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Wo northside councillors have expressed conflicting views on dublin city council’s decision to allocate €30,000 to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the bolshevik revolution. Building on the 1916 commemorations in Ireland last year, the funding is part of Dublin City Council’s programme to keep Dubliners “connected to their own stories and their role in shaping the Ireland of 2017”. The Commemorations Programme 2017 was announced at the city council’s latest Arts, Culture and Recreation committee meeting, along with the

total funding allocation of €480,000. The programme includes the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution - research into and promotion of the records of the Communist Party of Ireland, held by Dublin City Archives. Along with the commemorative programmes, the council’s fifth annual Dublin Festival of History will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Russian revolution, along with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. However, the decision to spend €30,000 on commemorations centred around the Russian revolution has received mixed views from local councillors. continued on page 8

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Dublin Port unveils review of Masterplan 2012-2040 THE public has been urged to have their say on the Dublin Port Company’s first review of its Masterplan 2012-2040 that was unveiled recently.

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Since it was first published in 2012, there have been a number of significant developments which have prompted a review of the masterplan. The Dublin Port Company said sustained high levels of growth, the commencement of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project and other major port infrastructure projects at national, regional and local level have necessitated this review. International developments including Brexit and the possible introduction of customs and other security controls at Dublin Port are other factors in the decision to review the masterplan, the company added. Dublin Port is now inviting submissions from all those with an interest in the future development of the port to engage in the public consultation, which runs

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naill GAA Club, 95 Clontarf Road, Clontarf on February 13, SeĂĄn O’Casey Community Centre, St Mary’s Road, East Wall, on February 15 and at Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA Club, Sean Moore Road, Ringsend, on February 16. Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port Company, said volumes at the port are now higher than they were at the peak of the boom in 2007. “When we originally launched our masterplan five years ago, we assumed an average annual growth rate of 2.5 per cent over the 30 years to 2040,â€? he said. “We now believe we need to increase this growth assumption to 3.3 per cent. “Under this revised assumption, the port’s volumes would increase by 265 per cent to 77m gross tonnes over the 30 years to 2040.â€?




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Men’s Shed celebrates cross tradition Daniel O’Connor

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RTANE senior citizens celebrated St Brigid’s Day (February 1) by making woven crosses to give to local residents. The crosses were made to celebrate the holiday by members of the Artane Men’s Shed, a group of 20 men who meet weekly. Previously given to people to prevent fire and flooding in their new homes, the Artane men resurrected this tradition by giving the crosses out to their neighbours in the area. Speaking about the Men’s Shed’s latest project, member Nicky McLaughlin spoke about the group and their various activities. “We started with a small number in October but now it has extended to a full house of 20 people,” McLaughlin said. “These are 20 men who are all retired. The aim is to get people together to sit down, have a chat and do some projects.” The group go on walks together weekly and regular outings to places such as the GPO and various museums in the city centre. According to McLaughlin, the group has given a new social

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AM very proud to be representing Dublin Bay North in Dáil Eireann. For many years, I fought hard to get elected and now I have an opportunity to do something. If I can do five good things over the next few years in the Dáil, I will look anybody straight in the face. Of course, as an Independent it is a strange place to be and a huge political risk but I am up to the challenge. I just want to get things done for our constituency and our country. For too long now, with a history of majority governments, the

Oireachtas body (ie. all elected members of the Dáil and Seanad) has been the poor relation of Irish politics and has been treated by successive governments as little more than a rubber stamp for their own policies. As this is a minority government, the Oireachtas has now taken a more centre stage role - the 32nd Dáil is diverse but need not be divided. We now have a platform to agree policies which will last through future successive governments rather than such policies being dismantled each time a new government is elected. For instance, this creates a better opportunity for the problems in our health system to be addressed in a more strategic manner. I am aware that many people were disappointed when major political parties and elected public representatives shied away and took absolutely no responsibility whatsoever in trying to form a government, despite invitations to do so. The following is a snippet from a letter received from one such disappointed person: “You know, Mr McGrath,

many of these politicians live in a parallel universe whereby they genuinely want to help the vulnerable but not now… and this is shameful!” I believe that this 32nd Dáil is like no other previously. It is a new Dáil with a new approach and has created another opportunity for these Oireachtas members to contribute constructively. We are all at one in our belief that government is not about having power; it is about using power to effect the kind of change, opportunity and compassion we need and desire in our society. We are united in our common cause to make life better for every person on the island of Ireland. My objective is to use my power and influence to help people in our community. Some of our other TDs ran away from making these tough decisions or sat on the fence. They were afraid to go into government. I decided to go in and fight. So far, I have managed to deliver on the following key issues: • An additional funding of €31 million for disability services

in 2017, including placement initiative for school leavers with disabilities - 130 students in Dublin Bay North. • I opened a new €5.95 million kidney unit in Beaumont Hospital. • Full restoration of the carer’s grant, increased to €1,700. • All social welfare payments to increase by €5 per week, including the carer’s allowance, disability allowance, blind person, widows, lone parents and jobseeker’s benefit. • State pension rise of €5 per week. • Christmas bonus of 85 per cent. • Prescription charge cap reduced by €5 per month to €20 for people over 70. • Capital funding of €20 million being made available for people with a disability. • An extra 860 special needs assistants. • Taskforce set up on personalised budgets. • 10 extra beds in the A&E Department in Beaumont Hospital. I am continuing this work further with my efforts to get a brand new A&E at

▪ “For an Independent, Government is a strange place to be...” Beaumont. More details soon on this matter. • New Primary Care Centre on Cromcastle Road, Coolock. • Major housing and capital investments in Dublin Bay North in 2017. • Supports for the Stardust families. For me, these issues are a start and I have many more projects and proposals in mind. The Programme for a Partnership Government was arrived at through careful negotiation and is a blueprint

for the work of this Government. I was instrumental in including issues that have been identified as priorities by my constituents. I will work primarily to create a fair and compassionate society in which people can feel part of and proud of. A society for everyone. That is my vision and I have a plan.

Finian McGrath is an Independent Alliance TD for Dublin Bay North and is Minister of State for Disability.

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Inner city plan update is presented to the community Jack Gleeson

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HE latest update on the Government’s regeneration plan for the North Inner City was given a lukewarm reception by a number of local politicians. Former head of the Workplace Relations Commission, Kieran Mulvey, presented the update on the plan announced last summer by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Store Street Garda Station. The report included an overview of the area that highlighted its “great people and leaders� who are coping with “high levels of crime as part of daily life�. It said there were significant levels of services but they were poorly coordinated and the community was asset rich, increasingly diverse and afraid of “false dawns�. Insufficient links between

â–Ş Pictured during a visit to the North Inner City last summer are (l-r) Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and local Dublin Central TD, Paschal Donohoe, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, and Cllr Ray McAdam (FG). education and training, and employment and local business were also highlighted. The update also focused on local challenges and calls for a

“rebranding� of the area as well as “complete and immediate physical improvement works�. The presentation was designed to encourage discussion and

feedback before a final report on the implementation of the regeneration plan is completed. Local councillor Nial Ring (Ind) said it was clear during the

presentation that while the community welcomed the report’s vision, many locals felt it lacked detail. “Kieran correctly identified the challenges and strategies to fulfil the vision for the future of the North Inner City,� he said. “But the report was very much a macro level approach, lacking in detailed recommendations, targets or milestones and more importantly did not indicate either the level of funding needed or whether, or not, the Taoiseach was committed to the funding need - whatever that may be.� Cllr Ring described the omission of the refurbishment of Rutland Street School in the presentation as “worrying� and “controversial� but added that there were “some excellent ideas, objectives and visions� included. “But the specifics were not there,� he continued. “Lots of bones but no meat. No

numbers with costings and commitment of funding. In fairness to Kieran; a lot done, but a lot more to do. “The community has put faith in this process and doesn’t want, as Kieran Mulvey called previous failures, another false dawn.� Fianna Fail activist, Mary Fitzpatrick, said the presentation “disappointed in its broad approach�. “It was vague and un-costed, rehashed old themes and lacked any new concrete commitments,� she added. “It raised more questions than it answered. “The presentation had glaring omissions in the areas of housing, community facilities, integration of new communities, youth services and supports for the elderly. “I urge the Taoiseach and the Government to get serious about implementing real solutions and not just use the North Inner City as a backdrop for PR opportunities.�

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Councillors clash on commemoration funding Continued from page 1 Tom Brabazon, a Fianna Fáil councillor for the BeaumontDonaghmede Local Electoral Area (LEA), believes the Bolshevik commemorations are “a ridiculous waste of money”. “Bolshevism represents tyranny and for many who lived in Russia over the Soviet years, they had no human rights

whatever,” said Cllr Brabazon. “I think that Ireland’s links with Russian Bolshevism are quite tenuous.” Cllr Brabazon said that after watching the RTE Investigates programme on waiting lists in hospitals and having regard to the the ongoing housing crisis, “we could get far better use of €30,000”. “I think commemorations

have their place,” he added. “For example, the 1916 Rising celebrations last year were inclusive and relevant to mainstream Ireland as most political parties had their roots in that period. “On the other hand, the proposed commemoration of the Bolshevik Revolution does not. It is a party political frolic and the part of the hard left

who are hankering after the discredited communist past.” But People Before Profit councillor, John Lyons, who represents the same area as Cllr Brabazon, welcomed the series of talks to be delivered on the Bolshevik Revolution. “The momentous events that occurred in Ireland between 1912 and 1922, from the signing of Home Rule in ▪ Cllr John Lyons (PBP)

▪ Cllr Tom Brabazon (FF)

1912, the Dublin Lockout of 1913, the 1916 Easter Rising and the revolutionary War for Independence that followed it, all were inextricably linked to the international political situation of the time, most obviously the great slaughter of the First World War,” said Cllr Lyons. “The Russian Revolution was a key event in that decade, a revolution of world historic importance, one deserving of much research, discussion and debate as possible.” A spokesperson for Dublin City Council said that while they may mark or commemorate historical anniversaries, they never celebrate the events being marked. “Rather, we seek to present them as the historical events that they are, providing library patrons with free and easy access to primary documents and the best academic presentation and analysis,” the spokesperson told Northside

The Russian Revolution was a key event in that decade, a revolution of world historic importance, one deserving of much research, discussion and debate as possible

People. “The amount of €30,000 is not to mark the anniversary: it is to carry out work on the Communist Party Archive. “It should be noted that, as with all similar archives, the collection includes lots of material relating to the wider political, economic, social, and cultural life of Ireland (and Europe).”

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Fingal crowned

Council of the Year FINGAL County Council was named Council of the Year at the Local Authority Members’ Association’s 2017 Awards. It is the second time in just over two months that Fingal County Council has been recognised with a major national award. Last November the council was named Local Authority of the Year at the Excellence in Local Government Awards organised by Chambers Ireland. Mayor of Fingal Cllr Darragh Butler and Fingal County Council chief executive Paul Reid attended the awards along with several councillors and council staff. “I would like to offer my congratulations, on behalf of all our councillors, to the staff of Fingal County Council on winning the Council of the Year Award,” said Cllr Butler. “Coming so soon after the Chambers Ireland Local Authority of the Year Award, the LAMA Award is further acknowledgement of the excellent work being done by management and staff across all areas of the coun-

cil. This is an award that everybody in Fingal should be very proud of.” Mr Reid added: “Our staff, with the support of our councillors, work on a daily basis for the citizens of our county and to make Fingal a better place to live, to work, to learn, to visit and to do business in. It is an award that everybody within the organisation has contributed to and we are delighted that our work has been recognised in this way.” At the same event, held in Santry, Dublin City Council’s Ballybough Community, Youth and Fitness Centre won two major awards - Best Public Building of the Year and the Overall Main Grand Prix Award (which is a special Commendation for outstanding excellence. Ballybough Community, Youth and Fitness Centre, which opened

in 2009, has become a focal point for the local community and is a crucial element in the social, educational, cultural and recreational life of the area by offering a large array of affordable classes and courses. The centre opened a brand new gym and spinning studio in 2015 which is very popular.

The centre works with a large array of stakeholders and community organisations to ensure key services are run from the building. In 2015 the centre also won the Chambers of Ireland Award for the Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative.

▪ Pictured from left, George Jones, chairman of IPB Insurance, Joe Lemumba DCC staff, Treacy Byrne, DCC Centre Manager and Cllr Mags Murray, chairperson LAMA.

▪ Mayor of Fingal Cllr Darragh Butler receives the award from LAMA chairperson, Cllr Mags Murray (pictured on his right).

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Jobs Fair in Kilbarrack a big success NORTHSIDE Partnership hosted a Jobs Fair recently which brought jobseekers and employers together under the same roof. Over 93 jobseekers had the opportunity to meet with employers such as Swissport, Aramark and facilities management company OCS at the event which was organised by Northside Partnership’s Greendale Jobs Club and Local Employment Service, at their Kish House office in Kilbarrack. All jobseekers had one thing in common: to get work as soon as possible. “A lot of clients say, I want to find work, but I don’t know where to start,” said Trish Gaynor, employment guidance officer at Northside Partnership. “This is a real time networking event where jobseekers get to

meet employers face-to-face.” During the event candidates flocked to stands, handed out their CVs and enquired about potential roles. Yvonne Stewart (33), from Donaghmede, who has 10 years’ experience as a healthcare advisor and a background in pharmacy sales, was among those who attended the Fair. “I have been jobseeking for 18 months and seeking a change of direction in administration,” she said. Yvonne completed a diploma in events management last May followed by a business administration course at the ETB Training Centre, Baldoyle, in July

2016. A well-seasoned attendee of larger job expos, she praised the benefits of Northside Partnership’s smaller, more intimate event. “There is a real opportunity to speak to recruiters and it’s great to have something like this on your doorstep,” she added. Another participant was Maureen McGrath (42) based in Kilbarrack. Maureen left school at 16 and following a career in customer service and telesales, trained as a hairdresser at Coláiste Dhúlaigh in 2013. However, despite successfully completing a QQI Level 5 certificate, she failed to find a job as a hairdresser. She believes this could be partly down to age discrimination and, “cried for a year and a half” but soldiered on. She now has a keen eye on

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▪ Northside Partnership staff and friends pictured at the Jobs Fair 2017. one of 50 customer service agent roles at Swissport. “I’d love to be the first port of call at the ticket desk, checking customers at the passport and gate,” she said. Meanwhile, Peter Ward (57) never envisaged needing to attend a jobs fair. After 10 years living in Spain and being involved in community work, he returned to Ireland in December 2016. During his career, he spent 32 years in the Irish Naval Service and Department of Defence,

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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk WHAT do Vin Diesel, Steve Martin and Ang Lee have in common? The answer is they all compete to turn in career worst performances in ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’. Diesel and Martin fair enough, but Lee? What on earth has happened to Ang Lee? The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn, who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, has been hailed a hero and brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, culminating at the halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad, contrasting the realities of the Iraq conflict with America’s celebration back home. So where did it all go wrong? And by “it” I’m not referring to the war. To begin with, one of the cardinal rules of screenwriting is broken, never preach to your audience. It feels like instead of delivering a compelling and

original story, the filmmakers are simply trying to push their message about the futility of war. And that’s always a bad place to start as it never feels good being lectured to. As for the actors, the material is of such poor quality that they end up vainly attempting to rinse some quality performances out of the soggy storyline. You have to wonder why Lee agreed to get onboard such an unsteady contraption. Perhaps the project looked very different when he first did. But in the end, as with nearly all poor movies, the fault lies in the script. It’s hard to believe screenwriting responsibility was handed to a first-timer on a movie with a $40

million dollar bud-get, but it was. Recently we reviewed the excellent ‘T2 Trainspotting’ and made the point that while the central story was a standard run of the mill caper, the superb direction of Danny Boyle allowed the film come to life. If there is a sequel to Billy Lynn, the producers could always bring Boyle on board to direct, but there won’t be. We score it a messy 2 out of 5 stars.

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FOOTBALL MEMORABILIA: Killester United Football Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a black tie event in Clontarf Castle on October 7. Are you a past player/member? Do you have any old photographs/memorabilia which the club could use in a brochure/ memories booklet for distribution on the night? If you have, please contact Frank Farrell on 01-8480320 or email killesterunitedit@gmail.com or alternatively drop it into Killester Sports & Social Club, Hadden Park, Killester.

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Project findings to go on display ▪ Members of the local commumnity during the project.

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Alzheimer Society announces busiest year THE Alzheimer Society of Ireland has announced that 2016 was the busiest year on record for their national helpline since the service began in 2000. Almost 5,000 people contacted the free service which provides information and emotional support to those living with dementia in Ireland. As in previous years the majority of callers (61 per cent) got in touch about a relative who had been diagnosed with dementia. The vast majority of these worried relatives were female (78 per cent) who were calling about a parent. People worried about a relative had extensive information needs about dementia that included information on services available, about the condition, on day-to-day living such as behaviour, assistive technology and activities and on legal issues. The need for emotional support was clear with 15 per cent of relatives calling about a loved one with a diagnosis contacted the helpline

due to stress. There was an increase (18 per cent) in calls from people worried about their own health and the gender divide didn’t materialise here as calls were split 50:50 from women and men. These callers were interested in information on diagnosis and reducing risk. The ASI welcomes this increase as early diagnosis can lead to better management and outcomes for the condition, especially in early stages. “Often this conversation may be the first time a person has mentioned to anyone that they are concerned about changes in their memory, mood or ability to manage day-to-day,” stated ASI Information and Helpline Manager Samantha Taylor. “In fact 52pc of callers confirmed they had not spoken to their GP at all about their con-

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Super slimmers reach final SUPER slimmers who have used their own weight-loss success to help others to shed the pounds were celebrating recently after reaching the finals of a national competition. Nicola Purcell and Derek Cahill, who both run Slimming World groups helping members lose weight each week, were invited to the organisation’s head office as part of its national Consultant Slimmer of the Year competition. Derek Cahill, who runs the Artane and Swords group and Nicola Purcell, who runs Donnycarney

group, are nine stone lighter between them. Their achievements saw them become two of just 31 consultants from across the UK and Ireland to win a place at the finals of Consultant Slimmer of the Year 2017. The competition celebrates their remarkable transformations, as well as the way they support their members

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ters when they decide to join a Slimming World group but soon realise that everyone is there for the same reason – because they want to do something about our weight. “We always remember how lovely everyone was to us on our first time joining and we make sure that we show that same care and respect for each one of our members,” they added. At the finals held in Slimming World’s Head Office in Derbyshire, both Nicola and Derek were presented with a certificate and gift by Slimming World chief executive Caryl Richards. The Artane Slimming World Group is held every Monday at 09.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm in St John Vianney Parish Hall; the Swords Group is every Wednesday in Comcille’s GAA Club at 09.30am, 5pm and 7pm; and the Donnycarney Group is held every Monday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm in Le Cheile Community Centre.

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Fibromyalgia and 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.

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Babyscan is to go live on Facebook this week TO demonstrate what a 3D/4D scan is like for mums to be, Babyscan.ie Ireland’s longest established pregnancy scanning service is going to do a LIVE broadcast on their Facebook page on Monday, February 13 at 8.30pm, the first of its kind in Ireland. The Dublin mum is 24 weeks pregnant. This will be a great opportunity for all mums and dads in waiting to see what this type of scan looks like and the procedure. Babyscan have five clinics nationwide with fully qualified Sonagraphers. They offer a highly personalised service taking time with each family as they understand what an important time this is for their clients. Paula Tunney will be doing the live scan in their Swords clinic, Swords Main Street. Facebook Page: https:// www.facebook.com/babyscan. ie/; Website: www.babyscan.ie or phone 01-2897605.


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affordable price. He urged all businesses to check the newly revamped NACEC

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the Undertones will get their teenage Kicks at Dublinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s academy in 2017

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MERGING from Derry in 1976, the Undertones came about as the result of five friends learning how to play basic rock and roll. Even by the standards of that decade Derry was hardly a rock and roll capital. With very few live bands worth watching, The Undertones learned by listening to mail order records, reading one of the few copies of NME that made it to Derry and most of all from listening to John Peelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderful show on BBC Radio One. Practicing in their bedrooms eventually led to the band recording â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Teenage Kicksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in 1978 on Terri Hooleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good Vibrations label in Belfast. The legendary DJ John Peel received a copy and liked it so much he played it twice in a row on his radio show. The Undertones signed with Sire Records and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Teenage

Kicksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was re-released, resulting in the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first appearance on Top Of The Pops. Over the next five years, John Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill, his younger brother Damian, Feargal Sharkey, Billy Doherty and Michael Bradley crafted numerous punkpop gems such as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Here Comes The Summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jimmy Jimmyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;My Perfect Cousinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Got My Number (Why Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t You Use It)â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wednesday Weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. In 1983 Feargal Sharkey left the band to pursue a solo career and the remaining members decided to call it a day. The Undertones were to remain silent for the next 16 years. In 1999 The Undertones reconvened, without Sharkey, to once again perform their songs to a new generation of fans in Derry. Fellow Derryman Paul McLoone replaced Sharkey on vocals and his vocal prowess and electric onstage presence soon convinced any doubters that he was more than capable

of doing the job. After much consideration the band released an album of new songs called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Get What You Needâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which was critically acclaimed by Q magazine, Uncut, Rolling Stone and Hot Press. Songs like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thrill Meâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I Need Your Love The Way It Used To Beâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Everything But Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; showed that the art of writing short, sharp songs had not been lost over the previous two decades. In 2003 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thrill Meâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was released as a limited edition 7â&#x20AC;? vinyl single and found its way onto John Peelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turntable. He introduced it on his show by commenting: â&#x20AC;&#x153;And these are words I thought I would never be saying on radio again, a new single from The Undertones.â&#x20AC;? He liked it so much he played it twice, just as he did with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Teenage Kicksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in 1978. In 2007 the band recorded and released another collection of pop nuggets under the title

â&#x2013;Ş The Undertones â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dig Yourself Deepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the Cooking Vinyl label. The LP was described by Allmusic as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a true return to the classic sound of The Undertonesâ&#x20AC;?. The story of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Teenage Kicksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was at the heart of the film â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Good Vibrationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in 2012, which told the story of Terri

Hooley and his record label. The band found themselves being portrayed by five young actors who did their best with the Derry accent. 2015 was one of the most successful and enjoyable years so far, with shows across Europe and around the UK in

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Walking through history >>

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HE period popularly known as the War of Independence began when Dan Breen and Seán Tracey shot two members of the Royal Irish Constabulary near Solohedbeg Quarry, Tipperary. By chance the date of the attack coincided with the foundation of Dáil Éireann in Dublin’s Mansion House on 21 January 1919. The Irish Republican Army, under the direction of Michael Collins, embarked on a guerrilla war that initially consisted of attacks on the police, the Royal Irish Constabulary. The success of the campaign can be measured by the fact that Winston Churchill, who was the British Secretary of State for War, decided to send a force of volunteers to Ireland to assist the police. Many British soldiers, demobilized after the end of the First World War and unable to find

honest work, joined this temporary police force for the wage of 10 shillings per day. After just three months training the first recruits arrived on 25th March 1920. Due to a shortage of police uniforms the recruits were issued a mixture of clothing that included khaki and dark green, which quickly earned them the pejorative nickname ‘Black and Tans’. Black and tan are the distinctive colours of the pack of Kerry Beagles used in the Scarteen Hunt in Limerick to this day. It is a myth that the ‘Black and Tans’ were recruited from within the jail system in Britain. Truthfully anyone with a police record was disbarred from joining. However, that did not disbar them from engaging in criminal activities. Another force consisting of former British army officers, known as the Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary (ADRIC) was also formed in July 1920. The ‘Auxies’, who wore distinctive ‘tam o’ shanter’ hats, were to act as aggressive counterinsurgents and bring the fight to the IRA. The ‘Black and Tans’ were often blamed for the excesses carried out by British forces in Ireland, for instance Bloody Sunday in Croke Park in November 1920 or indeed the Burning of Cork the following month. In reality it was often a mixture of ‘Black and Tans’ and ‘Auxies’ and RIC. There was a tendency to lump them together, a sort of catch-all term, ‘The Tans’. Major General Hugh Henry Tudor was in charge of the RIC and

▪ Auxiliaries in Beggars Bush Barracks. hence the ‘Tans’ and ‘Auxies’ became known as ‘Tudor’s Toughs’. But it was Brigadier General Frederick Crozier who was head of the ‘Auxies’. He resigned his position in February 1921, unable to justify the atrocities that were being carried out by the men under his command. When newspapers in Britain carried reports of the sacking of Balbriggan or the murder of priests, public opinion and political pressure mounted on the British Government. Even King George V made it known that he was horrified by the stories emanating from Ireland. When eventually a truce was declared on 11 July 1921 there was a sense of relief in Ireland when the ‘Tans’ and ‘Auxies’ departed six months later. Interestingly, many of them went on to join the Gendarmerie

in Palestine where H H Tudor was appointed Director of Public Safety by his friend Winston Churchill. Needless to remark they gained an equally notorious

reputation in Palestine. • Lorcan Collins runs the Michael Collins Walking Tour (www.michaelcollinstour.com) and the 1916 Walking Tour

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Local students are selected for athletics masterclass STUDENTS from four Dublin secondary schools have been selected to take part in an athletics masterclass alongside 200 top track and field students from across the country this March. Bank of Ireland and Athletics Ireland joined forces in 2016 to launch a nationwide search amongst secondary schools to identify and foster talented athletics students and have now announced the finalists. The top 10 athletics students from St Raphaela’s Secondary School, Stillorgan, Moyle Park College, Clondalkin, Muckross Park College, Donnybrook and The High School, Rathgar have been selected to attend the masterclass event in the National Sports Campus, Abbotstown. The programme, which aims to encourage greater participation amongst secondary school students in athletics, will culminate in an event with advice and

tips from Ireland’s top sports psychologists, nutritionists and athletes including former European Indoor Championship gold medallist David Gillick. Colin Kingston, Dublin Provincial Director, Bank of Ireland said: “We are delighted to see four Dublin schools selected as part of the Bank of Ireland Talent ID Programme in association with Athletics Ireland. “Participation in the programme will give 200 students access to elite athletes and supports that will help nurture their talent and produce world class athletes who will go on to represent the country on a national stage.” Development Officers from

We are delighted to see four Dublin schools selected as part of the Bank of Ireland Talent ID Programme in association with Athletics Ireland. Athletics Ireland attended schools throughout the country to select 1,000 students to participate, with Bank of Ireland selecting the top 10 students from 20 schools going on to attend the masterclass at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown in March.

▪ Athlete David Gillick is pictured with children from Sutton Park School, in Santry Stadium at the launch of the masterclass programme. PHOTO: DAVID MAHER/SPORTSFILE

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Workshop at Merrion School of Irish MERRION School of Irish is Dublin’s first and only dedicated Leaving Certificate oral Irish workshop. Each workshop will take place over one day and will include three hours of morning tuition in addition to a full-length oral examination and personalised feedback. The workshop will go through the entire exam content and will give every student an opportunity to revisit all components, using their existing vocabulary and supplementing with additional material. Merrion School of Irish says it is committed to alleviating the pressure associated with this exam through a positive and personal approach to the needs of each student. Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí!

Final call for SciFest TIME is running out for second-level students to demonstrate their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills at this year’s SciFest. The closing date for SciFest 2017 is Friday, March 10, and SciFest Founder, Sheila Porter, says it’s an important year for the annual event. “This is an important year for SciFest as it marks our 10th edition of the competition,” she explained. “Over the last 10 years we have had the opportunity to experience some of the best young minds that Ireland has to offer. Last year was our best ever with over 8,000 students participating and exhibiting their projects at local or regional science fairs all across the country and we hope to build on this success in 2017 and beyond. “As always, our aim is to develop a passion for STEM, and to promote inquiry-based learning, creativity and innovation among second level students from Dublin.”

Supported by Science Foundation Ireland, the aim of SciFest is to give students of all abilities the opportunity to develop research, problem solving, critical thinking and presentation skills. During the event, second-level students showcase STEM projects at a series of one-day science fairs held locally in schools and regionally in the 14 Institutes of Technology, DCU and St Mary’s College, Derry. The winners from each regional science fair will go on to compete at a national final in November 2017. The national final winner of SciFest 2017 will be presented with a trophy and will represent Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2018 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. SciFest is funded primarily by Science Foundation Ireland, Boston Scientific and Intel Ireland.

Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, launched SciFest 2017, at St Mary’s Secondary School in Killester. “For the generation of children currently in school and about to enter it, creative thinking and problem-solving skills will be absolutely key to how they develop and achieve their potential,” he said,

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a mid-life crisis? Or maybe she was giving me a hint that she is thinking of getting married. So different views, from different age groups, which are always welcome. The revamped 124 spider is basically a powerful two-seater, powered by a 1.4-litre multi-air petrol engine, with 140 brake horse power. And the good news is that the engine is not too thirsty. Naturally the car is set very low and you would need to be careful when getting in and exiting the car as you could hit your head off the roof. I gave a lift to an old colleague, who claims to be over six foot tall. He took a call on his mobile and joked to the caller, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting a lift in a car that I had to fold myself to get into.â&#x20AC;? The Spider is from the same

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Fingal County Council I, Margaret Byrne, intend to apply for Planning Permission for development at this site address: 3 The Haggard, Howth, Co. Dublin. The development will consist of a raised roof line with a rear dormer attic conversion & a rear first floor extension with 3 rooflights on the front elevation, internal alterations and all associated works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased between 9.30am - 15.30pm Monday - Friday at Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (â&#x201A;Ź2o.oo) within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

Dublin City Council Planning permission is sought for alterations and extensions to dwelling at 43A Abbeyfield, Killester, Dublin 5. The proposed works will consist of the demolition of a domestic garage, a proposed single storey extension to side of the dwelling, a new front porch and raising the roof to provide accommodation at first floor level. Applicant: Kevin Hoctor. 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 opening hours. A Submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee, â&#x201A;Ź20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Planning Authority of the application, and such submission 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 the application.

Fingal County Council Mr. A. O'BeollĂĄin and Ms. C. UĂ­ BheollĂĄin seek Planning Permission for 14 Church Road, Sutton, Dublin 13, to convert the existing garage, to extend the front porch, with flat roof over and to redevelop the existing block to the front (East) of the house, with changed window/door openings and for new windows throughout. Permission is also sought to demolish the existing pitched roof block at the rear (Western end) of same premises and for the erection of a new single storey, flat roof extension in its place. The redeveloped house will consist of 3 bedrooms, an office, a den, kitchen/dining and sitting room, with ancillary accommodation. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices at Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, County Dublin, during public opening hours of 9.30am to 16.30pm MondayFriday. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made, in writing, to the planning authority, on payment of â&#x201A;Ź20, within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt of the application by Fingal County Council. Such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to, or without conditions, or may be refused.

Fingal County Council I, Trevor Bolger, wish to apply to Fingal County Council for permission to convert existing attic & construct dormer window to west elevation & all associated site works at No 53 Sandford Woods, Swords, Co. Dublin. 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, Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (â&#x201A;Ź20.00) 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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PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council Application for full Planning Permission to demolish existing detached dormer bungalow and replace with a newly constructed pair of semi-detached two storey houses all with ancillaries at 38, Strand Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, signed Colette Armstrong. This application may be inspected/purchased between 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday-Friday, at the offices of Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin. A submission or observation in relation to the Application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of a fee of â&#x201A;Ź20, 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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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We Anthony & Wendy Lowry intend to apply for Planning Permission for development at this site 12A Shelmartin Terrace, Marino, Dublin 3. The development will consist of a proposed new first floor extension built on top of the existing ground floor extension to the rear of the existing house and a new window to the side elevation at first floor level for light into the existing bedroom and all ancillary works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (â&#x201A;Ź20.00) 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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PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council I, Very Rev. Gerard Tanham, intend to apply for a planning permission for a development on the site of the Presbytery, 8 Greenfield Road, Sutton, Dublin 13, within the curtilage of a protected structure site. The development will consist of conversion of the existing Presbytery from three one bedroom two storey apartments unit into two separate self-contained two bedroom apartments for the priests of the parish. One apartment on ground floor and one apartment on first floor each consisting of bedrooms, bathroom, lounge and kitchen with a new common front entrance lobby, new windows and a new two storey extension to rear and for renovation of existing garage and new single story store to side of existing garage all to existing Presbytery at 8 Greenfield Road, Sutton, Dublin 13. The planning application may be inspected or purchased for a fee not exceeding a reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Fingal County Council Planning Authority, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00 pm. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of a fee of Euro 20 within 5 weeks of receipt of the application by the Planning Authority and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

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HAPPENINGS RADICALISATION OF BRADLEy MANNING ‘The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning’ by Welsh playwright Tim Price, a three act play about the formative years of Chelsea Manning, will be performed by Dry Ice Theatre Company in the Axis Theatre, Ballymun on Thursday and Friday, February 16 and 17.

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On Sunday, February 19 at 3pm there will be a performance by two young musicians Miriam Kaczor (flute) and Lorna Breen (soprano) accompanied by Gabriele Dikciute (cello) in a concert titled ‘Four centuries of flute and voice’ that showcases the work of composers Bach, Roussel, Holohan, Cowell and Corigliano. Tickets are €15 with concessions €10. At the interval you can mingle with the performers while having coffee/tea with cakes and other refreshments from The Corner Bakery. Tickets available on tickets.ie

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HUMANS NEED NOT APPLy In an automated world, is it nearly time to put humans out to pasture? Does the future resemble a leisure-time utopia or a robottended human-zoo? Will the notion of work become a thing of the past if machines really can do everything better, faster and for longer? This new exhibition in Science Gallery Dublin tries to answer these questions and looks at the movement of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing into the professional workforce, and what that means whether you’re a lawyer, a surgeon or a taxi driver. The exhibition runs until May 14.

A charity Cheltenham preview night will take place in the Sallynoggin Inn on Tuesday, February 21 at 8pm. All proceeds on the night will be donated to Blackrock Hospice.

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The panel includes Hugh Cahill MC, jockey Davy Russell, trainer Andrew McNamara, journalist Donn McLean and trainer John ‘The Shark’ Hanlon. Admission is €10 and includes a free pint. Tickets are available at Sallynoggin Inn or from Liam Metcalfe on 086-6026027

‘Relatively Speaking: A guided walking tour across three city art galleries’ will take place on Thursday, February 16 from 1-2pm Meeting point: Project Arts Centre. Free admission, booking is essential. Beginning at Project Arts Centre, you will be introduced to ‘Fault Bound Bodies’ by Caroline Doolin. Visitors will be guided to the next venue, the Gallery of Photography for the exhibition ‘Mother

contemporary music-making where a committee of local enthusiasts have been attempting to bring music out from the city centre to the wider community of suburban Dublin.

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Dead Man’s Cell Phone explores the paradox of modern technology’s ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age. This play is a moving and funny exploration of how, in the midst of our fragile lives, technology can both unite and isolate us, especially in our quest for true love. It runs in Dalkey Town Hall, Dalkey, from Wednesday, February 22 to Friday 24 at 8pm. Telephone: 0879919261

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Vernissage is the fruit of the artists’ few months’ collaboration that visitors can finally evaluate during a three-day exhibition at Marine Hotel, Sutton. An auction of the two of their paintings will take place on the first night and a lottery. All collected funds will be given to the Temple Street Foundation. Refreshments and a glass of wine will be provided as well as live music. Special guest of the exhibition will be an Argentinean art critic, Marcella Aiello. For more information, email katarzyna.soswa@gmail. com

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An art exhibition – ‘Drunk By The Air’ - created by Zeus Cooney, an Irish landscape artist and Katarzyna Soswa, a Polish artist, will open on February 16 at 8pm the Marine Hotel, Sutton.

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This ensemble piece by final year BA Drama students of Coláiste Dhúlaigh/University of Wolverhampton and directed by tutors Michelle Read, John O’Brien and Joe Devlin, follows Bradley Manning’s life from his teenage years in Wales to his career in the US Army. Tickets cost €10 or concession €8 (students/ unwaged/OAP). Group rates of €5 are available for eight people or more. The show starts at 7pm with a short interval of 15 minutes at 8pm. The running time is two hours.


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