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Child of same-sex couple is refused passport Tony McCullagh

riage has accused the State of discrimination after it refused to issue one of her A UK-based Swords woman daughters with an Irish who is in a same-sex mar- passport.


Irish citizen Catherine Brancaleone-Phelan, who is originally from Rivervalley but now living in Brighton, entered into a civil partnership with Hannah, a London-based firefighter, in 2010. The couple were later married in October 2015. In November 2014, Catherine gave birth to daughter Kathleen after a friend agreed to act as a donor. Hannah also became pregnant through the same donor and a second daughter, Rilee, was born in May 2016.



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▪▪ Hannah and Catherine pictured with their daughters Rilee and Kathleen. However, the family’s happiness was shattered when their youngest child was refused an Irish passport because Catherine was named on Rilee’s birth cert as ‘parent’, as opposed to ‘father’ or ‘mother’. Their eldest daughter was automatically entitled to an

Irish passport on the basis that Catherine was named as her mother on the birth certificate. Catherine is now pregnant with twins and the couple face the prospect of not being able to secure Irish citizenship for one of their four children. Continued on page 2


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report found that this figure increased to 414. Fingal County Council’s Water Safety Development Officer John Hartnett credited the increase in accident prevention to the on-duty lifeguards’ experience and training. “Our lifeguards are extremely vigilant and have gathered enough knowledge through yearly training and past experience to pre-empt potential accidents and prevent them,” said Mr Hartnett. “As was the case in previous years, this summer we were able to provide

lifeguards with defibrillator training and workshops with the Royal National Lifesaving Institute (RNLI) and Dublin Fire Brigade, providing them with the essential skillset to prevent water related injuries.” Further training included rescue boat training and an eight-week fitness programme to ensure each lifeguard was able to meet the physical requirements of their job. Before being employed as a lifeguard, candidates must complete a pool fitness test conducted by the Dublin Area Committee of Irish Wa-

ter Safety. The report also highlights a growing issue around recruitment, as applications for lifeguard positions are in decline. This has forced Fingal County Council to share applicants with the other Dublin and Eastern Local Authorities. “It is an issue and one that we will be looking at over the winter with our colleagues in the other local authorities as our 2017 report has clearly shown that our beaches need to have lifeguards on duty during the summer period,” added Mr Hartnett.

Catherine and Hannah had been hoping to move back to Ireland in the near future. However, the State’s refusal to issue Rilee with a passport due to this anomaly has scuppered their plans, particularly in light of the uncertainty caused by Brexit. Catherine said: “Despite Ireland being seen around the world as a champion of same-sex marriage, I believe that the State is discriminating against one of our children based on our family status. Our particular scenario should have been provided for when the legislation for marriage equality was being prepared.” She added: “We have been fighting this for over a year now. I am absolutely sickened at how we have been treated by my country. As far as I am concerned, this ends any thoughts of ever returning home – my home is in the UK now. I am utterly ashamed of Ireland. “The fact is that the Irish passport office has decided against issuing my second daughter with an Irish passport because my wife Hannah gave birth to her rather than me, but within our marriage. I am her legal parent and named on her birth cert. There are no similar issues with getting my first daugh-

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ter a British passport, as although I gave birth to her, the UK has the decency and fairness to recognise both her legal parents and their respective nationalities.” Senator David Norris has raised the couple’s situation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney. In a letter to Senator Norris outlining the reason for the refusal of the passport, Minister Coveney said the question must be looked at with reference to Irish law and, in particular, the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1956. He wrote: “Section 7 of the 1956 Act addresses citizenship by descent and provides that a person is an Irish citizen from birth if at the time of his or her birth either parent was an Irish citizen – although an additional requirement of registration is imposed in respect of children born outside the island of Ireland where the Irish citizen parent was also born outside the island of Ireland. “We note that Rilee’s birth mother is Hannah Branceleone-Phelan who, you advise, is not an Irish citizen. For the purposes of Irish law, and in particular in this case, for the purposes of the 1956 Act, a parent is understood to mean either the ‘mother’ or ‘father’ of the child. “Under Irish law, the mother of a child is the person who gives birth to the child or a female adopter of the child. As the birth mother is not an Irish citizen, Rilee cannot be regarded as an Irish citizen.” However, Catherine has argued that the reference to having an Irish ‘parent’ in the 1956 Act is a non-gender specific way of referring to a mother or father. “I am Rilee’s legal parent,” she added. “Therefore, by gender definition, I am her mother.”

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▪▪ Loughshinny Boathouse has been transformed into an artists’ studio.

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shinny Boathouse Artists’ Studio. It is located in the coastal village of Loughshinny that lies between Rush and Skerries. Converted in 2014, the reLast weekend, Fingal County Council’s Arts Office sult of a collaborative project officially launched the Lough- between Fingal County CounA FORMER boathouse, located in a beautiful setting in north county Dublin, has been transformed into an artists’ studio.

cil Operations, Arts Office and Architects Departments, the boathouse is a dual-purpose building providing a lifeguard station for lifeguards and a day studio for artists. The location of the boathouse on the water’s edge and at one end of the harbour

landscape offers a unique fully subsidised workspace for professional artists. To coincide with the launch, an exhibition took place in the boathouse profiling the work of local professional artists who had residencies there.  

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SUTTON TO MALAHIDE GREENWAY INFORMATION EVENING Fingal County Council in conjunction with the National Transport Authority is preparing an infrastructure scheme for a new pedestrian and cycle route along the Fingal Coast. The proposed route will continue northwards from the existing cycle route at Sutton Cross (Sutton-to-Sandycove route) via Sutton Cross to Baldoyle and Portmarnock to Malahide. This project is intended to be submitted to An Bord Pleanala for planning approval during 2018. The County Council hereby invites any interested parties to attend an information evening at one of the following locations: Date




Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

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Various options under consideration for the proposed scheme will be available at each venue and Fingal staff will also be present to provide further information on the project. Plans will also be available for viewing on our website: Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council.

back once more, but at no time gets in the way of the younger, fitter and cuter, Ryan Gosling. The visuals are once again impressive, of course technology has moved on, and so the movie shows and sounds well on IMAX. The directing is top notch, as is the writing and acting. On the negative side, the two and three quarter hour run time is too long. Very few films can keep you riveted to your seat for that long, and this isn’t one of them. There’s also not a single moment of humour, nothing to lighten the mood, so the

intensity never lets up. That’s fine for a ‘Dunkirk’, that comes in a full one hour shorter by comparison, but is something that’s sorely missing here. The other major issue is that those impressive futuristic visuals no longer have the same impact in 2017, and in fact they are not featured to the same extent as the original. This is a sequel that fans will love, and which we liked, but found a little soulless. We score it a decent, 3.5 out of 5 stars. Other Release: ‘The Glass Castle’ - 2.5 stars. Paul O'Rourke  



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Council officially opens a new facility in Swords HQ VISITORS to Fingal County Council’s headquarters in Swords can look forward to carrying out their business in the newly renovated reception area. Minister John Paul Phelan joined Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mary McCamley and Fingal County Council chief executive Paul Reid at the official opening of the Atrium. Minister Phelan said he was delighted to officially open the facility. “The changes which have been made to this important area will allow Fingal to continue evolving positively and cater for the changing economic and social requirements of its citizens,” he said. The Atrium has been designed to reflect this with the addition of touch screen computers which allow customers to easily access resources and services. The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is also located in the newly renovated reception creating a welcoming envi-

ronment for small or new businesses seeking support or guidance from the council. Paul Reid said: “The refurbishment of the Atrium is part of a wider engagement with stakeholders, including staff, local businesses and citizens. “The Atrium is the first phase in a series of initiatives that will seek to modernise and change how the county council delivers services and promotes the county as the place to live, work, visit and do business.” Mayor McCamley said: “As well as being a place where citizens can do conduct their business with the council, the Atrium is also a community space which can host exhibitions and events. “We have the youngest and fastest growing population in Europe and the refurbishment of the Atrium is an example of how the interaction between the public and council is changing.” Fingal County Council has been in existence since 1994 with the building on Swords

Craft fair to be held in Skerries SKERRIES Educate Together National School (ETNS) presents its second annual Pumpkinfest and Craft Fair on Sunday, October 15 in the school grounds, from 2pm to 5pm. 

▪▪ Fingal County Council chief executive Paul Reid, left, with Minister John Paul Phelan, County Architect Fionnuala May and Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mary McCamley at the opening of the Atrium. Main Street opening in 2000. Project managers Annette Sweeney and Paula Serada worked alongside Consulting Structural Engineers Anthony

McCauley and Gary Duggan to complete the Atrium. Commenting on the process, County Architect Fionnuala May said: “The final phase

of the Atrium was opened to customers in March and is a positive addition to an already award-winning building which simply required mod-

ernisation. Fingal customers now have increased access to resources that matter to them while engaging with and exploring the council.”

It promises to be a funfilled afternoon, with activities for all the family, and a craft fair featuring a wide range of high quality, locally produced craftworks. The event, which is open to the public, is Skerries ETNS’s main fundraiser for 2017. Building on the success of the inaugural Pumpkinfest in 2016, this Sunday’s event will be jam-packed with family-friendly activities, from a spooky cake sale to arts and craft activities, face-painting, a wrapa-mummy contest, and much more. There is free entry for children and over 65s, and there is a €2 entry fee per adult. 




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DEMENTIA & LOSS: You are invited to a public lecture on Dementia & Loss on Thursday, October 12 at 8pm at Portmarnock Parish Centre. The speaker is Breffini McGuinness of the Irish Hospice Foundation.


TALK: The Irish Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society is holding a talk – ‘Winter Care of Pelargoniums’, by Liga Plata - on Thursday, October 12 at 7.45pm in St Brigid's Resource Centre (to the rear of St Brigid's Church), Howth Road. Admission is €4 and all are welcome


MARTIN LUTHER STORY: Discover the story behind the man who sparked the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther: the monk who changed the world. Told through a seamless combination of live action storytelling and striking animation, Luther’s daring life is presented in extensive detail while still making this 90-minute film relevant, provocative, and accessible. Howth and Malahide Presbyterian churches are hosting free screenings of this celebrated documentary film on October 13 (Howth Church) and on October 11 (Grand Hotel Malahide) at 8pm. For more information visit


ASYLUM STORY: Ellie Kisymbe will tell

of her experience living with her family in Direct Provision in Ireland on Monday, October 16 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Mercy Centre, St Brendan’s Drive, Coolock. All are welcome and admission is free. Phone 018487259 or email mercycoolock@eircom. net for more information.

ucts, wood work and baking. 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.

QUIZ NIGHT: A quiz night fundraiser in aid of Chanel College Boys’ School, Coolock, will take place on Thursday, October 26 at 8pm at Parnell’s GAA Club. Tickets cost €10 per person for teams of four. There will be a prize for the winning SWORDS team and a raffle on night. Purchase PARENT EVENING: Anam Cara, the ortickets from school. ganisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting its next monthly parent WALKING CLUB: A community walk ca- evening on Wednesday, October 18 from tering for all ages and levels of fitness 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Carnegie Court takes place every Tuesday at 9.45am in the Hotel, Swords. For more information visStardust Memorial Park, Coolock. Parents, it or call their Inforgrandparents and strollers are welcome af- mation Line on 085 2888 888. ter the school drop-off. No booking needed. Just turn up and join them for a walk. LAMBAY SINGERS: The Lambay Singers For more information contact David meet every Thursday at 7.30pm in Colaiste Phelan on 087-6525001 or Madeleine Ebbs Choilm in Swords. New members are welon 086-8150286. come. Call Eric Duffy on 086-2555751 for further information.   SUTTON CRAFT FAIR: The Genuine Craft Fair is CITYWIDE holding a craft fair on Sunday, October ADHD EVENT: To celebrate ADHD Month 15 in the Marine Hotel, Sutton from 10am and this year’s theme,  ‘Girls and Womto 4pm. Admission is free. The fair has a en with ADHD’, HADD-ADHD Ireland, in wide variety of unique arts and crafts, partnership with the Whelan Lab in Trinjewellery, patchwork, sculpture, knit- ity, will be bringing one of the most inting, crochet, cross stich, painting, stain ternational renowned speakers and exglass, painted glass, face and body prod- perts on this theme, Dr Ellen Littman to

Ireland, for a special one night key note address. It will take place on October 12, from 7pm–9pm at the Stanley Quek Theatre, Trinity College. To book your place visit

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PITCH & PUTT: A ladies’ pitch & putt club is seeking new members. They play at Inisfails GAA Club, Balgriffin on SaturHOWTH days at 10.15am Why not go along and LECTURE: Howth and Sutton Horticultur- give it a try? For details, phone Pat on al Society is hosting a lecture by Fionnuala 086-3505384. Fallon – ‘The Education of a Gardener’ – will take place at Howth Yacht Club at 8pm ARTANE on Wednesday, November 1. The cost for CHURCH CHOIR: A local church choir renon-members is €5 and includes refresh- quires new member, both male and female. ments and raffle. Keep up to date by follow- They practice every Wednesday at 7pm and sing at the Saturday 6pm vigil mass at St ing on Facebook and at John Vianney, Ardlea Road, Artane. Contact Martin on 01-8316168 or 086-8931034. DONAGHMEDE   BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Have you been bereaved in the last two years? Would EDENMORE you like support to help you cope with GROUP: Parent and Toddler/baby group. your grief? TARGET Counselling Service Edenmore Early Education Centre, Tonand the Irish Hospice Foundation will legee Road. Tuesday 9am-10am. All be running a grief support group soon. are welcome. The cost is €6 per family. If you would like to find out more about Ph: 01-8679902/03or visit www.edenthis group, please contact Trish/Emma on 01-8671967 or email CLONTARF WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES: Six parishes will mark significant Wedding Anniversaries SKERRIES CHOIR: Skerries Community Choir has on Sunday, October 15 as part of the preparesumed rehearsals in Skerries Rugby Club, ration for the World Meeting of Families in Holmpatrick, on Thursdays at 8pm. The 2018. Those married in 1947, 1957, 1967, choir’s repertoire is very eclectic ranging 1977, 1987 and 1992 are invited to attend from sacred music to light and a bit of jazz. including those who have been widowed. New members are very welcome. Those The events are being organised locally. interested should contact musical director Mass of Thanksgiving will take place on




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▪▪ The Fingal Network Initiative held its annual Golf Day in June and the funds raised were divided between Pieta House and St Helen’s National School, Portmarnock. Pictured are representatives of the organisations involved and pupils of St Helen’s at the cheque presentation. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA October 15 in Saint Gabriel’s Church, Dollymount at 10.30am. Please let the Parish Secretary in St Gabriel’s know that you wish to attend. Phone 01-8333602/087-2325705 or email


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NEW MEMBERS: Balbriggan Men's Shed ACTIVITIES: Le Chéile – Donnycarney is open for new members. They meet on Community Centre holds daily activi- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from ties and classes to suit all age groups. 10am to 3pm in the Shed behind St Peter

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SCOUT GROUP: Need a new challenge? FOLK GROUP: Raheny Folk Group, which Looking for adventure? The 73rd Raheny sings at 6pm Mass every Saturday, is lookScout Group is looking for volunteers age ing for someone with appropriate expe18+ to sign up and become Leaders in an rience to help, on a voluntary basis, with

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Portmarnock locals Go for Life AGE & Opportunity’s Go for Life programme and Swim Ireland hosted a very successful public swim event on Portmarnock Beach last month.   The event was part of a programme of activity for European Week of Sport 2017, and was open to older swimmers and non-swim-

mers and their friends and family.    Now in its third year the European Week of Sport inspires all kinds of creative and exciting events and activities in different countries and aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe.   This ‘Splash, Dash and Dance’ event was one of over 300 sport and phys-

▪▪ Laura Murphy leads the warm up.

ical activity events that took place across Ireland from September 23-30. Over 25 people braved the wind and waves to take part in ‘Splash, Dash and Dance’ which started off on the beach with some aerobics and dance activities for all, followed by a swim for those brave enough to take a dip in the sea in September.

▪▪ Participants embrace the public swimming event. PHOTOS: TOMMY CLANCY



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▪▪ Maire Falvey (79), from Malahide, pictured with her teammates (from left), Vanessa McCann, Aisling McMahon (team captain), Niamh Clarke, Orla McMahon (team manager), Louise Lynch and Louise Young after Malahide Ladies’ victory in the Challenge Cup at the AIG Ladies’ Cups & Shields All Ireland Finals at Malone Golf Club. PHOTO: PAT CASHMAN

▪▪ Alan Foley, from Clongriffin, pictured while participating in the Darndale parkrun. PHOTO: CODY GLENN

▪▪ ON THE BALL: St Finians GAA Club would like to thank Donal O’Ciobhan, from SuperValu Boroimhe, who donated over 200 footballs to all players on teams Under 8 at the club. The store continues to be a loyal and valuable supporter of the Swords-based club.

▪▪ Susan Lennon and her daughter Mikayla (12), from Coolock, are pictured finishing the Darndale parkrun. PHOTO: CODY GLENN/SPORTSFILE

▪▪ Participants and gardaí pictured after the inaugural parkrun in Darndale. Parkrun Ireland, in partnership with Vhi, added their 79th event on September 30 with the introduction of the Darndale parkrun. To register for a parkrun near you, visit PHOTO: CODY GLENN/ SPORTSFILE


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Awards NORTHSIDE PEOPLE COMMUNITY & SPORTS AWARD 2017 the past 30 years, we never cease to be impressed by the strong community spirit and sporting excellence that define this unique part of our capital city.

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s a local newspaper serving the Northside of Dublin for

It may sound like a well-worn cliché but it’s true: there is something about the Northside that sets it apart from any other part of the country. The Northside has produced many famous names from the worlds of television and radio, not to mention its fair share of Hollywood stars and even an Oscar winner! Northsiders have also fea-

tured strongly in literary works: for instance, would Roddy Doyle have been able to write about any other part of the city with the same degree of warmth, humanity and humour? It’s doubtful. Since 1987, Northside People has been happy to give a voice to the unsung heroes of our local communities – our business people, our entrepreneurs, our activists, our volunteers; many of them just ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It’s the same with sport. Some of today’s successful sports stars, national and international, all started out in


We are delighted to announce that popular


Anniversary Announcing the inaugural Northside People Community and Sports Awards

local clubs, each spurned on and encouraged by volunteer mentors who believed in them. That’s why we think it is fitting, in our 30th anniversary year, to announce the inaugural 'Northside People Community and Sports Awards 2017'. There will be 10 categories across sport and community in total, with an award for the winner of each one – as nominated by our readers and voted on by our panel of judges. In addition, there will be an overall Sports Award and Community Award selected from the category winners.

‘Liveline’ host,


will be MC on the night Those short listed will be invited to a


CARLTON HOTEL at Dublin Airport on

November 30th, 7.30p.m.

This week, we invite you to fill out the nomination form on the following page or go online to to fill out the nomination form on the following page in the following catagories Entry Deadline Date 9th Nov 20177


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Entry/Nomination Form

Entry/Nomination Form


Please tick the category of your choice Volunteer of the Year Without the work of volunteers, our communities would be a poorer place. From scouting to sport to youth, disability and senior citizens’ groups, it would be impossible for them to function without the selfless role of individuals who give so generously of their time for the benefit of others. Who is the first person who comes to mind and why when you hear the word volunteer? Young Community Person of the Year Award There are plenty of young Northsiders out there who are making a difference in their communities, marking themselves out as role models among their peers and as future contributors to society. Is there a young person who helps out in your community who is worthy of a nomination? Business in the Community Award We all know of local businesses that not only provide a valuable service within the community, but also go that extra mile to support their local customers. Be it through generous sponsorship or a commercial premises taking pride in its appearance, businesses serve as the commercial heartbeat of our towns and villages. But some really stand out. We want to know which ones. Community & Neighbourhood Group of the Year Award This category is for any local group across a range of areas that helps make a valuable contribution to your community. Why are they so important? What vital role do they play in enriching the area? Have they made a difference to your life? Tell us about them. Best school in the community This is going to be one of the most closely contested categories as schools play such a vital role in our communities, often over and above the area of education. While academic excellence certainly merits a nomination, there are a multitude of other reasons why schools – big or small – should be entered into this category.

NAME OF NOMINEE: ADDRESS or TEL: Why You Think This Person Deserves An Award?


Is your local team a source of tremendous pride in your community? It may have achieved sporting greatness or perhaps the team is deserving of a nomination because it has been successful against all odds. We all love an underdog story with a happy ending, don’t we? Outstanding Achievement Award

Is there an individual who stands out when you think of sporting achievement? Young or old, why does this individual deserve your nomination? You will be spoiled for choice in this category. Club of the Year Award

Is there a particular club that is part of the very fabric of your local community? What has it brought to your area? Does it play a valuable role over and above sporting achievement? We are certain there are endless contenders for this award. Young Sportsperson Award

We have filled thousands of column inches over the years with young sports stars who all went on to achieve great things in their chosen field? Who are the outstanding youngsters to look out for in the future? Coach of the Year Award

The backbone of any sporting club or organisation, it’s safe to say that the coach is an essential part of sporting success. From nurturing future talent to encouraging those with less confidence, most coaches are volunteers who often do a difficult, thankless job. This is your chance to thank them.


● Fill out the entry form on line by logging on to ● Email the information listed below to ● Complete the form below and post to Northside People, 80 - 83 Omni Park Shopping Center, Santry, Dublin 9




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Minister issues flu vaccine appeal MINISTER for Health Simon Harris is appealing to doctors, nurses and all healthcare workers to get the flu vaccine. The Minister joined HSE staff last week to launch the 2017-18 seasonal influenza vaccination campaign, focusing on increasing uptake by health care workers.   Minister Harris said: “Significant progress was made during the last influenza season, with average flu vaccine uptake among health care workers rising from 22.6 per cent to 31.9 per cent and 14 hospitals exceeding the 40 per cent national uptake target, compared to seven in

2015-2016. all representative bodies of service to come out in sup- public health campaign,” he “However, these figures those working in the health port of this very important added. are still far too low and we need to do much better. We need to significantly in▪▪ Nurse Catherine Gallagher crease flu vaccine uptake administers the vaccine to among health care workers.” Minister for Health Simon Minister Harris is appealHarris at the launch of the HSE ing to all those who work in Annual Flu vaccine campaign the health services and who for healthcare workers at Dr are in regular contact with Steeven’s Hospital. PHOTO: vulnerable patients to get MARC O’SULLIVAN  the vaccine. “You will not just protect yourself, you will also protect the vulnerable people in your care,” he said. “I would also ask patients to ask those looking after you if they have had the vaccine, you have that right. “And I would appeal to


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Free wellness workshop opportunity IN these busy times it has never been more important to invest in your mental health. On Saturday October 14, 18 to 30-year-olds will have an opportunity to avail of a fully funded half day Wellness Workshop in the Little Flower Parish Centre, Meath Street, Dublin 8, from 9.30am–1pm. Places are free and limited to 18 to 30-year-olds but are on a first come, first served basis. The workshop offers the perfect opportunity to take time out and gain practical advice and tips for living the life you want. Thanks to recent fundraising efforts as part of their National Tea Break campaign, the Suicide or Survive charity is able to offer a limited number of places at no cost, in partnership with the Southwest Inner City Network (SWICN) and their Youth Activities project. Caroline McGuigan, founder and chief executive of Suicide or Survive, said the

workshop can be of benefit to anyone who is interested in looking after their mental health and wellness. “The workshop is designed to be informal and relaxed and it will be a really enjoyable and fun day,” said Ms McGuigan. “It will be facilitated by people with both lived-life experience of mental health difficulties, and experience of working in the mental health area. “It combines personal testimony with practical tools and tips that you can use in your everyday life to improve your own wellbeing. “It can be difficult to make time to invest in your wellbeing but it so important to do. “I would encourage people to not hesitate and just make the leap, you can book directly online or give us a call, and come enjoy the day with us.” •Book your place on the Wellness Workshop online or find out more at www. wellness-workshop/ or by calling 1890 577 577.

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information from the environment. Margo Wrigley, who is Clinical Lead for the National Clinical Programme on ADHD in Adults with the HSE, will also be speaking on the night. For anyone involved with ADHD from either a professional or personal basis, this is an event not to be missed! It will take place on October 12, from 7pm–9pm at the Stanley Quek The-



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Kristin Davis says it's "deeply frustrating" that ‘Sex and the City 3’ isn't happening. Sarah Jessica Parker quashed rumours about plans for a new movie last week. Kristin, who played Charlotte, has expressed her frustration on Instagram, saying it's "disappointing" for the cast, but also for the fans who've "been so vocal in wanting another movie". I think the majority of women all over the world are disappointed. Stevie Nicks is praising Tom Petty for only ever writing good songs. Tom passed away last week at the age of 66. Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie performed with Tom Petty in London over the summer. She says she could choose any of his songs as her favourite. RIP Tom.

Michael Sheen says there was no way he could mentor his younger male co-stars on the set of new movie ‘Home Again’. The rom-com stars Reese Witherspoon as a single mother who invites three filmmakers to live with her. She plays Alice Kinney who amicably ends her marriage to Sheen and moves from New York to her family home in LA. Michael says that while the movie was made by incredible women, the guys couldn't help messing around on set. I can’t wait to see that one!

‘Titanic’ movie fans will be disappointed to hear that Kate Winslet doesn't fancy Leonardo DiCaprio and never has. While Jack and Rose had a love story for the ages, Kate told Lorraine Kelly that her and Leo never had a thing for each other, which made it easier for their friendship. The pair are still close friends and were recently seen holidaying together in Saint Tropez. How can you not fancy Leo?

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DANCE masters Le Galaxie will bring their boundless energy and creative flair to Whelan’s on October 13 as they perform their own interpretation of the ‘Apocalypse Now’ soundtrack as part of the Smithwick’s Soundtrack Series. This special series of gigs will see Le Galaxie and BARQ, two of Ireland’s best live music acts, showcase their contemporary take on two of the most memorable soundtracks of all time. As well as the Vietnam War epic, they will also perform music from the cult hitPulp Fiction. Many months in the making, Smithwick’s Soundtrack Series will see both bands performing their original interpretations in some of Ireland’s favourite music venues across Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Limerick and Sligo. The music behind a movie can be the difference between a great film and a cult classic, with the soundtracks living on long after the credits have rolled. And without doubt, the soundtrack from ‘Apocalypse Now’ continues to echo long after the movie’s famous opening sequence just as Pulp Fiction’s mixtape lives beyond that iconic dance scene. To celebrate the soundtracks that undoubtedly stand on their own, Smithwick’s has collaborat-

ed with BARQ and Le Galaxie to curate a unique line-up of performances to reinterprete their classic arrangements. Both bands have taken on these iconic playlists to deliver an exciting live music experience for film and music lovers alike – complete with a pint of Smithwick’s for good measure. Dubbed as one of the most exciting bands to emerge on the Irish music scene in re-

cent years, BARQ have taken their time in reinventing and introducing their signature ‘agro-soul’ sound to one of the world’s coolest mixtapes, Pulp Fiction. Le Galaxie’s frontman Michael Pope, (pictured above with Jess Kav of BARQ) said: “We are always looking at new ways to reinvent ourselves and create something unique for our fans. “Working with Smithwick’s on the Smithwick’s

Soundtrack Series has been incredibly exciting. “We see it as an opportunity to push creative boundaries and produce an original piece of work, which not only reflects our love for movies, but also champions the music behind them that has gained cult status in its own right.” Likewise, Jess Kav of BARQ, added: “We are so excited about being involved in Smithwick’s Soundtrack

Series. “There are so many iconic movie soundtracks to choose from, but we felt the mixture of surf, soul and rock from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack was a great fit for BARQ and complements our sound nicely.” Paul Dunkin from the Smithwick’s team said they were big fans of Le Galaxie and BARQ. “We love their style, approach and attitude to their craft,” he said. “Smithwick's Soundtrack Series is all about celebrating passion and creativity which will shine through in each of the performances around the country.” The Smithwick’s Soundtrack Series of gigs will be supported and opened by music journalist and DJ, Nialler9 or DJ Sally Cinnamon. Not only is Nialler9 regarded as one of Ireland’s most influential music writers, he is also involved in curating music for film, TV and digital entertainment. As part of the series, Nialler9 has produced a bespoke playlist featuring notable movie soundtracks which he and Sally will roll out across the series.  Tickets to Smithwick’s Soundtrack Series are priced at €15 which includes booking fee and a free pint of Smithwick’s.  Tickets are available from www.smithwicks.eventbrite. ie.

Her stars will shine at Billie Barry show ALL 800 current pupils of the Billie Barry Stage School will be performing as part of the ‘Her Stars Will Shine’ tribute to Billie Barry in the Gaiety Theatre from October 17 – 21. The show was devised as a tribute to the late Billie Barry and will celebrate the life of this fantastic lady in her beloved Gaiety Theatre. ‘Her Stars Will Shine’ is a spectacular, action-packed variety entertainment show for all the family. It will feature all 800 of the school’s current students, aged from three years to 23, who will combine their talents for this very special production. Special guests will include

The show will also feature an eight-piece live orchestra under the baton of musical director, Peter Beckett. Ryan Hargadon, grandson of the late Billie Barry, will play saxophone. The show promises to delight audiences of all ages with scenes from ‘School of Rock’, ‘La La Land’, ‘Newsies’, ‘Motown the Musical’ and ‘42nd Street’ as well as the wonderful music of Prince, disco favourites Chic, Ska band Madness and lots more.  The show is produced, directed and choreographed by Lorraine Barry with Peter Beckett as musical director, the hilarious June Rodgers End star Louise Bowden and Louise Bowden as choreogin her latest comedic guis- the wonderfully talented rapher and production assistant Robyn Hargadon. es, Samantha Mumba, West Keith Hanna.

Founded in 1964, The Billie Barry Stage School (one of the oldest stage schools in Europe) is the only school of its kind to stage a weeklong production at the Gaiety Theatre. The Billie Barry Stage School has been running for 53 years - an incredible milestone from such humble beginnings and a testament to its founder, the legendary Billie Barry. Following in the tradition of staging live performances, ‘Her Stars Will Shine - A Tribute to Billie Barry’ will run from October 17 to 21 at The Gaiety Theatre. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster and the Gaiety Theatre Box Office on tel (0818) 719388.


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Keeping your dog safe this Halloween Corina Fitzsimons HALLOWEEN can be fun for the whole family, but it can also be stressful and dangerous for your dog. Dogs may be exposed to many unfamiliar sights and sounds, especially with so many scary costumes about. Your family should consider the following points to ensure the safety of your dog during this spooky time: • Walk your dog before it gets dark to avoid fireworks and flashing lights. Feed your dog before the fireworks begin. • Provide a safe hiding place for your dog indoors and close the curtains as many dogs are afraid of the flashing lights from fireworks, not just the noise they make.

• Turn up the volume on your TV or radio to drown out scary noises. • Do not leave your dog alone outdoors during the Halloween period. Scared dogs will make desperate attempts to escape and there is the danger of him being injured by a stray firework or even stolen. • Be extra careful when opening the door as your dog may escape. if possible, try to ensure there is another closed door between your dog and your front door. • Please also make sure that your dog is wearing a collar and an ID tag and that his microchip details are up to date via www. in case he escapes (microchipping and the possession of a microchipping certificate are legal requirements).


• Never force your dog to wear a costume – loosely tied festive doggie bandanas are usually more dog friendly. • Keep the treats and sweets away. Chocolate, raisins and the sweetener xylitol are poisonous to dogs. • If you suspect your dog has eaten anything he shouldn’t, call your local veterinary practice immediately and always store their out of hours emergency number on your phone. • Do not force your dog to receive any unwanted attention even from family members, as they may not recognise people in costumes. • Please think twice about taking your dog on a trick or treat outing. The extra excitement around the event and meeting strangers may cause


him distress. • Keep lit pumpkins out of your dog’s reach as they run the risk of burning themselves or knocking them over and causing a fire. • Please keep a close watch on your dog this Halloween to reduce any chance of distress, so that he and the rest of the family can enjoy the celebrations without any mishaps. We hope you and your dogs have a safe Halloween! ▪▪ Dogs can become distressed by all the excitement around Halloween.

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The Dublin People Newspaper Group has teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs. Our Dog of the Week is Holly, a five-year-old female Terrier crossbreed who is looking for a loving family. This sweet lady enjoys human company and gets worried when there is nobody by her side. On the other hand when Holly feels safe and comfortable she shows her independent spirit and does her own thing. Holly gets along fine with other dogs, but she definitely prefers gentle and calm friends to play with. Holly is deaf and partially blind, therefore she is looking for a sensible, understanding and patient family. Holly will blossom living with someone who is home for most of the time. If you think you can offer Holly a loving home, contact Dogs Trust on 01-8791000.

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INGLOT’S BLACK HD LIP TINT (RRP €22) Inglot has just announced a new addition to the extensive Inglot HD collection, just in time for Halloween – Inglot’s Black HD Lip Tint. Inglot’s HD Matte Lip Tints provide full coverage and are easily applied, gliding on to the lips with a silky matte finish. The product ensures a long lasting effect, does not smudge and is transfer resistant. A handy little sponge makes Inglot lip tints easy to apply, while intense pops of colour will compliment any make up or skin tone. The collection is available in 20 colours, ranging from subtle nudes to classic reds and darker statement shades. The new black shade will be amazing for creating vampy Halloween looks and it will also be a means of darkening lip tints such as reds and pinks. All Inglot’s HD products contain HD pigments and are ideal for everyday use and also for filming in high definition, ensuring the face looks flawless on camera. Available in all Inglot stores and online from


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PARFOIS Parfois, the Portuguese women’s fashion accessories brand, created in Porto, Portugal by Manuela Medeiros has just launched its new season collection and it is set to fly off the shelves. Parfois is for all followers of fashion and offers fashion accessories like jewellery, belts, shoes, sunglasses, handbags, travel bags, scarves, hats and apparel. Parfois is constantly at the forefront of fashion trends, and every collection reflects the daily inspiration of the design teams, which are divided between Porto and Barcelona. This season’s new collection is full of colour and personality and will add to any outfit. All stores receive new collections on a weekly basis. Parfois has more than 700 stores all over the world, in 57 different countries. Here, they are located in Whitewater SC, Kildare; Blanchardstown SC, Dublin; Pavilions SC, Dublin; T1 Dublin Airport; Crescent SC, Limerick; Mahon Point, Cork and online at


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Europe’s Christmas markets Jack Gleeson TRY as we might, we Irish can’t match the Europeans when it comes to creating a festive shopping atmosphere. In recent years winter markets have begun to spring up during December in towns and cities all over Ireland, but countries like Germany, Czech Republic and Belgium are still streets ahead of us. That’s hardly surprising, given that they’ve been doing it for centuries. Markets are an integral part of the build up to Christmas on many parts of the continent, with main city squares transported back to medieval times and filled with old fashioned stalls decked out in twinkling lights, holly and some of the cutest decorations imaginable. The crisp air is filled with the delicious Christmassy aromas of mulled wine and spices and the sounds of bells and carol singers. It’s just magical, and a stroll around is the perfect way to get in the festive mood and pick up some wonderful, unique gifts that you won’t find in Ire- ▪▪ Many Irish families now visit a Christmas market in Europe as part of their holiday traditions. land. Here’s the low down on what you can expect to find. • PRAGUE Prague is just perfect for Christmas. Christmas markets in the appropriately named Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square light up the city centre, bringing tourists and locals together to enjoy the festive spirit in a true winter wonderland setting. The city’s centrepiece is the Christmas tree shipped in from the Krkose Mountains in the south of the Czech Republic. The blaze of lights against a gothic skyline presents a spectacular sight. Christmas markets can be thirsty work so thankfully there’s plenty of those famous Czech beers and traditional warm drinks to keep you going. ▪▪ Europe’s Christmas markets are full of festive spirit. Make sure you sample a cup of hot wine (svalené víno or svalák). DeliHighlights are a Christmas crib with living animals on Reformationsplatz • BRUSSELS cious! The Brussels festive market is and the St Nikolai Christmas Garden. known as Winter Wonders and boasts • BERLIN 240 wooden Christmas chalets dotted Berlin doesn’t need a Christmas • MUNICH A traditional Bavarian Christmas along the cobbled streets of the old market to make it worth a visit, but from late November there’s more than can be experienced at Munich’s fa- town looking like sugar-topped ginger50 of them helping to create a unique mous Marienplatz, in the heart of the bread houses. atmosphere in this fascinating city. city centre, which hosts a festive marThe town hall is lit up in a variety of Since 2007 the Charlottenburg Cas- ket that attracts thousands each year. different colours and patterns and the The smell of gingerbread, mulled main square is home to a giant Christtle Christmas Market has played host wine and roasted chestnuts fills the mas tree. to one of the best. For 35 days the castle and its park air of the streets that are lined with Market stalls on Place Sainte Cathare immersed in romantic light and thousands of fairy lights, bauble-laden erine are set around an ice rink with over 150 vendors from all over Germa- branches and festive carol singers. a giant Ferris wheel at one end that Located close to the Alps, the city offers spectacular views of all the acny descend to offer carefully selected arts and crafts, ancient handicrafts, is often dressed in a blanket of snow, tivity below. and scrumptious Christmas food inside perfect for those dreaming of a white There are plenty of activities for Christmas. decorated cabins and glass pagodas. both adults and children in Brussels Munich has been hosting some of and of course there’s all the Belgian Berlin’s largest Christmas market takes place in the Spandau Old Town, Germany’s best festive markets since beer to sample when the mulled wine casting a winter spell on the its histor- the 14th century, and the city has just gets a bit tiresome. about perfected the art. ic backdrop.

▪▪ Winter wonderland in Prague. • BUDAPEST The Christmas market in Vörösmarty Square is one of the best in Europe with local folk artisans and craftsmen working from around 150 cottage-style wooden stalls selling handmade gifts, souvenirs and all sorts of festive fare. The quality is guaranteed, as all goods have to pass stringent quality tests by the Association of Hungarian Folk Artists. The market has a great gastronomic side and visitors can sample traditional Hungarian foods like kenyérlángos (flat bread like dough cooked in a cob oven), kürtlskalács (a cone-shaped sweet yeast cake), rétes (strudel) and pecsenye (roast meats). There’s also various cultural and musical events held during market season and every year there’s a sweet Nativity play performance. There’s even a fantastic advent

calendar placed in the windows of the Gerbeaud Patisserie in the main square. • VIENNA The first Christmas markets were held in Vienna more than seven centuries ago, and they still hold a unique appeal for locals and visitors today. The Austrian capital boasts a really spectacular festive fair at Rathausplatz, thanks to the magnificent City Hall as its backdrop. Illuminated by a giant Christmas tree the city square is dotted with quaint huts selling gifts and serving a selection of foods, hot punch and Glühwein, a type of heated, sweetened wine. Children can take part in Christmas workshops, where they can make trinkets and bake cookies to their heart's content



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BOOKS About the author GILLIAN Hyland’s visual career began as a stylist and set designer. The move to photography was a natural progression in wanting to create her own imagery. Acclaimed for her use of colour and settings, Hyland has used the same title for this body of work since its inception in 2014 and is now bringing her highly regarded series together in this once-off hardcover format. Born in Dublin in 1982 she now works in London. Hyland describes herself as an image maker, a skill gained from 14 years in the visual arts industry as a stylist, art director and set designer. This diverse background helped her realise and develop an artistic approach which led to the creation of the series Words in Sight.

Words in Sight


ENOWNED Irish photographer Gillian Hyland’s new book, entitled ‘Words in Sight’ is a self-published stunning selection of photographs and poems by the artist, spanning 10 years of work. The narrative photography series has been inspired by poetry written by the artist over the past decade and will showcase for the first time the pictures and the words together, giving a deeper perspective and insight into her work. ‘Words in Sight’ is the first published book of the works of Hyland, who has exhibited around the world. Hyland’s photographs are based on her own poems, which will be shown side by side with the images for the first time in the book. The hardcover book is cloth bound, with 128 pages of photographs and poems. Hyland’s mesmerising and supernatural staged images are presented as film stills or dramatic moments from around the world. Her unsettling scenes are full of sex and desire, sadness and nostalgia. Narratives that are psychologically evocative are at once sublimely theatrical yet poignant. Frozen in time, solitary and vulnerable moments are presented in glorious technicolor and timeless sets.

Hyland describes herself as an image maker and story teller. Her dramatic photographs are based on her own poems, and depict characters in human dramas and isolated emotional situations. In 2016 the artist travelled to Cuba for a series of images that have proven among her most popular. Her work ‘The Road Less Travelled’ won the Sony Portrait Prize for Ireland. Encapsulating her memories and emotions in poems she then transforms these into

Book offers insights into the founding of the State "IF YOU don't know where you came from, you will never know where you are going...and any road will get you there,” Winston Churchill once said. The statement could refer to Thomas McGrath’s new book 'The Sovereign Republic of Éire', which covers the 5,000-year history and sovereignty of our island. Thomas (pictured left) encourages the reader to delve into our history, understand its context in modern day and take responsibility for shaping its direction into the future. It took a personal tragedy in Tom’s life, his brother Michael’s murder in Botswana, to lead him to question history, justice, equality and seek fairness for all people. His historical research began after his book 'Approved

for Murder', about Michael’s death, sold out. In Tom’s inspiring new release, you will learn about the harp, its historical meaning through classical civilisation and why it is our national emblem. Tom has unearthed new evidence regarding the significance of Pope Adrian granting lordship of Ireland in 1155 to Henry the Second, thus beginning a long and turbulent history with our closest neighbours. Tom’s book identifies new insights as to how the State was founded - namely the 61 years of slow, steady progress from the IRB’s founding with the Fenian Brotherhood on March 17, 1858. It then follows on with Pearse and the Proclamation of the Sovereign Republic, and its declaration and ratification on January 21, 1919.

Tom’s book highlights the historical and cultural contribution of the Irish and Fenian Republican Brotherhood, from inception to present day. The book also questions the rationale of food re-moval between 1848-50, while presenting evidence of a loss of our culture through detachment with our ancient laws and civilisation. Thomas McGrath’s new book is an unveiling of historical facts with an important moral tale to tell and share for modern day society. Tom suggests it is the responsibility of every person of Irish decent “to demand that the legitimacy and rights of the people of the Republic are restored”. It is a story that still has profound yet positive global implications to this day.


images, offering a new perspective, in the process. Setting up a shot can take up to three weeks of preparation. In choosing the characters Hyland looks for people who can give something of themselves. The imagery plays with notions of nostalgia, and taps into a society’s cultural understanding of feelings and beliefs. The composition of each image suggests a larger narrative within a single moment. The photograph explores Hyland’s sense of self and society and aims to engage and trigger an emotional response from the viewer.

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New nutrition standards are introduced for our schools THE Ministers for Social Protection, Education and Health have jointly launched new nutrition standards for the School Meals Programme. The new standards are designed to ensure the scheme follows the national Healthy Eating Guidelines. The move means that only healthy food choices that meet the new standards will be funded for breakfast clubs, school lunches and snacks, afterschool clubs and school dinners. The School Meals programme, which has a budget of almost €50 million, benefits almost 250,000 children, including those attending DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity In Schools) schools. The new standards outline

healthy and balanced choices for each meal or snack that aligns with the revised food pyramid and guidelines. They state that certain foods and drinks high in fat, salt and sugar should be not be offered to children and will not be funded. The standards also emphasise that milk and water are the best drinks to serve children, and that children in schools should have easy access to free, fresh drinking water at all times. Minister for Social Protection, Regina Doherty said her department had increased the funding for the School Meals Programme by €5.5 million. “This number continues to grow as more and more schools sign up for the School Meals Programme,

▪▪ Ministers Bruton, Harris and Doherty at the launch of the Nutrition Standards in City Quay School. including the recently designated DEIS schools,” she added. “This is an important

Programme that helps encourage better school attendance and educational achievement by children, es-

pecially those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds. “The introduction of these standards will ensure that the State’s investment in this important scheme is even more beneficial to children and their families, and help support the broader aims of good school attendance and educational achievement which are key to addressing child poverty.” Minister for Health, Simon Harris, said good nutrition for children was a key priority for his department. “It’s important for maintaining a healthy weight in children as well as supporting healthy growth and development,” he continued. “These standards will ensure the provision of regular and nutritious food to those children who benefit from this important scheme and

will make a major contribution towards their lifelong health. “This simple measure will have a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of many children and their families.” Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, also welcomed the new standards, which were an action under his department’s 2017 DEIS Plan. “Healthy school meals that provide nourishing food to children will allow them to take better advantage of the education opportunity provided to them,” he said. “The Standards also help ensure that not only the curriculum but also the school’s environment and policies support our children and young people to more confidently make healthier choic-

es.” The standards were developed by the Department of Health with the assistance of safefood and the Health Service Executive (HSE) in cooperation with the members of the School Meals Programme in the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Department of Education and Skills. They are being published under the auspices of Healthy Ireland and will be implemented through the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. All schools providing meals and food outside the State scheme will also be encouraged to use the standards to support a “whole school approach” to healthy eating policies.

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ing for the sake of learning. Education at the school is seen as an end in itself and may lead to future prosperous careers in such disparate areas as science, philosophy, technology, business or the arts. Evidence for this can be gleaned from the many past-pupils who are now lecturing in some of the top universities in the world including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Trinity College, Queen’s University and UCD. The school is particularly proud of Daithí Mac Sithigh who is the first past-pupil to become a full Professor. He lectures in Law and Innovation at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Others have achieved senior positions in multinational companies throughout the globe. All-Irish immersive education has become very popular in recent years as the Irish nation becomes more self-confident and proud of its Irishness. There are now four allIrish primary schools in the locality, all of which send a large proportion of their pupils to Coláiste Ráithín. In addition to this many pupils come from English medium primary schools and these achieve an equal fluency in Irish after a short period of time. The school has formed strategic alliances with the

Bray branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann and with Bray Emmets GAA Club. More that 200 learners of various traditional instruments attend the Comhaltas classes every week and the school has a very strong music tradition. Bray Emmets open their magnificent facilities to the school as well as offering coaching to supplement the additional hours that teachers from the school contribute in order to promote and strengthen our Gaelic games. At present 274 pupils, both boys and girls, attend the school. It is anticipated that this will increase to 450 in the new facility.



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Euro success for Irish team Are you struggling to find the perfect fit? Jack Gleeson

A TEAM of amateur Northside soccer players have succeeded where many top professionals have failed by picking up winning medals at an international tournament.

The Bohemian Foundation team was representing Ireland at Euro Football Norgerhaven, a unique 7-a-side tournament that took place at an open prison in the Dutch village of Veenhuizen. The tournament was made up of teams from soccer foundations in Germany, Norway, UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, and the fans were mostly inmates of Norgerhaven Prison. Many of the players taking part were former prisoners who use soccer as part of their rehabilitation, while some were from disadvantaged communities who had turned their lives around through sport. Others were former internationals, like Glenn Helder who played four times for Holland and was George

Graham’s last signing for Arsenal before the arrival of Arsene Wenger. What they had in common was a desire to give something back to sport, and collectively the teams had much to prove at Norgerhaven. The Irish team had the smallest squad of the tournament, with only seven players available, but Bohemian Foundation President, Thomas Hynes, says what they lacked in numbers, they made up for in talent and confidence. “They’re Northside lads mostly from Ballymun who play together in the Leinster League,” he told Northside People. “A lot of them would have grown up together and gone to the same schools. “They play as the Bohemian Foundation team in all the tournaments and exhibition games we’re involved in. “I was worried about how we’d get on in the tournament but the lads were convinced from the start that they’d win.” The 12-team tournament involved two groups of six teams with the top two

progressing to the semi-finals. The small Irish squad was supplemented by super subs, 46-year-old coach, Kenneth Coakley, and Bohemian Foundation community director, Jeff Conway. As the tournament progressed, other teams and the crowd began to sit up and take notice of the Bohemian Foundation team as win followed win. They progressed through their group unbeaten, with ‘keeper Graham Bedford pulling off a series of fantastic saves, and an impressive German side was disposed of in the semi final. The Irish team then won the tournament in a tight final against a Norwegian side thanks to a late winner from Karl McMahon, who was the competition’s top scorer. “The standard of the games was really high and they were all really tight,” said Hynes. “When we got to the final everybody there was convinced we were going to be beaten. The place went silent when Karl scored. It was brilliant. “It was very nice because

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PLANNING & NOTICES PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Audrey O’Neill intend to apply for planning permission for development at this site 58 Larkhill Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9. The Permission granted for first floor gable roofed bedroom extension to side 2750/17 now adding with a new partial first floor extension over the existing ground floor extension to the rear/side of the existing house and a new dormer to the rear of the existing house roof. 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 We, Mairead & Stephen O’Neill, intend to apply for planning permission for development at 49 Coolatree Road, Beaumont, Dublin 9,D09 N4X2. The development will consist of a Single storey extension to the side & rear, a dormer attic conversion to rear with associated roof light window to front and a new portch to front of dwelling. Also Included widening vehicular access to front and all associated site development works. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.




Dublin City Council Planning Permission is sought for the retention of minor alterations to the original roof structure (including minor alterations to original roof pitch and ridge height) and installation of roof lights to rear and side elevations, minor internal alterations to ground floor layout including provision of new stairs to first floor/attic level and conversion of existing roof structure/space to include a bedroom, office, bathroom and storage facilities to an existing detached 3-bedroom single storey bungalow. In addition, planning permission is sought for additional alterations to the existing detached 3-bedroom single storey bungalow to include new habitable spaces to first floor/attic level, alterations to the existing hipped roof structure to incorporate new gable end roof structure to side, removal of existing rooflights to side and rear elevations and construction of new dormer windows with pitched roofs over to front and rear elevations and construction of a new dormer structure with flat roof over to side elevation to incorporate two new habitable bedrooms and one new ensuite bathroom to existing first floor/attic level with minor internal alterations to existing layouts and stairs and all associated site and drainage works at ‘Mulreed’ No.21a Hole In The Wall Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13, D13 YN53 for Theresa O’Connor. 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.

Fingal County Council Kenny & Laura Brown intend to apply for planning permission for the construction of 1) a 1.5 storey dormer extension to the front / side of the existing dwelling 2) revised front door and porch screen locations 3) velux roof windows to the front side and rear elevations, 4) replacement of the existing decorative stone to the front elevation with a rendered facade, and all associated landscaping and ancillary alterations, all at 14 Casana View, Howth, 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 its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the Planning Authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.


Dublin City Council John Lee intends to apply for planning permission for the construction of a new vehicular access exiting onto Kilmore Road, Dublin 5, all to the front garden of 84 Kilmore Road, 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.


We Colin & Carmel Moloney, intend to apply to Dublin City Council for planning permission for development at 402 Collinswood, Collins Avenue, Dublin 9, consisting of the conversion of existing attic to storage room and addition of new dormer structure with window to the side along with rooflights to the rear of the existing two story, 3 bedroom semi detached dwelling. This 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 described fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.




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Mr & Mrs E Keogh, intend to apply for retention permission at 1 Kitestown Road, Howth, Co Dublin D13 FK03, for development which consists of a single-story flat-roof home based office and garden storage, in the rear garden, total area 39 square meters, overall height 3.0 metres above ground level with associated site works (previously approved planning ref F15A/0131). The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

We, David & Gillian Murtagh, intend to apply for planning permission for development at 38 Belton Park Road, Donnycarney, Dublin 9. The development will consist of the following: 1. Demolition of the existing attached garage and construction of an extension to the side of the dwelling. 2. Widening of existing driveway, and associated siteworks. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the office 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.

Dublin City Council Planning permission is sought for ancillary family accommodation consisting of a single storey extension to the rear of dwelling with a roof light and new pedestrian access from St Anne’s Avenue with ancillary site works all at the corner of 26a Watermill Park, Raheny, Dublin 5 and St Anne’s Avenue, Raheny, Dublin 5 for Gary & Melanie Leech. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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Dublin City Council Planning Permission is sought for conversion of an existing single storey ground floor garage, to side of an existing two-storey 4 bedroom semi-detached dwelling, to new ancillary family accommodation/granny flat to include construction of a single storey extension to front of existing dwelling and front/side of existing garage, minor alterations to pitched roof over existing garage with new gable end roof structure to side, including provision of rooflights to rear elevation, single storey garden shed/storage to rear open space, minor internal alterations to existing dwelling and all associated site and drainage works at No. 3 Mask Crescent (at junction with Mask Road), Artane, Dublin 5, D05 X9D0 for Sarah Norton. 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



Dublin City Council Permission sought for proposed demolition of front porch and rear shed and conservatory out buildings. Proposed construction of front single storey extension, side first floor level extension over garage conversion, side/rear two storey extension, rear single storey extension, associated internal alterations with all associated site development works to dwelling house at 3 Copeland Grove, Clontarf, Dublin 3 for Rita Fitzgerald. 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 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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CRYPTIC CLUES ACROSS 4. An extract from "The Ocean Voyage" (7) 8. A place where the match takes place may be covered with leaves (6) 9. An advertisement for a persevering type (7) 10. The composer we hear is certainly not German! (6) 11. Stick around at home like a dog (6) 12. Ruin a parachute drop (8) 18. Papal ruling about what actors take to heart (8) 20. Just the word for opening time (6) 21. Sandy is hot stuff! (6) 22. Being placed in a poor side produces an argument (7) 23. This will crush an insect (6) 24. Means rearranging tennis about the start of the day (7) DOWN 1. Be concerned about order for chemical compound (7) 2. Writes critical comments about certain scenes (7) 3. Isolated an electrical safety device (3,3) 5. It's clear press contributions need to be rewritten (8) 6. He officiates at the ringside for a short time (6) 7. Where clubmen are putting the vegetables (6) 13. Apprehended a Communist holding the others inside (8) 14. They are very small insects round the tree-top (7) 15. Accounts for one being found in supermarkets (7) 16. Ignore revised tract (6) 17. Specimen maps reconstructed by the French (6) 19. From the bench I selected one tool (6)







ACROSS 4. Erotic (7) 8. Hushed (6) 9. Weird (7) 10. Call up (6) 11. Agent (6) 12. Outdated (8) 18. Plea (8) 20. Angel (6) 21. Arrival (6) 22. Decorum (7) 23. Gun (6) 24. Parry (7)

DOWN 1. Flower (7) 2. Look (7) 3. Deceive (6) 5. Obvious (8) 6. Straw roof (6) 7. Release fee (6) 13. Underlined (8) 14. Impair (7) 15. Cuddle (7) 16. Death (6) 17. Physical (6) 19. Sarcastic (6)



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Crossword Answers October 11

‘In Case of Emergency’, a new free exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, explores why the disastrous can be devilishly entertaining, and whether there’s any truth to these dismal predictions.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 4 Amatory; 8 Lulled; 9 Uncanny; 10 Summon; 11 Factor; 12 Obsolete; 18 Petition; 20 Seraph; 21 Coming; 22 Dignity; 23 Pistol; 24 Deflect. Down: 1 Blossom; 2 Glimpse; 3 Befool; 5 Manifest; 6 Thatch; 7 Ransom; 13 Emphatic; 14 Vitiate; 15 Snuggle; 16 Demise; 17 Carnal; 19 Ironic.


'In Life's Pocket', a solo exhibition by gallery artist Miriam McConnon, will officially open on Sunday, October 15 at 3pm at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1. It runs until November 5. Miriam McConnon’s recent work presents paintings and drawings of domestic objects. She is preoccupied with the nature of these objects and their narratives. The work is concerned with the human connection to the domestic object. More information can be found on


‘Celebration - An Evening of Music’ takes place at Clontarf & Scots Presbyterian Church (corner of Clontarf Road and Howth Road) on Thursday, October 12 at 8pm. Admission is €15. The wonderful line up of guests includes the SeaSharps Barbershop Chorus Champions, pianist Seho Lee & Artists from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Mount Temple School Choir and Clontarf Girls' Brigade Choir.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 4 Passage; 8 Avenue; 9 Sticker; 10 Briton; 11 Canine; 12 Downfall; 18 Rescript; 20 Sesame; 21 Ginger; 22 Dispute; 23 Beetle; 24 Intends. Down: 1 Carbide; 2 Reviews; 3 Cut off; 5 Articles; 6 Second; 7 Greens; 13 Arrested; 14 Midgets; 15 Stories; 16 Region; 17 Sample; 19 Chisel.

Join doomers, designers, and doctors as they lay out the top threats to our world, evaluate how likely they are, and spell out exactly what we can do about it. The exhibition opens on October 13 and will run until February 4.



This year's Open House Dublin takes place from October 13-15 2017. Organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation, this is Ireland’s largest architecture festival, inviting all Dubliners to explore their city. The idea is to showcase outstanding architecture for everyone to experience. Buildings that aren’t usually accessible to the public and buildings of architectural merit open their doors for one weekend, with architectural tours provided by expert guides. For details see openhousedublin. com.


The Dublin Festival of History that is running until Saturday, October 14, features over 90 events for history lovers of all ages across the city.

aimed at audiences of all ages and interests from both the local and wider community. The initiative is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts. See www.redlinebookfestival.for details.

The festival is a free, public event, sponsored by Dublin City Council and organised by Dublin City Libraries. See


Bootlegger Events will be fitting out the Generator Hostel bar, top to bottom, into scenes from hit Netflix show Stranger Things on spooky Friday the 13th. Different parts of the bar will be recreated into scenes from the show, including the Upside Down and the Alphabet Wall. DJs will be spinning an eclectic mix of ‘80s jams and retro electro to match the Stranger Things ambience and guests can enjoy drink specials and themed beers and cocktails (Upside Down shots, anyone?) Fancy dress is encouraged (Stranger Things or ‘80s style) and there are prizes for best costumes. Tickets are €13 and there’s a limited number of Early Bird tickets for €11.


League of Ireland champions elect, Cork City, will be in Dalymount Park on Friday, October 13 to take on Bohs, who have one eye on avoiding the drop and the other on sneaking in to qualify for Europe. Crowds have been up at Dalymount, and this will be the second last chance to soak up the atmosphere of a live game at the famous stadium this year. Kick off is at 7.45pm, but it’s advisable to get there at least 15 minutes beforehand.



This unique event is the annual highlight of The Red Line Book Festival (October 11-15), which is a celebration of all things literary. It provides a programme of some 40 events and workshops

As part of the activities the award-winning Sean Harrington Architects have specially commissioned a portable playground, POW WOW, that will be on exhibit at Bank of Ireland Grand Canal Square until October 13 before moving to the Point Village where the A Playful City’s Design Meets Play International Conference and City Hackathon will take place on October 17. Speakers at the event will include some of the world's most exciting thinkers and creatives in an immersive day of talks, workshops and walkshops. Tickets are available at

On Saturday, October 14, in the Civic Theatre Tallaght, Dermot Bolger leads a series of intimate conversations and readings with noted Irish writers including John Banville (Time Pieces – A Dublin Memoir, The Sea); Mike McCormack (Solar Bones); Sara Baume (A Line Made by Walking); Julie Parsons (The Therapy House); Lisa Harding (Harvesting) and the inimitable Mary O’Rourke (Letters of My Life, Just Mary).

Dublin is to be transformed into ‘A Playful City’ this October to make the capital a more child friendly and inclusive city.



11 OCT 2017

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

▪▪ Harcourt Road, c. 1910, connects Harrington Street to Adelaide Road. The trams in the centre have just passed under the railway bridge. Barnes newsagents, which is the Harcourt Road post office, is on the left with a weighing machine outside. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (Central Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/ The History Press.

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, October 16, 1857

▪▪ Evening Herald, October 5, 1939

▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, October 28, 1852

▪▪ Irish Press, October 6, 1967

▪▪ Fairground at Dun Laoghaire in the 1950s. A busy scene with a packed merry-go-round and people queuing for ice cream. Regular small fairs were held on St Michael’s Wharf, in the shadow of the mail boat, until the mid-1960s. Photo and caption from ‘Images of Ireland’ (South Dublin), by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.

▪▪ Irish Press, October 20, 1933


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