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Boxing club in urgent appeal for premises

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Shauna Bowers MEMBERS of a Northside boxing club are making an urgent appeal to the community to assist them in their search for new premises.

itself to this great club we would love to hear from them,” Mr Foley said. The club was allowed to use the former Tile Market premises as their clubhouse and training facility since December 2016 but that has now been sold. However, it was aware that the premises was up for sale when granted permission to use it. “Unfortunately due to economic change, the premises have been sold on. We knew from day one that this was on the cards. We just didn’t expect it to happen so soon,” Mr Foley said. The facility at Northside Shopping Centre enabled the

Glin Boxing Club, based in Coolock, had to vacate their temporary facility on the former Tile Market premises, adjacent to Northside Shopping Centre, on January 1. Club secretary Brian Foley is thankful for the opportunities the Tile Market premises afforded them and is hoping they can acquire a similar size facility in the near future. “If anyone knows of a premises that would lend continued on page 2

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▪▪ Jamie Campbell, Lucy Dunne, Bradley Foley, Cillian Campbell, Aaron Dunne and Sam Dunne, some of the younger members of Glin Boxing Club, pictured at the premises they had to vacate in Coolock. FILE PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

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Plans lodged for cycling and walking route A NORTHSIDE councillor has welcomed news that Fingal County Council has lodged a planning application for a local amenity. Cllr Cian O’Callaghan (Social Democrats), said the Baldoyle to Portmarnock Cycling and Walking Route is a key piece of infrastructure that will in time connect to a more extensive cycling network, the Sutton to Sandycove cycling route

to the south and to a route linking Malahide Castle and Newbridge House travelling north. “If planning permission is granted, work could start on this scheme later this year,” said Cllr O’Callaghan, who represents the Howth Malahide Local Electoral Area (LEA). “It will take about six months for construction to be completed. “The cycling and walk-





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boxers to reach new heights and the club brought home nine medals from the Dublin Leagues. “Since moving into these premises (at Northside Shopping Centre), the club has gone from strength to strength, so obviously we are very sad at the prospect of being without a home ground at present,” said Mr Foley. “A premises this size and unlimited availability for boxing students gave these kids the scope to be the very best they could be.” Since the turn of the year Glin Boxing Club have found a temporary prefab near St Anne’s Park, Raheny, that they can use. However, while they are grateful for it, it is not big enough for their needs.

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important to the centre and they are doing everything within their power to help the club relocate. “They (Glin Boxing Club) came to me looking for a premises in 2016 and we gave that to them free of charge,” Mr McCabe told Northside People. “We paid the council rates and everything to help them out. “Just before Christmas, the land was bought over and they did have to vacate unfortunately.” Mr McCabe said the centre is still continuing its efforts to help Glin Boxing Club find a permanent premises. “We have given them an old factory unit to store all of their equipment free of charge as well,” he added. “We’re just trying to get them somewhere else.”

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“It’s way too small,” said Mr Foley. “We’ve lost so many boxers already, about two-thirds. Our ladies’ classes and fitness classes, they’re all gone.” Through Northside People, Mr Foley thanked all those who were involved in converting the former ‘Tile Market’ premises into a facility that suited their needs, in particular, Madeleine Ebbs, Senior Community Officer, Dublin City Council; Deirdre Smyth, manager of Northside Centre for Unemployed; Alan McCabe, manager of Northside Shopping Centre; and Marie Hanlon. “Without their help, the club could not have made the unprecedented success it has of late,” he added. Alan McCabe, manager of Northside Shopping Centre, said the community is very

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▪▪ PLEA: Some of Glin Boxing Club’s trainers and committee members - Fran Dunne, Adam Foley, Stephen Foley, Mick Heavey, Darren Campbell, Brian Foley and Patrick Clarke - at the premises they had to vacate. FILE PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

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Local students dig deep for environmental competition FOURTH year students at a Northside school are leading the way for a greener world with their entry into this year’s Young Environmentalists Awards competition. The students at Pobalscoil Neasáin in Baldoyle have been developing the school’s first environmentally friendly sensory and well-being garden in the school’s grounds and hope to win first prize at the awards. Group members Deirbhile Twomey, Luke Hampson-Byrne, Dakota Broker, Olivia Bolliger, Jack Roche, Wojteck Sychowicz, Dylan Nicholson and Louise Dowling haven been working hard with the aim of making their school an environmentally sound and eco-friendly area. The idea for a sensory and well-being garden was borne out of their concern for the local environment and also the fact that many students at Pobalscoil Neasáin have different special educational needs.  They see the garden development as an area in which students can relax and ease some of their stress during the day, and as an area that can cater for students

Funding boost for volunteer centres MINISTER of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Seán Kyne TD, has approved an allocation of €3.5 million to support volunteering across the country.

▪▪ TEAM EFFORT: Pictured from (l-r) at Pobalscoil Neasáin are students involved in the project: Luke Hampson Byrne, Jack Roche, Dylan Nicholson, Olivia Bolliger, Dakota Broker, Deirbhile Twomey and Louise Dowling. with particular sensory and visual needs. It will also be an area for students to enjoy, especially those who are sitting their Junior and Leaving Certificate exams.    As student health and well-being

is now a significant part of the Junior Cert curriculum, these young environmentalists have made the first and most important step in ensuring the well-being of students by taking it out of the classroom and creating a real and vibrant space

for all. By re-using and recycling old material for the garden and planting new seeds, they are ensuring that the area is environmentally sustainable while also creating an attractive and useful space for the

future. The final of the competition will take place in May and hopes are high for this year's entry from Pobalscoil Neasáin and all of the students involved feel they can definitely ‘sense’ the outcome!


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National award for Malahide Castle The Castle and Courtyard has recently ONE of the Northside’s best-known landmarks has won a prestigious award. undergone major repair and conservation work and the visitor experience and faciliMalahide Castle & Gardens won the Best ties were greatly enhanced in keeping with Heritage Project at the prestigious 2018 All the demesne’s heritage importance. The Courtyard buildings include a visitor Ireland Community and Council Awards at centre, shopping and a cafe that leads out a ceremony held in Croke Park. The award comes in recognition of the to the Walled Botanical Gardens and pathmajor repair and conservation work that way to the castle. The Talbot Botanic Gardens is a centre took place at the Castle and Gardens.

of horticultural excellence and is one of the top three Botanic Gardens in the country. The garden, woodland and landscape of the Demesne is maintained by Fingal County Council’s operations department and welcomed over 140,000 visitors in 2016 and was awarded a Green Flag in 2017. The castle and 265-acre demesne provides a space where visitors can stroll at their leisure through the wonderful gar-

dens. It also plays host to large events such as concerts by international artists, international Test Cricket, or the very popular weekly parkrun. Malahide Castle and Gardens will continue to grow with opportunities to deliver initiatives and projects that capture the enthusiasm and engagement of the local and national community and to attract the international market to enjoy and experi-

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▪▪ Malahide Castle, one of the top amenities on the Northside.

▪▪ The team of Malahide Castle winners of Best Heritage Project (from l-r): Kevin Halpenny, Fingal County Council with Cllr Sean Conlon, LAMA representative from Monaghan County Council; Caroline Power and Colin Gilhooley, from Fingal County Council; Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Mary McCamley; and Cllr Mags Murray, chairperson of LAMA.



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▪▪ Rosmini students Hannah Yan, Louise Barry, Lucia Chidovat, Robert O’Connor, Robert Melciu, Tuomas Bazzan, Paul Simionescu and Flaviu Mare won the Leinster Final.

▪▪ Ross Maguire, from Learnit, and Diarmuid McNamara, a teacher at Rosmini Community School, pictured with one of the students.

Creative Drumcondra students win competition   STUDENTS at a Northside secondary FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition school were celebrating after winning of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL), held in conjunction with DCU and a competition recently. Learnit. Secondary students using lego to Rosmini Community College, Drum- build and design robots showed off their condra, won the Leinster Final of the skills and creativity at the event in DCU.

Rosmini’s winning team, HydrOHeads, with the support of Learnit, will represent Leinster in the UK & Ireland finals in Bristol on February 24. Learnit works in partnership with the DCU-LEGO Education Innovation Studio

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Danielle bids for netball glory Orla O’Driscoll This year Netball Ireland will host the largest Under 17 European Championships Netball event ever held, a historic first, as 10 nations will compete. The Ireland team will field a secret weapon in the guise of Danielle Conway, a 17-year-old from Santry, one of only two northsiders on the team (the other player is Ava Casey from Malahide).  Danielle started to play netball in early 2016 and was chosen straight away for the national squad. Her manager Jennifer O’Brien says: “Danielle, is not only naturally sporty and beat off a lot of competition to get her spot on the team, she is also an absolute team player who is a high achiever and so ambitious. “Danielle makes a huge effort to get on with everyone and never leaves anyone out.” Netball is a high-speed, very tense game, seen as

a true ‘team’ sport, its history stems back to 1800s America. While the sport in Ireland is financed through fundraising, across Europe, America and Australia, it forms part of the school curriculum and receives funding from representative sports bodies. As a relative novice to the game, Danielle has already been chosen twice as Player of the Game out of four games. She plays in Goal Defence and her interceptions have the power to change a game. Danielle says: “Getting Player of the Game is great, but it’s the whole team playing well together that I love. “Netball isn’t just a hobby for me, it’s a commitment I take very seriously, I am playing for my country.” In recent years the significance of the game has increased so much that it regularly airs on Sky Sports ▪▪ Danielle Conway has a bright future in the sport of netball. and other worldwide television sport networks. originally based on basket- American female college quires each team to break The object of the game, ball, and seen as something students could play, re- the other’s defence across

a net, and score a goal by getting a ball through the opposing team’s hoop. The costs for netball played as a domestic sport are not exorbitant. It is however, the costs involved in attending events and competitions which require funding. Jennifer points out: “If we go to an event in Ireland, or do a mini tournament in the UK then it’s about €150 per person, but for the European championships which are coming up in March, that can cost up to €400-€500. “These are the things that we have to fundraise for, to allow kids like Danielle take part.” Danielle’s school is sponsoring her this year, and allowing the team to use their school gym to train. This has taken some pressure off in terms of financial outlay. The championship event, running over a full weekend in County Meath, sees 120 young female athletes compete in two categories, championship and chal-

Swords team set for festival THE Fingallians senior men’s team and Ballyboden St Enda’s senior ladies’ team will compete in the Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2018, which takes place on February 16-18 in West Kerry. The appeal of Páidi Ó Sé, one of Gaelic football’s most favourite sons, is truly evident as over 1,200 players comprising teams from South Korea, Germany, the UK and 12 counties from the four provinces of Ireland will compete in the famed Gaelic football festival. There is some stiff opposition for Fingallians in the senior men’s competition. The north county Dubliners will be up against local sides An Ghaeltacht, Daingean Uí Chúis (Dingle) and Ardfert as well as Mayo’s Crossmolina Deel Rovers, Westmeath’s Rosemount GAA and Clane and John-









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Murakami exhibition launched in Coolock MINISTER for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, visited Coolock last week to launch the Jimmy Murakami Exhibition in Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education and officially open ‘Keyframe’, an annual animation seminar.

▪▪ Pictured at the launch in Coolock were (from l-r): Mary Hickie, Principal of Colaiste Dhulaigh, Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton and Ethna Murakami.

Jimmy Murakami is best known for animations such as The Snowman, A Christmas Carol, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The exhibition comprises original sketches, notebooks and storyboards from the famous animator. Speaking at the event, animator Steve Woods said: “Jimmy would be delighted to have his work surrounded by enthusiastic students, ▪▪ Animation students Rebecca Carragher, left, and Dean Savage with Ethna Murakami. and would be proud to have his work displayed on andra McDonagh, a current present workshops and lec- Jam Media, Gingerbread Ani- branch. Speaking at the event, the northside of Dublin in student in the B.A. (Hons) tures to showcase current mation and Irish Comics. ‘Keyframe’ is run in Minister Bruton acknowlColáiste Dhúlaigh College of Animation. ‘Keyframe’ now industry practices and expeEstablishEd ovEr 20 yEars partnership with Coláiste edged the college’s engagein its fifth year, is an anima- rience. Further Education.” Some of the studios pre- Dhúlaigh College of Further ment with industry and hightiondoors seminar where industry Jimmy’s WindoWs widow, Eth- • • Conservatories senting at Keyframe include Education and Dublin City lighted the importance of na, presented the residential Jimmy and education &collaborate. CommerCial WindoWs doors • Conservatories Brown Bag, Boulder Media, Public Libraries, Coolock creativity in education. industry practitioners Murakami bursary to Alex- •Key

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New bike sharing scheme on the way for Fingal area FINGAL County Council is the scheme. The app will planning on rolling out a unlock the bike and charge a bike sharing scheme in fee for the journey. The bikes will be equipped Dublin 15 on a pilot basis. with GPS technology, meanSeveral bike sharing oper- ing cyclists will have reators have approached the al-time information to accouncil and council manage- cess bikes that are located close to them. ment are keen on the idea. Green Party Dublin West The pilot scheme will use a ‘dockless’ system, which candidate, Cllr Roderic differs from the Dublinbike O’Gorman, has welcomed scheme run by Dublin City news of the pilot scheme in Dublin 15, which came Council. There will be no docking during a Fingal Transportastations in the Fingal scheme tion Strategic Policy Comand bikes can instead be left mittee meeting on which he and picked up in an iden- sits. “I’m delighted that Fingal tified geo-fenced area or a are going ahead with this type of ‘virtual station’. The bikes will have a lock proposal,” he said. “This has the potential to that prevents them being used and they won’t need to be hugely useful to Dublin be locked to a fixed structure 15 residents seeking to move when the cyclist is finished quickly and easily between locations in the area. their journey. “While the Dublin Bikes Cyclists will need to download an app to take part in scheme in Dublin City re-

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▪▪ The bike sharing scheme in Fingal is similar to ones used in other cities and won’t require docking stations. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK quires users to pick up and drop off bikes at a specific docking station, the plan for Dublin 15 is to use a system where bikes are picked up and dropped off within specific areas. “The bikes will be

self-locking, which means they cannot be taken by anyone who is not a member of the sharing system. “This system will not require the expensive infrastructure of a docking station, and is therefore far

more flexible. “Fingal plan to pick a number of locations in Dublin 15 to use as pick-up/dropoff points. “I look forward to working with the council to identifying suitable locations, with a

strong focus on public transport hubs like train stations, the Blanchardstown Town Centre and our villages. “This will add an attractive new transport option for many local residents.” Fingal County Council is

now planning on drawing up new byelaws that will regulate the new scheme. The pilot period will allow officials to identify solutions to any challenges that come up and to measure the benefits of the scheme.

Meg helps in Dublin Port seizure of herbal cannabis LAST Friday (February 9) in an intelligence-led operation, Revenue officers at Dublin Port seized 33.7kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €675,000.

The illegal drugs were discovered with the assistance of Revenue detector dog Meg, in a consignment that was said to contain “dried goods”, when it arrived in Dublin Port from Spain. Investigations are ongoing.

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If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding drug smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on the Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.

▪▪ The herbal cannabis was seized at Dublin Port.

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HEALTH Alzheimer Society of Ireland seeking participants for Camino adventure   ADVOCATE Kathy Ryan and TV3 presenter Deric Ó hArtagáin will be tackling The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Camino Adventure to raise funds and public awareness for people with dementia in Ireland during World Alzheimer’s Month in September. Kathy, who was diagnosed with younger on-set Alzheimer in January 2014 and is Vice-Chair of the ASI’s Irish Dementia Working Group (IDWG), is looking forward to the challenge with Deric and a team of likeminded walkers in Spain from September 8-15. This will be the first time that a person with dementia has taken part in the ASI’s Camino Adventure, which is a 115km trek from Sarria to Compostela. Kathy, who lives in Tip-

perary, has described the upcoming adventure as a dream come true and is eager to show that her condition is not a barrier and people with dementia can still do the things that others can do. Kathy and Deric are now spreading the ‘can do’ attitude and are hoping that others will follow in their footsteps by signing up to this unique experience along the Camino de Santiago. The Camino walk is open to participants, men and women of all ages. If members of the public are interested in joining Kathy and Deric, visit for more information. The ASI is the national leader in advocating for and providing dementia-specific supports and services. Each year it provides more than one million hours of

community-based dementia-specific care throughout Ireland. Kathy Ryan said: “Walking the Camino de Santiago is a dream come true for me. When I was diagnosed with dementia in 2014, I thought my chance of doing something like this was over. But, thanks to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, I now have the opportunity to take on this challenge and carry a banner for all people with dementia on this epic walk. “This challenge shows that people with dementia can still do the things that other people can do. I am looking forward to following a training programme over the coming months and getting ready for the challenge. “I must also thank my walking partner, Deric, for putting his heart and soul into this challenge; it means ▪▪ Kathy Ryan and TV3 presenter Deric Ó hArtagáin will lead The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Camino so much to me.” Adventure.

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nity to assist in the reduction of stigma in the area of mental health. “Our first workshop with drivers, which is hopefully the beginning of many, was a very valuable opportunity to impress upon the drivers the role they can play in signposting information and supporting services where appropriate.” Ms O’Meara added: “There is real potential for taxi drivers to foster positive change as part of this campaign.” Christopher Flynn, a driver with mytaxi, was among those who attended the first workshop.

“The Aware workshop and introductory training gave me a real insight into the mental health challenges faced by so many people in Ireland on a daily basis,” said Mr Flynn. “It supported real awareness-building for me, and I now feel better equipped to impact positively on the general population around mental health issues. “I would strongly urge my colleagues to also get involved in this campaign - our daily interaction with the public gives us a real opportunity to relieve some of the pressures felt by those suffering.”

Anam Cara meeting ANAM Cara North Dublin, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting an information meeting on Wednesday, February 21 from 7.30pm9.30pm in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, coun-

ty Dublin. Anam Cara emphasised that this free event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age of the child or children, the circumstances of their death, or

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The Shape of Water receives flood of awards

THE Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society is visiting Balrothery village this Sunday, February 18.

Sally Hawkins (‘Maudie’ and mysterious, scaled crea‘Paddington’) with excellent ture from South America support from both Richard that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a Jenkins and Octavia Spencer who have all been rec- unique bond with her new ognised by the academy for friend, she soon learns that its fate and very their performances. And another cast member survival lies in the hands Think back to last year who can count themselves of a hostile Government where we enjoyed the amaz- unlucky not to have received agent. Hawkins superbly ing ‘La La Land’ and ‘Arrival’, an Oscar acting nod is the both five star offerings. This always excellent Michael conveys intense emotion with a glance or a year what we appear to have Shannon. The story, which was in- furrowed brow and the is a number of solid four star affairs, many of which con- spired by the 1954 horror, unlikely love story that tain five star acting perfor- ‘The Creature From The develops is likely to pull Black Lagoon’, was also a at the heartstrings. mances. There are a number Such examples are ‘The childhood fantasy of monDarkest Hour’, ‘Ladybird’ ster obsessed director, Guill- of plot holes that stop and ‘Three Billboards’, ermo del Toro (‘Pan’s Laby- this from becoming an amazing movie, but it’s where Gary Oldman, Saoirse rinth’ and ‘Hellboy’). Hawkins plays Elisa, a a very good one, which Ronan and Frances McDormute, isolated woman who we score a shapely, 4 mand all steal the show. ‘The Shape of Water’ leads works as a cleaning lady in out of 5 stars. the Oscar running this time a hidden, high-security govout with 13 nominations and  ernment laboratory in 1962 OTHER RELEASES: BLACK PANTHER once again, the acting cate- Baltimore. Her life changes forever 2.5 STARS gories are where a lot of the when she dicovers that the focus lies. 30/01/2018 O’ROURKE18:04 The lead6-7. role Dantes_Valentine_People260x160mm_AW.pdf is taken by lab's classified secret is a 1 PAUL THIS hasn’t been a great year for outstanding movies. Very good ones yes, but nothing exceptional. The Shape of Water may just be the best of what’s on offer.









Fingal Old IRA event for Balrothery The Society’s Irish Volunteer re-enactors will parade behind the National Colour Party. The parade which will commence from ‘The Cuckoo Stone’ at midday will march to the community centre, supported by a piper. At 12.15pm Pat Nugent’s excellent photographic exhibition will be opened in the community centre. This collection of photographs, drawn from across the decades, is well worth a visit at some point during the afternoon. The exhibition features many historic shots including dramatic pictures of the aftermath of the ‘Sack of Balbriggan’. At 1.15pm Skerries historian Frank Wherity will give an illustrated talk on his


granduncle Thomas Hand. Tom was an active Trade Unionist and was the local branch secretary. He was also an active member of the Gaelic League. After the Rising, he was sent to Frongogh Internment Camp in Wales. On his release from Frongogh, he resumed his involvement with the Fingal Volunteers. He also served as a judge of the Dáil Courts. In December 1920 his home was raided by the Tans and he was killed. There was a military Court of Enquiry into his death rather than an inquest. The finding was that he died of gunshot wounds inflicted by persons unknown. Mr Wherity’s talk will deal with the life and times of Thomas Hand and those he worked with and the community he lived in. All are invited to attend what promises to be an enjoyable afternoon.

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Many unhappy Christmas returns Kerri Sullivan SADLY, we have seen a 22 per cent increase in people looking to surrender a dog in the three weeks following Christmas and we recorded an alarming 186 calls from people trying to relinquish their dog.

▪▪ Poor PJ was abandoned by his owner.

We launched our #PawsForThought campaign in November last year, where we urged the public to “pause” and think twice before getting a dog for Christmas. An upsetting case that arrived at our Rehoming Centre was when PJ, a twoyear-old Jack Russell Terrier was cruelly abandoned at the centre. PJ watched from the car park as a man dropped his lead and drove away. With no other option, he was taken into the safety of our care and is now looking for his forever family. PJ is suffering from a lack of confidence, which could mean he missed out on socialisation in early life. He is very quiet, spends most of his day in bed, and is scared to play with other dogs. PJ has now received all necessary medical treatment and TLC from his Canine

Carers and is settling into his new life and routine. PJ is a particularly sad case, which highlights how important those early months are for a pup and how vital it is to make time to socialise and habituate your new arrival in their puppyhood. Our care team here are helping PJ with basic training and confidence building, and showering him with love and affection. He is now recovering well from the incident and he is looking for a new family who will love him. We operate at full capacity and offer as many places as possible to dogs from Irish pounds, as they are the ones most at risk of destruction, so unfortunately we are not in a position to take surrendered dogs from members of the public. However, sadly in the majority of the cases so far this year, the welfare of the dogs found straying or surrendered was of such concern, that the dogs were admitted for immediate veterinary attention. This has impacted the number of dogs the charity can rescue from the Local Authority Pounds. Dogs Trust urges the public to avoid

Whoosh! Where did January go? The first day of February is now upon us and while many kids across the country will be celebrating St. Brigid’s day, here at Equipet we will be celebrating the start of Pet Dental Care Awareness Month! Teeth are the most valuable part of an animal’s body, as it is the teeth that usually cause the most problems! Taking care of your pet’s teeth is vital to ensuring a happy and long companionship with your chosen friend; be they small and furry or large and lean. Without further delay, let’s begin with the small and furry!

Small Animal Dental Care: Rabbits, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Rats and Mice rely on their teeth for much of the labour of eating. All of these animals are herbivores to some extent (Except rabbits and rats, they’re everything-vores) so they rely on their teeth to mulch and grind food down before it reaches their stomachs. However, most of these animals mentioned have one very important dental care aspect; their teeth never stop growing! They constantly need a hard object to wear down the excess bone and stop them from puncturing their jaws (Gross, and painful!). Rabbits naturally do this in the wild but in domesticated environments they will require some kind of grinding toy or object like the Gnawing Stone with Croquettes or even hay! This will help keep their teeth at an acceptable length and prevent discomfort and pain, while also enabling them to happily munch away till their hearts content! Regularly check your small animal’s teeth and mouth for signs of growth, infection or swelling and if anything unusual appears bring them to your vet immediately.

Dental Care for Cats:

Dental Care for Birds: But birds don’t have teeth Aidan? True, they have beaks, which act like their teeth. Much like rabbits and hamsters need gnawing stones to wear their teeth down, a bird needs a pumice stone or shell in order to properly maintain its beak! In relation to this, I remember watching an episode of Dr. Jeff, Rocky Mountain Vet one night; A lady had brought her parrot in because its beak had grown out of control because she had been feeding it soft food only and it could no longer pick up food with its mouth. Dr. Jeff had to gently sand down the birds beak and put it on a strict diet of nuts, though before long the parrot was back to normal health (go Dr. Jeff!). Feed your bird a  balanced diet of nuts and hard foods  and always provide it with a shell or pumice stone with which to gnaw on, this is essentially the only dental care for birds!

A snowball has a better chance in Hell than you getting a chance to peek at your cats teeth. As much as your cat might loathe you for being near to her mouth, it is very important! Your cat uses her fangs for a variety of important tasks such as satisfying her prey drive, hunting and subduing threats to your home, and biting the hand that feeds (Gently and with love). If possible you should try and brush your cat’s teeth. If this is not possible don’t worry, premium cat feeds are specially formulated chelated kibble which ensures that your cat is getting all of the dental care she could ever need, just by eating! Much like toys and treats for small animals, cat toys can also have a secondary use by being able to reach in-between teeth and remove plaque and tartar. The Royal Canin Oral Care range is also perfect for your cat’s teeth, as well as anything from our Cat Toy range! Help keep their fangs sharp as tacks and your cat will love you forever! As with all things, regularly try and check your cat’s mouth for signs of infection and disease and always bring your cat to the vet if you are unsure of anything. Some key things to look out for: Swelling or Asymmetry in your cats face, sleeping in a different part of the house, bad breath and changes in how your cat eats.

getting a dog around the Christmas season. It is disappointing to see that this message is still falling on deaf ears for many as the number of surrender requests continues to rise. Dogs Trust recognises that not all surrender requests are made lightly, and that sometimes circumstances change, resulting in no other option but to surrender a dog. We would ask the public to try and anticipate any major lifestyle changes such as an upcoming move, or a baby coming into the home and consider how a dog may impact this before bringing one into your home. Dogs Trust coined the phrase ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ and it is astonishing to see that almost 40 years later this message is still as relevant today.

Dental Care for Dogs: Where do we even begin with dogs? The biggest Jesters of all animals, staying vigilant over your dog’s dental health can be a difficult task! A dog’s mouth is the biggest indicator of the animals overall well-being, because if a dog isn’t eating you know something is definitely wrong! Caring for your dog’s teeth is somewhat easier than caring for any other animal’s teeth as dogs are more open to the idea of you being in and around their mouth. Because of this, you may be able to get a brush and toothpaste in and around your dog’s gums, depending on his temperament of course. This enables you to better reach the places that his dry food or favourite toy may not be able to, while also giving you the perfect excuse to have a good look around his gums. If this isn’t possible for whatever reason, a  quality dry food like any of the one’s we stock in store is more than ideal for keeping your dogs dental care under control while we also stock specialty toys and treats for Canine Oral care such as the Whimzee’s Rice Treats,  Nylabone Dog Toy range,  K9 Connectables  and other dental toys and treats. One of the best things in-store for both cats and dog›s is our Tropiclean range of dental care! Even Leader have released some new oral care products for your dogs dental health!   Dental supplements are another way to go if you feel that his food or toys aren’t doing enough for him. We stock a huge selection of any supplement you could ever need; especially dental care products for both cats and dogs, though unfortunately our smaller friends are left out! With dogs, regular checks need to be maintained in order to identify problems. As always, if you feel unsure about anything you can always ask our staff or, better still, visit your trusted vet. The welfare of your pets is paramount and we take every pet’s health very seriously!

Signing off on Pet Dental Care: While raising the awareness of dental hygiene for the month of February is our main goal, you will find many offers, both online and in-store for dental products for all animals! Now is the perfect time to buy those Rice Treats you’ve had your eye on, or some beef flavoured toothpaste for your best four-legged friend or even a gnawing stick for your little floof-ball!

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ART EXHIBITION: The Parents and Friends of the Central Remedial Clinic are holding their annual art exhibition at the CRC, Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, on Saturday, February 17 from 11am to 6pm, and Sunday, February 18 from 11am to 5pm. Admission is free. WALKS: Clontarf Walkers with MS and/ or family members meet every Wednesday - sunshine or rain - at 10am in the St Anne's Red Stables carpark. The walk takes approximately an hour in the park and ends with a casual chat in a coffee shop. If you are interested in joining the walkers, email clontarfwalkers@eircom. net   ICA MEETINGS (Dollymount): The Irish Countrywomen’s Association meet every Wednesday at 8pm in the Irish Wheelchair Association building in Blackheath Avenue, Clontarf. Numerous craft activities, exercise classes, folks outings etc. New members always very welcome. For further information contact Attracta Berkery on 086-1638494 or Kay Dwyer on 086-6042268.  


MUSIC TABLE QUIZ: Portmarnock Musical and Dramatic Society is holding a music table quiz in the Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Club (PSLC) on Friday, February 23 at 8pm. A table of four will cost €40. The quiz will have music from the 70s, 80s and 90s, TV signature tunes, musicals etc. This is a joint fundraiser for Portmarnock MDS and the RNLI who provide such valuable lifesaving along the coast. TABLE QUIZ: The Parents’ Association of Gaelcholáiste  Reachrann, Donaghmede, is hosting a table quiz on Friday, March 2 at Naomh Mearnog GAA Club,

Pormarnock, starting at 8pm. The cost is €40 per table, teams of four. It promises to be a great night. Funds raised will be used to buy a new sound system for use in the many school concerts.



RELOCATION: Trinity Adult Resource Group for Education & Training (TARGET) has temporarily relocated to Donaghmede House Community Centre, Newbrook Road Donaghmede. Phone 018671967. Places available for Beginnners Art Class, phone 01-8671967 from 9am to 3.30pm. COUNSELLING: TARGET Counselling Service takes place at 41 Grangemore Grove, Donaghmede (bungalow behind Holy Trinity Church Donaghmede). Phone 01-8672079 for more information.   


PUBLIC TALK: A public talk entitled ‘The Conscription Crisis of 1918’ will take place on Saturday, February 24 at 3pm in Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road. Speaker: Liz Gillis. Chair: Ciaran Heaphey.


CRAFT FAIR: The Genuine Craft Fair is holding a craft fair on Sunday, March 11 at the Marine Hotel Sutton from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. The fair has a wide variety of unique arts and crafts, jewellery, patchwork, sculpture, knitting, crochet, painting, stain glass, painted glass, face and body products and wood working.


MARKET: The St Anne's Park Red Stables Market takes place every Saturday from 10am to 4pm.



▪▪ Mabel Jennings, from Howth Primary School, was the Merit winner in the Primary Writing category of Trinity College’s Book of Kells Challenge. She is pictured (centre) with Breffni Jones, Marketing Director, Trinity Brand Commercial Services; and Trinity’s Professor Darryl Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. PHOTO: NAOISE CULHANE

▪▪ Trinity College’s nationwide challenge to be inspired by one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures, the Book of Kells, produced a phenomenal 1,500 budding artists and writers, aged from three to 83. Katie Farrell (centre), from Maryfield College, was the Merit winner in the Secondary Writing category. She is pictured with Breffni Jones, Marketing Director, Trinity Brand Commercial Services, TCD; and Trinity’s Professor Darryl Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and competition judge. PHOTO: NAOISE CULHANE welcome and admission is free. No booking required.  Those wishing to join the Society can do at this meeting. Further information is available from   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Are you interested in joining the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre as part of its Volunteer Service? It currently needs volunteers to train as Telephone Counsellors for its 24-hour Counselling Line outside office hours. Support Personnel who KILBARRACK SINGERS NEEDED: Third Day Chorale, will be available on a rota basis to attend the Sexual Assault Treatment under its new music director Marion Doherty, is looking for singers in all voic- Unit in the Rotunda Hospital. es.  Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays Applicants must be a minimum of 25-years-old and reside in the ‘01’ from 7.45pm to 10pm in Kilbarrack Foxfield Parish Centre, Greendale Road. The telephone area. For an application form, phone 01-6614911 or email choir enjoys singing a wide variety of music from oratorio and opera choruses The closing date for applications is February 16. to pop and folk. For more information,   visit or conPUBLIC SPEAKING. Would you like to tact Maura on 087-9016430. become a confident public speaker in   just 10 easy steps? Attend Eblana ToastKILLESTER masters at 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin FUNDRAISING EVENT: On February 2 for free. One of Dublin's oldest and 24 Killester United is running a fundraiser in Killester Sports & Social friendliest public speaking clubs is now open to new members (18 years+). They Club - Johnny Peters will be there to FAIRVIEW meet on the first and third Thursday of wow punters. Admission by ticket REUNION DINNER: St Joseph's CBS every month for two hours, starting at Fairview is holding a 1968 Class Reunion is only €5. Tickets will be sold in the 7.45pm. Dinner on February 23, 2018. Any former clubhouse and by contacting Teresa   on 086-1537726. pupils who would like to attend and   meet up with old friends and colleagues SWORDS are advised to contact MichaelFBarCITYWIDE ICA MEETINGS: Swords ICA (Irish or Martin.CorcorCountrywomen’s Association) meet OLD DUBLIN SOCIETY: Meetings of every Thursday at 8pm in BASE the Society will resume on Wednesday,   Centre, Brackenstown Road, Swords. February 14 at 6pm in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library and Archive, They do various crafts, dancing, BALDOYLE ten-pin bowling and other activities. 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, when ORDER OF MALTA: Order of Malta The guild has ladies of different age Dr Jason McElligott will present his Ireland is a voluntary organisation groups and you will make friends very lecture, ‘A Life of Crime: Stealing Books that provides Ambulance, First in 18th and 19th Century Dublin’. All are easily. New members are welcome. Aid and Community Care services AGM: Artane Beaumont Family Recreation Centre gives notice to members of its Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 8.30pm in the Piano Room of the centre on Kilmore Road.  Nominations for election to the council and motions for adoption at the AGM should be submitted to the secretary no later than Tuesday, February 21. Audited accounts will be available for collection from Monday, February 26.   TALK: A talk by Pat Murphy who travelled the world in a yacht for three years will take place on Tuesday, February 27 at 10.30am in Artane Coolock Family Resource Centre, Gracefield Road. The cost is €5.   DRAMA: Riverside Drama Circle has re-commenced its 2017/18 season at St John of God Girls’ National School, Kilmore Road, Artane. Rehearsals take place on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30pm. Aspiring or experienced actors are welcome, especially male actors.  

throughout Ireland. The Baldoyle Unit Order of Malta Ambulance Corps is running a Cardiac First Response (CFR) course over two Wednesday evenings, February 14 and 21, at 8pm in Baldoyle Community Hall. Places are limited as there is a strict teacher to student ratio so book your place early. Email baldoyle@orderofmalta. ie for more details and to book a place on this course.


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Parkrunners celebrate their first anniversary DESPITE wet, cold and mucky conditions, a total of 155 hardy junior parkrunners gathered in Raheny for the first anniversary of the St Anne’s Junior parkrun on February 4.   There were balloons, cakes, goody bags and lots of running for all the intrepid parkrunners who braved the weather conditions for the 2k run.  Since the St Anne’s Junior parkrun started a year ago, approximately 200

youngsters take part each week and the organisers are hoping to grow this figure in the future. The Junior parkrun is a fantastic opportunity for children and young people to get exercise, enjoy some fresh air and make new friends. It is suitable for all abilities, is great fun and best of all: it's a free event. The organisers would like to thank everyone who attended the first anniversary event, all those who ran, cheered on the participants and those who volun-

teered. Junior parkruns take place all across the Northside every Sunday at 9.30am at a number of venues including Albert College, Kenure Woods in Rush, Holywell in Swords, Bremore Castle Park in Balbriggan and St Anne’s Park, Raheny. It is free to register online at stannes-juniors/ Meanwhile, parkruns ▪▪ The first anniversary of the St Anne’s Junior parkrun took place on February 4. This event is a weekly timed 2k for adults continue to Run for children aged 4-14. It is free to register at Pictured are members of the take place every Saturday Event Team marking the milestone at 9.30am.

▪▪ Gillian Kenny, Event Director and Dearbhail Butler Murphy, Run Director, at the St Anne’s Junior parkrun.

▪▪ Emily Cullen pictured enjoying the first anniversary race of the St Anne’s Junior parkrun.

▪▪ Run director, Jamie Plummer.

▪▪ Denis Murphy running alongside Paddy Pringle.

▪▪ Andree and her son Michael O’Brien pictured at the St Anne’s Junior parkrun.



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A Fan for All Seasons About the author GRAHAM Howard currently lives in Dublin with his wife and daughter. He has been watching Irish football for over 25 years and is in regular attendance at both League of Ireland and Republic of Ireland international games. ‘A Fan for All Season’s is a self-funded project and a self-published book that marks the first ever recording of League of Ireland history from 1921 to date.

‘A FAN for All Seasons’ is a light-hearted look back at the history of the League of Ireland since its inception in 1921.

League of Ireland football and coincides with the best accumulation of talent in the local game. The crowds flocked to games during this period as illustrated through significant FAI Cup Final attendances, sold out signs over ground gates and the embracing of European Football from the beginning by the Irish football public. Adventures in European competition are documented throughout the book including the visits of Bayern Munich, Manchester United, AC Milan, Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur and Partizan Belgrade. These games contributed moments of delight and despair for clubs and fans alike. There are little known stories of how Shamrock Rovers were seconds from beating Bayern Munich and how secret dossiers were compiled to try give clubs a European advantage. Historic Inter-League games also fall under the spotlight including the greatest ever League of Ireland XI victory over the Football League and how that match almost cost one player his job. ‘A Fan for All Seasons’ also looks at the changing and challenging moments of the League of Ireland in more recent times.”


The author traces the colourful characters and teams along with their achievements, which have become part of League of Ireland folklore. The emphasis throughout is on ordinary local heroes and the roles they have played to bring glory to their club and enjoyment to their fans. ‘A Fan for All Seasons’ begins by focusing on the origins of the league and on those clubs that first took part. Some clubs rose to nationwide prominence while others disappeared from football altogether. There are the early day legends of Shamrock Rovers along with European glory for Bohemian FC. League championship domination is also explored through the wonderful Cork United side of the early 1940’s. The golden age of the League shines through the star teams of the 1950’s and 1960’s such as Shamrock Rovers, Drumcondra, Shelbourne, St Patrick’s Athletic and Waterford. This era represents the highpoint for

New book delves into Dublin Bay A NEW book has been launched by Joycean scholar and Senator David Norris entitled ‘Dublin Bay – Nature and History’ (The Collins Press, price €24.99). This is a comprehensive guide to the coastal ecosystem that surrounds Dublin, one that is directly accessible to over one million people on our shores. The book delves into Dublin Bay’s rich historical and natural life as one of the most celebrated shorelines in the literary world, while highlighting the threats and vulnerabilities it faces in the modern world, including coastal flooding that could see insurance claims alone cost upwards of €340 million for city dwellers. Co-author Richard Nairn explains: “Rising sea levels, increasingly severe storms and poor flood defences will combine to cause frequent flooding of property in the coastal areas of Sandymount and Clontarf.

“There needs to be a high level of cooperation between all state and local authorities to ensure that the capital city is protected from the worst effects of climate change.” Weaving the kindred strands of history and nature, the book’s three authors Richard Nairn, Rob Goodbody and David Jeffrey tell the fascinating story of Dublin Bay with the development of Dublin as a port city being mirrored by major changes in the coastal environment. Senator Norris’ love of Joycean Dublin is well documented, and speaking at the event he said: “This wonderfully rich book is a repository of facts, references, photographs and immensely interesting detail about Dublin Bay and our capital city. “Dublin Bay’s literary history is as rich and vibrant as its environment. There are few shorelines in the world that are better celebrated in literature than Dublin Bay. “James Joyce set much of

the action of his famous novel Ulysses in Dublin Bay - it would be fair to call the bay one of its characters.” Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company, said: “We are delighted to support such a fascinating account of Dublin Bay, past and present. “The challenge to simultaneously manage, develop and conserve Dublin Bay is formidable and requires an appreciation of both the bay’s natural environment and its built environment.” Author, geographer and planner Rob Goodbody spoke on the links between Dublin Bay, the Port and the city. “The human and natural components of the bay have learned to co-exist and, in some cases, even to depend on each other. “We wanted to show people things like how the creation of Dublin Port caused the formation of Bull Island, or how the cockles and mussels immortalised in ‘Molly Malone’ caused typhoid fe-

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Minister urges teenagers to to ‘Be in Ctrl’ on the internet MINISTER for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, launched a new internet safety resource for teenagers to mark Safer Internet Day 2018 last week. ‘Be in Ctrl’ has been developed in partnership with An Garda Síochana to support teachers to address the topic of online sexual coercion and extortion - often referred to as ‘webcam blackmail’. The Department of Education said it recognises the concern expressed by parents and teachers on the use of new technologies by children. The new resource is part of a package of supports that the Department offers to schools in this area. All schools are advised to have an Acceptable Usage Policy in place, which governs students’ use of the internet at school. Under the ‘Broadband for Schools Programme’ schools

are provided with a portfolio of network services including security and filtering of content. Schools are expected to develop policies on smartphone use in consultation with the wider school community, including parents. ‘Be in Ctrl’ contains three lesson plans, an information pack for school leaders, and will be supported during a Garda Schools’ Talk. It’s intended for use as part of the Junior Cycle SPHE curriculum and will help students understand that online sexual coercion and extortion of children is a crime. It should also raise awareness of safe online communication, and let youngsters know when to seek help and report incidents. “We want to ensure our children are kept safe online,” Minister Bruton said. “This announcement is part of a suite of supports we offer schools in playing

their part to ensure that our children are protected online. “I’m delighted to launch this resource, which was developed in partnership with

An Garda Síochana and I encourage all schools to engage in this very important area.” Ciara O’Donnell, National Director, PDST, explained

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SPORT Locals race to indoor titles LOCAL athletics clubs Dublin City Harriers and Clonliffe Harriers lived up to their favourites’ tag and retained their Irish Life Health National Indoor League titles in Abbotstown.  

Catherine McManus was once again instrumental in the Dublin City Harriers’ ladies victory. Catherine won the long jump with 5.24m and the 200m in 24.23 while also coming a close second in the

60m in 7.66 – one hundredth of a second behind Aoife Lynch (Donore Harriers AC). McManus also anchored the 4x200m relay to victory. The Clonliffe Harriers men dominated once more with individual victories for

Dara Kervick in the 400m in 48.50, Keith Marks in the long jump in 7.15m, Chris Sibanda in the 200m in 22.17, Dave Donegan in the pole vault with 4.10m and Marcin Klinkosz in the high jump with 1.85m.

▪▪ Eventual winner Dara Kervick of Clonliffe Harriers AC, centre, competing in the Men’s 400m event at the Irish Life Health National Indoor League Finals at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown.

▪▪ Siobhan Eviston of Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club on her way to winning the Women’s 800m event ahead of Claire Earls of Slí Cualann, County Wicklow, who finished second in Abbotstown.

▪▪ Leah Bergin, Clonliffe Harriers AC, competing in the Women’s 400m at the Irish Life Health National Indoor League Finals.

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eir Sport to show Dublin ladies’ matches current All-Ireland ladies senior football champions Dublin. Cork, Kerry and Mayo will also feature in the groundbreaking eir sport agreement with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA). In a broadcasting first in Ireland, eir sport’s coverage of the Lidl All three games will feature Ladies Football League Divi-

EIR sport has announced details of its live coverage of the forthcoming Lidl Ladies National Football League, which will see three mouth-watering games broadcast across three different weekends.

sion 1 encounters between Mayo and Dublin on February 24 and Dublin versus Kerry on March 3 will be followed by the e­quivalent clash from the Allianz Leagues with the Dublin men’s team making the trip to Castlebar (February 24) before entertaining Kerry at Croke Park on the following

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New Mercedes-Benz A-class prepares for its Irish arrival MERCEDES-BENZ has lifted the covers off its allnew A-Class, the latest in a generation of cars that the German manufacturer believes will redefine modern luxury in the compact class. Set to be one of the crowd-pleasing attractions at the Geneva Motor Show, the all-new A-Class is more ‘grown up’ and more comfortable than before while still retaining all of its youthful appeal. With model range and prices to be announced closer to introduction, Ciaran Allen, sales manager for Mercedes-Benz underlined their determination to drive sales by continuing to maintain what he calls “an extremely competitive position”.

This latest A-Class takes over from a bestseller that has given the brand a distinctly more youthful fan base. According to Mercedes-Benz, drivers are now some 13 years younger on average than those of its predecessor. Though numerous body changes have been introduced to give it a noticeably larger and even more energetic appearance, its most pronounced changes can be seen in an interior that its designers say is completely new and quite revolutionary. Exuding a new sense of spaciousness, its interior architecture is marked by an avant-garde dashboard design and control-and-display systems. Visually, the dashboard

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PLANNING & NOTICES PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We Sinead and Damien Markey intend to apply for planning permission all at 3 Seapark Drive, Clontarf, Dublin 3. The development consists of the demolition of an existing single storey extension to the rear and for the construction of a part 2 storey extension to the rear and for 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 during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Noel Preston intend to apply for planning permission for development at this site 66 Greencastle Crescent, Coolock, Dublin 17. Development will consist of a proposed new ground floor only detached building to the rear of the existing site to be used as a games room/gym. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council

Retention permission is sought by Marcus Stewart of 4 Castleforbes Road, Dublin 1 for the existing timber planter/raised wall along Alexander Terrace laneway, including planning permission for the proposed staining of the timber; Retention permission for the existing balcony at first floor level to the rear of the main house, along with the previous change from window to doorway, and planning permission for the proposed replacement of the timber balustrade with fixed glazed panels; Retention permission for the ground level access deck in the rear courtyard (allowing access to the ground floor rear return), including planning permission for the proposed staining of the timber; Retention permission for the timber balcony at first floor level of the rear return, along with the previous change from window to doorway, and planning permission for the proposed staining of the timber and integration of a ’living wall’ of planting; Retention permission for an extension at first floor in the rear return (N-W corner) adjacent to the rear of Alexander Terrace; Retention permission for the roof terrace on top of the rear return roof, following the removal of the existing pitch roof, along with the previously made new opening in the rear façade, and planning permission for the proposed integration of a ’living wall’ of planting at terrace level and over the terrace below. The works also include previously undertaken internal remodelling and miscellaneous other works, including the provision of two roof-lights in the rear roof of the main house. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council Permission is sought by Jane Fay and Sharyn Fay at ‘Meadowside’, The Green, Commons West, (located off Watery Lane) Swords, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of the following: (a) Demolition of the derelict cottage known as ‘Meadowside’; and (b) Construction of 3 no., 3 bedroom, two storey dwellings. The development provides for alterations to the existing entrance from Watery Lane, on-curtilage car parking, vehicular and pedestrian connectivity with Watery Lane, internal roads, footpaths, public open space, landscaping, boundary treatments, street lighting, SUDS drainage, piped and other services, and all other ancillary site development works necessary to facilitate the development. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation 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, Martin Kelly, am applying for planning permission for dishing of the kerb at the entrance to 54 Bunratty Road, Coolock D17. 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.

REACHING 329,000 READERS WEEKLY ACROSS DUBLIN PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Permission is sought for works to 5 Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 by Michael and Teresa Horan. Works include the demolition of a single storey extension and sheds to the rear. The construction of a new two-storey extension to the rear. Refurbishment of the existing house including new windows and front door. The two car parking spaces to the front will be unaffected. 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 payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Partick McNamara intends to apply for planning permission to widen an existing pedestrian access and create a new vehicular access exiting onto Annadale Crescent, Dublin 9, all to the front garden of 56 Annadale Crescent, Dublin 9.The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.


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Fingal County Council PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We Elaine Fortune and Derek Fortune intend to apply for permission for development at 24 Russell Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, D03 P658. The development will consist of the erection of a new part single storey and part two storey extension including 4 no. roof lights, incorporating an extended bathroom, new bedroom and circulation zone, over a lowered kitchen and rear utility area, including all associated site and drainage works to the rear of the existing house.The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council We, Alison Kealy and Aongus Dunphy intend to apply for planning permission at No. 18 Milford, Malahide, Co. Dublin, a semi-detached, two-storey house, with attic and single-storey, full width, rearreturn kitchen and conservatory. Development to consist of demolition of full width of rear return (21m ) and erection of flat roofed extension to rear and side (56m i.e. Net floor area increase 35m ) plus removal of roof-lights and provision of new attic dormer window to rear pitch of main-roof, plus, hard and soft landscaping, and all associated works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application

Fergus Flanagan Architects on behalf of Alan & Catriona Wolfe wish to apply for planning permission for the following development at Pluckhimin, Garristown, Co. Dublin, A42 DK88.The development will consist of 1. Demolition of existing detached boiler house, 2. Demolition of existing porch, 3. Proposed single storey extension to the rear and side of an existing dwelling, flat roof extension to the rear, glass covered car port to the rear, glass covered terrace to the front and proposed rooflights, 4. Proposed on site treatment system and all associated site works. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during the public opening hour of 9.30 - 16.30 Monday - Friday at: Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin (to inspect Planning Applications on all lands except those lands to the west of the N2) Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Fingal, Dublin 15. (to inspect Planning Applications on all lands west of the N2) A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of a fee of €20, within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council 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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F.A.T. D.A.D.

The Complex (15 Little Green Street, off Capel Street) will host the world premiere of Anthony Goulding’s new play, ‘F.A.T. D.A.D.’, from Thursday, February 15 to Sunday, February 25. The play tells the story of the profound impact a teacher and hunger striker had on his pupils in the Smithfield area during the 1980s and 1990s. ‘F.A.T. D.A.D.’ is an acronym for the six counties under British rule. Tickets can be purchased online at a cost of €18/€15 concession/€12 for groups of 10 or more at or by emailing For more information visit


Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) with a number of special screenings taking place on Wednesday, February 14. For more information about the events, visit Tickets for these screenings are available now at or from the IFI Box Office on 016793477.


The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival takes place across the city from February 16 to March 4. This year is the Year of the Dog and this weekend’s highlights include a Spring Festival Gala at 7.30pm on Friday (Feb 16) at the Convention Centre with a varied programme by two acclaimed performance groups. Tickets cost €10-€25 but there are lots of smaller free events around the city during the festival. Check out for more.

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 0868150286.


The Terenure Tigers are a special needs team which was set up five years ago to help children who can’t play main stream rugby but want to be part of a team. Members are between the ages of six to 16 years of age. Their first Rugby Blitz will take place in Terenure Rugby Club on Sunday, February 18 at DUBLIN DERBY 1pm. This blitz is supported by the IRFU and LeinThe League of Ireland soccer season gets underster Rugby. For more information contact Bernard way this weekend with local clubs hoping to get a Molloy on 086-8044214. good start to the 2018 campaign. Pick of the games has to be the Dublin derby between Bohs and Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park at 7.30pm on Friday, February 16. The other big game in the capital is St Pat’s against champions Cork in Inchicore at 7.45.

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Mill Productions have announced that their production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be taking to the stage next week. Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe this abridged version of the play is the ideal opportunity for all Junior Cert students to see one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies performed. There will be performances from Wednesday, February 21 to Friday 23 at 10am and 1.30pm. For bookings see or tel: 012969340.


The Bray Comedy Festival is back for 2018 and is happening from February 14-18 at various venues around the area. Acts include Karl Spain, Martin Angolo, The Rubber Bandits and Joanne McNally. There’s also workshops like Laughter Yoga at Shoreline Leisure Centre on Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and Kids Science Magic in Bray Town Hall at 1pm on the same days. Check out or details.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra has relocated its upcoming Dublin concert from St Patrick’s Cathedral to St Stephen’s Church (The Pepper Canister) Mount Street Crescent, Dublin. The Irish Chamber Orchestra is collaborating with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, which has performed across five continents and was the first company to teach aerial dance in Ireland. Audiences will be immersed in the richly shaded world of Prokofiev’s ballet music. The Irish Chamber Orchestra will be performing on Friday, February 16 at St Stephen’s Church The Pepper Canister at 8pm.

Across: 1 Thoroughly; 7 Amass; 8 Look-out; 10 Hat-trick; 11 Five; 13 Number; 15 Ring up; 17 Tick; 18 Ruthless; 21 No-balls; 22 Obese; 23 Headstones. Down: 1 Trait; 2 Observed; 3 O'clock; 4 Goon; 5 Looting; 6 Washington; 9 Trespassed; 12 High-born; 14 Macabre; 16 Outset; 19 Evens; 20 Fled.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Antagonise; 7 Blear; 8 Rummage; 10 Vitality; 11 Flop; 13 Bemuse; 15 Answer; 17 Able; 18 Atremble; 21 Dwindle; 22 Tonic; 23 Relentless. Down: 1 Avert; 2 Tireless; 3 Gyrate; 4 Name; 5 Swallow; 6 Above-board; 9 Experience; 12 Unsettle; 14 Malaise; 16 Street; 19 Bonus; 20 Edge.



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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

▪▪ In the summertime, the Strawberry Beds, near Castleknock, were a popular destination for Dubliners, who would have a pleasant day out picking strawberries. The southern facing slopes and rich soil produced excellent fruit. There was also good fishing in the River Liffey. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (Central Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill MacMillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, February 8, 1834

▪▪ Irish Press, February 4, 1933

▪▪ Irish Press, February 12, 1949

▪▪ Tuam Herald, February 19, 1848

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, February 13, 1867

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, February 13, 1867

▪▪ Main Street, Dundrum, c. 1910. Brennan’s stationers and newsagent is on the right. This village, on the Enniskerry Road, was a popular health resort in the nineteenth century. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (South Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill MacMillan/The History Press.



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