the priest’s funeral. Others claim that Conor’s father, who is the local sergeant, has something to hide. Years pass, and although Kilmitten becomes infamous as the place where a priest was killed, the crime is never solved. The four friends go on to lead very different lives. One follows a traditional path. One becomes world famous. One makes a decision that leads to crippling unhappiness. One drifts. They fall in and out of love. Relations become strained. But they remain connected by their childhood memories. As the 35th anniversary of Fr Galvin’s murder approaches, Conor is going through a personal crisis. A senior police officer, he becomes obsessed with the crime his father failed to solve. He believes that Tom can help to identify the killer, something Tom denies.


Four young friends see the party as an opportunity to have some fun of their own. Tom Crossan, Conor Varley, Tess Fortune and Nina Minogue spend the evening in a shed at the back of the house where they share a stolen bottle of beer and some cigarettes. The beer runs out, and Tom offers to fetch another bottle. When he reaches the house, he spots a familiar figure leaving the kitchen. But when he opens the door, he gets a shock. The parish priest, Fr Leo Galvin, is on the floor. Scared that raising the alarm will get him into trouble, Tom returns to his friends in the shed. He says nothing. The following morning, the news is all over Kilmitten: Father Galvin is dead.

New book explores how the Irish see the meaning of ‘home’ THE Irish pride themselves on being world travellers, but what connects the Irish diaspora back to their homeland while they’re abroad? Scott De Buitléir spent 12 months living in England looking at how the Irish think about the meaning of home; what causes them to leave, what makes them miss it, and what makes many return after a period of time. The result is his latest book, ‘The Irish Outlander’. The Irish Outlander follows Scott’s own story, as he and his partner prepare to leave their temporary home of Nottingham and return to Ireland to settle down in Cork city. During their last year in the UK, the author’s experiences make him examine and value his connection to Ireland and the Irish, from

speaking Irish in a Nottingham pub with fellow Gaels, to valuing family bonds at home and abroad. The book also combines Scott’s own story with those of many other Irish people living abroad, who took part in an online survey to discuss the meaning of home to the Irish. The result is a wide range of thoughtful, heart-warming, and sometimes poignant quotes, interwoven throughout the book. Speaking about the release of his latest book, Scott says: “The whole point of The Irish Outlander is to reach out to both the Irish at home and the diaspora. “It paints a picture that those living abroad will miss their family and friends, and the way they go on, while it’ll remind those left at home that they are missed. “The book centres on my

own story of returning to Ireland, but there are many themes which I hope readers will be able to relate to.” The Irish Outlander is published by MKB Publishing and available to buy in paperback format and for Kindle via Amazon. Scott De Buitléir was born in London to Irish parents and raised in Dublin. He holds an honours degree in Modern Irish and Welsh, and a Master’s degree in Writing and Communications in Irish, both from University College Dublin. He has worked as a broadcaster, journalist, and columnist, writing for publications across Ireland, Britain, Denmark, and the United States. He has performed at various literary festivals, including the Dublin Book Festival, and the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

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This spring, ASICS launches a new collection, Sakura, inspired by the Japanese cherry blossom season, which is now available in Intersport Elverys and online www. The new Sakura collection will take pride of place in Intersport Elverys new concept store on Henry Street, which opened in September 2017. The store has been designed using innovative materials derived from, and inspired by, sports gear, so shoppers can experience the fascination of sport in a new and exciting way. As this time of year is synonymous with new beginnings, the Sakura collection provides suitable footwear and apparel for anyone wanting to make a fresh start with their training. With three new models of performance running shoe, the Sakura collection offers excellence in spring style for runners who want to look as good as they feel.



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Author visits creative women AUTHOR Sinead Gleeson visited the north inner city recently to meet a group of women using a book she edited as part of their creative writing project. Sinead was at the SAOL project in Dublin 1, where the women are reading ‘The Long Gaze Back’ this year’s selection for Dublin: One City One Book. Twelve women from SAOL are taking part in the writing project under the Dublin’s Culture Connects’ The National Neighbourhood initiative. SAOL is a programme for women in treatment for drug addiction and they’re working with artist Sorcha Kenny to explore and respond to work from ‘The Long Gaze Back’,  which is an anthology of Irish women writers edited by Sinead. They plan to combine their own writing with lines from the book and develop a script to be recited by the women in a series of filmed portraits, shot in different locations around their area. “I really enjoyed spending time with the women of the

SAOL Project, to talk about ‘The Long Gaze Back’ and autobiographical writing,” Sinead said. “Not every voice gets heard, and women, especially marginalised ones, are often left out of the conversation. “I am full of admiration for the women of SAOL, who are rebuilding their lives in many ways, but also through words and their own creative work. “Everyone is entitled to tell their story, to speak their truth, and I hope that we'll hear the words of these women in the future.” The SAOL Project is a client-centred, community-based day programme for women in treatment for drug addiction. It aims to create positive, meaningful change through an integrated programme of education, rehabilitation, advocacy, childcare provision, and progression and aftercare supports. Ray Hegarty, SAOL CE Group Supervisor said, Sinead's visit to SAOL really appealed to the women. “Her honest and generous sharing of her own story, and her insights into how to

▪▪ Author Sinead Gleeson with the women of the SOAL project holding their copies of The Long Gaze Back. translate personal stories into writing and the value this has, will stay with SAOL for a long time,” he added. Dublin’s Culture Connects’ artist, Sorcha Kenny, explained that the women had

been talking about the 100 years of suffrage, reflecting on memories of other women in their lives and talking about being women today. “Celebrating over 200 years of women's writing, The Long

Gaze Back seemed like a great platform from which to explore,” she said. “Being Dublin's One City One Book this year added yet another layer of relevance for us. Our workshops around the book have

opened up new avenues in the women's writing and creative process. “We have become inspired by our fellow women writers.” On the afternoon of Sinead’s visit, the SAOL group

went to ‘The Unmanageable Sisters’ at the Abbey Theatre for some more inspiration. This is just one of many National Neighbourhood projects that are taking place around the city.

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Motorists admit to driving without proper restraints for pets ALMOST one in four motorists have driven with unrestrained pets in their car, recent research from the AA has found. An AA Car Insurance survey of over 4,000 motorists found that 24 per cent of those surveyed admitted to driving with a pet in the car without using proper restraints on at least one occasion in their driving career. The survey found that 6.67 per cent of respondents admitted to doing this with-

in the past month, a move which car increase the risk of the driver being distracted while behind the wheel according to the AA. “Many people will have seen our new car insurance advertising campaign with our dog Mulligan who is a big fan of driving around in the car,” Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs stated. “But if you are travelling anywhere with a pet it’s important that you use a pet safety belt or a travel carrier


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seatbelt and we need to take the same precaution with our pets too.” In contrast, the AA Car Insurance survey found that less than one per cent of motorists surveyed had driven a car where one or more passengers weren’t using their seatbelts in the past month. In total, just 0.82 per cent of respondents admitted to driving with an unrestrained passenger in their car in the past month.

However, when asked to consider their entire driving history, 11 per cent of motorists admitted to driving while one or more passengers were not using their seatbelt on at least one occasion in the past. “While it is worrying that this is a behaviour we have seen in the past, with almost one in 12 motorists admitting to allowing a passenger not use their seatbelt at some point over three years

ago, it’s welcome to see such low levels of non-compliance with the use of seatbelts in more recent times. “Everyone thinks that it’ll never be them that’s involved in an incident but unfortunately accidents do happen and ensuring everyone in the car is properly restrained could be the difference between a minor bump and a more serious injury or worse,” Faughnan added. “In the event of an acci-

dent an unrestrained passenger, whether human or animal, could experience far more severe injuries and potentially cause additional injury to other passengers in the car as they are thrown around the vehicle following the impact.” “Over the coming weeks and into the summer season more and more of us will be undertaking longer car journeys so it’s important that we all buckle up .”

Nissan Leaf is the green way forward Seán Creedon NISSAN is certainly playing its part in trying to push the idea of Electric Vehicles (EV) in Ireland. The first generation of their Leaf was introduced in 2010 and was reasonably successful; now the company has great hopes for the second generation of the electric Leaf. There are two reasons for the slow roll-out of electric cars in this country, range anxiety and the lack of charge points. Nissan say in their new model you should allow you be able travel 378 kilometres, without a charge. That should get you from Dublin to Cork, which up to now seems to be the barometer for EV’s. We now have 1,200 charge points in the country, which seems a lot, but spread over

32 counties it’s not great. Up to now Electric Ireland charge points have been free. But it’s anticipated that other suppliers will get involved in providing charge points and a Government decision on who will manage all the various charge points is awaited with interest. Nissan took the Irish motor writers to Brooklodge Lodge hotel in Macreddin village for the launch of their new car which was very appropriate as the Wicklow hotel is famous for its organic food. Coincidentally on the day of the launch the Leaf was named ‘World Green Car of the Year.’ The new car has a new look at the front with a more vertical look to the bonnet. There is lots of technology available such as e-Pedal which allows accelerat-

▪▪ The new Nissan Leaf ing and breaking with just one pedal. Also available is ProPilot, a driver assistant which includes intelligent cruise control and lane intervention. Basically the car will drive itself once you keep your hands on the steering wheel. Nissan did a comparison between the Leaf and

a 1.2-litre version of one of their own best-selling Qashqai and found that there was a saving of €1,350 per annum in running costs with the Leaf. Various grants are available. You get €600 for a home charge point and taxi drivers get a €7,000 grant. I have seen Leaf taxis in

use in Dublin and they make sense as an EV works better in stop-start traffic rather than on the open road. When you factor in the €5,000 Government grant, the price of the new Leaf starts at €26,290. That’s for the XE version, while the higher speced SV version will cost you €28,690.



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Dubs are heading out to the big truck show ALTHOUGH it is in the Midlands plenty of Dubliners will be heading out to the All-American Car Truck & Bike Show on Sunday, April 22. The Midland American Auto will be holding the event at its own showgrounds in Kilbeggan County Westmeath. It’s the biggest collection of American cars, trucks and bikes in Ireland all year and promisies to be a great day out. There will be about 350 American cars, trucks and bikes rolling in from 10.30am onwards and staying until after 5pm. There will also be 20 big rigs including Kenworths, Peterbilts and Western Stars visiting. “Kilbeggan is also bang in the middle of the island

of Ireland,” said Nick Stratta, the club public relations man. “So, it’s ‘American Car Central’ in Ireland. We get cars and trucks coming from all over – up from Cork, across from Galway, down from Northern Ireland and of course out from Dublin for the show. “We especially enjoy welcoming overseas visitors from Scotland, Wales and England. It’s a good weekend for visiting Kilbeggan and sampling the famous Irish hospitality, unspoilt scenery and country roads and villages. Not to mention the famous Guinness and local food. “This year we’re doing something special for the All-American Car Truck & Bike Show,” added Joe Keenan, the Club Chairman. “We’re going to have a Show and Tell presentation

of key American cars and truck through the ages each hour. “We’ll be featuring Ford Mustangs old and new, Dodge Chargers and Challengers, Pontiac Trans Ams and Corvettes, Ford F Series pickups old and new and the big luxury cars of the fifties, sixties and seventies. “They will be featured in a big area which is new for this year and the owners will be interviewed. “The first presentation is at 11.45am so make sure to come early and not miss it.” There will be a competition for the kids to identify key milestone American cars and trucks. Aside from the winner each competition entry from a child will get a small prize. There will be sideshows like dodgems to keep the kids entertained and an au-

▪▪ Dubs are expected to make the trip to the Midlands for the big show.

▪▪ There will be some classic cars on show at the All-American Car Truck & Bike Show. tojumble inside one of the many storage sheds the club has built over the years. There will also be the now famous big rig tug of war where they pull a small family car to pieces between two huge trucks and the now legendary burnout demonstration with muscle cars and trucks frying the rear tyres.” “With so much going on it’s difficult to fit it all in in the day,” said Kieran Mullen, one of the club’s co-founders. “At the end of the day the big rig trucks often fire up the engines and roar away and sound their deep bass truck horns.”


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Spring clean the pond in time THERE’S nothing like relaxing by the garden pond with a long, cool drink on a warm summer’s day but a dirty, stinky pool of stagnant water can make for a rather unpleasant time.



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they are in good order. Although pond life will by now have become more active as the weather warms, fish may not have started to spawn, making it the ideal time to carry out this work. It’s not always necessary or particularly ideal to carry out a complete water change each and every spring unless pond conditions warrant it. If, for example, your pond contains a lot of silt on the bottom, or if you experienced continual green water, blanket weed or unexplained fish deaths last year, a partial or complete water change may be necessary. However, do consider that this on its own may not permanently remedy certain undesirable water


conditions especially if it’s as a result of high toxicity caused by excessive fish stocks or overfeeding. Should a complete clean-out be necessary bear in mind your fish will have to be accommodated elsewhere in the interim. Use part of the existing pond water topped up with fresh but you’ll need to make sure that it is de-chlorinated before adding the fish. If you prefer not to use a chemical treatment for this purpose fresh water will need to 'sit' for at least a week before introducing the fish. Remember to add tonic salt to new water and adjust the amount accordingly for partial water changes. This will aid the development of a mucus coating over the scales of the fish giving added protection from disease. Existing aquatic plants will need to be tidied up

after winter and in some cases re-potted. Lifting out deep water plants can be quite difficult especially if their root system has outgrown the container and it is advisable to ask for help rather than risk a very cold dip! Do consider that ponds are not the most hygienic of environments and it is always advisable to wear appropriate gloves especially if you have any cuts or abrasions. Using a sharp knife cut away any excess root growth and re-plant the rhizomes of lilies and irises in aquatic baskets. Divide other marginal plants to either increase your own stocks or to reduce an over-abundance. Although ordinary, unfertilised, poor-quality garden soil can be used for aquatic planting, a purpose made, proprietary aquatic compost, topped off with washed pea gravel is ideal for the job.

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Shades of grey are popular in Ireland IT’S official - Woodie’s is the No. 1 paint retailer in Ireland, and grey seems to be the nation’s colour of choice. That’s according to a survey carried out by Ipsos MRBI Omnipoll last month in which Woodie’s came out on top for customers over the last 12 months. The survey was based on overall purchases and awareness, beating competitors Topline, Homeval-

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passengers travelling last month. The number of passengers on domestic routes increased by 12 percent as almost 7,600 passengers travelled this route sector last month. The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a gateway to connect to another destination increased by 9 percent with more than 93,000 passengers connecting through Dublin Airport last month. More than six million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first quarter of this year, representing a 4 percent increase, or an extra 248,500 passengers, compared to the same period last year.

The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a workbased learning programme, where Leaving Certificate students have the chance to get a job in a local company, and study one day a week in Coláiste Íde College of Further Education. Mature learners are also eligible to apply. “The programme offers the apprentice the opportunity to gain high quality teaching and learning and the college experience while at the same time acquiring a leading professional qualification through work-based learning,” said Jean FitzGerald, Principal at Coláiste Íde. “They’ll embed and strengthen the skills they acquire through their practical experience of work.” This is a National Apprenticeship programme that leads to a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting. Accounting Technicians Ireland will showcase the programme to both employers and applicants in two separate sessions at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown on May 2.

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Dublin City Council Planning permission is being sought by Declan Lynch for the addition of an apex roof on an existing flat roof garage, to provide storage at 1st floor level, at the rear of 24 Rathvale Grove, adjacent to Rathvale Avenue, Ayrfield, Dublin 13. 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.

Dublin City Council Planning Permission is being sought for single storey extension to rear of 2 storey mid-terrace dwelling house, consisting of extension to existing kitchen to rear; and also toilet and utility room to rear of kitchen. Proposed extension to have flat fibre glass roof with parapet walls on either side, with stone cappings to match existing stone lintols to rear. Proposed kitchen extension to have Velux type roof light on raised plinth, at 40 Susanville Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, for Mary Bell. 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, Woodquay, Dublin 8 during it’s public opening hours 9am – 4.30pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application and such submission or observation 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 Planning Permission sought by Tony Hickey for single storey dwelling including all associated works to the rear of No. 36 Beechlawn Grove, Coolock, Dublin 5. With access to proposed dwelling from St Brendans Terrace, Coolock, Dublin 5. 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, Woodquay, Dublin 8 during it’s public opening hours 9am – 4.30pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application and such submission or observation 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 Fingal County Council Retension Planning Permission sought by Piotr Michalski at 1b Church Road, Swords, Co. Dublin. Development consists of single storey extension (shed & bedroom) to the South and single story extension (garage) to the North of existing house. Both to be retained. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the Planning Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We Aisling & Ian Farrell, intend to apply for planning permission for development at this site 36 St. Annes Avenue, Raheny, Dublin 5. The development will consist of proposed conversion of existing roof/attic space including raising the existing ridge height with new dormer extension to the rear & new window to the side elevation with minor internal alterations. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council Planning Permission is sought by Tony and Simon Fernandez at 14 Asgard Park, Howth, Dublin 13 for development as described: Demolition of the existing flat-roofed single-storey extension to the side/ rear of the existing gable-fronted dormer bungalow to facilitate the construction of a new extension to the side, part two- storey dormer with Velux rooflights to front and rear and part single-storey, flat roofed extension to the rear, with modifications to the internal layout; all to provide a new entrance, guest w.c and utility space at the ground level and new bedroom over, and incorporating a separate family apartment of 31.34.sqm at ground floor level to the rear interconnected with the main house; proposed changes to front elevation finishes and additional windows to side elevations; the provision of a level patio/deck area to the rear of the house and all associated site works. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of 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.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Erection of ground floor rear extension, height 4.25 meters, to kitchen dine area to rear of house with rooflight at 35, Dunseverick Road, Dublin 3 for Deirdre Corrigan and Jack Daly. 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 five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Application for retention planning permission for single storey porch extension to front at 29 Edenmore Crescent, Raheny, Dublin 5 signed Stephen Molloy. 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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PLANNING DUBLIN PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Clare Mallon, intend to apply for permission at this site at 10 Fortview Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3. The development will consist of renovations and a two storey extension to the rear elevation of the existing home to create a new open plan kitchen/ living/ dining and utility with a larger bathroom on the first floor. The extension will be a two storey development with glazing to the rear and side elevations. Renovations include the installation of new patio doors to the front with a courtyard area and alterations to existing porch and internal layout. New windows to be installed and external walls rerendered. 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 Dept, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its opening hours 9:00am to 4:30pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application.

Fingal County Council annick garvin i, annick garvin, intend to apply to fingal county council for retention permission for development at my site at 113 bayside boulevard north, sutton, dublin 13. the development consists of a single storey extension to the rear and south-east side of the original dwelling house and includes a 2m high boundary fence along the rear of the property on the south east side. 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. the planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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ACROSS 3. Intermediate position for man on board (9) 8 & 7 Down. The colour of two flowers (4-4) 9. A rent isn’t of short duration when revised (9) 10. See 11 Down. 11. Be loquacious and softly reprove (5) 14. Strike for a share (5) 15. Rescue five in rough sea (4) 16. Clean up rough country (5) 18. Part of the Old Testament that shows pity (4) 20. A jewel ring is returned by letter (5) 21. Southern confederate to launch an attack (5) 24. It airily responds to thermal movement (6) 25. Unexpected advantages when the gale subsides (9) 26. Go through a tidal flood (4) 27. Uses blackmail - then tears may result (9)

QUICK CLUES ACROSS 3. Sluice (9) 8. Zero (4) 9. Start (9) 10. German songs (6) 11. Washed (5) 14. Roof edges (5) 15. Volcanic flow (4)


16. Support (5) 18. Head cook (4) 20. Pierce (5) 21. Windlass (5) 24. Colonnade (6) 25. Gad about (9) 26. Cord (4) 27. Element (9)

DOWN 1. Affect (9) 2. Question (9) 4. Ogle (4) 5. Window (5) 6. Sociable (6) 7. Cistern (4) 9. Animal (5)

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Women from the Women4Women Network dlr have spent the past few months researching artists and artworks from the amazing AIB Art Collection. There will be work from artists Dorothy Cross, Tracy Staunton, Sarah Walker, Jackie Nickerson and lots more on show. The exhibition is part of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s 2018 Gallery Programme, which aims to provide lots of opportunities for people of all ages to get involved with the arts. As well as the exhibition there are a variety of events, workshops and tours for all ages to try out.

The Jog for Jigsaw in Tymon Park, Tallaght, on Sunday, April 22 is encouraging everyone to get active in their community in supporting young people’s mental health. Whatever your age or ability, join with your local Jigsaw service to be active in promoting positive mental health for young people in your community by walking, running or jogging 5km for Jigsaw in Tymon Park on the day. It is €15 for adults and €10 for under 26s to register. To sign up visit or register on the day from 9.30am to 10.30am.

▪▪ 7th April 2018 - Lexicon Library, Dún Laoghaire - Pictured at the launch of ‘and the Women voted’, an exhibition of women artists from the AIB art collection were, left to right, Maja Malinowska from Leopardstown. Julia Kashanima from Stepaside. Ekaterina Simankova from Sandyford. Photo by Peter Cavanagh Photography Enjoy yoga to the music of The Grove. Enquiries: contact or


The 27th Supreme Cat Show takes place in Ballinteer Community School, Broadford Road, Ballinteer, on Sunday, April 22. As always, the show offers a unique opportunity for the public to view the ‘Creme de la Creme’ of the cat world, as all exhibits, in order to qualify for the show, have had to win first prize in an Open Class for their particular breed, making it the ‘Crufts’ of the cat world. The Best in Show judging will commence at 4pm with doors open to the public from 12.30 – 5pm. Admission Fees: Adults €6. Children/students/seniors €4

The Dublin Painting & Sketching Club, who for the last 19 years exhibited in Dun Laoghaire, is this year moving back to their roots on the Northside of the river on Customs House Quay, in the CHQ Building. The exhibition is open to the public from Monday, April 16 until Sunday, April 29 from 10am to 5pm each day.

The Ashbourne Living History Festival will take place on Sunday, April 22 from 12 midday to 5pm at Swan’s, Curragha, Co Meath. The programme will include living history displays, exhibitions and static displays of military vehicles. Battle re-enactments will feature the 1798 Rebellion and the Irish War of Independence. Admission is free and the festival is a family friendly event. For the latest information follow us here and on Facebook at Battle of Ashbourne 1916 and keep an eye and ear on your local press and radio for more details.



An exhibition, titled ‘Early Christian Swords’, is currently taking place at St Cronan’s Pastoral Centre, Brackenstown Road, Swords, and runs until Saturday, April 27. The Swords area is steeped in history and it was an important centre for Christianity in the early days of the Irish Church. The exhibition is open to all and there is no entrance charge.


finishes up this weekend. The overall programme this year - brought to the city by Dublin City Council and Aiken Promotions - focuses on the themes of collaboration and community. Check out for a full list of events taking place around the city.


The Grove Yoga Breakfast will take place from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, April 21 at the Study Hall in St Paul’s College, Raheny. The cost is €20 per person and includes a healthy breakfast after class. All proceeds go to the National Council for the Blind MUSICTOWN of Ireland (NCBI). MusicTown is back with a bang and the ten-day Book online at https//the-grove-yoga-breakfast- musical celebration taking place around the city

There’s league of Ireland soccer action this Friday at Dalymount Park where Bohs take on champions Cork City while south of the Liffey Shamrock Rovers are welcoming Limerick at Tallaght Stadium. In the First Division Shels will be hoping to give their promotion chances a boost against Galway. It’s a great way to round of the week while supporting your local club and watching Ireland’s top league players in action.

Crossword Answers 18 April CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 3 Amidships; 8 Rose; 9 Transient; 10 Spirit; 11 Prate; 14 Whack; 15 Save; 16 Scrub; 18 Ruth; 20 Omega; 21 Sally; 24 Glider; 25 Windfalls; 26 Bore; 27 Threatens. Down: 1 Brushwork; 2 Aspirants; 4 Mart; 5 Donor; 6 Hoists; 7 Pink; 9 Ticks; 11 Party; 12 Eavesdrop; 13 Remarried; 17 Bowls; 19 Handle; 22 Leapt; 23 High; 24 Glen.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 3 Floodgate; 8 None; 9 Beginning; 10 Lieder; 11 Clean; 14 Eaves; 15 Lava; 16 Truss; 18 Chef; 20 Prick; 21 Winch; 24 Arcade; 25 Gallivant; 26 Rope; 27 Component. Down: 1 Influence; 2 Interview; 4 Leer; 5 Oriel; 6 Genial; 7 Tank; 9 Beast; 11 Couch; 12 Navigator; 13 Hackneyed; 17 Spurt; 19 Fillip; 22 Coven; 23 Halo; 24 Anon.



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From the Archives

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

▪▪ Enjoying a walk along the Bull Wall in 1969.

▪▪ Irish Press, April 15, 1977

Annie viewers lash Gay

▪▪ Irish Press, April 3, 1993

▪▪ Tram lines being removed from outside Trinity College after the service ended in 1949.

▪▪ Irish Independent, April 16, 1945

▪▪ Irish Press, April 20, 1979

▪▪ Traffic was heavier than usual in Fairview during the bus strike of 1974.


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