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Homeless hub to face legal challenge Tony McCullagh

It emerged in June that two Victorian properties on St Lawrence Road had been purchased by the Homeless Agency at a cost of €1.9m to accommodate up to 13 families in a homeless accommodation hub. In a statement at that time, Clontarf Residents’ Association pointed out that there were already three emergency homeless facilities under lease agreements in the area, which had previously been run as hotels/ B&Bs. Continued on page 2

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A great spectacle! ▪▪ Rugby star Kieran Marmion pictured with some mini specs wearing rugby fans (from left): Nina Mullins McShea (6), from Templeogue, and Trysten Bruen (6), from Balgriffin, to launch Specsavers’ inaugural Kids’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards. The competition, for those aged between four and fifteen, seeks to celebrate children who wear glasses with pride and help remove any stigma associated with needing specs. The competition will help raise vital funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, with Specsavers donating €1 to the charity for every entry received. The winner will receive a trip for two adults and two children to Legoland Windsor. Entry forms are available online at www.specsavers.ie/kids-swoty and the closing date to enter is September 10. PHOTO: INPHO/DAN SHERIDAN

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Claremont Beach hit by swim ban A ‘Do Not Swim’ notice was issued by Fingal County Council for Claremont Beach in Howth last week as a result of a routine sample taken on Monday, July 31. The results of the sample showed that Intestinal Enterococci levels had been exceeded and the Health Safety Executive advised that swimming at the beach should be prohibited until levels returned to normal. A further sample was taken on Thursday and sent for testing, with the results still awaited at the time to going to press. At that stage, Fingal County Council and the HSE had not yet determined the ex-

act source of the incident but did not believe it related to wastewater infrastructure. They were examining the possibility that the contamination may have been caused by animals, birds or diffuse surface runoff. While Claremont Beach remained open, beach users were asked to respect the ‘Do Not Swim’ Notice to ensure that the health of bathers was not compromised. Members of the public intending to enter the water at any beach in Ireland are advised to check the water quality in advance by accessing the EPA website at www. beaches.ie or checking the notice board at the entrance to each beach.

Local youth learn leadership skills A GROUP of 17 teenagers from North Dublin attended Foróige’s Leadership for Life International Youth Conference in Kildare last week. The conference brought together 250 teenagers from India, the USA and Ireland to learn how to become leaders in their own lives. During the week-long conference, the teens learned crucial life skills such as empathy, decision making, communication, critical thinking and team-

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work. Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige, said: “The Leadership for Life programme enhances the vision, passion and idealism of young people by teaching them key leadership skills and challenging them to use these skills practically. Great leadership is grounded in respect and the ability to inspire. These young leaders will uncover the greatness within themselves and their own unique leadership style. Through challenging young people to explore their own values, and express themselves in ways they may not be used to, they develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and empathy. These skills are crucial in all walks of life.” The delegates, aged 15 to 18, graduated last Friday having completed various ▪▪ Those representing Dublin North at the leadership conference included (from left) stages of the leadership pro- Saoirse Foley, Sophie Williams, Niamh McDonagh, Aoife McMenemy, Sarah Hoey and Rebecca Kiernan. gramme.

Homeless hub to face legal challenge Continued from page 1 “While there have been some issues in relation to the change of use of these properties, the community has generally been supportive of these facilities and understanding of the difficult circumstances that these families find themselves in,” their statement reads. The association said the position with the St Lawrence Road houses was “fundamentally different” to the three leased properties. It believes the money would have been better spent purchasing permanent homes for the families. It also stated that, in their view, it was not acceptable to expect this number of people to live “in such close confines”. Clontarf Residents’ Association and the St Lawrence

Road Residents’ Association called on Dublin City Council and the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive to enter into “genuine engagement” with them in relation to the “appropriate use” of the property. The proposed use of the St Lawrence Road homes as a homeless hub now looks set to be met with a legal challenge by some local residents. Those living in the immediate area have been asked to contribute to a legal fund and it’s understood that a contribution of €1,500 per household is being sought. Reports suggested that some residents have pledged amounts between €1,000 and €5,000 to the fund, which has a target of €75,000. When asked to comment on a possible legal chal-

lenge by local residents, the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive issued Northside People with the following statement: “The property was purchased at a cost of €1.94million by the Housing Agency on behalf of Dublin City Council. The Agency have been tasked by the Department of Housing and provided with a budget in this regard. They do not engage in consultation with local communities prior to purchasing properties. “As you may be aware, there is an ongoing homelessness crisis in Dublin and it is the policy of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive to continue to source suitable properties for the development of family hubs. Family hubs are being used to provide more family friendly accommodation for

families with children experiencing homelessness who are currently accommodated in commercial hotels.” Minister for Disability, Finian McGrath, who is a local Independent TD for the area, said it would not be appropriate for him to comment on any legal action being taken by residents. “As a public representative, it is my job to ensure that homeless accommodation hubs are run to the very highest standards, both in the interests of the families living there and neighbouring residents,” Minister McGrath said. “My office will stay in touch with Dublin City Council and the service provider to ensure from the very outset that this hub is managed very effectively in everyone’s interest.”

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Boost for Balbriggan businesses as shop front scheme extended A SCHEME to enhance shop fronts in the north county Dublin town of Balbriggan is to be extended. The Balbriggan Town Shop Front Enhancement Grant Scheme, which has brought great improvements locally in 2016, will now incorporate Chapel Street, Railway Street, Clonard Street, Mill Street, Quay Street and High Street, as well as the previous areas of Drogheda Street, Bridge Street, George’s Square and Dublin Street. The scheme will provide financial assistance to business owners to improve shop fronts and commercial properties on the five identified streets in Balbriggan. Grant funding of up to 75 per cent of eligible costs is available to replace and renovate shop fronts or to paint shop fronts in the town centre. Following requests from the Chamber of Commerce in Balbriggan and individual business owners, it is now

▪▪ Pictured at the launch of the scheme last year were Paul Reid, chief executive of Fingal County Council; Cllr Grainne Maguire (Ind); Luke Moriarty, President, Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce; Edel McGuinness, EMG Property Consultants; Sean Corrigan, chief executive of Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce; Ed Hearne, director, Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development at Fingal County Council; Chris Harmon, Country Crest; and Cllr Tony Murphy (Ind). FILE PHOTO being extended. Fingal County Council, along with Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce, wishes to build on the suc-

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that she had flown to Amsterdam to collect a package and she knew it contained cocaine. She said she was to meet a man in Dublin and would receive €3,000. She said she did it because her home was being repossessed and she needed money for a rent deposit. She has

been held in custody since her arrest. Luigi Rea BL, defending, said that his client a single mother of limited means.

He said she had previously worked as a bingo caller and as a cleaner in a shopping centre. As a result of her time in

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Donaghmede Library concerns Baths progress Tony McCullagh A CAMPAIGN is underway to safeguard the future of Donaghmede Library after suggestions from Dublin City Council that it may consider relocating it. Fears for the future of the popular library were raised after Labour councillor Alison Gilliland received a reply to a question she had submitted to the North Central area manager. She had asked the council to clarify suggestions that the lease for the library, which is located on the first floor of Donaghmede Shopping Centre, is to be terminated in the near future. In its reply, the council confirmed that the 35-year lease had commenced in 1984 and was due to expire in June 2019. “Dublin City Public Libraries has been and will continue to explore all opportunities to ensure there is continuity of service for the users of Donaghmede Library and the communities of Donaghmede, Clongriffin and Balgriffin,” the response stated. It said this would include opportunities to relocate the

library to a Dublin City Council owned premises, which would provide increased floor space for study, leisure facilities, the children’s section and an improved exhibition area. The council believes that a new location would also improve universal access and provide a greater street presence, as well as a quality civic space. The reply added: “Dublin City Council will engage with local representatives and the wider community at the earliest appropriate opportunity should the situation regarding library service provision in the area change significantly.” The council’s comments have sparked a campaign to “save” Donaghmede Library, led by Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (Lab). He said: "As can be seen from the reply given to a question tabled by Cllr Alison Gilliland, Dublin City Council are actively considering moving the library out of Donaghmede Shopping Centre and potentially relocating it outside of Donaghmede altogether. "Donaghmede Library is a fantastic community re-

welcomed NEWS that the public baths in Clontarf are to be redeveloped before the end of the year has been broadly welcomed.

▪▪ Pictured at the official opening of Donaghmede Library on October 20, 1986, were (from left) Ivor Callely, Liam Fitzgerald, Sean Kenny, Ned Brennan, Lord Mayor Bertie Ahern, Deirdre Ellis-King, Frank Feely and Noel Carroll. PHOTO: DUBLIN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARIES source and has served the local community loyally for many years. The loss of the library to the shopping centre would be devastating and we are determined to prevent this from happening. It is our

determination to keep the library in its current location and if another library is required for an adjoining community, to do everything we can to support that project." Senator Ó Ríordáin added:

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curing longer opening hours and greater investment for libraries across Dublin. We will be seeking wide community support for our endeavours to keep the library in Donaghmede."

Minister for Disability, Finian McGrath, who is an Independent TD for the area, was among those to welcome progress on the matter. He said: "For too long, the public seawater baths along Clontarf Road have been a major eyesore and blot on this beautiful landscape. It's great to see that the baths will be opening this year. "There were a number of public baths in Dublin, including Howth and Blackrock, and they were very popular in their day. I feel this facility will very much have a retro feel to it and I look forward to perhaps having a swim there when it opens.” It had originally been hoped to have the baths reopened by September but this deadline is thought to be unlikely.

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A feast of football FOUR Dublin teams will be taking part in this year’s Volkswagen Junior Masters when the tournament kicks off this Saturday, August 12, at the AUL Complex at Dublin Airport. The Volkswagen Group announced that Ballymun Utd, Belvedere FC, Bohemian FC and Crumlin Utd would be competing in one of the most prestigious underage soccer tournaments in Ireland, along with 12 other teams from around the country.   Now in its fourth year, the tournament has grown significantly in terms of its recognition and importance amongst the Irish grassroots soccer community. The stakes are high with the winning team to benefit from a €2,500 grant for their club, while all competing teams will receive an Umbro team kit for the competition. There are 16 teams participating in this year’s 11-a-side tournament. The group stages, in which

Funding for Fingal projects A NEW raft of funding for 27 Fingal environmental projects has been announced.

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Northsider behind dating app that lets its users play Cupid THE age old art and tradition of Irish matchmaking has moved into the digital age thanks to an innovative Northsider whose start-up company is about to take the dating world by storm. Dating in Ireland has come a long way since the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival offered the best prospect of meeting your future life partner. These days, the dating game is digital and one Northside woman is the driving force behind an exciting new company which looks set to revolutionise the world of romance. Niamh McCabe (25), from the North Circular Road, is the co-founder of Luvguru, a new matchmaking app that allows friends and neighbours to play Cupid, to meddle in another friend’s love life and to hook them up with a suitable date. Niamh’s start-up has already been funded by En-

terprise Ireland and accepted to the acclaimed NDRC Accelerator Programme, and last week she was named as one of 19 finalists put forward to the public voting phase of the Nissan Generation Next ambassador programme. “The tradition of matchmaking dates back generations in Ireland,” explained Niamh. “We are taking it to a worldwide audience. We don’t use algorithms. We let your friends and neighbours hook you up. The more times you are matched with someone, the higher we rate them for you. “It’s called swarm intelligence and it’s basically unstoppable. You not only get to be a matchmaker but also get rewarded for being a good one with Karma points. We’ve gamified the whole experience. The more points you accumulate the higher you rise in the Luvguru rankings. “It’s about trusting your

friends to handpick your date for you and it eliminates catfish and spam. Referrals always have a higher success rate. They work in sales and job hunting and Luvguru aims to capitalise on that. It is the first dating app to tap into the power of the crowd and this is what makes it unique.” Niamh launched the app this month and is already on track to having 5,000 downloaded users. She aims to secure a round of seed funding this summer which will be used to promote and grow the business and to expand the app’s user base throughout the world. Nissan Generation Next helps young Irish innovators to follow their dream and to get ahead by providing them with a brand new, taxed and insured Nissan to drive for a year. Over 1,000 people applied for the 10 ambassadorships on this year’s programme.

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NEW LIDL STORE OPENS IN PORTMARNOCK

▪ The dedicated staff at EZ Living Furniture Blanchardstown Store (From the Left) Sarah Wickham, Willie Hilliard, Clare Lipscombe, Sasha Ditjatjeva, Ray Wright (Right)

▪▪ Former Westlife star and 2fm presenter Nicky Byrne officially opened Lidl’s new store in Portmarnock, which has led to the creation of 30 local jobs. Nicky is pictured here with some of the staff at the new branch. PHOTO: COLM MAHADY/ FENNELLS

EZ Living Furniture chosen again as Uproar over proposed one of theTop 100 Stores in Ireland, removal of Fairview trees Award of Excellence 2017 EZ Living Furniture, a proudly Irish-owned family-run company, has been named among the Top 100 Stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organisation in Ireland. The Top 100 Stores are part of the Retail Excellence (RE) Awards, which were established in 1997 to promote best practice and encourage high standards in the Irish retail industry. As part of the Top 100 selection process, all store entrants were visited by a mystery shopper and only those with exceeding service and standards criteria were selected in the Top 100

Stores. The Top 30 stores will then be rigorously tested before being whittled down to the top three finalists and winners in sectoral categories. EZ Living Furniture has managed to achieve the Top 100 award consecutively over the last four years. Last year it was awarded in the Top 30 and subsequently was in the Top 5 in its category. Its Clonmel store after only opening its doors last year has been recognised by its level of customer service and attention to detail by achieving the title of Top 100 Store in Ireland by Retail Excellence in its first year of opening. Over 500 stores entered the competition this year and the standard

of entry was exceptional. To achieve a top 100 status is a great achievement for EZ Living Furniture. Galway native Lorraine Higgins, Deputy Chief Executive of Retail Excellence said they are delighted with the quality of applicants this year. “The very high standard of service, customer engagement and display among Irish retailers was very evident which made selecting this year’s Top 100 particularly difficult. I want to commend all who entered this year and in particular, I want to congratulate the Top 100 stores for making it through. Finalists have what it takes to shine through and be recognised as the best retailers in the country.”

The Retail Excellence Ireland Awards is the largest, most revered and recognised event in the Irish Retail Industry calendar. The objective of the Awards is to acknowledge and reward retail stores, companies, websites, individuals and suppliers who deliver exceptional standards within the Irish Retail Industry. The Awards will take place on Saturday, 11 November in the Malton Hotel in Killarney. Check out the wide range of EZ Living Furniture products available in store and online www. ezlivingfurniture.ie

A PROPOSAL by Dublin City Council to remove 62 trees from the pathway alongside Fairview Park has met with widespread local objections.

A campaign opposing the plan is being coordinated by Cllr Nial Ring, in conjunction with fellow Independent councillors Damian O’Farrell and Christy Burke. The removal of the trees is needed to facilitate the development of a new cycle pathway. But Cllr Ring said the proposal has met with “unprecedented opposition”, with an online petition attracting over 2,000 signatures in just two days. A number of local shops and businesses are also collecting names for the petition. “When people are made aware of the historical sig-

▪▪ Cllr Nial Ring nificance of these trees, they cannot believe that Dublin City Council would try to destroy them,” said Cllr Ring. “Local historian Hugo McGuinness has done a wonderful job putting together the story of how these trees were planted over 100 years ago as part of a Government led programme, through the Irish Forestry Association, attempting to reforest the country and, more importantly, how these trees en-

sured the later development of the then ‘Sloblands’ at Fairview into the wonderful public park we have there today.” He added: “The fact that there is already a cycle path going through the park further adds to the questioning of the council’s rationale in proposing the removal of these trees. Everyone is in favour of more cycle paths but not at this price.” Cllr Ring said the communities of East Wall, North Strand, Ballybough, Marino, Fairview and Clontarf were united in their opposition to the removal of the trees. He believed that “people power” would put a stop to the plan and preserve the amenity of the park and village. Dublin City Council had not responded to our request for comment at the time of going to press.


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Dublin City Childcare Committee is one of 30 City and County Childcare Committees operating nationally. We are the first point of contact for anyone seeking advice, information or support in relation to early childhood care and education within Dublin City. Our focus is to develop, support and enhance early childhood services in Dublin City. One of Dublin City Childcare Committee’s key objectives is to work with parents and families to provide support and advice in sourcing the best possible early years’ solution to meet their family’s needs and circumstances.

Are you looking for help to find Early Years Services in the Dublin City Area? Dublin City Childcare Committee welcome calls from parents or members of the public who are looking for childcare or have queries related to early years’ care, our team are more than happy to provide information, advice or support. Childcare Search: We have a Childcare Directory search tool on the homepage of our website www.childcareonline.ie, here parents can search for childcare options in their area. Our database allows you to narrow down your choices according to the service location- area code and range of programmes they provide (e.g. Full Time/Part Time/Sessional/School Age, etc.) This list of services includes Early Years services and Statutory and Voluntary Notified Childminders. If you have additional queries related to early childhood care and education within Dublin City, please contact our office for information and advice.

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Date: Saturday 4th of November 2017 Venue: Marino Institute of Education Our Best Practice Seminar will foster creativity and imagination for all practitioners working with young children. It will offer a Master Class followed by a variety of hands-on, creative workshops that encompass all areas of art - music, visual arts, drama and storytelling. Our goal is to inspire practitioners to immerse themselves into a world of childhood that is full of wonder and amazing possibilities. More details to follow soon... check out our website, Facebook, Twitter and Eventbrite profile regularly for updates on the seminar. If you have any queries related to early childhood care and education within Dublin City please contact one of our dedicated team members at our contact details below:

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FILM REVIEW

Fingal Film Festival

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets THE two definitions of Valerian: a major motion picture based on a French comic book series and directed by the man who brought you ‘The Fifth Element’ and ‘Lucy’; also, a wild herb whose root is used to send you to sleep. Now that’s unfortunate! The film, which is set in the 28th century, opens on a magical picture postcard planet of blue skies and seas, where the locals live in blissful harmony with the environment. That peace is soon disturbed

by an invading force, and it’s from this point that we meet our hero, Valerian (played by Dane DeHaan) and his colleague and love interest, Laureline (played by Cara Delevingne). The two work as special operatives, charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories, and soon find themselves on a mission to the unique city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged. No prizes for guessing what happens from here; the same thing that happens in every movie

like this: our heroes must track down an evil force and save the universe from destruction. We wonder will they manage to do it? The movie is a combination of many things, and certainly a visual feast for the eyes. The opening sequence is breathtaking and the film may have been better served to stay a while longer on this paradise planet. In many ways, the melting pot formula is a drawback, as you can’t help feeling this is a project produced by a European Commission committee. A French director, a cameo from Rutger Hauer

THE countdown is on to the Fingal Film & Arts Festival which takes place this week on Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday August 13 in the unique setting of Swords Castle.

and, oh, some Belgian money as well. DeHaan (‘Life’ and ‘Lincoln’) is an unconvincing lead, and his tiny shoulders seem too weak to carry a film of this magnitude. Delevingne is better but her constantly indignant attitude eventually becomes tiresome. What this film scores

highly on are its visuals, and it’s perhaps rightly being peddled as a 3D experience. Though ‘Valerian’ may have just about enough to keep you awake, based on its opening, it could have been so much more. We score it a drowsy, 2.5 stars. Paul O’Rourke

The festival will kick off with an exclusive premiere of Irish Film ‘Knights of the Dammed’, from the producers of ‘Game of Thrones’, on Friday, with VIP after party and live music from Made of Stone and DJs Fuzzed Up. On Saturday, the festival will continue with screenings of both independent and kids’ animation workshops supported by Brown Bag Films; casting and acting workshop for adults and children supported by Louise Kiely Casting Agency; stand-up comedy from Giz a Laugh and Rory's Stories; and live music from Paddy Casey and The Hot Sprockets. There will be family entertainment throughout the day on Sunday.

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▪▪ Pictured are members of the cast of ‘The Promise’, an Irish musical which was staged during the Swords Summer Festival in Swords Castle. Fingal County Council chief executive Paul Reid and some Fingal councillors are also pictured. ▪▪ Age Action client Carmel Gormley and former Dublin GAA star, Alan Brogan, pictured in Carmel’s garden in East Wall. Age Action and Bank of Ireland took part in the Bank of Ireland Backyard Blitz, which saw 320 bank volunteers swap their calculators for watering cans. PHOTO: NAOISE CULHANE

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Smart light could lead to clever cycling in the city CITY cyclists are being invited to take part in an innovative smart light pilot scheme that will connect over 500 cyclists across Dublin. As well as keeping cyclists safer on the road, the See. Sense smart ICON light collects a wide range of data that city planners can use to inform them on how to improve cycling infrastructure and policies to promote cycling in the city. The award winning lights, designed by See.Sense, are daylight visible, enhancing cyclist safety in all lighting conditions. Using sensor technology they flash brighter and faster in riskier situations such as road junctions and roundabouts as well as when a car is approaching. The light boasts 270-degree side visibility meaning cyclists can be seen at greater angles and it uses Blue-

▪▪ The See.Sense smart ICON light collects a wide range of data that city planners can use to improve cycling infrastructure in the city. tooth so can be paired with an Android phone to control brightness and send alerts in case of theft or accident. The sensors can also

anonymously gather data on the cyclist’s environment, such as the quality of the road surface, cycling routes, accidents and near-miss

events - providing accurate qualitative data and allowing the city to be mapped like never before. "Dublin is an ideal place

to test new and emerging smart city technologies,” said Jamie Cudden, Smart City Program Manager for Dublin City Council.

“We are delighted to work with See.Sense to expose the city to fresh thinking in how we embrace new technologies. “This project is one of four smart cycle pilots that we have funded with the support of Enterprise Ireland and it’s helping to put Dublin on the map for cycle and technology innovation." Co-founder of See.Sense, Irene McAleese, said the Smart Dublin Cycle Challenge is providing a unique opportunity to engage with Dublin’s cycling community and test the innovative ICON technology. “We work with data science experts at Queen’s University Belfast to gain meaningful insights from the data and to develop a scaleable solution that can be applied to any city in the world,” she added. Edel Kelly, Senior Executive Planner for Dublin City Council said there is great

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▪▪ Pictured is the Skerries Harp squad who took on St Maur’s of Rush in the New Ireland Insurance Dublin Ladies’ Intermediate Championship semi final. PHOTO: DEREK BALFE/GAAPICS.COM

▪▪ Members of the St Maur’s squad pictured before their New Ireland Insurance Dublin Ladies’ Intermediate Championship semi final clash against neighbours Skerries Harps. PHOTO: DEREK BALFE/GAAPICS.COM

▪▪ Action from the St Maur’s v Skerries Harps New Ireland Assurance Dublin Ladies’ Intermediate Championship semi final played in Rush. PHOTO: DEREK BALFE/ GAAPICS.COM

▪▪ Dublin GAA star Lyndsey Davey (left) in action for her club, Skerries Harps, in their New Ireland Assurance Dublin Ladies’ Intermediate Championship semi final clash in Rush. PHOTO: DEREK BALFE/GAAPICS.COM

▪▪ Faye McCarthy of Dublin, left, and Aoife Murray, Cork, in attendance at the MDonelly Poc Fada Finals launch at Croke Park. PHOTO: SAM BARNES/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ The Bank of Ireland and St Vincent’s GAA summer camps were held recently with over 100 kids taking part. Earlier this year, Bank of Ireland announced a fiveyear sponsorship with the Marino-based club. Pictured is St Vincent’s players Ger Brennan and Shane Carthy with some of the summer camp participants. PHOTO: SEB DALY/SPORTSFILE


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NOTICEBOARD HOWTH

SUMMER SPLASH: Organised by local association Friends Of Balscaden Bay (FOBB), Summer Splash will take place on Sunday, August 13, from 1pm to 4pm on Balscadden Beach, Howth (behind the Martello Tower). Barbecue, tea and coffee will be available, or bring your own. A lifeguard will be on site for the duration of the event. BRIDGE: Bridge refresher classes for novice to improvers will start on Friday, September 1 at 9.45am at St Mary’s Church, Howth (at entrance to Deer Park). Phone Jim Browne on 086-3726939 or Úna Bowler on 087-4181896 for more information.   PITCH & PUTT: Howth Ladies’ Pitch & Putt Club is now open for new members.  The club plays every Sunday morning throughout the year at Deerpark, Howth and offers ladies a friendly and healthy atmosphere and an opportunity to meet new friends. Experienced golfers and beginners are welcome. For more information contact Barbara on 085-7297688.  

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BRIDGE: Bridge takes place at the CRC, Clontarf every Monday at 7.15pm. Membership is open to all grades, novice to master. Free mentoring of new novice members by experienced players during September. Phone Bernice on 086-2449112 or 01-8334363 for further information.

RAHENY

RAHENY LADYBIRDS: Calling all girls aged 5 to 7 years old. Raheny Ladybirds meets every Saturday from 12.45 to 1.45pm in the hall at All Saints’ Church, Howth Road, Raheny (across the road from Super Valu). There will be games, music and song, fun and challenges, indoor and outdoor activities and arts and crafts. Now taking names for start in September-December 2017. Text or call Andrea on 0876301634 with any questions, or if you require further information. COUNTRY MARKET: Raheny Country Market is open on Fridays between 10.30am and 12noon in the Johnston Hall (Church of Ireland), Howth Road, Raheny. Produce all made locally includes cakes, breads, jams and marmalades, savouries, cards, glass craft, jewellery, knitwear, some plants and limited vegetables in season.   VOLUNTEERS: Need a new challenge? Looking for adventure? The 73rd Raheny Scout Group is looking for volunteers age 18+ to sign up and

Jobs Club, Housing, Debt Management and Mediation & Family Law. No appointment is necessary. For further details, phone 01-8326115.

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DRIVERS: KARE Social Services are currently looking for mealson-wheels drivers in the local areas of Killester, Artane, Raheny, Donaghmede and Kilbarrack. Would you like to volunteer your time on one day a week for one hour? This is a vital service in the community. Contact KARE Social Services on 01-8058574 for more information.

▪▪ A GOOD HAIR DAY: Leading hairdressing group Peter Mark recently honoured 300 of its employees at a special awards ceremony in Dublin for their long-standing service and contribution to the company. The awards took place at Smock Alley Theatre and recognised employees in the Leinster region who have worked at the company for 10 years or more. Pictured are members of the Peter Mark Sutton team. become Leaders in an exciting, fun and adventurous scout group. They provide all the training you need and you get to have all the fun! For more information email info@73rahenyscouts.ie  

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BINGO: St Francis of Assisi Charity Bingo in Priorswood will re-commence after the summer break on Tuesday, September 5 in Martin's Lounge at 8.30pm.

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GOLDEN YEARS: Are you over 65? The Golden Years Senior Centre is looking for new members to join its fun-filled social club. If you are looking to get out of the house and meet new people, this social club is ideal for you. Limited transport to and from the centre will also be offered. Please contact 018771608 to join.

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NEW MEMBERS: Balbriggan Men's Shed is open for new members. They meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm in the Shed behind St Peter and Paul’s Church, Balbriggan. No skills necessary. Open to all men in the community. Join the group for a cuppa and hear more about this exciting initiative. This is a social enterprise supported by Balbriggan Parish, Fingal County Council, Progressive Credit Union and Blanchardstown Area Partnership.

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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. MEETING: Alcoholics Anonymous holds an open public meeting for information and education in St Brendan’s Parish Centre (old church), Coolock Village, on the first Tuesday of every month from 8.30pm-9.30pm. All are welcome. For more details phone AA office on 018420700, 9.30am-5pm; after hours 6pm-10pm/weekends 10am-6pm, phone 01-8527000.

fundraising Table Quiz Night in the Boro Pub, Main Street, Swords, on Thursday, September 14 at 8pm sharp. The cost is €10 per person. Swords Tidy Towns relies entirely on the support and generosity of the people of Swords. For further information, email swordstidytowns@gmail. com or contact Ken on 0866008313.

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OUTREACH SERVICE: An outreach service is provided by the Northside Centre for the Unemployed (NCU) every Tuesday between 9.30am and 12.30pm in the Baldoyle Family Resource Centre. A free and confidential information and advocacy service is provided on Social Welfare, Employment Rights, Education & Training,

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BOWLS CLUB: Bayside Indoor Bowls Club is seeking new members. This active age group meets every Friday from 2.30pm4.30pm at Bayside Community Centre. No experience necessary.

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COFFEE MORNING: A coffee morning for family carers takes place at the Grand Hotel, Malahide, on the first Tuesday of every month at 10.30am. Discussion, speakers, information and occasional outings included. All family carers welcome. For more FOROIGE: Foróige clubs information, contact the North provide a fun social outlet for Dublin Carers’ Association people aged 10-18 to meet their Jacqueline on 086-0213798 or friends and get involved in a Suzanne, Sabrina or Marie on variety of activities. The clubs 086-3890620. Alternatively, give people an opportunity to email dublinnorth@ explore and experience new carersireland.com things and develop their skills   and talents. If you would like to DONAGHMEDE find your nearest club or if you PARKRUN: All walkers and think your community would runners are welcome to the benefit from having a club like new Parkrun which has begun this, contact Bryan Gavin on at Father Collins Park. Parkrun 086-8519693 or bryan.gavin@ is a weekly, timed, 5k walk/run foroige.ie that takes place every Saturday   at 9.30am, and the best part is that it's completely free. This is BALGRIFFIN TABLE TENNIS: Balgriffin Table a community-based, volunteerled initiative and is a great Tennis Club is recruiting adult members for the new season. The way to meet people and keep club is open Monday, Tuesday and fit. For further details and to register, visit www.parkrun.ie/ Friday from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. fathercollins/or find them on You may also ‘Pay & Play’ for Facebook. €5 per night. Phone Denis   Kelly on 086-0760717 for more information. SUTTON   BRIDGE: Are you interested PITCH & PUTT: A ladies’ in improving your bridge? If pitch & putt club is seeking so, why not join a friendly and new members. They play at welcoming group in St Fintan's Inisfails GAA Club, Balgriffin Community Centre, Greenfield on Saturdays at 10.15am Why Road, Sutton, on Thursdays at not go along and give it a try? 7.30pm. For more information, For details, phone Pat on 086- phone 087-2135576. 3505384.

PARENTS ALONE: Doras Bui, a parent alone resource centre, is located on Bunratty Drive, Coolock. Accurate information on your rights and entitlements is provided by a staff member who is available to talk to you in person or by phone. For more information on these and other services, phone 01-8484811/8481872, email info@dorasbui.org or visit www. dorasbui.org  

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SHORT STORY/POETRY COMPETITION: Entries are now being taken for the annual literary competitions run for Swords Heritage Week. For entry form and details please email: swordsmuseum@gmail. com. Write on the subject of your choice and enter before August 12. Results will be announced in early September.   TABLE QUIZ: Swords Tidy Towns is holding its annual

▪▪ Pictured at the Pavilions Shopping Centre receiving his prize of a €4,000 luxury holiday voucher to Florida from Acorn Insurance was Eamon Farrell, from Swords. Eamon won by visiting the Acorn Insurance trade stand which was in the Pavilions back in January and filling out the competition entry. Also pictured is Eamon’s partner, Sarah Marks, and Donal O’Doherty (QFA), Business Development Manager Acorn Insurance. PHOTO: DAVID O’SHEA


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years. Pat Carey, chairman of the Irish Red Cross, praised Ireland’s carers. “Unpaid carers offer a standard of living to sick and vulnerable members of the community that would be impossible without their selfless commitment,” he said. “It is essential that both carers and care recipients are recognised and supported members of our communities and of society as a whole.” As part of its Health and Social Care programme, the Irish Red Cross offers a range of resources and services for carers in Ireland.  Services include a Carers’ Handbook, ‘Helping You to Care’ course, therapeutic hand care services and free first aid app.

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▪▪ Elaine Monaghan and Paraic McGahey with Irish Red Cross chairman Pat Carey (centre). The Irish Red Cross is family members care for the currently in the process of most vulnerable. Nominations can be made developing a carers’ app, aimed at helping carers and online or you can download

an application from www. redcross.ie. which should be returned by Thursday, August 31. The winner will be

announced in November and the 2017 national winner will receive a cash prize and luxury hotel break.

Fibromyalgia and Study shows OsteOpathy

Fibromyalgia is a chronic complaint causing widespread pain and sensitivity to muscles and soft tissues.The initial stages of the disease often go unnoticed, as the patient may only suffer from minimal fatigue,soreness, gastrointestinal complaints or insomnia. As the disease progresses,the symptoms become more severe and widespread, effecting sleep, digestion, bowel movements, joint stiffness and more. This occurs because the nervous system is in a state of constant irritation. Irritation to the nervous system can be caused by old injuries or traumas,stress, drug use or abuse, environmental factors or anything that overloads the bodies defences. The Classical Osteopathic approach to fibromyalgia begins with treating the old injuries in a manor which works in harmony with the body therefore taking stress off the nervous system. The more irritation that can be removed from the body, the more the nervous system can normalise. This in turn allows the body to begin to heal itself. Blood flow and drainage are improved increasing oxygen levels and ridding the system of toxins.In the treatment of fibromyalgia,relaxation and Craniosacral techniques may be used, tailored to the individual needs of the patient.This means the treatment is gentle and relaxing.As Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease treatment is ongoing and may require the intervention of other health care professionals.

OsteOpath: Tony o’Brien D.o., M.o.C.i., M.A.o.i.

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Irish people want to eat healthily NEW Bord Bia research highlighting our attitudes towards diet, grocery shopping and cooking shows that seven in 10 Irish people want help to eat healthily. Since 2001, Bord Bia’s PERIscope study, the largest quantitative study of its kind in Ireland, has been exploring consumer attitudes towards a wide range of food related topics including local food, the environment and health and wellbeing. The comprehensive study is carried out across eight countries - Ireland and the UK, four Continental European markets, along with the US and China – and involves over 8,000 interviews. The findings were presented to Irish food and drink companies in a series of events. Grace Binchy, Consumer Insight Manager, Bord Bia,

highlighted the importance of the study to Ireland’s food and drink industry. “This level of knowledge and consumer understanding allows our food and drink producers, selling at home and abroad, to make well informed business decisions that serve customers’ needs better,” she said. “For instance, we know that nearly 70 per cent of those surveyed want help to eat well. “With this in mind, manufacturers should consider how they can help people to do just that, as well as digest nutritional labelling, create convenience in their lives and address changing perceptions around sustainability.” Health and wellbeing continues to be a major trend globally and Irish people have a positive perception of their own health, the results of the study found.


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The Dublin Bike Ride is on MORE than 6,000 riders will set out from Smithfield in Dublin next month as they take part in the third Great Dublin Bike Ride. The popular event will return on September 24 following a sold-out ride last year. The Great Dublin Bike Ride is an initiative of Sport Ireland who work in conjunction with Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland, Fingal County Council, Cycling Ireland, Meath County Council and the gardai to create the only cycling event of its kind in Dublin. The event offers two unique scenic routes; a 60km run for those looking for a slightly less strenuous day in the saddle, and a challenging 100km route for experienced riders. The Great Dublin Bike Ride will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport (September 23-30) and it welcomes cyclists of all abilities to take part. Last year’s event sold out

▪▪ The CEO of Cycling Ireland, Geoff Liffey, is pictured with the President of Cycling Ireland, Ciaran McKenna; Sport Ireland’s Una May; cyclist Lydia Boylan; the Deputy Mayor of Fingal County Council, Adrian Henchy; Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin; the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Micheál Mac Donncha; John Treacy, CEO, Sport Ireland; Minister of State at the Department of Health, Catherine Byrne; Paul Brosnan, Healthy Ireland and gardai Ruth Molloy and Jim Clavin at the launch of the third Great Dublin Bike Ride. with 5,000 novice and experienced riders taking part, including over 26 nationalities from around the world. The 32 counties in Ireland were represented on the day with participants ranging

from 17-73 years of age. All entrants will receive a Great Dublin Bike Ride tech top, medal and goodie bag and registration is now open at www.greatdublinbikeride. ie.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Mícheál Mac Donncha, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, Minister of State at the Department of Health,

Catherine Byrne, and Deputy Mayor of Fingal County Council, Adrian Henchy attended the launch last week. Speaking at the launch, Lord Mayor Mac Donncha said: “I am delighted to wel-

come the Great Dublin Bike Ride to the streets of the city for an amazing third year. “I congratulate Dublin City Council on its continued involvement and support with this event. “The number of people cycling in Dublin city continues to grow year on year and this event is a great opportunity to showcase what Dublin can offer as a cycle friendly city.” Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to participate in a unique event based on physical activity and community engagement. “I would like to wish all of the cyclists and volunteers the very best in what will be the biggest event of its kind to happen in Dublin.” Minister of State at the Department of Health, Catherine Byrne, said: “Whether you are a complete novice, experienced or commuter cyclist, it is never too late to take on a new challenge, like the Great Dublin Bike Ride.” The Chief Executive of

Sport Ireland, John Treacy, said they were delighted to be supporting the Great Dublin Bike Ride for a third year. “Having sold out last year we can firmly see the appetite for cycling is growing in the right direction,” he said. Deputy Mayor of Fingal County Council, Adrian Henchy said: “We are very excited to be part of the third Great Dublin Bike Ride and look forward to showcasing the beautiful scenery of Fingal to nearly 6,000 cyclists.” The triple national road race champion and regular member of the Irish National Track Team, Lydia Boylan, said: “It’s great to have such a big event like Great Dublin Bike Ride in Dublin. It’s my home town and where I fell in love with cycling. Although racing is my passion the part that keeps all of us most interested is the people we meet on the road.” The Great Dublin Bike Ride takes place Sunday, September 24. To register, simply click on to www. greatdublinbikeride.ie/

SUTTON GOLF CLUB

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Now open for a limited number of new members

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PETS DOGS TRUST CANINE COLUMN

Small reduction in destruction rates at dog pounds is cautiously welcomed STATISTICS released by the Department of the Environment recently revealed that 12,549 dogs entered Irish pounds during 2016 only a four per cent reduction since 2015. The statistics also reveal that 1,522 dogs were destroyed in Irish pounds in 2016, which is a 16 per cent decrease on 2015. We are pleased to see the reduction of these figures; however this still means that just over four dogs a day were put to sleep in pounds throughout the country. Since our work began in 2005, we have seen a steady decline in the number of dogs dying in Irish dog pounds year on year. Through our preventative measures such as neutering, microchipping and education campaigns to promote responsible dog ownership, we hope to see these numbers continue to decrease. The number of stray, abandoned and surrendered dogs

▪▪ Over 12,500 dogs entered Irish Pounds during 2016. remains alarmingly high, particularly with stray dogs. In 2016, 9,244 stray dogs entered Irish dog pounds, which is 16 per cent higher than the previous year. This highlights the worrying issue Ireland is still facing with unwanted dogs. Of continuing concern to Dogs Trust is the high percentage of registered greyhounds entering and dying in the pound system.

Of the 284 greyhounds entering the pound system in 2016, 234 were surrendered by their owners and 46 were taken in as strays. Of the 284, a total of 152 were destroyed. Dogs Trust once again calls on the owners and trainers of racing greyhounds to make adequate provision for their rehoming once their racing careers end.

“The reality of the figures show that just over 34 dogs entered Irish pounds each and every day during 2016,” says Suzie Carley, Executive Director at Dogs Trust. “When a dog is picked up by a dog warden and enters the dog system as a stray, the pound has an obligation to keep the dog for five days in case the owner comes forward looking for their pet. “However, when a dog is handed over by its owner, as 3,137 were last year, the pound has no legal obligation to keep it for any length of time and the dog could be put to sleep the same day. This figure highlights just how important our preventative campaigns are to ensuring the safety and welfare of dogs. “The continued work of welfare groups nationwide to rehome unwanted dogs is pivotal in saving the lives of thousands of dogs across the country. “In addition to the 3,013 dogs rehomed directly from Irish dog pounds, the lives of 6,065 dogs were

saved by Irish welfare groups in 2016. “Dogs Trust never destroys a healthy dog and our message to dog owners is very simple – please be a responsible dog owner by neutering and microchipping your pet. Dogs Trust runs affordable neutering and microchipping campaigns throughout the year enabling members of the public to have their dogs neutered and microchipped for free or at a subsidised price.” If you are considering getting a dog, why not give a stray or abandoned dog a second chance of love and life? For more information visit www.dogstrust. ie or call to the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre in Finglas.

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The Dublin People Newspaper Group has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs. Our Dog of the Week is Ruby, a one-year-old, female, and a stunning Staffie! Ruby is full of beans, loves to mess around and is always ready for fuss and cuddles. She adores people and is happiest when she has company. Ruby absolutely loves her walks so she is looking for an active, fun-loving adopter please. Ruby will do anything for a piece of chicken so she will be easy to train, if there’s chicken involved! Ruby will make the perfect companion and is suitable to live with children aged eight or older. If you think you can offer Ruby a loving home, contact Dogs Trust on 01-8791000.

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Dogs Trust is based in Finglas, just off Exit 5 on the M50. Map and directions can be found on their website at www.dogstrust. ie. You can also pop up for a visit. Dogs Trust is open six days a week from 12-4pm. The centre is closed all day Tuesday. You can also find Dogs Trust on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ dogstrustireland or Twitter @DogsTrust_IE

Parasite Control For Dogs & Cats

Regular flea and worm treatment is necessary to keep your pet, your family and your home healthy.

dampen a piece of cotton wool against your pet's skin, if dark brown blotches appear on the cotton wool, this is flea dirt and you can be 100% sure that Worms - practically all kittens your pet has fleas. and puppies have worms, so treatment to kill these Fleas can be tackled with parasites is very important as Spot-on treatments, which they can affect your pet’s must be applied on a health and can potentially be thoroughly dry and clean coat passed on to humans. Worm (after being washed with treatment can be administered insecticidal shampoo). in the form of tablets or suspension. Tablets are usually The environment of the pet flavoured to encourage dogs must be also treated, as the and cats to take them and they fleas that we see on our pet are can be given directly to your only 5% of the whole flea pet or they can be disguised in population that lives near our their food. They act as a cure as pet. Therefore, to successfully combat fleas it is important to well as maintenance. treat the house and dog’s Fleas - check your pet's coat kennel area with insecticidal for external parasites. The best spray. Fleas and their larvae way to do this is with the use of can live all year round so a flea comb. You can also monthly treatment is advised.

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FASHION

This week’s Beauty Dial Star Buys By Edel Cox of The Beauty Dial (www.thebeautydial.ie)

ROGER & GALLET HUILE SUBLIME DRY OIL RRP €26.95 Roger & Gallet Huile Sublime dry oil is a perfumed dry oil that can be used on the face, body and hair. It delicately envelops the skin in its heavenly scent, leaving a sun-kissed satin sheen that is both nourishing and protective, perfect for prolonging your summer glow. Huile Sublime dry oil is within the Bois d’Orange fragrance offering, which also includes soap, body lotion and fragrant water. Available in selected pharmacies nationwide.

SUMITA BROW HIGHLIGHTER PENCIL RRP €21 Sumita is your go-to for everything brows and lashes - a niche beauty brand that’s on a mission to inspire every woman to up their brow and lash game and be bold, beautiful and iconic. The Sumita Brow Highlighter Pencil is a multi-use product perfect for bringing attention to brows and cheekbones. The iridescent formula will allow you to achieve an eye opening and luminous finish. A single stroke of the glowing champagne shade under arches instantly illuminates and gives a lifted look. Discover Sumita at Elysian brows in South William Street, Greystones and Elysian Therapy in Leopardstown and other high end retailers, fine salons and spas across Ireland. Visit https://www. beautyboard.ie/category/ sumita for additional info.

ULTHERAPY AT LOWELL MEDICAL FREE CONSULTATION For any man or woman making the decision to have a cosmetic procedure it is never an easy one and is not done without its fair share of questions. With the demand for non-invasive treatments becoming more popular and more affordable, how the patient is informed is vital to the outcome of the treatment. Lowell Medical offers each patient a friendly, highly specialised and personally tailored programme from the very beginning in all areas of facial aesthetics and rejuvenation in tranquil and comfortable surroundings. The Ultherapy System is the only FDA approved non-invasive skin lift of the face, neck and décolletage. The Ultherapy System uses ultrasound energy for stimulating patient’s own collagen growth, deep inside your skin. After receiving an Ultherapy treatment, the skin takes on a subtle transformation over a six to eight-week period with no down time and no disruption to your daily life. The results have been known to last 18 months plus. See www.lowellmedical.ie for more in-formation.

LIFE STYLE SPORTS Ireland be in the height of summer but it’s Back to School season at Life Style Sports. September is fast approaching and with the new school year on the horizon, Life Style Sports has the ultimate essentials to storm the school gates. There’s top-class backpacks, caps, windbreakers, tees and pants from top international brands adidas Originals, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Ellesse, Under Armour, Asics and Vans. First things first - backpacks, they are a major necessity for anyone heading back to school this September. Above anything else you need to know how to choose the right backpack- is it long-lasting, fashion forward, laptop ready and fits those all-important A4’s? check out the the adidas Originals Trefoil (€30) backpack which ticks all the boxes. Then, when it comes to looking the part, the adidas Originals Trefoil (€54) windbreaker is the perfect full-zip for comfort and style on those cooler days. The black, white and blue colour blocking is a real stand out, with front zip pockets for convenient storage. Available from the 53 stores nationwide or at www.lifestylesports. com.  

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TRAVEL

500 years in 90 seconds Rick Steeves IN THE gorgeously preserved Tuscan hill town of Siena, Italy, the Middle Ages seem to survive in the architecture and in the civic spirit. The city is known both for its pride and for its independent attitude. And twice a year, that spirit shows itself in a crazy horse race, as it has for five centuries. That world-famous race, the Palio di Siena, takes place twice every summer - on July 2 and August 16 - and the city's people hurl themselves into the traditional revelry of the event with wild abandon. As my friend Roberto explained when I visited to see last year's race: "For the Sienese, you're born…there's the Palio…and then you can die." Siena is divided into 17 neighbourhoods, or contrade, 10 of which vie for the coveted Palio banner - and all-important bragging rights. Each competing contrada gets its horse through a lottery system and then showers it with love, washing and grooming it in a stable that's more like a five-star hotel. Contrade - each with its own parish church, fountain, and square - are filled with rivalries. Each contrada is represented by a mascot (porcupine, unicorn, she-wolf, and so on) and a distinctive flag - colours worn and flown all year long, but omnipresent as the race nears. While the race itself lasts just 90 seconds, festivities go on for days. As Palio day approaches, processions break out across the city, including one in which the famed and treasured banner - featuring the Virgin Mary, to whom the race is dedicated - is held high as it is paraded to the cathedral. Locals belt out passionate good-luck choruses. With the waving flags and pounding drums, it all harkens back to medieval times, when these rituals boosted morale before battle. The day before the race I joined a crowd in the main square, Il Campo, to see the jockeys - mostly hired hands from out of town - get to know their horses in a practice run called the ‘charge of the carabinieri’. At midnight that night, the streets were filled with eating, drinking, sing-

▪▪ The crowd looks on as an oxen cart pulls the Palio banner through Siena’s main square. PHOTO: RICK STEVES

▪▪ Representatives of Siena’s neighborhoods gather at the cathedral. ing, and camaraderie, as neighbourhoods gathered to pump each other up. On race day, bets are placed on which contrada will win...and lose. Despite the shady behind-the-scenes dealing, the horses are taken into their contrada's church to be blessed. (‘Go and return victorious’, says the priest.) It's considered a sign of luck if a horse leaves droppings in the church. In Il Campo, dirt is brought in and packed down to create the track's surface, while mattresses pad the walls of surrounding buildings. The most treacherous spots are the sharp corners, where many a rider has bitten the dust. The entire city of Siena packs into Il Campo. Bleacher and balcony seats are expensive, but it's free to join the

masses in the square. Those who are well-connected get to watch from the comfort of an apartment window. Roberto's friend, Franco, shared his apartment overlooking the racecourse…and we enjoyed the best seats in town for the event. From this vantage point, we watched as the square filled, with pageantry unfolding, flags waving, and excitement building. Finally, it was time. A cart pulled by oxen carried the Palio banner into the arena and the crowd went wild. As the starting places were announced, 10 snorting horses and their nervous riders lined up to await the start. Silence took over. And then… The race! Once the rope drops, there's one basic rule: There are no

▪▪ The most treacherous spots are the sharp corners. rules. The jockeys race bareback like crazy while spectators go berserk. In Siena, life stops for these frantic three laps. Up in the apartment, Roberto and Franco held their breath. And then, the winner: Lupa, the she-wolf district. We zipped out into the street to join the ecstatic mobs coursing toward the cathedral. The happy ‘Lupa-Lupa-Lupa!’ horde thundered through town, weeping with joy. At the cathedral, the crowd packed in, and the winning contrada received the beloved banner - champions…until the next race. The most recent race I witnessed, in August 2016, was historic: For the first time in over a century, the same contrada won both the July and the

August races (and Lupa had gone 27 years without a win). Seeing euphoria overcome members of the winning contrada reminded me that it's impossible for a tourist to really understand what this ritual race means to the people of Siena. Carrying their new trophy and hoisting their jockey high, the Lupa contingent tumbled out of the cathedral and back out into the streets of Siena, where the celebration would continue until the wee hours - 500 years of tradition, still going strong. ▪▪ Rick Steves (www.ricksteves.com) writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on TV and radio around the world. You an email him at rick@ricksteves.com and follow his blog on Facebook.


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The Struggle for Power About the Author JEFFREY James has had numerous articles on military history published. He is the author of four books: ‘An Onslaught of Spears’, A History of Viking attacks on England’; ‘Swordsmen of the King’, which tells the story of Charles I’s German nephews, Rupert and Maurice during the English Civil War; ‘Edward IV, Glorious Son of York’, a military and political history of the first phase of the Wars of the Roses; and his current book ‘Ireland, The Struggle for Control, from the Dark Ages to the Jacobites’. He is married to Una who hails from Co Kildare. The family now live in Southsea, Hampshire.

he would make himself Ireland’s master, but it was not until the reign of Henry II that the first Normans arrived to lay claim to Dublin and its hinterland. The Irish were denigrated by the Normans as barbarians; an abusive claim soon to become rooted in fear. Skirmishing in thick, boggy woodland favoured the native Irish, who ‘entrenched the bogs’ and ‘plashed the woods’, making trackways Maeve traded both her body and land, promising impassable to mounted troops. The high point of the ‘Gaelic resurgence’ a warrior named Daire territories to match his own, plus a chariot valued at 37 bond-maidens, and ‘my against Anglo-Norman rule occurred in 1318 at the Battle of Dysert O’Dea, Co Clare, where own open thighs’ too, should he carry off the bull. the invaders were ambushed and slaughtered The story suggests interminable cycles of raid with-out ‘consideration or respect by loon and reprisal. Bovine wealth dictated the pecking for lord’. Aggressive clans like the O’Briens, order among competing Irish warlords, certainly O’Tuathals and the MacMurroughs - described up until the arrival of the Vikings in the 790s. as ‘an advancing tide’ – even threatened Dublin Sleek, seaworthy longships and exceptional directly. sailing prowess enabled these newcomers to It involved the settling of half a million acres by-pass mountain, bog and forest and strike deep of land. Landless Catholic Irish clogged the into the interior of Ireland to disrupt the normal roads, herding their few cattle before them. internecine power plays of the Irish. By early 1642, a spiralling war of dislocation At first the Vikings bettered their and revenge had engulfed much of Ireland, opponents in battle, but by 811 the resulting in a cruel Cromwellian settlement Irish had stemmed the tide. Reports But it would not be until after defeat at the reached the court of the Emperor battles of the Boyne and Aughrim that a more Charlemagne that year of a great general collapse of Irish patriot arms would slaughter of the heathens. occur. Another breed of Viking, the From the later reigns of English monarchs Normans, became Ireland’s new from Henry II down to George III, ‘Ireland, the neighbours after the Conquest Struggle for Power’ tracks the real-life game of of England in 1066. William the thrones which moulded the social, political and Conqueror’s son, William Rufus bragged A LEGENDARY tale, The Cattle Raid of Cooley, tells of the Irish Queen Maeve making war on her neighbours to gain possession of a bull, the ownership of which would put her on a par materially with the Irish high-king.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

A House Full of Secrets is a great autumn read ers. And Vikki begins to wonder if this get-together at the family’s isolated home has presented the perfect opportunity for one of When her friend Niall Blake their own to seek revenge. invites her to spend a weekend at This story of romance and his family home in a remote part of Ireland, Vikki Gordon is surprised but revenge is the ideal book for autumn-timereading. delighted – this could be the perfect Zoë Miller writes contemporary opportunity for their friendship to fiction edged with intrigue and become something more. has several successful novels And perhaps she’ll finally find out published. why Niall is determined to keep the She has been writing since details of his past firmly hidden. childhood and loved reading so Soon, however, Vikki realises that much that she felt compelled to the Blake family won’t be having write stories herself. the heart-warming reunion she was Her writing career has included expecting. freelance journalism and prize Niall hasn’t seen his older winning short fic-tion. brother Alex in over 20 years, and Zoë lives with her husband on although they’re both determined the Southside of Dublin, close to not to discuss the reasons for their the foothills of the Dublin Mounestrangement, their sister Lainey, caught in the middle, seems resolute tains. She has two daughters and on keeping the peace and pretending a son. She worked as a specialist in the areas of communications, that everything is just fine. personal development and inCould the family’s shared secret formation security for a number – which threatens to erupt at any moment – have something to do with of years, but is now writing full time. the mysterious woman Vikki saw at You can find out more about the lake, or the tragedy in their past Zoë at www.zoemillerauthor.com. that still haunts them? Twitter: @zoemillerauthor And who is responsible for the A House Full of Secrets by Zoe strange and increasingly sinister inciMiller is published by Hachette dents happening at their home? Books Ireland. As suspicion builds, a storm gathHAVE the sins of the past returned to haunt the Blake family?

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ENTERTAINMENT

Disco legends Sister Sledge to star at Leopardstown IN THE history of music, there have been only a handful of musical groups that have managed to transcend time, genre, and culture . . . and Sister Sledge is indisputably one of them. The sisters have created some of the most defining tracks of the disco era, with ‘Lost in Music’ (co-written and produced by Nile Rogers) and ‘We Are Family’ spanning decades of playlists and dazzling audiences with a heady mix of jazz, soul, gospel, disco, and R&B. It’s with huge anticipation that Bulmers Live at Leopardstown welcomes them to Dublin this Thursday, August 10. The American musical vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was formed in 1971. The group consisted of sisters

Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge. Symbolising strong family values, the siblings achieved international success at the height of the disco era. The year 1979 saw the release of their breakthrough album ‘We Are Family’, which peaked at number three on the US Album Chart and went Platinum. The album included the 1979 single ‘We Are Family’ which reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earned them a Grammy Award nomination, together with two other 1979 top 20 international hits ‘He's the Greatest Dancer’ and ‘Lost in Music’. Their other US hits include a 1982 remake of Mary Wells' 1964 hit, ‘My Guy’. Other international hits include ‘Mama Never Told Me’ (1975),

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Paul McCartney has revealed that he’s written a new song about US President Donald Trump. He told fans at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts that the track would appear on his next album. Paul says sometimes when the world is so crazy, you’ve got to address it. Go Paul!

and ‘Thinking of You’ (1984), before they hit number one on the UK Singles Chart with the song ‘Frankie’ in 1985. Remixed versions of three of their singles in 1993 returned them to the UK Top 20. Following Kathy's departure in 1989, the group then operated as a trio (with Kathy occasionally re-joining for one-off performances and several releases in the 1990s) until Joni's death in 2017. In 2015, Sister Sledge performed for Pope Francis at the World Festival of Families in Philadelphia. Building on the success of previous Live at Leopardstown events, this summer has delivered yet another season of top class horse racing, superb live music, festival food and fun. Leopardstown Racecourse has al-

ready seen record numbers attend The Stunning, Riptide Movement, and the Hothouse Flowers over the last few weeks. Live performances are preceded by a top-class card of horse racing and a wide selection of hospitality options available for everyone, from the great value ‘Summer Bundle’ to the premium ‘Summer Party’. Leopardstown Racecourse is only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre on the Luas Green line, with dedicated shuttle buses running from the Sandyford stop. Leopardstown is located off exit 14 or exit 15 on the M50 southbound or exit 15, M50 Northbound. Ample free parking is available onsite. For tickets see www.leopardstown.ie or call the Leopardstown ticketline on 01-2890500.

Metropolis Festival returns to the RDS

Love Island’s Gabby Allen has hit back at racist online trolls over abuse she’s received for her relationship with Marcel Somerville. She posted a series of videos on Instagram expressing her disgust at the comments and messages she’s received. Gabby has threatened to name and shame if the abuse continues.

It has been confirmed that Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will be returning to host the revamped ‘Dancing on Ice’. The ITV show is set for a return to screens in January 2018. Holly and Phil took on hosting duties the first time around when the show launched eleven years ago. You can’t beat a bit of Holly and Phil!

That’s it from me. Until next week THE Metropolis Festival, a unique indoor event set in the stunning industrial warehouses and venues within the beautiful RDS complex, is back for its third outing. Located right in the heart of Dublin, this is an urban festival not to be missed. This October Bank Holiday is shaping up to be one to remember with two days of amazing music, art installations, performance and conversation where you can kick back and relax. The 2017 edition kicks off with a special Opening Concert on Saturday, October 28 across two stages. This will be followed with the

biggest night of the year, the October Bank Holiday Sunday which will see eight hours of music, performance and conversation across six stages. Headlining the Opening Night Concert are the awesome Leftfield, performing their seminal album ‘Leftism’ live. One of electronic music’s alltime greatest acts will be followed by the first Irish show in five years for Richard Fearless’ outfit Death in Vagas, who will bring their signature blend of electronic, dub, techno and guitar sounds to Metropolis. FJAAK, an electronic music trio born and raised in Berlin, are

childhood friends who have been making hardware-based techno together for a few years now, releasing a few EPs before landing on Modeselektor's 50 Weapons label in 2014. They have since attracted worldwide attention with an alternative and boundary pushing take on classic techno, house and breakbeat. Another highlight is Peggy Gou, a Berlin-based Korean artist who, through a regular stream of high quality mixes, has begun to turn heads in underground circles. Sitting somewhere between Detroit, London and Berlin in sound, her DJ sets are an assured, kinet-

ic combination of dark, pulsing house and techno, broken beats and abstract compositions. She is a unique artist and we cannot wait to catch her live. DJ Deece’s star is on the up, and you can expect an amazing set from this up and comer. Meanwhile, our very own Irish eight-piece Booka Brass Band features trumpets, trombones, saxophones, sousaphones and drums – and they know how to get a party started. They’ve performed the length and breadth of the country and have been special guests to the likes of Hot 8 Brass Band and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

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Send them back with a healthy lunchbox IT ALWAYS helps to plan ahead for the new term, and thinking about what the kids are going to eat should be part of planning process. Healthy and nutritious food is so important to fuel your kids through the school day and senior nutritionist with the National Dairy Council, Dr Marianne Walsh, has some helpful advice and tips. “There’s a lot of new things to get used to at the start of the term, ranging from new subjects to possibly a new teacher, classroom or friends,” says Dr Walsh. “It’s ideal if you can experiment at home with lunch ideas and to introduce some new flavours and textures during August, before school starts - or at home during the weekends. “This means children are not coping with new foods on top of everything else at the start of the term in the

27.5 per cent of children in Ireland under the age of five are overweight or obese, making children in Ireland the heaviest in Europe. The best way to manage this is to watch portion sizes, and ensure a good balance of varied foods in the diet. Don’t forget that a school lunch is one of your child’s three meals a day. Typically, a packed school lunch should contain all of the major food groups, as per the guidelines below: • 1 portion of starchy carbohydrate (wholegrain breads, pittas and wraps, brown rice/pasta) • 1 portion of meat or meat alternative (chicken, fish, egg, pulses) • 1 portion of dairy (yogurt, cheese) • 1 or more portion of vegetable (carrot sticks, peppers, sweetcorn, lettuce, onion) • 1 or more portion of fruit (apple, orange, banana, pear, kiwi)

Using different types of bread can help to prevent boredom - such as pitta bread, wraps and bread rolls. Try to opt for wholegrain varieties where possible and vary sandwich fillings from day to day using fresh ingredients and avoiding processed options. Preparing lunches in interesting shapes and colourful lunchboxes can also make lunchtime more appealing for children. “Unfortunately, national surveys have shown us that 37 per cent of Irish girls and 28 per cent of Irish boys aged from 5 –12 don’t get enough calcium in their diet; while 42 per cent of teenage girls and 23 per cent of teenage boys have insufficient calcium intakes,” says Dr Walsh. “This is worrying because children and young adolescents are going through really important phases of bone growth and development.

their calcium intake with these lunchbox ideas: • A container/mini-carton of milk (200ml) • A pot of yogurt, homemade smoothie or rice pudding • A matchbox-size (25g) piece of cheese such as cheddar, edam or gouda. You may like to check if your child’s school is registered with the School Milk Scheme, which is a convenient and affordable way to help your child meet the recommended intake from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group. The National Dairy Council has produced ‘Nutrition & You’ booklets for Children and Teenagers, which are endorsed by the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI). These booklets provide tailored information across a variety of topics such as: healthy eating; keeping active; body weight; lunchbox tips; bone and dental health.

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TRINITY College has appointed a new community liaison officer to facilitate and promote engagement between the college and the local area. Over the years, Trinity’s community liaison officer has worked extensively with the local community on various activities and events, addressing any issues that may arise as well as communicating the current and future plans of the university. Established in 2002, the community liaison officer works on a voluntary basis to help Trinity further develop its relationship with the city and the immediate local community and to encourage inclusive access to the college community. Ussher Assistant

Professor in the Department of History, Dr Ciaran O’Neill, will now take over the position from Professor Ciaran Brady who spent the last 11 years in the community role. On his departure from the role, Professor Brady praised the assistance of the Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast as well as the previous Provost, Dr John Hegarty. “I was asked to do it by the previous Provost John Hegarty”, said Professor Brady. “Since then, the two provosts I’ve worked with have been amazingly supportive. “Provost Hegarty and Prendergast made my job so much easier” Professor O’Neill praised Ciaran Brady for his “sterling service” to the role over

the past 11 years or so. “I’m delighted to continue on his work with our neighbours here in Dublin 2,” headed. “This is an exciting time for the docklands, in particular, and it is important that Trinity continues to build and maintain the links we have made with local groups and institutions since this role was created back in 2002.” Speaking on the occasion of Professor Brady’s retirement from the role, Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast praised the work and commitment of Professor Brady over the last 11 years. He also reaffirmed Trinity College’s ongoing commitment to develop and enhance relationships with the neighbouring community in Dublin 2.

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classroom, but it also means they feel part of the planning and preparation.” Children may want the cakes, biscuits and crisps in their lunchbox but it’s really important to start them on a journey of healthy eating early. Weight is still an issue for Irish children, as research from the Department of Health shows that that one in four children is either overweight or obese. And the European Congress on Obesity notes that

• A drink of water and/or milk If a child favours a particular type of food or sandwich it is easy to fall into a routine of providing that as a ‘dependable reliable’ all of the time. But they may become bored with that food and could even grow to dislike it because they have it so often.   Including variety in sandwiches can be challenging, especially if you’re making lunch for five days a week.

The Department of Health advise three servings from the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group each day for those aged five years and up; with five servings recommended for 9-18year olds due to the importance of calcium during this life stage. Not only is dairy an excellent source of calcium, it also provides a wide range of important nutrients your child needs such as protein, iodine and B vitamins. Help your child boost

They are available download for free at www.ndc.ie/ publications or email enquiries to hello@ndc.ie   The NDC has also developed educational initiatives to help primary school children and teenagers learn about healthy eating, keeping active and the nutritional importance of dairy foods. Ask about the Moo Crew for primary schools (www.moocrew.ie); and the HealthFest event for secondary schools (www.ndc. ie/healthfest).

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parts in the Kodiaq similar to those in the Seat Ateca and VW Tiguan. Skoda customers know all this and have no problem accepting it as they are getting a massive, reliable SUV from the Czech company. I drove the seven seater version and while naturally

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Externally the Kodiaq looks very impressive, some might say chunky. I drove a white version and it looked great. Inside I thought the decor was a bit dark and while the dash area was not cluttered it was black and combined with dark seating, it was

a bit too dull for my liking. However, the sunroof which is an extra, saved the day. I drove a 4x4 version and there is great wheel clearance if you are going off-road. My top of the range model had the panoramic

sun roof, electric tailgate and tablet holders on the back of the front seats, which are now almost compulsory if you are ferrying teenagers around. There is massive room inside and you won’t find any complaints from passengers regarding head and leg room. The dash is dominated by an eight-inch touch screen and Apple CarPlay and Android are standards on all models. As usual with Skoda you get a complimentary umbrella, located in the driver’s door and next to the automatic handbrake there is a bottle holder where, if you are in a hurry, you can open a bottle of water with one hand. These goodies coupled with the neat clip on the windscreen to hold your parking ticket are all typical Skoda. I also like the way the side mirrors folded in when you apply the central lock-

ing. Prices start at €28,795 for the 1.4 petrol version, while the cheapest diesel, the 2.0-litre will cost you €35,495. In all models the difference between the five and seven-seater is €1,000. Road tax varies from €280 to €390 depending on the model you buy. Skoda expect to sell over 1,000 units this year and 1,500 in 2018. At this rate is it possible that the Kodiaq could become the ‘new Qashqai.’ The Kodiaq weighs 1.7 tonnes and can tow a 2-axle horse box. This is just a lovely motor to drive and travel in. It’s little wonder that Skoda has really caught the imagination of Irish drivers in recent years. My advice is to enjoy a test drive through your local Skoda dealership. Take it from me: you won’t be disappointed.

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Arona makes its Irish debut THE all-new SEAT Arona is here. The last SEAT creation made its first appearance during a media event in Barcelona, in front of 250 international journalists. The all-new SEAT Arona will make its public debut at the Frankfurt International Motorshow in September and will arrive in Irish shores this November. The all-new SEAT Arona is the Spanish brand's third new model release in 2017, after the upgraded Leon and the all-new Ibiza. This is yet another addition to the SEAT range in its biggest product offensive ever, which also includes the Ateca and the upcoming large size SUV that will be released in 2018. The all-new SEAT Arona sits neatly within the SUV range as the younger brother in the family, in an outstanding and bright way, that combines the advantages of its compact dimensions

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▪▪ The all-new SEAT Arona will arrive in Ireland in November. month, and Arona will be premiered at the Frankfurt Motorshow.” The all-new Arona is the SEAT’s first model in the A0 compact crossover segment, which is the fastest growing segment in Ireland. The all-new SEAT Arona

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Attendance Secretary The Coolock School Completion (SCP) aims to develop strategies to ensure maximum participation levels in the education process in the Coolock area. Essential skills required for the position are: • Excellent administrative skills • Good computer skills • A good telephone manner • A comprehensive understanding of confidentiality. An awareness of the causes and implications of early school leaving would be desirable. It is a part-time position and the successful candidate would be required to work three hours a day from 8.45 until 11.45, Monday to Friday, 15 hours a week. The person will be employed under a temporary contract running from August until June. Standard administrative rate applies. If you would like to apply for this position please forward your C.V. together with a covering letter to: Chair Coolock SCP, Chanel College, Coolock Village, Coolock, Dublin 5. Closing date for application is Monday 14th August 2017.


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Search underway for top young entrepreneur THE latest search to find Fingal’s Best Young Entrepreneur and ultimately Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) is underway. With a €50,000 investment fund available for Fingal winners, this National enterprise initiative attracted 1,842 applications across the country last year and supported over 450 young entrepreneurs through training, mentoring and direct financial assistance. Announcing the start of this year’s programme, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald, said: “Building on the success of previous IBYE competitions, this Government wants to support more young entrepreneurs right across the country through the LEOs. “Ireland has a well-earned

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Business. Around 450 applicants, across every local authority area will be invited to regional ‘Entrepreneur Bootcamps’ in November to help them develop their business and new venture ideas. With an investment fund of €50,000, Fingal Local Enterprise Office will award six investment prizes to three category winners and three runners-up, before the Regional Finals early next year. The local winners in the Best Start-Up and Best Established Business categories will receive €15,000 each and the two runners-up will each receive €5,000. The Best Business Idea winner locally will receive an investment prize of €7,000 and the runner-up will receive €3,000. The competition is now in

▪▪ Pictured at the launch were Seamus Tighe of Everest Granola; Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Mary McCamley; chief executive of Fingal County Council, Paul Reid; Head of Enterprise in Fingal, Oisin Geoghegan; Damian O’Kelly of Nutrictics; and Louisamay Hanrahan of Luvguru App. its fourth year and last year’s local winners were: Marcin Kulik of SmartTrace Software, from Malahide, in the Best Business Idea category; Seamus Tighe of Everest Granola, from Castleknock, in the Best Start-Up Business category; and Damian O’Kelly of Nutritics Ltd. from Swords in the

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PLANNING & NOTICES The High Court

PLANNING DUBLIN

In the matter of THE AUCTIONEERS AND HOUSE AGENTS ACT 1947 to 1973

Dublin City Council

PROPERTY HOME AND AWAY, DECLAN DAVIS – Applicant Take notice that Property Home and Away limited having its registered office at 11 Willowbrook, Donabate, Co. Dublin, Ireland, intends to apply to the Master at the Four Courts, sitting at the Four Courts Dublin on the 10th day of October, 2017, at 10:30am, for the return of the deposit of the guarantee bond held at the Accountant of the Courts of Justice, Accountants Office, The High Court, Dublin. Property Home and Away Ltd has in place Professional Indemnity Insurance. Dated this 9th August 2017, Mr Declan Davis

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council We, Gannons City Recovery & Recycling Services Ltd, intend to apply for permission for development at Unit 7, Roseville Industrial Park, Turvey Avenue, Turvey, Donabate, Co. Dublin. Planning permission is sought to (a) construct an extension to the side of existing industrial unit (with a floor area of 676m2 and an overall height of 9.65m), (b) replace eastern boundary wall with new 3m high boundary, (c) to widen rear access gates, (d) together 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 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 I, James Donnelly, intend to apply for retention permission and permission for 31 Shanard Avenue, Santry, Dublin 9. The development includes permission to retain the widening of the pedestrian entrance way to create vehicular access, and conversion of garden for residential parking. Permission to lower the footpath, to allow access to the driveway. Road way the vehicul will access is Shanard Avenue. Entrance way extended June 2017. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I Bernie Farrell of 9 St Brigid’s ave North Strand Dublin 3 wish to apply for permission for demolision of structure to rear and construction of 2 storey rear extension & conversion of rear attic with rooflight at first floor level & ancillary internal works with 2 rooflights to the rear pitch. 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.

We David and Lynda Thompson intend to apply for development at 9 Dromeen Avenue, Beaumont, Dublin 9. The development will consist of the construction of a first floor extension to the side of the existing dwelling house over the existing garage and kitchen and a ground floor extension to the rear of the dwelling house and associated siteworks. 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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ROADS ACT 1993 – SECTION 75 TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TOP OF BLACKWOOD LANE (AT PORTMARNOCK SPORTS AND LEISURE CENTRE), TORCAILL ESTATE & TOP OF REDFERN AVE/ WENDELL AVE AND PART OF R106, (FROM JCT OF WENDELL AVE TO BLACKBERRY LANE), PORTMARNOCK CO. DUBLIN. Fingal County Council has made an order for the temporary closure of the following roads:• • • • • •

Blackwood Lane (at Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Centre) Torcaill Estate Redfern Avenue L6220 (at Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Club) /Wendell Ave L6221 Part of the R106 (Portmarnock to Malahide, Coast Road) from the junction of Wendell Ave to Blackberry Lane, in Portmarnock Village.

The purpose of this closure is to facilitate the Portmarnock Athletic Club Road to Beach 10K Race.

PLANNING DUBLIN

The period of the temporary closure will be: Thursday 24th August 2017, from 18.55hrs to 19.40hrs.

Dublin City Council

The alternative route for traffic travelling in the area during the proposed closure is as follows:

Permission is sought by Eamonn Farrelly for the development consisting of a single storey front entrance porch to the two-storey dwelling, 70 Larkhill Road, Whitehall, Dublin D09 PX30, and dishing of footpath to existing vehicular access onto Larkhill Road and all associated site works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (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.

• Traffic travelling from the Malahide to Portmarnock/Baldoyle area will divert via Church Road, The Hill, R124/and Station Road (L2150), Portmarnock. • Traffic travelling from Baldoyle/ Sutton area to Malahide must also divert via Station Road and R124. Access to Upper Carrickhill will be via Carrickhill Road Lower. • Local access will be facilitated where possible and extensive diversion and information signage will be in place. Fingal County Council regrets any inconvenience caused in relation to this matter. Senior Executive Officer Howth/Malahide Operational Area

Planning Application Notices

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, James Kevin Glynn intend to apply to Dublin City Council for Retention Permission for existing basement workshop at the rear of 37 Grange Park Rise, Raheny, 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, 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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HAPPENINGS

GPO WITNESS HISTORY JUNIOR DETECTIVES

Calling all junior detectives! GPO Witness History has misplaced some key objects of historic significance. It’s with the greatest urgency that these must be located and we need your expertise. The search is taking place weekly on Sundays throughout August. If you are up to the task, register your participation by emailing events@gpowitnesshistory.ie. This fun activity is available for children aged five to 12 and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. It costs €12 per adult, €6 per child or €26 for a family of four. After the experience, there’s a session of crafts and games from the Victorian era.

PARKRUNS

The number of parkruns on the Northside increased recently with a new addition – Fairview. The 5k run, which is free to enter, also takes place at a number of other local venues every Saturday at 9.30am, including St Anne’s Park, Father Collins Park, Malahide Castle, Ardgillan Castle and Poppintree Park, to name but a few. To register for a parkrun near you, visit www.parkrun.ie.

UKULELE SONGS OF ALL TIMES

STROLLING THROUGH ULYSSES

Hear the most popular ‘Ukulele Songs of All Times’ in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Come along and hear the Dublin Ukulele Collective playing and singing on the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Band Stand – East Pier, on Saturday, August 12 from 3pm JERVIS KIDS’ ENTERTAINMENT Jervis Shopping Centre is running some great until 4.30pm. kids’ entertainment every Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-4pm during August. There are some amazing themed shows at 12.15pm, 1.30pm & 3pm and lots happening in between. And there’s the added bonus of being able to do some shopping while you’re there!

Written and performed by Robert Gogan, Strolling Through Ulysses! tells the fun-filled story of Bloomsday - June 16th 1904 - the iconic day around which James Joyce’s Ulysses is based, and guides you through the curious events and quirky characters of the iconic novel in a humorous, entertaining and informative manner. Bawdy, irreverent and great fun, this one-manshow takes place The Stag's Head, Dame Court, every Sunday. Tickets cost €15 and are available at Dublin Visitor Centres, from www.eventbrite.ie and at the door (subject to availability).

ART EXHIBITION

FINGAL FILM FESTIVAL

BRAY TRAIN & MODEL FAIR

The Bray Train & Model Fair will take place on Sunday, August 13 from 11am to 3pm in Bray Wheelers Clubhouse on the Schools Road, off Boghall Road. Diecast, tin toys, models -vintage/modern, Dinky/Corgi/Matchbox/Oxford. See www.braywheelers.com

Movie fans are in for a treat this weekend with the annual Fingal Film Festival taking place over three days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 11, 12 and 13. With outdoor cinemas, live stand-up comedy and music, full bars, food vendors, and a new venue, the 800-year-old Swords Castle, the festival offers a weekend of family-friendly excitement. For more information on the full schedule, visit www.fingalfilmfest.com

Emlyn Boyle, a Westmeath-based artist who is originally from Coolock, is holding an exhibition of his work at Rush Library. ‘Those Ancient Folk’ is based on Irish myths, legends and folklore and launches this Saturday, August 12 in Rush. This is Emlyn’s second solo art exhibition but his first one based in Dublin. It runs until September 1.

CAR BOOT SALE

A car boot sale will take place in the grounds of the Methodist Church, Ballinteer Road, Dundrum (just off M50 - beside Wesley Rugby Club) on Saturday, August 12. Gates open for sellers at 8am. Prices are cars €20 and for car and trailer €30. For buyers, admission is free. Free parking in grounds of Wesley College. Cafe with light refreshments available. Further details from email: carboot@dundrummethodist.com.

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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

▪▪ The Dublin train from Howth steams into Sutton Railway Station, c. 1907. There were superb views from the train as it ran along the coast. Passengers wait on the station platform which would certainly be more crowded today. The wall on the opposite platform carries advertistements, including one for ‘Wright’s Coal Tar Soap’. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (North Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Evening Herald, August 26, 1939

▪▪ Evening Herald, August 31, 1939

▪▪ Irish Press, August 17, 1977

▪▪ Victoria House, Victoria Terrace, Kingstown, c. 1905. The hotel was formed by the amalgamation of two houses which had been built on the waterfront by Thomas Egan in 1843. The proprietor was Thomas Ross and Ross’s Hotel was very popular. In the 1930s it had an ‘electric lift’ and an added attraction was the ‘winter garden’ on the hotel roof. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (South Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, August 8, 1867

▪▪ Sunday Independent, August 27, 1939


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