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Shauna Bowers A GOVERNMENT minister recently met local residents in Portrane who are concerned about coastal erosion and flooding. Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and flood prevention, Kevin Moran, who spoke with the Coastal Liaison Group and locals, expressed his support for the methods which Fingal County Council have employed to tackle the issue. This is the second time a Minister of State visited the Burrow in Portrane regarding the erosion of the coast. The issue of coastal ero-

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sion has been a long-standing issue for local residents. Last year, several more metres of the Portrane coastline slipped into the sea. This resulted in two emergency motions being passed in order to try and preserve the coastline and prevent the erosion from breaching the road. Raymond Brett of the Coastal Liaison Group explained the concerns of the residents to Minister Moran. Mr Brett emphasised the urgent need for coherent national policies and initiatives to assist the council and other agencies to deal with coastal erosion. A lot of money has been

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Minister hears about coastal erosion fears continued from page 1 invested in the past to try and preserve the beachline in Portrane. Some €57,800 was spent on a Coastal Erosion Risk Management Study of Portrane and Rush in 2012 by Fingal County Council. In 2014, funding of €200,000 was also provided by the OPW for repair works to damaged coastal protection infrastructure which included Burrow beach. Cllr Adrian Henchy (FF), a member of the coastal liaison committee, is delighted that Minister Moran is paying attention to the issue but he feels locals want less talking and more action. “There obviously is progress being made but it’s painfully slow,” Cllr Henchy said. “At this stage, a lot of Portrane people want to see a bit of action. They want to see some shovels in the ground and some work being done because I don’t know how many ministers have been out at this stage. “I think the issue is at a Government level, they don’t have a coastal erosion management policy. So the angle they’re going at now is the flooding risk. They’re looking at flood risk barriers on the landside of the beach and the sooner that can be done the better.” Fingal County Council said the visit provided great insight into what is needed.

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▪▪ Deputy Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Adrian Henchy. “They (local residents) emphasised the urgent need for coherent national policies and initiatives to assist the council and other agencies to deal with coastal erosion,” a spokesperson for the council told Northside People. “The Minister responded by expressing his support for the initiatives currently underway in Fingal.” Meanwhile, Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Mary Camley, said coastal erosion in the area is something that the council takes very seriously. “Fingal’s coastline is hugely important to its residents as well as those who visit from other areas,” Mayor Camley said. “The Minister’s visit is significant as it helps to raise awareness of the problems caused by coastal erosion. “It also assists Fingal County Council and the Coastal Liaison Group in their efforts to adopt a policy to resolve the issue and I look forward to seeing the progress that will be made.”

Last week Eir announced it was pulling out of the tender process for delivering the National Broadband Plan (NBP), leaving just one bidder remaining. Dublin Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien (FF) said it is a widely held belief that a lack of efficient broadband connection is an issue that only affects rural parts of Ireland. “That is simply not the case,” argued Deputy O’Brien. “In reality, there are large swathes of broadband blackspots in Fingal some areas of which are adjacent to Dublin Airport, a major transport hub that serves millions of passengers each year. “It’s quite shocking to consider that such a vast area which has a dynamic local economy from technology and finance to the agri-food sector, is left without a high speed broadband connection.” Deputy O’Brien pointed out that Fingal is the fastest growing county in Ireland. “Many of those who have moved to the area would like the convenience of working from home but because of the shortage of broadband around their home they have no choice,” he said.

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Tommy wins art prize A NORTHSIDE boy recently of The Book of Kells Creative won first prize in a nation- Competition’. Some 1,500 budding artists al art contest organised by and writers of all ages from Trinity College Dublin. all over Ireland participated Tommy Pearl (pictured in the competition. The challeft), from St Paul’s Senior lenge to get creative and be National School, Ayrfield, inspired by one of Ireland’s claimed the award in the greatest cultural treasures, Primary School Art Category the Book of Kells, produced

a phenomenal response, with students from 52 primary schools and 42 secondary schools getting out their pens and paint brushes to participate in the competition. Congratulating the winners on their achievement, Laureate na nÓg, author and illustrator, PJ Lynch, ambas-

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Local man gets four-year sentence for drugs offence

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Isabel Hayes A DUBLIN man who was caught with over €400,000 worth of ecstasy pills in the boot of a car in 2013 has been jailed for four years. Ross Archibold (40), a talented footballer who previously represented the Dublin GAA team, was caught after gardaí randomly spotted him acting suspiciously beside a car near his home in Snowdrop Walk, Darndale. Archibold, who had been leaning into the car talking to the driver, jumped a garden fence when he spotted gardaí on patrol, Garda Alan Flaherty told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. The driver of the car also ran away. When gardaí searched the boot of the car, they found four bags with more than 40,000 ecstasy pills inside. The drugs had a street value of over €403,000, the court heard.

When arrested, Archibold made no admissions. However, gardaí had also discovered two receipts in the car – one for Lifestyle Sports in Swords and one for an Applegreen service station on the M1. Following up on those leads, gardaí were able to view CCTV footage which showed Archibold buying a sports bag in Lifestyle Sports similar to the one the drugs were found in. Footage from the Applegreen station showed Archibold had been a passenger in the car in which the drugs were found. Archibold pleaded guilty to one count of possessing MDMA for sale or supply at Buttercup Park, Darndale, on April 12, 2013. The court heard he entered an early guilty plea before the matter ended up in the High Court. He was then re-charged and re-entered a guilty plea in 2016. His co-accused will face trial at a later date.

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Archibold has 18 previous convictions, mostly for minor matters. Sean Gillane SC, defending, said his client was “not on the Garda radar” and was not someone who was wealthy or had significant assets. He submitted Archibold was a “hands-on” father-

of-three and had been in a stable relationship with his partner for 24 years. She was “shocked and disappointed” at his involvement in the crime. The court heard Archibold was a talented footballer who represented Dublin at one point and he had passed on his love of sport to his

children. The matter had been hanging over him for five years now and he was extremely remorseful for his actions, Mr Gillane said. Handing down a sentence of four years, Judge Martin Nolan accepted Archibold was a “good family man and a good community man”. The judge accepted Ar-

chibold had been paid a sum of money to transport the drugs which was “small compared to the risk he was taking”. He agreed the court could depart from the mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and said a four-year sentence was the appropriate penalty.

National College of Ireland president Gina Quin welcomed guests of all ages to the NCI to mark the 10th anniversary of the Early Learning Initiative (ELI). At the heart of the celebrations was the announcement of a new book, which will become part of ELI’s parenting support and restorative practice programmes throughout the community. ‘Let’s Talk’ encourages children and families to a greater understanding and use of emotional language. The bright, attractive book uses a traffic light system, with different colours representing negative, neutral and positive emotions to help children and adults to name and understand their feelings.

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Consultation launched on future of historic Fingal site FINGAL County Council is seeking the public’s views in relation to the Draft Conservation and Management Plan for the Drumanagh promontory fort, located on the coast between Rush and Loughshinny. The public consultation process was launched last week at the historic site, which was previously in private ownership before Fingal County Council purchased it in 2016.

Drumanagh is a nationally important archaeological site and is of international significance in terms of Ireland’s relationship with the Roman world. The 46 acre site is also a National Monument subject to statutory protection. The Draft Plan proposes policies and objectives for the protection and management of Drumanagh. The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Mary McCamley, said: “On visiting this beautiful site today I can see the potential for not

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DCU Mercy claim fantastic treble A NORTHSIDE basketball club is celebrating an historic treble after claiming three titles at the National Cup Finals at the National Basketball Arena (NBA) in Tallaght. DCU Mercy, based in Coolock, won the Hula Hoops Women’s National Cup Final with a nail-biting 72-71 victory over Ambassador UCC Glanmire.

The Dubliners defeated the same club 74-42 in the Women’s Under 18 final, and completed the fantastic treble with a 73-54 win over Brunell in the Under 20 Final. It was the second consecutive year that the club won the Under 18 and Under 20 titles. Bronagh Power-Cassidy, Maeve O'Seaghdha and Nicole Clancy, all aged 17,

played in all three finals on a superb weekend for the club which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. Speaking after her starring role in the Women’s Senior Final, emotional captain and Most Valuable Player (MVP), Sarah Woods, said: “Am I dreaming? To win by a point?! Nobody even imagines that in cup finals.” Woods put in a superb

21-point performance. “We’ll never forget this moment,” she added. “ It’s been a while for the likes of myself and Aisling Sullivan – and for us to lift the cup together was extra special.” DCU Mercy last lifted the Women’s National Cup in 2011 but nothing could eclipse this triumph for drama. DCU Mercy secretary An-

▪▪ DCU Mercy players celebrate with the cup after winning the Hula Hoops Women’s National Cup Final against Cork team Ambassador UCC Glanmire at the NBA in Tallaght. PHOTO: EOIN NOONAN/SPORTSFILE

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nette Ingle told Northside People: “It was a huge achievement for all involved and the commitment and hard work from the players, coaches and background staff paid off. “DCU Mercy would like to thank DCU for their support over the years and also, our various sponsors, the parents, players, team managers and committee members for their sup-

Minister McGrath attended the official opening of ‘Le Chéile’, a newly built extension to Holy Trinity Senior National School, Donaghmede, which will provide additional accommodation including a new Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Special class, a central activity space, a withdrawal room and ancillary accommodation. “I would like to acknowledge the important role that Holy Trinity Senior School continues to play in the provision of a very high-quality educational experience for all pupils in Donaghmede and the surrounding area,” said Minister McGrath. “Ensuring that all children with special educa-

tional needs, including those with autism, are supported and given the opportunity to reach their full potential is a key priority for this Government. “In 2018, almost €1.8 billion will be invested in Special Education, nearly one fifth of the overall Education budget, and up 43 per cent since 2011.” Minister McGrath said there is now a nationwide network of options for children with special educational needs, from mainstream schools with extra support to special class and special schools placements. “I am reliably informed that Holy Trinity Senior School is playing its full part in embracing this policy,” he said.   “Under the leadership of Principal David Henry, the teachers, Special Needs Assistants and indeed all staff, a warm and welcoming hand is extended to

68-65 victory over Moycullen. Unfortunately Pyrobel Killester couldn’t make it another treble for the Northside, losing 71-54 to St Mary’s Castleisland in the Hula Hoops NICC Women’s National Cup Final. Meanwhile, in the Hula Hoops Irish Wheelchair Basketball Final, Killester WBC were narrowly beaten 62-58 by Ballybrack WBC.  

▪▪ Stephen Allen of KUBS lifts the cup after the Hula Hoops Under 20 Men’s National

School praised after opening extension MINISTER for Disabilities Finian McGrath has praised a Northside school after it opened a new facility.

port.” DCU Mercy will be holding an open day on Saturday, May 14 for anyone interested in joining the club. For details on the training times, contact Annette on 086-3748148 or through the website dcumercy.com. KUBS was another Northside club celebrating at the NBA after it won the Hula Hoops Under 20 Men’s National Cup with thrilling

pupils from the locality, with a growing proportion of children with special educational needs being educated with their peers in mainstream schools. “This is reflected in the school establishing its second special class for children with autism.”

▪▪ Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath

Community fund reopens DUBLIN Airport’s Community Fund officially reopened for applications on February 1 for a six-week period. The airport’s €10 million fund was launched last summer with an annual investment of €400,000 over the next 25 years. Support is focused on areas such as environment and sustainability, sports and recreation, social inclusion and community development, health and wellbeing, and culture and heritage. The fund supports projects in the neighbouring communities around Dublin Airport from Santry, south of the airport, to Rolestown in the north, and from Tyrrelstown in the west to Portmarnock in the east. Organisations such as voluntary groups or clubs, residents’ associations from local communities, and schools and colleges can apply. The daa’s Community Liaison Manager, Maura Cassidy, said: “We received over 100 applications when the fund opened last September.  “Sixty organisations that met the eligibility criteria were subsequently approved by the Grant Making Panel. Community groups were delighted and hugely appreciative of the support they received.” Organisations can apply for grants under three different headings, minor grants of €5,000 or less to suit smaller initiatives, major grants of €5,000 or over for projects that have medium or long-term benefits, and capital grants for the purchase of equipment or the improvement or construction of buildings. A clear step-by-step application guide for the fund and application forms can be found at www.dublinairport.com/ community-fund or via communityfund@daa.ie. Applications close on March 16.


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▪▪ Edel Leahy with her daughters Aoife and Jane Kelly at the protest in St Anne’s Park. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

Thousands attend protest THE deadline for objections to be made to An Bord Pleanala regarding proposals for a controversial development has passed.

Local residents and public representatives staged a major protest last Sunday, January 28, against a plan to develop houses and apartments on a site adjoining St

Anne’s Park, Raheny. The residential units will comprise 104 three-storey houses which will be situated at the Main Street Avenue of St Anne’s Park and 432

apartments in blocks of five and eight storeys. Residents had until last Friday, February 5 to submit their objections to the national planning agency.

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Former Ireland star helps Baldoyle Utd footballers FORMER Republic of Ireland and Premier League footballer Keith Andrews paid a visit to Baldoyle United FC recently to help out with their preparations for the new season. The Artane man and UEFA qualified coach gave the youngsters some expert advice and answered lots of interesting questions. The visit came about after Baldoyle United coach and Manchester United scout, Gerry Reddy, met up

with Keith recently. Gerry coached Keith at Stella Maris for many years before he made a move to Wolves. On dietary advice, Andrews told the youngsters to always drink plenty of water and have healthy food all week - not just the day of a game. He also encouraged them to get out to the back garden and kick a ball as often as possible. Baldoyle United chairman Dermot Penrose said: “Keith was really generous with his time and was great with the

kids. The boys received some great footballing advice for both on and off the pitch.” Apart from having a scout for Manchester United, the club also has Mark Tierney, a scout for Blackpool FC, on its coaching staff.  Baldoyle United’s teams are currently in pre-season training. Anyone aged between six and 17 who wishes to play in the 2018 season can text Dave Nutley at 086-0231420, visit www. baldoyleunited.com or email baldoyleunited@yahoo.ie

▪▪ Keith Andrews pictured with some of the Baldoyle United players during his visit to the club.

▪▪ Coach Mark Tierney, chairman Dermot Penrose, Keith Andrews and coach Gerry Reddy.

▪▪ Keith Andrews shares his words of wisdom with the Baldoyle youngsters.

Fingal County Council to regulate on airport noise an Union Regulation that sets out how the impact of airport noise should be managed and monitored at all major European airports. Fingal County Council The new independent said it is awaiting publicaRegulator will operate in tion by the Government of accordance with a Europe- the draft Bill which will set FINGAL County Council is to be appointed as the new independent Airport Noise Regulator for Dublin Airport.

out precisely how the new regulation will operate in accordance with the EU Regulation. “In the meantime the necessary resources will be put in place to deliver a robust and independent regulatory system,” the council said.


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Budding Spielbergs to enter film comp

FILM REVIEW 

A Merciful hour and a half watch IF you come out of a movie and your only reaction is “why?”, that’s probably not a good sign. Such was the case at the recent screening of ‘The Mercy’. Why did someone think this was a good story? Why did people invest their money to make it? Why did they think that audiences would want to go and see it? All these questions creating intense emotion and intrigue on exiting the cinema, something that was sorely lacking during the film itself. ‘The Mercy’ tells the true story of Donald Crowhurst (played by Colin Firth), an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished vessel and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare (Rachel Weisz) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure with his boat, the ‘Teignmouth Electron’. Not a bad setup and there is a twist in the end that we won’t spoil (don’t goo-

THE Irish Cancer Society is inviting young people and youth groups on the Northside to be part of Ireland’s Tobacco-Free generation and get involved in this year’s X-HALE short film competition.

gle Donald Crowhurst) but unfortunately there is very little drama to speak of, and if that key ingredient is missing, you’re in trouble. The film drifts along aimlessly like a branch on a barely moving river, never shifting into second gear. There has been some criticism of Crowhurst’s decision to up sticks and leave his wife and kids for nine months (they don’t seem too bothered by the way) and remortgage his house which was probably worth £5,000 for a chance to win a first prize of £5,000, but our gripe isn’t with that. Our beef centres around the fact that if you’re going to build a film around a man who apparently is desperate for fame and terrified of failure (this is stated towards the end), then you better show those hopes and fears at the beginning. We award ‘The Mercy’, a sinking two stars. Something that may float your boat this week is ‘Roman J. Israel Esq’, a compelling and thought provoking drama starring the always amazing, Denzel Washington. Paul O’Rourke

This is an exciting opportunity for budding local filmmakers aged 1024, to help spread the word about the impact of smoking and encourage their friends, family and community to be smoke free. Through X-HALE, the ICS provides funding and training to youth groups around the country to encourage young people to address tobacco use and empower them to take action in their communities by making a short film about the impact of smoking. The closing date for applications for funding is Wednesday, February 28 and film entries will be accepted until Wednesday, May 23. For more information or to watch the new documentary, ‘X-HALE: A Tobacco Free Generation in the Making’, visit www.facebook.com/ XhaleYouthAwards or www.cancer. ie/xhale.

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meeting new people. New members always very welcome. For further information contact Attracta Berkery on 086-1638494 or Kay Dwyer on 0866042268.

organic meat direct from the farm, patisserie, fresh bread, raw milk, farmhouse butter, locally grown flowers, bulk organic wholefoods and eco products; and delicious hot food offering, covering vegan, vegetarian, as well as meat offerings. ARTANE AGM: Artane Beaumont Family STROLLERS: Never walk alone. Recreation Centre gives notice to Instead why not join St Anne’s members of its Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, March Strollers every Thursday at 10.30am 20 at 8.30pm in the Piano Room of the at the Red Stables, St Anne's Park. centre on Kilmore Road.  Nominations Any queries, phone 086-2364829.    for election to the council and CLONTARF motions for adoption at the AGM AGM & TALK: Clontarf Historical BALDOYLE should be submitted to the secretary Society will hold its agm at 7.30pm on ORDER OF MALTA: Order of Malta no later than Tuesday, February 21. Monday, February 12 at the Resource Ireland is a voluntary organisation Centre, St John’s Church, Clontarf Road. Audited accounts will be available for that provides Ambulance, First Aid and collection from Monday, February 26. Community Care services throughout It will be followed at 8.15pm by a talk   on ‘Midwives Act (Ireland) 1918 with Ireland. The Baldoyle Unit Order of GARDENING TALK: The Dublin Five Clontarf Connections’ - by Ann Louise Malta Ambulance Corps is running a Horticultural Society restarts its Mulhall. Visitors are welcome and the Cardiac First Response (CFR) course over garden talks with ‘The Spring Garden’ cost is €5. two Wednesday evenings, February 14 by Dominica McKevitt, on Thursday,   and 21, at 8pm in Baldoyle Community February 8 at 8pm in the Artane WALKS: Clontarf Walkers with Hall. Places are limited as there is a Beaumont Family Recreation Centre, MS and/or family members meet strict teacher to student ratio so book Kilmore Road. Admission is €5.  Phone every Wednesday - sunshine or your place early. Email baldoyle@ 087-2423020. rain - at 10am in the St Anne's Red orderofmalta.ie for more details and to   Stables carpark. The walk takes book a place on this course. DRAMA: Riverside Drama Circle has approximately an hour in the park   and ends with a casual chat in a coffee re-commenced its 2017/18 season at CITYWIDE St John of God Girls’ National School, shop. If you are interested in joining VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Are you Kilmore Road, Artane. Rehearsals the walkers, email clontarfwalkers@ interested in joining the Dublin Rape take place on Mondays and Thursdays Crisis Centre as part of its Volunteer eircom.net at 7.30pm. Aspiring or experienced   Service? It currently needs volunteers actors are welcome, especially male ICA MEETINGS (DOLLYMOUNT): The to train as Telephone Counsellors for Irish Countrywomen’s Association meet actors. its 24-hour Counselling Line outside   every Wednesday at 8pm in the Irish office hours. Support Personnel who Wheelchair Association building in will be available on a rota basis to RAHENY Blackheath Avenue, Clontarf. Numerous attend the Sexual Assault Treatment MARKET: The St Anne's Park Red craft activities, exercise classes, folks Unit in the Rotunda Hospital. Stables Market takes place every outings etc. The guild has ladies of Applicants must be a minimum of Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Included various ages and it’s a great way of 25-years-old and reside in the ‘01’ are locally grown organic vegetables, telephone area. For an application form, phone 01-6614911 or email volunteerservices@rcc.ie The closing date for applications is Friday, February 16.   LADIES’ CHOIR: Do you enjoy singing? Would you like to practice your cúpla focal? Cór Duibhlinne is a ladies’ choir, established 27 years ago. They practice weekly under the direction of Amy Ní Riain and sing through the medium of Irish. They practice on Tuesdays from 8pm to 10pm at 63-66 Amiens Street, Dublin 1. You do not need to be a fluent Irish speaker to be a member. For further information contact 0872248478 (Máire), 087-7741953 (Deirdre) or email corduibhlinne@gmail.com Why not go along and give it a try?        PUBLIC SPEAKING. Would you like to become a confident public speaker in just 10 easy steps? Attend Eblana Toastmasters at 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 for free. One of Dublin's oldest and friendliest public speaking clubs is now open to new members (18 years+). They meet on the first and third Thursday of every month for two hours, starting at 7.45pm.   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.  

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▪▪ Jim Sheridan and Mark O’Connor pictured at the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) launch of Irish Film 2018, the slate of IFB supported productions coming to audiences this year. PHOTO: JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY

SINGERS NEEDED: Third Day Chorale, under its new music director Marion Doherty, is looking for singers in all voices. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 7.45pm to 10pm in Kilbarrack Foxfield Parish Centre, Greendale Road. The choir enjoys

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▪▪ Pictured in Temple Bar for the launch of Tradfest, Ireland’s largest festival of Trad and Folk Music, which took place at the end of January, were Lily Bourke (3), from Donabate (left), and Georgia Gunning (4), from Malahide. PHOTO: LEON FARRELL/PHOTOCALL IRELAND singing a wide variety of music from oratorio and opera choruses to pop and folk. For more information, visit www. thirddaychorale.com or contact Maura on 087-9016430.

KILLESTER

FUNDRAISER: Donnycarney Football Club is running a fundraiser for its juvenile section on Saturday, February 10 in Killester Sports & Social Club. The admission is by ticket costing €10. The entertainment on the night is a Karaoke run by Stephen Mangan (Ireland's Michael Buble). All are welcome.   FUNDRAISING EVENT: On February 24 Killester United is running a fundraiser in Killester Sports & Social Club - Johnny Peters will be there to wow punters. Admission by ticket is only €5. Tickets will be sold in the clubhouse and by contacting Teresa on 086-1537726.  

COOLOCK

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

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ICA MEETINGS: Swords ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association) meet

every Thursday at 8pm in BASE Centre, Brackenstown Road, Swords. They do various crafts, dancing, ten-pin bowling and other activities. The guild has ladies of different age groups and you will make friends very easily. New members are welcome. For more information, contact PRO Mary Nugent on 0863218167.

FINGAL

REHEARSALS: The Lambay Singers have recommenced rehearsals after a very successful Christmas programme. All newcomers are welcome. Contact Eric Duffy on 0862555751 for further information.

FAIRVIEW

REUNION DINNER: St Joseph's CBS Fairview is holding a 1968 Class Reunion Dinner on February 23, 2018. Any former pupils who would like to attend and meet up with old friends and colleagues are advised to contact MichaelFBarrett1@hotmail.com or Martin.Corcoran27@gmail.com

SUTTON

CARERS’ EVENT: Carers, the Cared for, and their families are invited to a new Community Worship Service, which will take place on the third Sunday of every month, from 4pm4.30pm, at Sutton Methodist Church, corner of Church Road. A cuppa and a chat will follow. The venue is wheelchair accessible. It will consist of singing well-known hymns, prayer, bible reading and a short talk. Everyone is welcome.


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Focus On

Elderly Care Enjoy those golden years 20

YOU’VE worked hard for your entire life to earn your retirement and now you should enjoy it.

Thankfully in our communities there is a great variety of activities all year round for older persons to participate in and continue to live life to the maximum. For example, one of the great successes in modern times is Age & Opportunity’s annual Bealtaine Festival which is held every May. Every year, Age & Opportunity invites local authorities, arts centres, libraries, Active Retirement groups, care settings, community s, Raheny has retained its village feel. PHOTO: DARREN groups, clubs and associations Beach from part of henyevery Age Friendly Community proximity to Dollymount

and Bull Island. As well as St Anne’s Park, St Francis Hospice on Station Road and St Joseph’s Hospital on Springdale Road, are two of the other landmarks in the area. Both perform a very important role in community life. There are a number of organisations carrying out great work in the community including the Raheny Tidy Village, Raheny Business Assocation (RBA), Ra-

providing an excellent early 30 years. ounded the hospital in ty healthcare for the heny and the

of veterinary services ese include routine utering as well as tuations by providing our pet is unwell. to provide quality dable, competitive prices.

Club, the charity Blossom Ireland and many others. The Tidy Village group volunteers are always on hand to ensure Raheny puts its best foot forward and have won numerous awards over the years in the both the National SuperValu Tidy Towns competition and Dublin City Council City Neighbourhood Awards. The group will be bidding for more success when the results of the National Tidy

the country to run Bealtaine tancy is now 78-years-of-age events that celebrate cre- which gives you ample time ativity for people as they to enjoy those golden years. It’s important to note age. The festival, which began that you don’t need to see in 1996, continues to flour- a doctor every day to stay 15 June 2016 • FOCuS On RAHenY • nORtHSide PeOPle eASt ish with greater participa- healthy. There are plenty of tion year on year and long ways to take care of yourself at home. Here are just a few may that continue! In order to enjoy all of the ideas you can try yourself: • Monitor the information activities that are available to older persons, maintain- your doctor wants to know. ing good health and a good There are lots of blood pres▪ John Gaffney Manager SuperValu Raheny presents Denis Cronin, Seamus Griffith Chairman and ▪ Despite its growth in recent years, Raheny has retained its village feel. PHOTO: DARREN quality of life is vital. sure monitors available in KINSELLA Con Clarke with litter pickers, spades, forks and high visibility vests to assist the Raheny Tidy Village Group in their campaign in the Nationwide SuperValu TidyTowns competition 2016. PHOTO: LEO Looking after your health, pharmacies. Dailyfrommonitorproximity to Dollymount Beach heny Age Friendly Community ‘GEORGE’ DEVITT Continued Page 19 Club, the charity Blossom Ireland and Bull Island. both physical and mental, ing can helpTheyou and your As well as St Anne’s Park, and many others. Towns awards are announced in to the generosity of local donors, located next to the Garda Station Red Stables is among the Blossom now runs activity camps, in the village. It was built in 1981 The Tidy Village group vol- September. facilities your located in the 300 acres St Francis Hospice on Station will help you to actively doctor keep blood The Raheny Age Friendly Com- specialised yoga classes and Blos- and has been extensively modof beautiful parkland at St Anne’s. Road and St Joseph’s Hospital unteers are always on hand to socialise with friends, fam- pressure levels down and art- on Springdale Road, are two of ensure Raheny puts its best foot munity Club is for people aged som Buddies year round. ernised and extended in recent This popular facility houses To donate to the charity or to years. studios, an Irish Artists’ the other landmarks in the area. forward and have won numer- 60+ to meet, have a chat, meet thedayrisk of stroke ily and neighbours, enjoy minimised ists’ One of its current stars is Brian Residential Studio and an Inter- Both perform a very important ous awards over the years in the old friends, make new friends find out more about their work, Fenton, who played a key part in both the National SuperValu Tidy and have a cup of tea. The club visit www.blossomireland.ie national Residential Studio. Let’s role in community life. spending time on your hob- or heart attack. Dublin’s All-Ireland success over Sport in Raheny There are a number of organi- Towns competition and Dublin meets on the second Wednesday be honest: most of us would like SPORT is very important in a Kerry at Croke Park last Septemto havefriends, a beach on our doorstep, sations carrying out great work City Council City Neighbour- of every month at 10.30am in the • Invite your famibies or taking trips to see ▪ John Gaffney Manager SuperValu Raheny presents Denis Cronin, Seamus Griffith in Chairman and Raheny in the community including the hood Awards. The group will be Cara Hall, All Saints’ Drive – just large area like Raheny, with lo- ber. especially the summer. Con Clarke with litter pickers, spades, forks and high visibility vests to assist the Raheny the grandchildren. ly and neighbours toTidy aVillage weekRaheny United Football Club cal clubs consistently doing great residents are fortunate in this Raheny Tidy Village, Raheny bidding for more success when past the national schools. Group in their campaign in the Nationwide SuperValu TidyTowns competition 2016. PHOTO: LEOarea’s close Business Assocation (RBA), Ra- the results of the National Tidy was founded in 1994 following an Blossom Ireland provides ther- work to foster young talents. the TheDEVITT average life expec- ly game ofrespect, golf,given badminton ▪▪ Enjoy those golden years. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK ‘GEORGE’ Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club amalgamation between Raheny apy-led after school activities to Dublin children and teenagers has become synonymous with Boys and Dunseedy United. somelocated other sport you next to the Garda Station local donors, Towns awards are announced in to the generosity of or Today, the club boasts an the community and continues to with intellectual disabilities. Blossom now runs activity camps, in the village. It was built in 1981 September. house. Whether you’re into enjoy. beautiful, leafy house Academy for five and six-yearThe localplants charity also has a have a huge membership. The Raheny Age Friendly Com- specialised yoga classes and Blos- and has been extensively modIndeed, the prestigious Raheny olds; 16 schoolboy teams; three teen social group called ‘Blosernised is and some extended ingentle recent munity Club is for people aged som Buddies year round.Not only mysteries, historical fiction, or plant your entire outdoor som Buddies’ where teenagers 5-Mile race has become one of senior men’s teams and two Over To donate to the charity or to years. 60+ to meet, have a chat, meet teams. friendships One of physical its current stars isexerBrian their work,good old friends, make new friends find out more aboutsport biographies or romance landscape in anurture fieldrealof co- and gain the biggest events in the athlet- 35Last year, Raheny United’s social independence away from ics calendar every year. Fenton, who played a key part in and have a cup of tea. The club visit www.blossomireland.ie Women’s team amalgamated with Pat and Dick Hooper, who both parents and siblings. Dublin’s All-Ireland success over novels, stretch your imagilourful blooms, working with Sport in Raheny cise, but also the competimeets on the second Wednesday The Blossom Buddies can be represented Ireland in athletics, Shelbourne Ladies’ FC following a SPORT is very important in a Kerry at Croke Park last Septemof every month at 10.30am in the contributes tionwithkeeps nation, share your thoughts plants is fun and lo- ber. your mind sharp Cara Hall, All Saints’ Drive – just large area like Raheny, seen been out and about in Ra- have been instrumental in pro- very successful few years in the Raheny United Football Club cal clubs consistently doing great past the national schools. club’s history. developing life skills such moting the race over the years. well-being. interaction and engage your fellow book to a sense ofheny was founded in 1994 followingbalan talents. social Blossom Ireland provides ther- work to foster youngwhile Shelbourne reached the ContiRaheny GAA Club is another as shopping and independent Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club amalgamation between Raheny apy-led after school activities to sporting institution in the area nental Tyres Women’s FAI Cup Fitravel. process Plus, the planting lovers in a good discussion. ances out a well-rounded Dublin children and teenagers has become synonymous with Boys and Dunseedy United. The charity receives no Gov- that boasts a high membership nal at the Aviva Stadium last NoToday, the club boasts an the community and lifestyle. continues to with intellectual disabilities. vember where they were beaten ernment muscle, funding and relies on and excellent facilities. • Getan excellent your hands dirty involves a little Raheny Hospital has been providing Academy for Veterinary five and six-yearThe local charity also has a have a huge membership. The club has a large clubhouse by Wexford on penalties. donations and volunteers. Thanks service to Northside pet owners for nearly 30 years. schoolboy club teams; three Indeed, the prestigious•Raheny teen social group called ‘Blosand plant a garden. Wheth- helping you to keep your Joinolds;a 16 book and Veterinary surgeon Patrick Keating founded the hospital in som Buddies’ where teenagers 5-Mile race has become one of senior men’s teams and two Over 1988 with the aim of providing quality healthcare for the 35 teams. invite members topopulation your in er you fill indoor pots with body in good condition. the athlet-the nurture real friendships and gain the biggest events in ever-increasing pet Raheny and the

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social independence away from parents and siblings. The Blossom Buddies can be seen been out and about in Raheny developing life skills such as shopping and independent travel. The charity receives no Government funding and relies on donations and volunteers. Thanks

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Healthy eating will keep illness at bay for the elderly OLDER people need a consistent supply of well-balanced and nutritious meals, even if there are physical or medical barriers that make it difficult for them. Eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk for many conditions associated with aging, including anemia, confusion, infections, hip fractures, hypetension, and wounds. And when combined with regular physical activity healthy eating can even reduce the risk of many chronic diseases, including osteoporosis, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. The problem is, many elderly people have unique barriers that prevent them from eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity. sitive stomach, reduced ap- tions are just a few of the stand these barriers and to Difficulty chewing, a sen- petite, and dietary restric- obstacles to healthy eating encourage older adults to that the elderly experience. eat as healhily as they can. A healthy eating plan for It’s important to under-

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gurt or cheese. Reduced-lactose milk products, soy-based beverages or tofu are good alternatives for those who are lactose intolerant. Loneliness also contributes to decreased food intake. Many older adults would rather eat something convenient and unhealthy than cook for themselves and then eat it alone. But skipping meals is not healthy, and may cause the metabolism to slow down or lead to eating more high-calorie, high-fat foods at the next meal or snack. Another factor to note is that the thirst sensation decreases as you get older and so the elderly may notice that they don’t want to drink as much as they used to. However, it’s important to take in plenty of water and water-based fluids. This includes low-fat milk, decaffeinated coffee and tea and sports drinks. Water-based foods like fruits, vegetables and soups are nutrient dense options. But it’s worth remembering that these water alternatives add calories that plain old H2O doesn’t have. However, there are many calorie free options that can be added to water to enhance the taste. Consider adding slices of lemon, lime, orange or cucumber or a sprig of mint to add flavour without adding calories. Using a caffeine-free, calorie free drink mix is another way to add flavour while keeping water calorie free.

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Making life easier – The Wiltshire Farm Foods way

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Lotto Boyzz are onto a winner AT FIRST glance the ascent RnB harmonies, hot afrobeof Birmingham’s Lotto ats rhythm and bass-heavy dancehall swagger. Boyzz appears meteoric Hitlist effortlessly reflectIn September 2016, the ed the current fusion sound vocal duo of Ash (20) and of Britain, establishing LotLucas (21) released ‘Hitlist’, to Boyzz as hotly tipped new a summery fusion of sweet artists in the UK’s exploding

‘afrobashment’ scene. Before Hitlist had a chance to settle, they followed up with two more self-released singles, ‘Bad Gyal’ and ‘No Don’, honing their sound to a slick mix of earworm vocal hooks and

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▪▪ Birmingham’s Lotto Boyzz have been making some noise with their ‘Afrobean’ sound.. irresistible dance floor energy. Drawing on afrobeats, rap, bashment and gospel, they had created a sound that was both familiar, yet unmistakably their own creation. Bursting onto the scene with three massive songs in the space of half a year, they notched up millions of Youtube views along the way. But this sudden rise to the top masks another side to the Lotto Boyz story – the years of grind they have put in, the grind that lends their music a depth and maturity far beyond most of their contemporaries. “We met five or six years ago at a youth club called Transformations in Birming-

ham,” Ash remembers. “I was 15, and I started going there because this girl that I liked went. “I saw this guy sitting there with all these people around him, and I thought, ‘who is that guy’. And that was Lucas.” Lucas adds: “We started recording tracks together, and when you do music with someone you have a different connection. “We did our first tune and just bonded from there. This youth club had an amazing studio. There was a vibe. We got shown the basics and learned the rest ourselves; we just wanted to make music.” At first the duo was trying to write grime bangers,

but they quickly widened their scope to push their sound forward, citing everything from DJ Mustard to the grime producer Preditah (who also happens to be Ash’s cousin) as an influence. Principally, they were making music for their friends in Birmingham, as Lucas acknowledges. “You have to be aware of the sounds that are popping. You have to take in what’s going off in your city, and shape yourself to the point where your city will back what you are doing. So, we taught ourselves how to make all types of vibe.” This led them to embracing the embryonic afrobashment sound being produced

by artists such as J Hus and Belly Squad as they determined to stamp their own take on the genre. They switched up from being Ash & Lucas to become Lotto Boyzz (Lotto standing for Last Of The Trill Ones), and created a new name for their sound - ‘Afrobean’, a word that highlights how they mix afrobeats with their own Caribbean roots. Ash’s family hails from Montserrat and Lucas’s from Jamaica. The final element they needed to create the Lotto Boyzz sound came when they hooked up with producer Amos. Lotto Boyzz play the Academy 2 on Thursday, April 26.

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Dublin date for YouTube stars Formed in 2008 the group consists AFTER selling out the Academy Cigarettes After Sex return to Dublin for of keyboardist Phillip Tubbs, bassa headline show in the Olympia The- ist Randy Miller and drummer Jacob Tomsky. atre on May 22. In the spring of 2012 Cigarettes AfCigarettes After Sex is an ambient ter Sex recorded their first EP over the pop group based in Brooklyn and led course of a single night in the stairway of a four-story building. by songwriter Greg Gonzalez.

Since then they have become a viral phenomenon, generating tens of millions of views on YouTube. The band’s self-released debut single ‘Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby’ has clocked over 31 million views while the more recently shared ‘Affection’ has received over 14 million.


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Follow our steps for marital bliss IF YOU are getting married in 2018 or 2019, this is going to be a time to remember for the rest of your life. We've put together some handy tips to help ensure that your special day goes to plan. • Don’t break the bank: brides should establish a budget and stick to it. Research shows that women spend about five per cent of their total wedding budget on the gown. Keep finances in mind without compromising on style. • Do your homework: look through bridal magazines, websites and visit bridal shows for styles that best suit your personality and body type. Educated brides will have an easier time conveying their preferences to bridal consultants, maximising their appointment time and enjoying the shopping experience.

• Match your natural assets: tall, slender brides look stunning in long, lean silhouettes, while shorter brides should avoid full skirts and trains, opting for smaller details and trims. A V-shaped waist makes you look taller; you can emphasize a neat waist with a sash; show off good legs with a short skirt; hide plump arms under long sleeves; and bony shoulders under high necks. • The perfect fit: on the day you purchase your gown, schedule the appointment for your fitting. Be sure you have the proper foundations and shoes in hand for your appointment. Experts suggest that alterations be made at the store where your gown was purchased, as they will be more accustomed to the fit and construction of your gown and guarantee better results. Allow a minimum of six to eight weeks prior to

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

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

2. ENJOY BOLD COLOURS

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

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eonie Garlick and wedding planning website www.ukbride.co.uk presents various ways to achieve perfectly kissable lips on your wedding day...

From kissing your newly-wed to posing for photos and sipping on Prosecco, your lips will be in high demand on your wedding day. Brides are no longer opting for barely-there makeup and a conservative up do - 2018’s brides are showing there is much more fun to be had. Big, bold lips are here to stay and couldn’t be more excited for those bells to chime. UKbride presents the best trends of 2018 to give you some great wedding makeup ideas and, most importantly, to make your lips POP Check out wwwUKbride. co.uk - the social networking website for brides to be, with 720,000 members and 164,000 Facebook likes.

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Have you a big event coming up in 2018 – maybe a wedding or a debs - that you still need to be attired for? Texture by Ann Flavin, based in Monkstown, is offering up to 50 per cent off on fabrics in February to celebrate its two years in business. Opened in 2016, Texture by Ann Flavin offers a unique design and make up service so customers have the choice of simply buying luxury fabrics and accessories in store or having a bespoke outfit designed and made exclusively for them. Having worked as a dress designer for 25 years and trained at the Grafton Academy, Ann has an innate sense of what suits the female figure. Following successful spells working with two Dublin designers Ann set up her own business and has worked extensively with brides, debutantes and special occasion wear ever since.

BLOOMING MARVELLOUS IDEAS FOR YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS

There are so many ways to use flowers to create a stunning looking wedding reception. Tilly Wilkinson, editor of UKbride.co.uk, provides a couple of blooming imaginative ideas (above)...


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Honeymoon hotspots WHEN it comes to your honeymoon, the world really should be your oyster. We’ve put together a list of some great destinations where you can get your lives together off to an exotic start.

EUROPE’S HOTSPOTS SARDINIA – Check out this laid-back island with amazing white powdery sandy beaches if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday mixed with culture and delicious food and wine. It might belong to Italy, but Sardinia has its own unique twist on Italian cuisine. Visit Alghero, a picturesque walled small city on the north-western corner of the island, and Cala Sinzias beach for its spectacular sweep of broad, white beach backed by Mediterranean pine forest. Sunway has prices from €659pp. TURKEY - Where East meets West, Turkey caters for just about every taste. It’s a hugely popular destination with Irish holidaymakers and for good reason. Traditions and history on your doorstep along with modern holiday resort facilities, Turkey quite simply, fasci- ▪▪ Turkey, where east meets west. nates. Feel the warmth of the welcome, taste the fabulous food, smell the spices and see for yourself all that this fabulous country has to offer with Sunway from €479pp. ALGARVE - The perfect relaxing experience and a truly beautiful location, the Algarve is mostly considered a beach destination, ideal for nautical sports with some of the best beaches for sailing, surfing and windsurfing. That’s hardly surprising, given it’s got one of Europe’s best coastal strips with just over 150km of stunning scenery. The Algarve also boasts exquisite gastronomy at affordable prices. Sunway can get you there from €449pp.

GLOBAL HOTSPOTS MALDIVES - Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem-like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise with their sparkling white powder, soft palm fringed beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and vibrant coral reefs, providing some of the best diving locations in the world. Spend seven nights full board at the magical Kuramathi Island from €1,979pp with Sunway including flights, transfers, taxes and hotel. DUBAI - Often referred to as the ‘gateway between the east and the west’, Dubai combines the comfort and convenience of the modern western world with the unique charm and culture of Arabia. Boasting year round sunshine, daily direct flights from Ireland, hotel resorts renowned for their service and facilities and an abundance of attractions, activities and superb beaches it’s easy to see

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why Dubai has become so popular. Sun- 01-2311865. way can get you there from just €495pp. NEW YORK - New York is a still firm DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Set right in favourite with Irish visitors but with so the centre of the Caribbean, the Domini- many biting on the Big Apple for shopcan Republic is bordered by the Atlantic ping ventures it’s easy to forget it’s also Ocean to the north and the Caribbean got some of world’s top tourist attractions. Sea to the South. After all, any city with the StatBoasting over 800 miles of some of the most beautiful coastline in the Caribbe- ue of Liberty, Central Park, Times an its sprawling, luxurious resorts and Square and the Empire State Buildboutique hotels are close to the finest ing has got to be worth a visit, right? beaches ensuring a true Caribbean ex- And that’s without mentioning Helicopter Sightseeing Tours, the New York Skyperience. This is a paradise island that offers more ride and the Guggenheim Museum. And did we mention the shopping? than a laid-back sun drenched holiday; it provides beautiful beaches, rivers, wa- NYC has an amazing variety of high terfalls, tropical rainforests and is home street, luxury and discount stores as well to some of the warmest-hearted people as magnificent malls, all made for retail of the Caribbean. Enjoy seven nights in therapy! The city also has oodles of choice luxury from €829pp with Sunway. when it comes to somewhere to ▪▪ To book any of the above or to stay. The streets of Manhattan find out more visit Sunway.ie or call

have great accommodation options with everything from budget hotels to celebrity-worthy properties. Midtown is the best area to stay in New York as it’s relatively close to the best attractions and is a hub for transport with good connections to the rest of the city. Tour America prices to New York are from €479pp and the cost includes return flights and three nights at the Roosevelt Hotel based on four sharing, travelling on March 3.

Apart from the main attraction of the casinos there is so much to do in Las Vegas. The shopping is as good as any large city in the States and the shows are outstanding with the likes of Celine Dion, Elton John, David Copperfield and Cirque du Soleil to enjoy. There are also amazing experiences that provide lifelong memories, such as a hot air balloon experience or a helicopter ride at the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas is also the perfect stopover destination for a trip to Miami, Cancun LAS VEGAS - If you like the buzz of or Los Angeles. NYC you’ll love Las Vegas, where fun is Tour America prices to Vegas are brought to a different level. The Strip is awesome and every bit as from €359pp and the cost includes return flights, four nights hotel accommogood as you’ve probably been told. dation based on four sharing, traveling The size of the hotels in Las Vegas will bowl you over as some have as many as in November. 2,000 rooms, shopping malls, swimming ▪▪ See www.touramerica.ie or call pools, restaurants galore and of course Dublin on 01-8173535 or Cork on 0212429222 for more destinations. the all important casino!


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▪▪ Meadhbh McCarthy of Glanmire (right) in action against Bronagh Power-Cassidy of DCU Mercy during the Hula Hoops Under 18 Women’s National Cup Final. PHOTO: EOIN NOONAN/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Denise Dunlea of St Mary’s Castleisland (right) in action against Ali Connolly of Pyrobel Killester during the Hula Hoops NICC Women’s National Cup Final between the teams. PHOTO: EOIN NOONAN/

▪▪ DCU Mercy co-captain Aisling Sullivan with Mike Bonaparte of Black Amber Templeogue and their son Mike (nine months), after the Hula Hoops Women’s National Cup Final match between DCU Mercy and Ambassador UCC Glanmire at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. PHOTO: BRENDAN MORAN/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Catriona White of Killester in action against Katie Reidy of St Mary’s Castleisland during the Hula Hoops NICC Women’s National Cup Final match between the teams. The North Dubliners were defeated 71-54. PHOTO: EOIN NOONAN/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ The DCU Mercy team celebrate with the cup after winning the Hula Hoops Under 18 Women’s National Cup Final against Glanmire at the NBA. PHOTO: EOIN NOONAN/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Jack Kelly of KUBS (left) in action against Max Brennan of Moycullen during the Hula Hoops Under 20 Men’s National Cup Final match between the teams. The North Dublin team won 68-65. PHOTO: BRENDAN MORAN/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Eoin McCann of KUBS (left) in action against John Hackett of Moycullen during the Hula Hoops Under 20 Men’s National Cup Final at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. PHOTO: BRENDAN MORAN/SPORTSFILE


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▪▪ Aoibhin Webb of DCU with the Player of the Match award after the CUFL Women’s Futsal Final shield match at Waterford IT Arena. PHOTO: MATT BROWNE/ SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Mick Cunningham of Killester WBC (right) in action against Jason Ryan of Ballybrack Bulls WBC during the Hula Hoops IWA Wheelchair Basketball Final at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. PHOTO: BRENDAN MORAN/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ DCU captain Aisling Frawley holds the shield alongside her teammates after the CUFL Women’s Futsal Final shield match at Waterford IT Arena. PHOTO: MATT BROWNE/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ DIT captain Jamie Broderick and teammates lift the cup after the CUFL Men’s Futsal Finals at Waterford IT Arena. PHOTO: DIARMUID GREENE/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Barry Cooke of Killester WBC (ball in hand) in action against Jason Ryan and Mark Barry, right, of Ballybrack Bulls WBC during the Hula Hoops IWA Wheelchair Basketball Final match between the teams at the National Basketball Arena.

▪▪ Carla Rowe of Dublin (right) in action against Aoife McDonnell of Donegal during the Lidl Ladies Football National League Division 1 Round 1 match in Letterkenny. PHOTO: OLIVER McVEIGH/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Emer Gallagher of Donegal in action against Sarah McCaffrey of Dublin (right) during the Lidl Ladies Football National League Division 1 Round 1 match between the counties in Letterkenny. Dublin won the match 2-5 to 0-7. PHOTO: OLIVER McVEIGH/SPORTSFILE


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by Intel and Lero in a coding The short course in cod- looks set to rise in the cominitiative aimed at junior ing is part of their junior ing years. cycle students and they’ll cycle programme, and the Fifty post-primary have no fear of the subject. number of those taking schools are currently participating in ‘Junior Cycle Coding in Action’, the collaborative initiative between Intel Ireland, Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre - and Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT), a DeCentre of English Studies has partment of Education and Skills support service. been placing foreign students The two-year initiative is in homes since 1979 designed to support schools and teachers in their introWe are again recruiting hosts for our students. duction of the short course in Coding within their junior cycle programme. Dublin schools particifor students throughout the year pating in the initiative include Kishoge Community Dublin 3, 5 and 13. College, Lucan, St Mark's Community School, TalCES pay a rate: laght, Le Chéile Secondary €165 per week per student. School, Tyrrelstown, Fingal Community College, Telephone: 671 4233 - 8.30am - 5pm Swords, and Adamstown Monday to Friday Community College. As part of the two-year E-mail: confirm@ces-schools.com programme, Intel will do▪▪ Maeve Byrne, Intel Ireland and Gwen Campbell, Junior Cycle for Teachers present teachers Pat Brennan and nate 500 Genuino 101 deIrene Stone from St Mark’s Community School, Talllaght with Intel Genuino 101 boards as part of the ‘Coding in 31 Dame Street, Dublin 2 velopment boards across Action’ initiative. PHOTOS: MARC O’SULLIVAN participating schools. The boards, geared to learning environments, are powered by the Curie microchip developed by an InColáiste Breisoideachais Chill Easra tel Ireland design team. This donation is supported by both online and OF FURTHER EDUCATION elective training events for participating teachers, including an intensive workshop for teachers held on Saturday, January 27, in Dorset College Post Graduate the Intel Ireland Campus in Leixlip, Co Kildare. Excellence Through Programme “This is the biggest involvement by post-primaLife-Long Learning FEBRUARY 8th Thurs 4pm - 7.30pm ry schools since we began For Employed & with the programme of support MARCH 14th Wed 4pm - 7.30pm FREE SPRINGBOARD for schools interested in APRIL 11th Wed 4pm - 7.30pm including the Coding short Healthcare Studies COURSES for Jobseekers*** MAY 23th Wed 10am - 1pm course at Junior Cycle,” said • Nursing Studies (Pre-Nursing Course) • Bachelor of Business in Clare McInerney, education • Healthcare Support (Major Award) International Business Level 8 and outreach manager of SFI-backed Lero. PRE UNIVERSITY CULTURAL PHARMACY “Over 170 schools applied Childcare & Special Needs Computing & Multimedia SCIENCE & HERITAGE ASSISTANT which reflects the growing appetite and enthusiasm • Early Childhood Care & Education • JAVA Programming Level 7 in developing teacher and (Montessori & ECCE) (QQI Special Purpose Award) student skills in the vitally CARE WORKER CHILDCARE SNA • Special Needs Assisting Level 5 & 6 • 3D Modelling & Animation important area of coding.” Maeve Byrne, Public Af• Maternity Care Support Level 5 • ECDL - European Computer fairs, Intel, says computer • ABA-Managing Challenging Behaviour Driving Licence ANIMAL SCIENCE MONTESSORI COMPUTERS science is present in every aspect of modern society and is creating millions of Short Courses jobs in Ireland and across HORTICULTURE BUSINESS • Predictive Data Analytics Diploma the globe. Collins Ave, Dublin 5 “Fundamental underT (01) 8337686 • Manual & Computerised Accounts standing of how computer WWW.DORSET-COLLEGE.IE E info@killestercollege.ie hardware and software operate and relate to everyday life is central to a 21st INFO@DORSET-COLLEGE.IE For Qualifying Jobseekers century educational system,” she added.

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EPA launches new competition THE Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new competition aimed at secondary schools students. The agency is teamed up recently with big-wave surfer and marine social scientist, Easkey Britton, to promote The Story of Your Stuff. The competition invites students to choose an everyday object – perhaps a pen, a mobile phone, a banana, a jumper or a water bottle - and use a visual medium to illustrate its lifecycle. “We want students to unleash their creativity to tell us the story of their stuff,” the EPA’s Helen Bruen said. “Perhaps a pencil started its story as a tree in another continent or maybe a water bottle was created from oil originating as far away as the Middle East. “Students can tell us about where it came from,

how they use it, and more importantly, where it’s going to end up! “By becoming more aware of the story of stuff, we can all begin to understand why sustainable consumption behaviours, including recycling and using recyclable materials, are so important in protecting our beautiful environment.” The competition is open to secondary school students up to and including 18 years of age. The prizes are €500 for the winning entry and €500 plus an inspiring talk from Dr Easkey Britton for the school. All information about the competition can be found on www.thestoryofyourstuff.ie. On the website students can view a sample video, last year’s winning videos and some tips on how to get started. Helen Bruen said the EPA was delighted to have

Dr Easkey Britton of NUIG onboard as ambassador for the competition this year. “Especially given the ongoing concern for our beautiful coastline and waterways that are often affected by pollution from material we discard after use,” she added. “Easkey is a five-time Irish national surf champion, holds a PhD in Marine Environment & Society and works to promote a healthy relationship between people and the environment, particularly the sea.” Dr Britton spoke about her passion for protecting coastal environments at the launch of the competition. “Surfing the waves is my passion and the ocean is my second home,” she said. “I can’t imagine my life without the sea. “I feel a responsibility to protect it and it breaks my heart to see how our ac-

▪▪ Dr Easkey Britton with some students at the launch of the compeititon. PHOTO: BRIAN FARRELL tions and behaviours damage and pollute our seas, shores and waterways. “Every plastic bottle, every coffee cup and plastic bag that enters the ocean causes damage to the life

that lives and breathes within the ocean. “Ultimately we all lose out by this harm to our environment and equally we can all do our part to protect our environment in

some small way and collectively make a difference. “The Story of Your Stuff inspires us to think about how we might do that and that’s why I’m thrilled to be part of this great cam-

paign.” The EPA’s web resource at epa.ie/IrelandsEnvironment provides the best source of information for students to research their entry.

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Check out this funky Aircross CITROEN has been getting plaudits and prizes for their funky-looking C3 Aircross. It was recently named the ‘Best Small Crossover’ in the UK and is now on the short list for the overall UK Car of the Year award. And it looks like the car has plenty of admirers in Ireland also, if the response I got from fellow motorists and tyre-kickers last week is a barometer. It’s a neat funky-looking car and one that would give you a lift on a dark, dank winter morning. The car has chunky look to it, but no airbumps. Those unusual padded extras at-

tached to the doors that save your car door from being scratched by drivers parked alongside you, are reserved for the regular C3 and another funky-looking Citroen, the C4 Cactus. I drove a silver model with an orange trim and it really looked the part. The side mirrors and roof rails were orange and there is also touch of orange surrounding the headlamps. There is also an orange ‘Venetian blind effect’ design on the quarter rear windows. They are the small windows located behind the regular rear windows. As it’s a Crossover the seating is slightly higher than a regular saloon or hatchback.

When you start up the engine the first thing that pops up in your line of sight is a digital speed counter, which should help you stay within the various speed limits. The decor in the cabin is really attractive with touches of grey on the dash and orange on the dash and seats. The dash is dominated by the seven-inch colour touchscreen. The seats are very comfortable and in the back you have ample leg and head room for two adults, maybe three at a squeeze. When I mentioned about three adults in the back to my regular driving partner, she rightly pointed out that three adults in the back seat

is a rare sight nowadays; you are more likely to see three teenagers. Then I thought that it’s a long time since I have seen three adults in the back of any car except for a taxi. Back in the sixties you would often see it happen in rural Ireland as people piled into the only car available for a lift to a local football or hurling game. I really liked the Aircross, especially the driver’s arm rest and the aeronautical-style handbrake. It has a really fresh look to it and you will have fun choosing the colours that suit your personality. The only compliant, which is common with most new

▪▪ Citroen has been getting plaudits and prizes for their funky-looking C3 Aircross. cars, is no spare wheel just a repair kit. Prices start at €20,695 and as usual with Citroen there are three trim levels, Touch, Feel and Flair and plenty of

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MOTORING Peugeot records strongest January performance performance Peugeot has most certainly attracted Kildare and indeed in Sligo." brand sold 2.1 million new The growth has solidified vehicles across the world, recorded in Ireland since the conquest sales." strong He added: "Thanks to a Peugeot's position as a top demonstrating year 2007. “Our excellent SUV line- number of dealer appoint- ten best-seller in the coun- growth acceleration with up, together with a five year ments in the last 12 months try, as the brand now looks sales up 10.4 per cent. Of particular note, warranty and attractive low- and our ongoing network de- forward to a number of furcost finance options across velopment plan, we've seen ther new product launches the company sold nearly The lion brand saw a huge the range, plus attractive particular gains in the all-im- and dealer appointments in 600,000 SUVs in 2017, recording more than 60 per 71 per cent increase in pas- consumer offers across portant Counties of Dublin, 2018. Last year the Peugeot cent growth. senger car registrations for many Peugeot models has Cork, Galway, Limerick and the first month of 2018. The success comes on the back of demand for the Peugeot 2008 SUV, the Peugeot 3008 SUV, crowned Irish Car of the Year 2018 and the newly launched 5008 7-seat SUV. The strong growth assured the Peugeot marque of a top ten place in the sales league and a 4.3 per cent overall market share, cars and vans combined. Colin Sheridan, Sales and Marketing Director said: "Despite the slight contract in the new car market, we are delighted to report a growth of 71 per cent in what is clearly the most important month of the year for new vehicle sales. “Indeed, it's the strongest ▪▪ The lion brand saw a huge 71 per cent increase in passenger car registrations for the first month of 2018. PEUGEOT recorded the strongest performance in the Irish new car market this January, as demand for the Peugeot range continues to soar.

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A FEW THINGS WORTH CHECKING OUT THIS WEEK

FUSION SUNDAYS ARE BACK

MID TERM TALES

Glasnevin Cemetery has some new tours specially designed for families this February. They take in the oldest part of the cemetery and tell tales of grave robbing, prison escapes and deadly animals. The tour also includes a visit to the grave of Michael Collins. The tours run on February 10, 11, 17 and 18, at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tickets are €7.

Fusion Sundays is making a return on February 11 (11am-5pm). Experience a different kind of market, with stalls from all over the world sharing one space to create a unique culture clash. The World Culture Market will be held at the Green Door Market, Newmarket Square, Merchants Quay, this time round, just a few doors down from the usual location. Visit this family friendly and free event. Plenty of free parking and wheelchair access is available. For more information visit www. fusionsundays.ie/

DINOSAUR DAY LIVE

Take a journey through the Jurassic Era as part of the free Dinosaur Day Live, mini stage shows, at Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre this weekend. The kids can have fun with interactive puppets Terry the Triceratops & Vinny the Velociraptor Dinosaur as well as the star of the show - Trixie the Giant T-Rex. After the show visitors can head down to the supervised kiddies free Dino Dig Site (upper level in front of Dunnes Stores) from 2pm to 5pm (Saturday and Sunday). It’s happening on Saturday, February 10th & Sunday February 11th.

AFTER THE END

Theatre company, Vile Bodies, is bringing, ‘After the End’, by Dennis Kelly, to The New Theatre, Dublin (43 East Essex Street), from February 6-24. This fast-paced thriller will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, as you follow Mark and Louise, two colleagues who are sheltering from the fallout of a nuclear attack. Tickets are available to purchase on The New Theatre website, for €16, or €12.50 concession. Visit www.thenewtheatre.com •Note this production contains strong language, full frontal nudity, scenes of a violent nature, scenes of sexual violence and flashing lights.

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This show by Training With Aoibheann is a dynamic trip through the deepest and most elite side of dance, presented through Aoibheann's chorographical mind. It’s a show filled with different styles, techniques and performances. It’s happening at Axis Ballymun on Saturday, February 10, at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets cost €15.

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE FAIR

On Sunday, February 11, an Antiques & Vintage Fair will be held at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, from 11am till 6pm. Over 30 traders from across Ireland and the UK will gather to exhibit thousands of items, from antique and vintage jewellery and items for the home, including furniture, to traditional collectables such as rare books, coins and banknotes, plus film and music memorabilia, along with all manner of curios from a bygone era. Admission is €3.50, or just €2.50 with the voucher included in this week’s Southside People. Entry is free for Under 15s when accompanied by a supervising adult.

THE IRISH MINIGOLF OPEN ST VALENTINE’S FESTIVAL

Dublin City Council has come up with a new cultural experience in Dublin to celebrate with your loved ones. The St Valentine’s Festival takes place in various locations around the city from February 9 to February 14. Dublin has the largest collection of love letters to St Valentine, and St Valentine's remains are in Dublin so it really is the capital of love. Music, movies and fun are promised. See www.stvalentinesfestival.com for more.

REELING IN THE SHOWBAND YEARS

The Ronan Collins Showband Show has been a smash hit for the past eight years, and it returns once again to The Helix on Friday, February 9. Take a trip down memory lane with the stars and hits from the showband era. Tickets costing €31 are on sale at 01-7007000 and www.thehelix.ie.

There’s €3,500 in prizes up for grabs when the best minigolf players compete to take the title of Irish Minigolf Open champion at the Irish Minigolf Open taking place at Rainforest Adventure Golf in Dundrum Town Centre on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 & 11. The event is open to any player over 16 years of age and is contested over the two days when players compete over five rounds on day one and then three rounds on day two. Tickets cost from €20. See www. rainforestadventuregolf.ie for more.

Crossword Answers 7th February CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS 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 ▪▪ A polo match at the Phoenix Park in July 1928. This is one of the few places in the world where polo can be watched without charge. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland (Central Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Evening Herald, February 14, 1938

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, February 3, 1872

▪▪ Sunday Independent, February 12, 1933

▪▪ Irish Independent, February 2, 1948

▪▪ Main Street, Rathfarnham, c. 1910. The enterprising salesman advertises his services on the back of his van. The village, at the ‘Gateway to the Dublin Mountains’, was well known for its educational establishments, including the Jesuit House of Studies at Rathfarnham Castle, St Columba’s College, St Enda’s College and the Loreto Abbey. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (South Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press. ▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, February 10, 1872


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