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Part of Dublin People Media Group Tel: 01 8621611 Vol.31. No.24

13 June - 19 June 2018






Property tax warning is issued A NORTHSIDE TD has warned that any increase in Local Property Tax (LPT) would be unjust on Fingal homeowners and should therefore not feature as part of a review expected in the coming months. Dublin Fingal TD Darragh O’Brien (FF) said he was pleased to have an input into the Fianna Fáil submission to the review of the tax earlier this Pupils from St Brendan’s Boys’ National School, Artane, were crowned Grow It Yourself (GIY) and innocent drinks’ year. He said it gave him the opportunity to share ‘Big Grow’ Champions 2018. Pictured with the students were teacher Niamh O’Connell (centre), Matthew Gavin the concerns of local (innocent Drinks) and Rosy Bent (GIY). See story Page 9. PHOTO: MARK STEDMAN

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had on thousands of homes across Fingal, it is only right that the homes included in the pyrite scheme are exempt from paying a property tax. Deputy O’Brien, his party’s housing spokesperson, said it was also crucial that councillors “make a greater contribution to how the tax take is allocated locally”. “People in the area rely on their feedback and input,” he added. continued on page 6




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homeowners. “It is clear that there is absolutely no capacity for households in Dublin Fingal to take an increase in the Local Property Tax,” said Deputy O’Brien. “I have been firm in my commitment to working to ensure that no extra tax burden is imposed on Fingal homeowners and that the current rate of property tax should remain unchanged. “Given the detrimental impact that pyrite has

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Southside districts, 224 warnings were issued in 2008. In 2010 that figure THE number of Antirose to 330 but since then Social Behaviour they’ve fallen year-onWarnings to children and teenagers aged 12-18 year to a low of just 25 in 2017. in Northside areas has Powers introduced fallen dramatically since in 2006 allow gardaí they were introduced a to deal with anti-social decade ago. behaviour in a number Figures released to of ways including issuing Dublin North West TD, Róisín Shortall (SD), show warnings and requesting youngsters to enter into that the Garda Northern and North Central areas of good behaviour contracts. These measures are the Dublin Metropolitan designed to give youths Region had a total of 63 engaging in minor warnings issued in 2008, offences a chance to but only 19 last year. change their behaviour In the Western district, and avoid courts and which includes Dublin more serious anti-social 15, gardaí dished out 119 behaviour orders (ASBOs). warnings in 2008 but Deputy Shortall says that none at all in 2017. In total, while children shouldn’t that’s a staggering fall of almost 90 percent for the be criminalised powers granted to the gardaí to three areas combined. tackle the problem of In the entire Dublin increasing youth crime Region, including

workers have been reporting a significant increase in the number of minors becoming involved in drug dealing because of a perception they’re untouchable under the law. “These warnings were introduced to nip this sort of behaviour in the bud,â€? she added. “Yet, according to the provisional numbers for this year, just 10 warnings have been issued. “There is clearly something wrong with the system. We need to know why the gardaĂ­ are not using the powers available to them and what, if anything, they are doing as an alternative.â€?

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Fingal election candidate selected THE Social Democrats has selected its candidate to contest the next general election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Businesswoman Tracey Carey is the fourth woman candidate selected by the SocDems, joining 16 other candidates selected to date to contest the next general election for the party. Tracey lives in Malahide and manages employee benefits for a multinational technology company. “I’m very proud to be selected to stand for the Social Democrats at the next Dáil election,” she said. “I’m excited at the prospect of promoting the party’s economic vision for a progressive and equal society and a strong economy with good quality public services, supports for indigenous and small businesses, and transparent government

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“I intend doing my utmost to prevent any hike in LPT tax for homeowners in the north county.” Orla Mulligan, who lives in Dublin 13, said the property tax based on house value is an unfair system. “It disregards ability to pay and household size,” she told Northside People. “For a pensioner living alone with a fixed income or people on low incomes, it takes no account of circumstances.  “I understand that local services have to be paid for but property tax seems like an unreliable source if it’s based on current market value.  “It always unfairly targets people in Dublin with a fairly ordinary three-bed

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semi paying more then a (homeowner) with a detached five-bed in a rural area. Between this and USC, it’s a tax too far.” Simone Corvin, from Malahide, also believes it would be unfair to raise the property tax.

“I think there should be an additional consideration given to whether your property is rural or urban,” said Ms Corvin. “Currently taxes are even across the country but governmental spend is not evenly

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distributed.” A spokesperson for the Department of Finance said that, as the review is currently ongoing, it won’t be commenting on the detail at this time. In January, Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, announced details of the review. Its purpose will be to inform the Minister in relation to any actions he may recommend to Government concerning the overall yield from LPT and its contribution to total tax revenue. When announcing the review, Minister Donohoe said: “Even though it would be 2020 before LPT liabilities would be affected by any property revaluations, it is important that the Government is able to make its position clear in relation to LPT in a timely way so that households will be aware of its plans for the tax in advance of the November 2019 revaluation date and the associated 2020 and beyond LPT liabilities. “The current review of the LPT will be informed by the principle of achieving relative stability in the LPT payments of those liable for the tax and provide clear direction on the likely payments faced by households in 2020.” The review, being conducted by a cross-departmental group, chaired by the Department of Finance and comprising the Revenue Commissioners and the Departments of the Taoiseach, Public Expenditure & Reform and Housing, Planning & Local Government, will be completed by the end of August. The Local Property Tax came into effect on July 1, 2013 and is collected by the Revenue Commissioners.

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Bernadette Gillis event coordinator for the Hospice, says: “Every year we have a shortfall of SONGS, like photographs, capture moments into perfect freeze frames €4.5 million to make up, and families fundraising makes all the difference to remind us of a time, a place, or a feeling: ‘somewhere only we know,’ to us.” The Hospice has 19 beds, but the long after that moment has passed. nature of a hospice means there is no For Karen Nicholson Stewart her timeframe for how long each bed is songs were her anthems of love, needed. laughter and her fight for life. Bernadette says: “Karen was cared At 18 Karen got cancer and for 18 for by the palliative team who care years she fought it. In the summer of 2016 she became very ill. It didn’t for 1,600 people at home each year.” The gala ball was held at the deter Karen’s verve for life, with the support of her husband Ed she again Bonnington Hotel in April. Karen’s sister Lisa says: “It just fought the disease. feels better to give something back. However, in May 2017, Ed got Without the Hospice we would have the devastating news that he had been lost, they were so good to us.” pancreatic cancer, a terminal And without the fundraising events diagnosis. Karen’s friend Rhonda Dunne says: every year, the Hospice would never make up the shortfall. The ever“Everyone was devastated. You increasing need for funds never goes just don’t imagine this. With three children under 10, and both mammy away. Bernadette says: “It takes a lot of and daddy with cancer.” organisation to get an event like this Ed died in the care of St Francis Hospice, Raheny, in August 2017 and off the ground, but we genuinely rely on people fundraising so that we can Karen died in October, just a few help the next family. short weeks later. “I think of it like this: it’s one family Devastated by loss, Karen’s family and friends decided to honour Karen helping the next family that comes along and finds themselves in this and Ed, with a gala ball in aid of St very situation.” Francis Hospice.

Members of the organising committee hand over a cheque for €6,900 to St Francis Hospice. PHOTO: ORLA O’DRISCOLL Kieran Walshe, who was part of the organising committee for the fundraiser, says, for him, it was very emotional when Karen’s songs were played on the night. “I was watching her sisters, her family, and it was just so moving,” he says. Karen loved music and Coldplay was the last gig she ever went to. Karen’s sister Emma says: “The support was unreal, people really wanted to be a part of it. “It was such a brilliant night and

so many local businesses supported us, sponsoring tables, giving prizes, Mattress Mick even came and did the raffle for us.” The family are keen to keep the legacy of love, and plan to organise a yearly event in Karen and Ed’s honour. Rhonda Dunne adds: “Karen would have loved it (the gala ball). She loved the glam. “ She would have been slagging all night, and she would have been so proud.”

Karen Nicholson Stewart and her husband Ed who died within a couple of weeks of each other. PHOTO: GOFUNDME



Aviation festival set to take off AN event celebrating aviation history will take place in a Northside village this Sunday, June 17. The Southern Cross Festival is held annually to mark the first ever transatlantic flight from east to west in 1930. The flight of the Southern Cross, captained by Charles Kingsford Smith, took off from Portmarnock beach. On Sunday a garden party/ musical tribute will take place in the gardens of the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links and there will be a Pop-Up Hedge School housed in marquees on the green space around the Southern Cross monument. Local historians and aviation experts will be on hand to share their specialist knowledge. Watch out for a surprise appearance of ‘Charles Kingsford Smith’, complete in his flying outfit! For those looking for something a little different this year, the organisers have hired a 1930s bus, complete with a bus conductor who, hopefully, will entertain you with not just the history of the flight but also the contents of the string bag he is taking back for his 1930s tea! To complete this picture of life at the time of this historic flight


several of Portmarnock’s local traders have joined in and there will be displays and storyboards outside their shop presenting aspects of life in the 1930s. So if you have a yearning for some crubeens make your way to Smith’s! The bus will run between the beach and the village for three hours and will stop to enable those dressed up for the day to have authentic photographs taken. The bus only holds 12 at a time and the fare is €1. The festival committee feels that it is really important that people know and care about Portmarnock’s place in history. For many, Portmarnock is the place you go to when the sun is splitting the stones, and what better place is there? Three miles of wonderful beach and shallow, safe sea. A haven on a hot day. But nearly 90 years ago Portmarnock made world history as the historic flight of the Southern Cross plane used the three miles of smooth sand as a runway. In 1930 Dublin Airport was still a gleam in someone’s eye! Thousands turned up to the beach that morning in June 1930. They came to witness and cheer on Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew on their historic, ground

Two of the junior helpers kitted out as 1930s maids for the Southern Cross Festival.

Anthony Ennis, Baldoyle Musical Society (aka Charles Kingsford Smith), and Alvis Crawford, chair of organising committee). breaking flight, the very first successful flight from Europe to America. On Sunday, the Hedge School will open its doors at 12noon and the music starts at 2.30pm. It’s

expected that the displays in the village will be ready by 11.30am and the bus will run from 1pm to 4pm. Local musicians, including Portmarnock’s Sea Sharps Barbers Shop Chorus (2016 All Ireland

Champions) will be taking part. The organisers said that all of these celebrations would not be possible without the continued support of both the Dublin Airport Authority (daa) and the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, whose “commitment to community affairs is wonderful”. Fingal County Council is also behind the event and their grant enables them to extend and take off in other directions.

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Manor House flags positive mental health NATIONAL suicide prevention charity, Pieta House, has awarded its Amber Flag to over 80 schools, colleges, clubs, and societies, recognising their individual efforts to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental wellbeing. The initiative, now in its fourth year, recognises the individual efforts of schools, companies and groups to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental wellbeing. The award unites these groups in their efforts working towards a happier, healthier Ireland and eradicating the stigmas associated with mental health issues. To

Pictured at the presentation of the Amber Flag to Manor House School, Raheny, were (from l-r): Programme co-founder Frank Mulvhill; Anne Robinson and Sarah O’Halloran, Manor House School, and chief executive of Pieta House, Brian Higgins. PHOTO: MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN/OSM PHOTO be awarded the Amber Flag, applicant groups must host a mental health awareness event, a

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Theatrical experience for Botanic Gardens SHIVA Productions, in association with the OPW and Dublin City Council, is bringing to life a new site-specific theatrical experience on the Northside. ‘Meet me in the Gardens’, a series of four short plays, will be performed in various locations within the picturesque grounds of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. The plays will be digging up the ghosts of the gardens’ riveting past. Based on true events and real life characters, spanning the cholera epidemic to the onset of World War II, audiences will be taken on a thrilling ride through time before being jolted back to our technology-drenched present. Dates and times for the plays, written by Sharon McCoy and directed by Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy, are: Sunday, June 24, Sunday, July 1, Saturday, July 7, and Saturday, July 14 (2pm and 4pm) Duration: one hour.

HARD ROCK CAFE DUBLIN CELEBRATES 47th BIRTHDAY WITH 71 CENT LEGENDARY BURGERS Our Dublin Location Commemorates Hard Rock’s Founding in 1971 with 71 Cent Original Legendary® Burgers It all started with two music-loving Americans who just wanted to find a good burger while living in London. Hard Rock’s founders had a vision to combine music, memorabilia and delicious all-American fare for a one-of-a-kind guest experience. On June 14, 1971, they opened their own American style diner in an old Rolls Royce dealership and called it Hard Rock Cafe. To celebrate the brand’s 47th birthday on Wednesday, June 14, Hard Rock Café Dublin will pay homage to 1971 with an Original Legendary® Burger offer for just 71 cent per guest on a first-come, first-served basis from 11am to midday. Hard Rock Cafe’s Original Legendary® Burger features a beef patty topped with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, a golden fried onion ring, crisp lettuce and vine ripened tomato, served on a toasted brioche bun with Hard Rock’s seasoned fries. Just like the artists whose memorabilia lines the walls at Hard Rock Cafes around the world, the burgers that Hard Rock serves are nothing short of “Legendary.” All burgers are made with the highest quality meats, fresh toppings, savory sauces and rich, melted cheeses. In addition to 71 cent burgers, Hard Rock Cafe Dublin will celebrate its birthday a 70’s themed party. Guests are also encouraged to wear disco era clothes and join in the festivities.

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ARTANE SUMMER SALE: A Summer Sale will take place at the Parish Centre in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Gracefield Road, Artane, on Saturday, June 16 from 10am to 1pm. Lots of bargains to be had.


TABLE QUIZ: The St Brigid’s Girls’ National School Parents’ Association is holding its end of year table quiz and social event at Parnell’s GAA Club, Coolock, on Thursday, June 21 at 8pm. All monies raised will go towards the school library and school gardens. Tables of four are €40. There will be a raffle on the night and lots of

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BRIDGE LESSONS: Bridge lessons for beginners will be starting shortly in Sean O'Casey Community Centre, East Wall. For further information contact Bernice on 086-2449112.


BLOOMSDAY EVENT: Bloomsday at Howth Castle will take place on Saturday, June 16. It will include magnificent breakfast; inspiring reading from Ulysses by Conor Cawley; live music by Luke Howard; and a stroll through the Rhododendron Gardens with Rob Keogh. Book now at www.howthcastle. com SEA ANGLING CLUB: Howth Sea Angling Club meet on the second Tuesday of every month in the Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth, at 8.30pm. Their 2018 season is about to get underway with a full calendar of events. New members are always welcome, beginners and experienced. No experience is necessary as coaching is provided. For further details, phone 086-1923529.  


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Cllr Darragh Butler (FF), left, with north county Dublin Tractor Run legend Barney Greene, who won the Unsung Hero Special Recognition Award for all his fundraising efforts, at the Fingal Mayor’s Community Volunteer Awards in the Castleknock Hotel. Cllr Butler nominated Barney for the award. information, phone 0872135576. 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 4pm-4.30pm, 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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Radio museum making waves Tony Breathnach

famous wireless pioneers. In 1903, American Lee de Forest demonstrated his YE Olde Hurdy-Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio wireless system to British Post Office engineers. Two is a little-known gem in years later the Marconi Howth. Company did likewise. It is a quirky Aladdin's However, the Marconi cave full of exhibits and Company won the lucrative memorabilia dating contract. This is not from the early days of surprising, as Marconi's telecommunications. mother was Annie Jameson Located in the Martello of the whiskey family and tower overlooking the she was well connected in East Pier, it is accessed by London. a pathway opposite the By the 1980s the Abbey Tavern. A network of Martello towers was built unoccupied Martello had become derelict. Pat by the British as defences Herbert was looking for a against a further French invasion following General premises to display his vast Humbert's in Killala in 1798. radio collection, gathered The tower has important over a 50-year period, and in 2003 was given use of links with the dawn of the recently refurbished telecommunications. The first successful submarine  tower by Fingal County Council. The unusual name telegraph cable linking of the museum derives Ireland with the from a comment made ‘Empire’ came ashore on Balscadden Beach in 1854. by the late Seán Lemass during a visit to Radio Around the beginning Éireann when he referred of the 20th century the to radio as “the old hurdy Martello was used by two

gurdy”. The centenary of Lee de Forest's experiments was also in 2003 and an amateur radio station was set up to commemorate the event. That station still operates regularly from the museum primarily using Morse Code as was used there from 1854. The museum, though small inside, is crammed with exhibits. These consist mainly of valve radios, music boxes, gramophones, televisions and other items associated with the history of telecommunications. Pat is a real character himself and a mine of information. His earliest radio memory goes back to the 1947 All-Ireland Football Final, which was played in New York between Kerry and Cavan. He remembers the neighbours gathered around the only radio in the small Mayo village

to listen to the match commentary by Mícheál O'Hehir. The ‘wireless’ was battery operated, as this was a time before rural electrification. Pat was hooked on radio and the result is the wonderful museum we have in Howth today. The museum is not a commercial venture but rather a labour of love. It is a magical place. Visitors receive a warm welcome and are given a personal guided tour. They leave with a sense of wonder and amazement. The entrance fee is nominal at €5 and it opens every day in summer between 11am and 4pm. During winter it opens on weekends only. Check out the museum on Facebook or the internet. Email: hurdygurdymuseum@ or visit https:// hurdygurdymuseum/ home.

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Airport hosts Drop-In Clinics AS part of its ongoing programme of engagement with neighbouring communities, the Dublin Airport Authority (daa) is holding a series of local drop-in clinics commencing this week. The first clinic will take place between 3pm and 6.30pm on Thursday, June 14 in St Finian’s Community Centre, River Valley, Swords. On a monthly basis

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MAYDENHAYES houses are proving extremely popular with people from Dublin. In fact, this beautiful development nestled in a mature, settled area near Mornington village in Co Meath is now home to over 120 families. It’s located just 30 minutes’ drive from the airport and a mere stone’s throw from Ireland’s Gold Coast with its stunning beaches. Described by property experts as a place where buyers get “plenty of bang for their buck”, a visit is recommended to experience these A-rated, well laid out, well finished, flexible homes that offer terrific value for money. Stand out features include a wonderful location and outstanding value on offer, says selling agent, Anne Sweeney. “We have noticed an increase in enquiries from people living in Dublin, who want to live somewhere an easy commute away while enjoying a more laid back

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President Michael D Higgins pictured with Garden designer Jane McCorkell at the ‘Greener Way for Fingal’ garden at Bloom 2018. PHOTO: ANDRES POVEDA

Former Minister for Justice and Dementia: Understand Together campaign ambassador, Nora Owen, with her husband Brian, from Malahide, pictured at the launch of the campaign’s ‘Moments in Time’ dementia-friendly garden at Bord Bia’s Bloom in the Phoenix Park. The garden, which was designed by Newtown Saunders Ltd, TrinityHaus and Sonas apc, included a range of dementia-friendly features including plants to trigger memories such as daisies, carnations and hydrangeas. PHOTO: ROBBIE REYNOLDS

Members of the Forget Me Nots choir, based in Baldoyle, under musical director Norah Walsh, pictured performing in the Dementia: Understand Together campaign’s ‘Moments in Time’ dementia-friendly garden at Bord Bia’s Bloom.

Annabel Long (nine months) from Killester, pictured at the ‘Greener Way for Fingal’ garden at Bloom 2018, the result of a partnership between Fingal County Council, The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) and the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB). PHOTO: ANDRES POVEDA

Dolores Hand, from Donabate and Naul Flower Club, who was a Silver Gilt Medal (Summer’s Rich Tapestry) in the A.O.I.F.A Floral Art Competition 2018 at Bord Bia’s Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park.

Adrienne Flood, from Portrane, who won a gold medal in the Best in Category - Best in Show Winner (In Homage To...) in the A.O.I.F.A Floral Art Competition 2018 at Bord Bia’s Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park.



Evanne Ni Chuilinn, RTE Sport, pictured representing Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, at the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. PHOTO: KAREN MORGAN


Pictured getting off to a running start for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland in the 2018 VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon was Amy Graydon, Bridget Cassin, Sandra Kellett, Lorraine Moore, Jackie Keating and Yvonne Doyle, from Finglas. PHOTO: KAREN MORGAN

The Belgrove Senior Girls’ School team, from Clontarf, celebrate after defeating St Patrick’s Girls’ National School, Ballyroan, during Day 1 of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol finals at Croke Park. PHOTO: RAMSEY CARDY/ SPORTSFILE

Aimee Dundon of Belgrove Senior Girls’ School celebrates defeating St Patrick’s Girls’ National School during Day 1 of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol finals at Croke Park. PHOTO: RAMSEY CARDY/SPORTSFILE

Sarah Hanley of Belgrove Senior Girls’ School in action against Líadan O’Connor of St Dublin 7 Educate Together National School celebrate defeating Kilternan Church of Ireland National School Patrick’s Girls’ National School at Croke Park. PHOTO: RAMSEY CARDY/SPORTSFILE during Day 1 of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol finals at Croke Park. PHOTO: RAMSEY CARDY/SPORTSFILE

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A WINNER of two consecutive Meteor Music Awards for Best Irish Male, Paddy Casey returns to play Bulmers Live At Leopardstown on Thursday, June 14, along with his daughter and stunning vocalist, Saoirse. Following in her father's footsteps, Saoirse is already making her own mark on the Irish music scene. As well as singing with Paddy, she has also performed recently with Declan O Rourke, joining him and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. The talented dad and daughter duo will be taking to the stage at the popular racecourse where the Waterboys (August 16), Paul Young ( July 19) join Hudson Taylor ( June 21), Keywest ( July 26) and Smokie (August 9) for one of Dublin’s fastest growing and most exciting nights out. From busking on the streets of Dublin in their early days, to sold out shows in Ireland, the UK and Europe, Hudson Taylor have been one of this country’s great success stories in recent years and they are welcomed back to Bulmers Live at Leopardstown for a show on Thursday, June 21. Brothers Alfie and Harry began 2018 with a brandnew track, ‘Run With Me’, following lengthy touring of their debut album, ‘Singing for Strangers’. They released a 5-track EP at the end of March on Rubyworks, ‘Feel It Again’, ahead of their Leopardstown show this summer. Keywest are also no strangers to Dublin’s streets and venues, having built up a huge following in recent years with a brilliant live show and the Number One album, ‘Joyland’. Smokie, meanwhile,

Paddy Casey returns to play Bulmers Live At Leopardstown on Thursday, June 14. have racked up platinum albums across Europe in a career that has spanned over four decades. Probably best known in this country for their gigantic hit single ‘Living Next Door to Alice’, Smokie have played in stadiums around the world, from a staggering 500,000 people in Kiev’s main square to places as far flung as Ulan Bator, Mongolia, where they sold out two nights in the capital’s 40,000 capacity stadium. The Thursday evening performances will be preceded by a top-class card of horse racing and a wide selection of hospitality options are available. The ‘Summer Bundle’ at only €33 includes admission to the racing and concert, a welcome drink, a €10 food voucher and a €5 tote bet. À la carte style dining is available in the 1888 restaurant at €75 per person. For group bookings, the Summer Party is ideal where you have a table reserved for the evening overlooking the racetrack and a three-course meal for only €70 per person. Leopardstown Racecourse is only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre on the Luas Green line, with dedicated free shuttle buses running from the Sandyford

Saoirse is already making her own mark on the Irish music scene. stop to the venue. Leopardstown is located off exit 14 or exit 15 on the M50 southbound or exit 15, M50 Northbound. Complimentary parking is available on a first come first served basis. For tickets and hospitality options, go to or call the Leopardstown ticketline on 01-2890500. TRACK RECORD WITH SAOIRSE CASEY 1. Most memorable moment in Dublin? The peaceful DART journeys to and from school along the coast. 2. Favourite place to visit in Dublin? My favourite place to visit is the Botanical

Gardens. I like to read all the names of the plants and imagine which plant various people I know would be. 3. When not playing music, what else do you do? These days, I am feeding the cows, dandelions and reading Earthsea... 4. First album you bought and last album you bought? I don't remember which one I bought but one of the first I can remember is KT Tunstell's ‘Eye to the Telescope’, and the most recent was Joni Mitchell's ‘Blue’, a gift. 5. Who are your influences? As I grew up, my constants were Bjork, The Cure, Joanna Newsom... I think watching ‘Watership Down’ 100 times as a kid and reading ‘Murakami’ may have influenced the melancholic side of my music. 6. With you fronting, who would make up your ideal band (dead or alive)? My ideal band... a choir of whales, and someone to play the vibraphone, Masayoshi Fujita. 7. Any tips on life? Ask your heart anything you are unsure of. It's easier with closed eyes. 8. If you were to name a horse for a race, what would it be and why? Artax, like from ‘The Neverending Story’.


Is there anything that talented Josh can’t do? THE multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter and global superstar, Josh Groban, brings his 2018 Arena tour to 3Arena Dublin on December 16. This is Josh’s first live jaunt since his sold-out ‘Stages’ tour of 2015/2016. “I can’t wait to get back on the road and play old and new songs for my fans,” Groban says. “It's the thing I most look forward to. Creating a show for each tour that gives everyone there, including me, an experience they want to hold onto.” Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognisable voices in music, the Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and actor has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums, DVDs, electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. The 36-year-old Los Angeles native is the only artist who has had two

In 2017, Groban concluded his Broadway run of ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812’, which Time Out New York called “one of the best musicals of the decade”. He also released his first coffee table book, ‘Stage He’s one talented guy! to Stage: My Journey albums appear on the Top to Broadway’, which 20 Best-Selling Albums documented the past list of the past decade, two years of his life on according to Billboard. Broadway. He has appeared in Groban remains an the feature films ‘Crazy, active arts education Stupid, Love’, ‘The philanthropist and Hollars’, ‘Coffee Town’ and advocate as a member of ‘Muppets Most Wanted’, Americans for the Arts as well as on NBC’s ‘The Artists Committee and Office’, FX’s ‘It’s Always Groban’s Find Your Light Sunny in Philadelphia’, Foundation helps enrich and ‘The Crazy Ones’. the lives of young people Groban has released through arts, education, seven studio albums: and cultural awareness. his 2001 self-titled Currently, Groban is debut, 2003’s ‘Closer’, filming the new Netflix 2006’s double-platinum series, ‘The Good Cop’, ‘Awake’, 2007’s Grammystarring opposite Tony nominated ‘Noel’, Danza, and working on his 2010’s gold-certified eighth studio album due ‘Illuminations’, and 2013’s out later this year. gold-certified ‘All That Tickets from €69.50 Echoes’, which debuted at including booking No 1 on the Billboard Top and facility fees via 200 chart. Ticketmaster.

Whelan’s date night for Aussie singer Angie ANGIE McMahon will play her debut Irish show upstairs at Whelan’s on June 20. Quickly gathering a reputation for moving audiences with her soulful ruminations on life, love and takeaway food, Angie's honest songwriting and romantic melodies cover the full dynamic spectrum, shifting between gravelly intimacy and pounding rock. Angie pours it all out on stage, drawing inspiration from artists like Bruce Springsteen, Lianne La Havas and Tom Waits. In the recent months of her solo career, Angie has secured supports with Father John Misty, The Jezabels, Gretta Ray, The Teskey Brothers, Alex Lahey, Meg Mac, The Shins, Alanis Morissette and Angus & Julia Stone. Angie has also been booked on NYE on the Hill, the Australian Open, Secret Garden Festival and was the successful winner

Angie McMahon will play her debut Irish show upstairs at Whelan’s on June 20. of the triple j Unearthed prize to open Melbourne's Laneway Festival. She also sold out her debut headline hometown shows upon releasing her first single 'Slow Mover', which was recorded in Melbourne with John Castle. “‘Slow Mover’ is a song about putting energy into things that are worthwhile and taking plenty of time to get to a good place,” she reflects. “I’d spent a lot of time pining after love, but at this point my head was shifting, and what I actually wanted and

needed was to pursue my music career," says Angie about the writing process. 'Slow Mover' has since clocked over three million plays on Spotify, debuted at No 4 on the Australian Independent Singles AIR charts and received support from Australian blogs, publications, regional and community radio, as well as high rotation on triple j, triple j Unearthed, SYN and FBi. Angie McMahon has finished writing her debut album and is currently recording it in the studio with producer Alexander O'Gorman.



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Piano hits the right note at Connolly

Does Jurassic World movie franchise face extinction? Paul O’Rourke EVERYONE loves an on the loose marauding Dinosaur, but are the producers of Jurassic World running out of locations and ideas? We’re now five films into the series and nothing much has changed. Dinosaurs need to be rescued from one location and taken to a second location where they escape and wreak havoc, before heading to a third location to set up the next film. Pretty basic stuff. So the challenge each time is to how to make the locations exciting and the dino-action somehow fresh

and innovative. In the latest installment, ‘Fallen Kingdom’, the filmmakers have opted to place the giant creatures on a small island with an exploding volcano. Exciting. With debate raging among the international community about whether or not to let the dangerous dinos die, a rogue rescue mission is launched to bring them back to safety. Recruited to head the mission is dino trainer Owen (Chris Pratt) and park manager Claire (Bryce Howard), but it soon turns out that those behind the dangerous rescue are doing it for ulterior motives, and so our dynamic

duo are forced to plan yet another breakout. Fans of the series will be satisfied with what’s on offer here, but the storyline is light on innovation and will soon be forgotten. There are a couple of laughs included to make use of Pine’s obvious comedic talent, but Jeff Goldblum is tragically underused and Toby Jones is more a cartoon villain than any real threat. There are a couple of nice set pieces though, like the escape from the island and some tension building visuals, meaning the movie has some redeeming

features. As for what’s to come in the Jurassic franchise, we have some predictions. A baby dinosaur escapes on a space mission and wreaks havoc on-board an already infected ship in... ‘Jurassic World 14 - Aliens versus Dinosaurs’. That film ends when another dinosaur is left behind on a moon now infested with intergalactic monsters, setting up ‘Jurassic World 15 - Lunar Attack.’ Still interested? If so,’Fallen Kingdom’ is for you. We award it a review score of three average stars.

A NUMBER of accomplished piano players were at Connolly Station last week to officially launch the permanent piano to get passengers in the mood for summer. It is the third public piano to be installed at Ianród Éireann stations. Pianos at Pearse and Heuston were installed in September 2017 and March 2018 respectively. Both have brought delight to those waiting at the stations. Artist Holly Pereira has illustrated the piano. She wanted to tell a story of the many thousands of people that pass through Connolly and the story of the building itself. She has also recently visited Mexico and Poland and was inspired by their folk art and took influence from what she saw on her travels. Speaking at the installation, John Murphy, Piano Tuning & Repair, said: “The Connolly piano is the third public piano that I have worked with Iarnród Éireann on and I am thrilled that so many people are getting to play the piano in a public place and provide entertainment to the many thousands of passengers that pass through the stations every day.” Station manager at Connolly, Eddie Halpin, said: “Myself and my team in Connolly are so looking forward to hearing lots of musicians give us a tune here at the station and I’m sure it will contribute greatly to the atmosphere for everyone who passes through.”

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EVER wondered what marine life we have in Dublin Bay? These stunning underwater images will blow you away. While many of us can enjoy the wildlife in the Dublin Bay area, only a few have experienced it from an underwater viewpoint. The Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere partnership and the Irish Underwater Council want to raise awareness of our precious marine life and ran an underwater photography competition to encourage photographers to share their Dublin Bay images. Leslie Moore, chairman of the Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the Irish Underwater Council to promote awareness of the marine environment and its biodiversity. We were very impressed with all the entrants and the very high standards that the underwater photographers have produced and the diverse range of life exhibited in the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere." The winners announced recently were: 1. Best photograph of a crustacean/echinoderm – 1st place ‘Oldest Lobster in the Bay’ by Nigel Motyer; 2nd place ‘Brittlestars in Dalkey Sound’ by Dave Wall; 3rd place ‘Velvet crabs’ by Padraig Keane. 2. Best photograph of a sponge/cnidarian/sea squirt – 1st place ‘Sunlit Jelly’ by Nigel Motyer; 2nd place ‘Dahlia Anemone’ by Fintan Keating; 3rd place ‘Dahlia Anemone’ by Cathy Davis. 3. Best photograph of a worm/mollusc - 1st place ‘Octopus at Night’ by Nigel Motyer; 2nd place ‘Nudis’ by Maja Stankovski; 3rd place ‘Octopus at Night’ by Sarah Tallon. 4. Best photograph of a fish or mammal - 1st place ‘Dalkey Seal’ by Nigel Motyer; 2nd place ‘Seal Pup’ by Nigel Motyer;

3rd place ‘Tom’ by Cathy Davis. 5. Best photograph of ‘Spotted in Dublin Bay’ - 1st place ‘BYOB Dalkey Sound’ by Andrew Keegan; 2nd place ‘Camoflague’ by Cathy Davis; 3rd place ‘Strictly Come Dancing Red Velvet Crabs’ by Brendan Moran. 6. Best compact camera or action camera image - 1st place ‘Goldsinny Wrasse’ by Damien Sunlit Jelly McGuirk; 2nd place ‘Prawns’ by Brendan Moran; 3rd place ‘BlueRay Limpets’ by Ciarán Smyth. Biospheres are internationally recognised as special places for people and nature. In 2015, UNESCO designated Dublin Bay as a Biosphere because of its rare and internationally important habitats and species of wildlife. The Dublin Bay Dahlia Anemone Biosphere Partnership includes Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Dublin Port Company, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Fáilte Ireland. To find out more about the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere, visit www. Entries will be on display for the public to enjoy. Octopus at Night


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Soak up more than sun in Lanzarote THINK Lanzarote and it's easy to conjure up images of sun drenched beaches and clear blue skies, but it's not just the year round warm temperatures that make this a hot holiday destination. Every year thousands of holiday makers make their way to this otherworldly paradise and while topping up the tan and lazing around sipping cheap, exotic drinks is not to be sniffed at, far too many visitors miss out on all the alternative ways to enjoy the island. In an effort to broaden its attraction the local tourism board is now promoting Lanzarote's other sides, and taking time off from pool-side activities to explore certainly pays off in spades. At first glance the island's barren countryside looks like a bleak, lunar landscape, but the unique rock formations created by historic volcanic activity become, on closer inspection, surprisingly captivating. The power of past explosions from the 300 plus now dormant volcanoes on the small island is almost tangible, and it’s easy to imagine how past civilisations would have felt compelled to worship the Fire Mountains. The rugged topography stretches at times for as far as the eye can see, but it's viewed at its magnificent best from along the winding roads of Timanfaya National Park. The park’s Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains) were largely created in six devastating years between 1730 and 1736 when more than 100 volcanoes unleashed their fiery fury and spewed out tons of lava which formed a Martian-like terrain that allowed rare flora to flourish – much to the delight of nature lovers.

Thankfully the area has cooled, but over 300 years later it's still hot enough to allow tourists experience something of the volcanic energy of 18th century Lanzarote. Visitors to Timanfaya are treated to demonstrations at the side of holes dug just beneath the surface. Dry brush thrown into the ground catches fire almost instantaneously while a bucket of cold water erupts seconds later in the form of a mini-geyser, startling onlookers. The nearby 'El Diablo' restaurant uses geothermal heat from a grill placed over a large hole in the ground to cook traditional dishes, giving a whole new meaning to eco-friendly food. You might think Lanzarote's rocky landscape would make most of the island uninhabitable, and for the most part you'd be right, but with a flaky imagination and sheer artistic drive it's possible to design a luxury dream home. And that's exactly what artist and architect, César Manrique, had and did. Manrique's impressive list of friends and acquaintances included luminaries like Rita Hayworth, King Hussein of Jordan, Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl and Andy Warhol. He adopted Lanzarote as his home and his vision helped advance the island's tourism industry, while protecting it from overdevelopment by campaigning for all buildings to be painted in traditional colours and constructed no higher than the tallest palm tree. His legacy is best experienced at the home he build at Taro de Tahiche in 1968. This is no ordinary holiday villa but James Bond's arch enemy, Dr No, could easily have used it as a secret, summer retreat.

Unique volcanic island Lanzarote - beautiful beach Papagayo, Canary islands of Spain The home is constructed on top of a volcanic trail from an eruption that occurred in 1730-36 and it uses the natural formation of five volcanic bubbles for the main rooms. Windows are carved from the inside, giving it a cave-like feel, but the lavish furnishing, avant-garde art works, funky swimming pool, party barbecue and small dance floor make it pure swinging sixties. Manrique's influence can be experienced again at El Jardin De Cactus (Cactus Garden), which was the last Centre of Art, Culture and Tourism that he created before his untimely death in a car crash on the island in 1992. The entrance is made of hand

LANZAROTE - March 29 2017: View of cactus garden with white windmill in Guatiza popular attraction in Lanzarote Canary islands

carved basalt and the garden's landscape is dominated by an eight metre high, Gaudi-like cactus sculpture. On the face of it, a cactus display spread over a couple of acres might seem like the whacky notion, but the vast array of beautifully landscaped, brightly coloured cacti show that Manrique's idea was truly inspired. One of the great things about Lanzarote is that while you've got the 300 days of glorious sunshine, the temperatures don't reach the uncomfortable highs of rival destinations in Greece or Turkey. It’s also just within comfortable travelling distance, around four hours from Ireland.

Naturally, the beaches remain the island's number one attraction and there's over 80 to choose from, all with turquoise clear waters and plenty with wide, sandy beaches. Most of the Irish head for Puerto Del Carmen which makes a great base to relax in and explore from. The beach is excellent and there's plenty of modern and traditional retail outlets stocked with all those tax-free goodies. There are also lots of family-friendly café bars and restaurants in the area. Throw in a round of golf at the nearby, freshly built Lanzarote Golf Resort and you’ve got yourself one hell of a holiday in a truly unique setting.




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STAFFORDSHIRE Bull Terriers - or Staffies as they are more commonly known - make lovely, affectionate pets. Unfortunately we often see a lot of them in Dogs Trust due to overbreeding or those that arrive from dog pounds having been surrendered by people who may not have realised how much care and attention a dog really needs. Staffies are generally friendly, enthusiastic, snuggle-bugs who are truly committed to their human companions but, like all dogs, they do need to be well socialised from a young age with dogs, humans and other animals. They are very eager to please, so given the right home and some good training and handling, Staffies can prove to be a loving and

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shape. They have earned the nickname ‘keg on legs’ thanks to their compact yet muscular appearance. • They have an amazing and distinctive vocal range and can emit all kinds of wonderful Staffie sounds such as little piglike grunts when they are happy. • Staffies are totally devoted to their families - anyone who shows a Staffie love and attention will get the same back, and more to spare! • They are intelligent, fun loving and live life full throttle, so need owners who have plenty of time to play with them, and lots of toys to keep them busy. • Staffies are full of energy, and owners of these powerhouse dogs soon notice how fit they get from all the exercise about owning a Staffie: • The Staffordshire Bull they have to do with them. Terrier is distinctive in • Being muscular and its good looks, and they can be easily identified by strong they need owners their solid, barrel-chested who are able to manage

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Travelling with your pet If like us, your pet is part of the family it is only natural that you will want to take them on holidays with you. You can eliminate unnecessary stress for you and your pet by researching your travel options prior to your holiday.

Before your trip Ensure your pet is in good health by taking the time to visit the vet. Some airlines will also request a fit to fly certificate for pets. Check that all your pets’ vaccinations are up to date before you travel and you should never travel with a sick, injured or pregnant pet. We would recommend micro-chipping your pet before travelling and if your pet is already micro chipped check that all details are up to date. Investing in a new identification collar with details of where you can be contacted while on holidays is also a good idea.

Travelling with your pet by car It is not safe to let your pet roam free in the car and pet seat belts and harnesses have been developed to provide safety and comfort for your dog while travelling. The CLIX CarSafe harness is made from approved safety-standard seatbelt material and has been designed in a continuous loop, to ensure that in the unfortunate event of an accident, maximum strength is retained.

vehicle while stopped at traffic lights. Schedule pit stops to allow your pet to stretch his legs, relieve himself and burn off some excess energy. Always ensure your pet is correctly leashed before letting him out of the carrier. You can minimise motion sickness by offering light snacks and allowing these to be properly digested before returning to the car. Travel-Eze tablets are a natural herbal tablet that can help reduce the effects of motion sickness should your pet suffer. Never leave your pet alone in a car, on a warm day your car can rise to 49 Degrees Celsius within minutes, even with a window open.

Most pets, especially cats, feel safer when they travel in a carrier; the Capri Pet Travel Carrier has a device to attach the carrier securely to a car seat. This carrier has a compartment for storing treats, a hatch at the top to allow you access to your pet without opening the front door and ventilation slits. These features make it an excellent choice when selecting a pet travel carrier. Familiarise your pet with the carrier by introducing it before your trip and place a toy or blanket into the carrier on the day of travelling to lessen any stress. The benefits of using a pet restraint on car journeys are they prevent injury in the event of an accident or sudden braking and protect the passengers on board. They also reduce driver distraction and ensure your pet cannot escape the

Plane Most airlines require that pets fly in the hold of the aircraft and will only allow assistance dogs on-board during flights. Consider this before deciding to fly with

them on the lead. • If left without anything to do for a long time, Staffies can get very bored and may become destructive. They need tough, hard and nondestructive toys. Choosing to get a dog is a big decision, so please think very carefully about whether you have the time and energy to take one on as, despite the rewards, and like any dog, Staffies do require a huge commitment from their owners in order to lead happy lives. If you have your heart set on a Staffie, please visit our Rehoming Centre to chat with our rehoming team to hear and see more about these little bundles of love and energy!

your pet. When it is necessary to fly your pet, there are many things you can do to make the journey as comfortable as possible for you and your pet. Flying is not recommended for certain dog breeds. Snub nose breeds which include Pugs, Boxers and Bulldogs have difficulty breathing and are unable to cool themselves down, making airline travel unsuitable for them. Check this with your vet prior to travel. Airlines require all pets to travel in an approved carrier, The Petmode Airline Carrier is an airline approved pet carrier, which allows safe and comfortable transportation for your pet. When choosing a carrier, select one that allows your pet to sit, stand and lie comfortably in. Pack a toy in the carrier on the day of travel for a sense of familiarity and to offer a distraction. To help easily identifyyour carrier, attach a travel label to the carrier, this should include your name, permanent address, telephone number, final destination, and where you or a contact person can be reached as soon as the flight arrives. Prior to flying only offer light meals and avoid feeding in the few hours before the flight. You must provide fresh water for your pet and to avoid spills consider using ice cubes or freezing your pets water bowl the night before. Carry a portable water bowl so that when you reach your destination you can offer fresh water. Should your flight incur a delay be sure to make the airline staff aware that your pet is on board, disembarkment may be necessary if the delay is lengthy. On arrival at your destination collect your pet immediately and go for a long walk before heading on the next leg of your journey.



C a l l fo r S NA ch a n ge STUDENTS with additional care needs would have access to better supports under a proposed overhaul of €524m Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Scheme. Recommendations in a new school inclusion proposed by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) could provide access to in-school speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and behaviour support. Outlining plans for a phased implementation of the proposed model, Teresa Griffin, CEO of NCSE said: “Up until now we have allocated over 14,000 Special Needs Assistants who have worked extremely hard to meet the needs of students with additional care needs. “However the reality is that, to get the best outcomes, students need the right support from the right person at the right time. “Students may need speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, nursing supports and people who are trained to help them manage challenging behaviours. They may need access to SNAs who are trained to meet their additional care needs.” As part of an 18-month review of the scheme, NCSE research established that SNA support works very well for some students – 11 percent no longer needed support within five years and 39 percent needed less support. The NCSE found that to get better outcomes, some students need different types of intervention such as therapies that may not be readily available. It also found emerging evidence that the support some post-primary students receive needs to be more focussed on developing their independence and preparing them for life after school. The report recommends regional teams of over 200 experts including specialist teachers, therapists, special educational needs organisers.


Decision time looming for Leaving Cert students LEAVING Certificate students filed into exam halls across the city last week to complete their English and Communication paper. It’s a milestone in their educational career, and it can be difficult to focus on their possible next step - a CAO offer for their programme of choice. The free Change of Mind online facility closes just over a week after the Leaving Certificate ends, and at that point, some applicants re-thinking their CAO choices might need some additional information and advice. Frank Costello, Head of Enrolment Planning & Admissions at DIT, says the Leaving Certificate is an experience many of us recollect as one of the most stressful times in our lives. “No matter how long ago it was, anyone who sat the Leaving will know that it felt like the exams would never end,” he said. “But they will be over soon, and then students will be ready for the next exciting milestone!” Once exams are over, Costello says some students who are anxious about their CAO choice can be overly influenced

see over half of all DIT students based on the new inner-city campus by September 2020. “It’s the largest investment in Irish Higher Education in 100 years and second-level students interested in creative and culinary arts, science, health and engineering are eager to find out more about the new lecture halls, performance venues and labs.” Exam students will have to make big decisions when In April, DIT and its the Leaving Cert ends. TU4D alliance partners, IT Blanchardstown you have more options by what their peers are available once CAO offers and IT Tallaght, saying about their exam also announced the issue in August. performance, especially submission of a formal “If you do decide to on social media. application to the take an offer for Level “Sometimes younger Minister for Education 6/7, you can use that people can use social and Skills seeking as your pathway to an media to bolster how designation as the first honours degree later.” they’re feeling, posting technological university Each year, DIT hosts snaps about how they in Ireland. several Open Days did in a particular exam Costello says that across all its campuses or sharing how they the new university’s that allow prospective answered a particular potential is already students to talk directly question on Facebook,” making an impression on to current students and he said. students and teachers. academic staff in the “My advice is to “As a new type of subject areas they wish ignore the chatter and university, it can be to study. make your decisions both complementary Costello says that this supported by your year's applicants are also and transformative for own performance. For particularly interested in higher education in example, if you are the major developments this country, providing worried that you may a new and flexible taking place in DIT. not get the points for a "2018 is a landmark year learning framework Level 8 programme in for students that is the subjects you’re most for us,” he explained. informed by research “Building work interested in, my advice and features diverse commenced on two is to look at Level 6/7 programmes across the new academic quads in programmes in those or Grangegorman which will range of levels on the related subjects so that

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Crossland X really hits the spot for Opel billion euro. It’s built on a modified version of the Peugeot 2008 platform. It’s very similar to the JUST A few weeks after Mokka X, but the fourtest driving Opel’s wheel drive Mokka has massive Grandland a more rugged look and X, last week I got an is aimed at buyers who opportunity to drive might want to get out in their smaller Crossland the country at weekends X. or are living in the Opel already had a Mokka X on their fleet and country. Meanwhile, the it sounds like the German company will use the 24th Crossland X, with front wheel drive, is intended letter of the alphabet in future for special editions to appeal to those who have more chores to do of all their cars. in suburbia, like ferrying The Crossland X children to sports and replaces the Meriva; you may remember it as it was music events on a Saturday morning. the car in which the rear My test car came in doors opened to the rear. a Satin Steel Grey and This new car comes as a the interior was also a result of Opel’s link-up bit grey. A touch of pink with French group PSA, fleck on the seats was who bought Opel from the saving grace. But General Motors in the spring of 2017 for over two then, I suppose, grey is

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better than black, but colour choice is up to each individual driver. I like piano black, but you definitely can get too much black in the interior of some cars. You can get from zero to 100km/h in over 11 seconds, but this is more of a car for family driving rather than fast driving. I found it very easy to handle and while there wasn’t a reversing camera, the sensors did their job. The car had two definite plusses for me: a ‘mini’ spare wheel and an oldstyle handbrake. The test car also came with a sunroof, which cost an extra €950. The Apple CarPlay worked well and there are lots of extras like Wi-Fi hotspots for up to seven

The Crossland X replaces the Meriva and comes as a result of Opel’s link-up with French group PSA. devices. If you can’t get the information you want from your devices there is the Opel OnStar connectivity where you can talk to a human, who will help you. OnStar is a brilliant service and if your car is

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Austria. Naturally, the E-Pace was codenamed ‘the cub’ among Jaguar AFTER many years of executives. producing gorgeous The F-Pace was a huge saloon cars, Jaguar has now turned out two SUVs change of direction for the in the space of 24 months, company, but every car company feels that they the mid-size F-Pace and now the compact E-Pace. need to offer an SUV, so in 2016 we got the F-Pace, At first glance you may which was Jaguar’s first think that there is not a crossover vehicle. It took huge difference between Jaguar a long time to the cars. The E-Pace is launch an SUV, but very smaller with a starting quickly they realised that price approximately the F-Pace accounted for €7,000 less than its big more than half of their brother. The F-Pace is sales. built in Solihull, near Now the luxury brand, Birmingham in England, which is owned by Tata while the E-Pace is Motors in China, is hoping assembled in Graz,

to attract even more young owners with the E-Pace which initially looks like the F-Pace, but on closer examination, you will find some differences. If you look closely you will notice that the E-Pace headlights are much larger and sweep up the side of the bonnet. Jaguar’s rounded rectangular grille is now wider on the E-Pace and it retains the power bulge on the bonnet. The roof in the E-Pace is more curved and with its sculpted bonnet and muscular rear haunches, you could say that it has

The Jaguar E-Pace that coupé look. The E-Pace also gets a lower styling line running along the bottom edge of the doors. My test model was a Brasco Grey 2.0-litre automatic diesel version and was very easy to handle. It’s also available

in various petrol engines. There is a brilliant reversing camera and the boot is a decent size. You get a ‘mini’ spare wheel, which is always a plus. I liked the high driving position and there’s a plethora of slave controls on the steering wheel.

There’s also plenty of cubby holes in the cabin to store the various items that you feel you cannot do without every day, like mobiles phones and glasses. There are USB connections and 4G Wi-fi for eight devices. You also get ‘puddle lights,’ which

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Dublin City Council We, Micheál & Áine Lehane wish to apply to Dublin City Council for Permission to (a) convert existing attic to bedroom including flat roof dormer window to the rear, (b) construct a dormer to access proposed attic bedroom to the west, (c) internal alterations & modifications to existing dwelling, (d) form new vehicular access to front of property & all associated site development works at 3 Vernon Park, Clontarf East, Dublin 3. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council We John Reid and Margaret McShane intend to apply for planning permission for a development on this site at 50 and 52 Howth Road, Fairview, Dublin 3. The development will consists of the reconversion of an existing nursing home back into 2 seperate residential homes with two new seperate vehicular entrances and off street car parking to each house. The planning application can 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 of 20 euro within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of the receipt by the authority of the application and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council Planning permission has been sought by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine for development works on the Middle Pier of Howth Fishery Harbour Centre, Howth, Co. Dublin reg. ref. F18A/0074. The development applied for consists of the provision of 130m long quay wall; associated deck area, road access, hard standing; localised dredging to facilitate works, dredging to -4m Chart Datum along the front of the new quay wall to provide berthing depth and land reclamation of approximate area 0.30 Ha on the east side of Middle Pier. Significant Further Information has been furnished to the planning authority in respect of this proposed development and may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the further information or revised plans may be made in writing to the planning authority within the statutory time limit. A submission or observation must be accompanied by the prescribed fee, except in the case of a person or body who has already made a submission or observation.

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Michael Guiney, intend to apply for permission for development at this site address, 25 Woodbine Drive, Raheny, Dublin 5. The development will consist of a single storey extension to front and an attic conversion, including change of roof profile from hip roof to gable and new dormer window to rear. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Amy Moran, intend to apply for the (1) creation of a new vehicular access 3.8m wide to the front of the house at, and exiting onto, Brookwood Avenue (2) construction of a new pier (3) construction of permeable hard standing (4) construction of steps to the front entrance (5) dishing the existing footpath/grass margin and associated site works all at 35 Brookwood Avenue, Artane, Dublin 5. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Marion Toole intents to apply for planning permission to widen an existing vehicular access exiting onto Castle Avenue, Dublin 3, all at 96 Castle Avenue, Dublin 3. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council Application for Planning Permission for single storey extension to Rear of 39 The Avenue, Orlynn Park, Lusk, Co. Dublin signed Sinead Conroy. This application may be inspected/purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy 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 on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council of the application.

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Dublin City Council We Declan & Maria Ennis intend to apply for planning permission for development at this site 98 Brookwood Avenue, Artane, Dublin 5. D05 V292. Development will consist of a new dormer roof to the rear of the existing house roof to be used as an office/storage room & new velux to the front of the existing house roof 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 (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I Raymond Carroll intend to apply for planning permission & retention permission for development at this site 141 Riverside Park, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17, D17 ER24. Development will consist of demolishing an existing ground floor only shed to the rear/end of the existing site and rebuilding it to be used as a gym/games room. Development will also consist of retention to a dormer to the rear of the existing house roof 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 (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council I, Ivan Ciocan, wish to apply for planning permission to construct a single story extension to front and rear of existing single story semi-detached dwelling incorporating new porch to front and kitchen/ dining, utility room and bathroom to rear also internal alterations to existing layout with 2 additional windows to front elevation at 3 Windmill lands, 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 during the public opening hours of 9.30 - 16.30 Monday - Friday at, Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Fingal, County 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 €20, within the period of 5 weeks, begining on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council of the application.





PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council I, Colm Fitzpatrick, intend to apply for planning permission for development at 5 Coill Dubh Grove, Malahide, County Dublin. The development will consist of one new ‘Velux’ roof window in the front roof of the house and one new ‘Velux’ roof window in the side roof of the house, all to facilitate the conversion of an existing attic to habitable space. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during the public opening hours of 9.30 - 16.30 Monday Friday at Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Fingal, 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 €20, within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

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ANSWERS June 6th






Find the words hidden in the puzzle below



A few things worth checking out this week


Taste of Dublin


The ‘Maeve Binchy and famous Irish Writers Walk’ has returned to Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre and will take place on Fridays at 1.15pm until the end of September. It’s the perfect way to learn about Dalkey’s rich literary history. Tickets are €12.50. To book telephone 012858366 or email Must be pre-booked. See for more information

Taste of Dublin returns to the stunning Iveagh Gardens from June 14-17. Over four indulgent days the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will fashion together exquisite signature dishes, allowing visitors to create their dream tasting menu at the ultimate foodie festival. This year’s theme, Food Lovers Playground, will bring a playful and vibrant twist to the event. Standard tickets for a four hour session start at €17.50. See for details.

ARTANE SENIOR BAND There’s a great night of music at the Artane School of Music, St David’s Park, at 8pm on June 16 when the Artane Senior Band will be celebrating their 30th anniversary. Tickets are €15 each and are available from reception in the Artane School of Music. It’s an over-18s event and you can bring your own food and drink for this fundraiser for the Artane School of Music.

TABLE QUIZ IN COOLOCK The St Brigid’s Girls’ National School Parents’ Association is holding its end of year table quiz and social event at Parnell’s GAA Club, Coolock, on Thursday, June 21 at 8pm. All monies raised will go towards the school library and school gardens. Tables of four are €40. There will be a raffle on the night and lots of spot prizes. All support appreciated.


ROAD TO HOME EXHIBITION Gormleys Fine Art have announced details of ‘Road to Home’, a solo exhibition of new works by Eugene Conway, coming to its Dublin gallery. The exhibition opened on June 9 and will run until June 25 at 27 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2. The exhibition consists of a number of oil paintings on linen, depicting a series of scenes of the Irish landscape.



Dublin based visual artists Pat Curran and Mark Holburn have opened their joint exhibition ‘City Life’ in Ballyfermot Library. Pat’s paintings and Mark’s installed arts works map represent their responses to their rich cultural experiences and observations of Dublin’s contemporary life. They both graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2014 and 2015 respectively. ‘City Life’ is open in Ballyfermot Library until June 30.

There’s lots happening around the city this week to celebrate IRISH SHOP FRONTS’ EXHIBITION Bloomsday. Hen’s Teeth x Our Type have announced Celebrations often a new exhibition – ‘Irish Shopfronts’, by include dressing up like photographer and graphic designer, Trevor Finnegan, which will take place from June 14-21 characters from the book and in clothes that would have been the style of the era. The at 13 Fade Street, Dublin 2. festival has spread out around the city but The culmination of seven years’ work, in every county across Ireland, Trevor’s collection the James Joyce Centre will be a main hive of activity. There’s also events in Glasnevin showcases the unique design, charm and Cemetery and Howth Castle. heritage of the traditional Irish main street. To check out the full programme of events see Hen’s Teeth is an art and lifestyle store in Dublin and online.

Get your football fix with live league action around the city. St Pat’s are at home against Sligo Rovers in Inchicore while Bray take on Waterford in the seaside town on Friday, June 15. Kick offs are at 7.45pm. At the same time in the First Division there’s a Dublin derby between Shels and Cabinteely at Tolka Park.

Crossword Answers 13th June CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS

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Across: 1 Tumbledown; 7 Child; 8 Rubbish; 10 Overcoat; 11 Stem; 13 Patent; 15 Signal; 17 Inca; 18 Panorama; 21 Hoisted; 22 Ochre; 23 Fertiliser. Down: 1 Tribe; 2 Medicine; 3 Lariat; 4 Debt; 5 Written; 6 Accomplish; 9 Humiliated; 12 Timorous; 14 Tactile; 16 Sandal; 19 Abhor; 20 Stet.


From The Archives

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

Dublin Zoo in the early 1960s. PHOTO: DUBLIN PUBLIC LIBRARIES

The old 33 bus to Balbriggan, via Rush and Skerries.

Irish Press, June 8 , 1932

Irish Press, June 2, 1984

Who remembers when binmen worked like this?

Irish Press, June 8, 1932




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Northside people (east) june 13 2018  
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